Before you enjoy something beautiful, sexy, and healthy (below), but notably, something that still isn’t allowed on Blogger or any Google property… Other posts have been updated, but if you missed it: On February 27 (2am PST) Google reverses porn ban on Blogger after backlash (VentureBeat)
Congrats to CrashPad porn performer, artist and Oakland resident, Lyric Seal – check out their bi-weekly advice column, now in the East Bay Express! The debut column is How Do I Rebuild My Sexuality as a Disabled Transgender Person?
There were so many ways the mainstream-breakthrough BDSM romance novel could’ve gone.
But instead of, say, one of the stunning contemporary novels being crafted by indies (Dark Secret Love by Alison Tyler, Slow Surrender by Cecilia Tan, Carrie’s Story by Molly Weatherfield), we got 50 Shades.
It’s not a BDSM novel. It’s ‘The Ultimate Guide’ to revoking all the hard work sex-positive sex educators have done over the past 30 years to create a culture of informed consent around kink and keep people from sticking household objects up their asses. It’s not a romance. It’s a book about a rapey douchebag with borderline personality disorder who obsesses over an invertebrate whose insecurity should win her a Darwin Award. Instead of reading Fetish Sex, people are reading 50 Shades and sticking dangerous things up their butts. Instead of a sexy, relevant, redeeming film version of the book directed by Erika Lust or Anna at FrolicMe, we got another reminder that Hollywood and the mass book market for sexual content hasn’t quite grasped this whole internet fad.
Indie, woman-run porn site FrolicMe sent me these super-hot photos saying they’re “from a film we produced called Sir. It had a very strong moody feel and oozes control, devotion and possession. The story for this film was written by a Sub herself.” I think they’re a great example of what 50 Shades fans deserve. Thank you to FrolicMe for the exclusive pics!