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2004 Stories by Tristan Taormino

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  • Best and Worst of Sex 2004

    published December 21, 2004

    BEST SEX MOVIE: Kinsey, a great portrait of a man who changed the way we think about sexuality in this country. It generated the... More >>

  • Tranny TV Train Wreck

    published December 7, 2004

    "I performed fellatio on my wife," says the husband of a transwoman to investigator Gil Grissom on CSI. It's a sentence I never thought I'd... More >>

  • Sexy Gift Guide 5.0

    published November 23, 2004

    "Quit Playing With It and Just Eat It"—that's what the thong I'm wearing (, $8) says as I... More >>

  • Closet Case

    published November 9, 2004

    A producer from a cable music channel recently called me to see if I'd be interested in being a talking head on one of those pop culture... More >>

  • Professor A-Hole

    published October 26, 2004

    When I was 10 years old and adults asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer was always the same: a teacher and a Solid Gold... More >>

  • Candid Candida

    published October 12, 2004

    In 1984, former adult-film star Candida Royalle decided to launch her own line of videos; she called them "erotic movies from a woman's point of... More >>

  • Sex Magic

    published September 28, 2004

    I just returned from a very special place. My friend R., who was there, called the site, which is in the middle of nowhere (actually in rural... More >>

  • Cocksucker

    published September 14, 2004

    Tristan Taormino is on vacation. We are happy to present one of her classic columns from our archives. More >>

  • Olympic Sex

    published August 31, 2004

    "Athlete or Sexual Plaything?" asks a USA Today headline, and columnist Ian O'Connor answers with the latter in his article criticizing... More >>

  • German Xploration, Part 2

    published August 17, 2004

    Does sex have a universal language? Does it everywhere embody the same strange combination of sacredness and shame as it does in America? Does it... More >>

  • German Xploration, Part 1

    published August 3, 2004

    Berlin—Everything I know about the world I learned from musicals. Chalk it up to being the daughter of a show-tune-loving gay dad, but... More >>

  • My First Fist-a-Thon

    published July 20, 2004

    Two years ago, I went to my first kinky summer camp and had a ball ("Kinky Summer... More >>

  • Saving Private Ryan

    published July 6, 2004

    Illinois senatorial candidate Jack Ryan, a conservative Republican, ended his campaign after the records from his 2000 divorce from actress Jeri... More >>

  • Untying the Knot

    published June 22, 2004

    Last week, the Equality Campaign and launched a series of Internet ads ( More >>

  • Porn on Campus

    published June 8, 2004

    What do Sex Week at Yale, vibrators for sale at the Cornell health center, and a dissertation on gay men of color in porn have in common? They've... More >>

  • Healing Sex

    published May 25, 2004

    Do you think most porn stars [or prostitutes or strippers or lesbians or bisexual women or people who do s/m or non-monogamous people] were... More >>

  • Come for a Cause

    published May 11, 2004

    Just in case I might have forgotten that May is National Masturbation Month, this e-mail from Betty Dodson arrived in my in-box: "Hey Tristan, do... More >>

  • Porn Faces Reality

    published April 27, 2004

    On March 17, porn star Darren James did what is standard procedure in his line of work: He took an HIV test at the Adult Industry Medical Health... More >>

  • The G Shot

    published April 13, 2004

    Beverly Hills—There is a growing segment of the plastic surgery industry focused entirely on women's nether regions that includes... More >>

  • Introducing: Trannyfags!

    published March 30, 2004

    More than a hundred people, a who's who of the New York "genderqueer" scene, partied at Toys in Babeland in Soho a few weeks ago, celebrating the... More >>

  • Southern Discomfort

    published March 16, 2004

    Last month, I traveled to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) to give a lecture called "Sexploration," as part of the... More >>

  • Unslick Dick

    published March 2, 2004

    In the world of porn mags, men have tons of titles to choose from, and nearly every fetish or desire is represented, from Barely Legal to... More >>

  • True Love

    published February 17, 2004

    On your day of true love I will find you. Simply by being the best self I can be and dedicating this day to you, completely and with the most... More >>

  • Husband Betty

    published February 3, 2004

    A few years ago, I planned a weekend trip to the Poconos with a bunch of friends. We wanted to stay at the gay-owned resort Rainbow Mountain, but... More >>

  • Stearns & Foster, R.I.P.

    published January 20, 2004

    I inherited my more-than-10-year-old mattress in 1994, after being kicked out of my sublet on East 21st Street; it was a consolation prize from... More >>

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