Dangerously (bitter) Sweet Liaisons

 Posted by on July 10, 2013
Jul 102013
Dangerously (bitter) Sweet Liaisons

I first discovered Bailey because of his paintings of women from the waist down (I couldn’t help but look), but I was ultimately drawn in by combination of birds, beasts, lollipops and ladies. Eric Bailey’s work is sexy. It’s also sweet. These qualities exist above and below the surface. Flip through his portfolio and you’ll […]

Sensual Graffiti: Miss Van

 Posted by on May 19, 2013
May 192013
Sensual Graffiti: Miss Van

By Erin Fae

I first came to know the work of Miss Van on the streets of San Francisco. There, on the corner of Fillmore and Height, was a curvaceous bunny girl painted on the outside of a door. She had large sultry lips and barely-open eyes.

The Haunting of Aunia Kahn

 Posted by on April 25, 2013
Apr 252013
The Haunting of Aunia Kahn

By T.M. Bernard

Her images are haunting, eerie, sensual and provocative. Rich in symbolism, sparse in color selection, though not in hue, the figurative works by Aunie Kahn, a world-recognized self-taught American artist, reflects a childhood marred by abuse and pain. Kahn sought refuge through creativity and the arts, to facilitate the healing process

Hidden Erotic Drawings

 Posted by on March 28, 2013
Mar 282013
Hidden Erotic Drawings

By Erin Fae

You probably know Gustav Klimt. Even if you don’t recognize his name, you’ve definitely seen his iconic painting, The Kiss. Klimt (1862—1918) was a Symbolist painter

Mar 052013
Putting the Kink On: a New Take on an Old Opera

L’Elisir D’Amore is a fairly light romantic comedy, famous for its beautiful aria “Una Furtiva Lagrima,” but its latest production at the Metropolitan Opera is far from being simply comedic. Instead, it has both political implications (it is set during the beginning of the Italian independence movement) and, what appeals to me even more, definite […]

Feb 142013
CineKink Showcases Feminist Porn at Tenth Annual Kinky Film Festival

New York, NY; January 24, 2013 –  The tenth anniversary edition of CineKink NYC, “the kinky film festival,” will present an afternoon dedicated to feminist porn and adult cinema on Saturday, March 2, 2013. The day’s special programming will take place at Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Avenue, NYC). First up at 1 PM,  THE FEMINIST PORN […]

Where have all the Bond Girls gone?

 Posted by on February 10, 2013
Feb 102013
Where have all the Bond Girls gone?

James Bond movies have never been known to represent women’s rights or champion gender equality, but at least lately they have seen an uprise in stronger and more positive female roles. That’s why Skyfall comes as such a surprise – a swift and definitive return to the days of Octopussy, one that may signal, I’m […]

Jan 222013
Playing Well With Others: an interview with Lee and Mollena

Your new book Playing Well With Others: Your Field Guide to Discovering, Exploring and Navigating the Kink, Leather and BDSM Communities is soon to be released, why did you two decided to co-author it? Lee –  I was at a kink conference where a guy who was new to the scene showed up and was […]

Jan 182013
The Real Danger of Red: "Once Upon a Time" of female sexuality

The story of Little Red Riding Hood has been retold so many times, I have trouble remembering the original, Brothers Grimm, version. It’s a perfectly concise and effective way to teach a double-lesson: one for the younger children, about the dangers of the world around them – listen to mommy, don’t talk to strangers, or […]