Tristan Taormino

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  • 7 years ago

    Every year at kinky sex camp, we create a multi-room erotic play-space for attendees, and for one night, each room has a theme. We like to keep things fresh, so we change up the themes every couple of years, but one never seems to go out of style:...

  • 8 years ago

    I flew to Minneapolis last month to celebrate the fifth anniversary of feminist-women-owned sex shop the Smitten Kitten ( Co-founder and owner Jennifer, with her partner Davis, just had a baby, who was then two and half we...

  • 8 years ago

    Whenever I go to L.A. to shoot my porn and sex-ed movies, my partner and I stay at his mother's house in Pasadena. And this time, his sister was getting married there in only two weeks. So the house had been transformed into wedding central. Rooms...

  • 8 years ago

    Once again, a female singer has a hit song called "I Kissed A Girl"; I saw Katy Perry perform it on network television the other night. As she danced around in her cute yellow dress, I thought: "Wow, singing about lesbian smooching was pretty racy...

  • 8 years ago

    I watched The Bachelorette. There, I said it. I've always been fascinated by these reality dating shows where one person has multiple girlfriends or boyfriends simultaneously. Not only do all the suitors know about each other, but they live togeth...

  • 8 years ago

    Is pornography a universal medium? Does sex speak a common language? I contemplated these questions last week when I presented a history of alternative porn in the United States at "PornoPunkFeminism: Queer Micro-Politics and Subaltern Pornographi...


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