Archive for January, 2008

Sex workers speak up: but who publishes it?

January 30th, 2008 at 12:53 am

A few weeks ago, I learned of blogger Susannah Breslin’s (Reverse Cowgirl) newest blog project, Letters from Johns, which was quickly followed by Letters from Working Girls. Johns and working girls send her their stories about their experiences with the sex industry, and she publishes them anonymously. The writing on the blogs is interesting, well-done, […]

The Twitter Back Channel to Sex::Tech

January 27th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

Though initially I resisted it, I have grown to love the fuck out of Twitter. For the most part, I use it to keep tabs on friends who are all over the place, doing different but (sometimes) interconnected things. When I was in Vegas a few weeks ago, I used it to keep up with […]

Demimonde: The Art of Molly Crabapple

January 27th, 2008 at 11:08 am

headerMolly Crabapple’s “Demimonde” explores the half-world of sex, ambition and artifice. It also marks the debut of her new series of large scale works. Opening at Arena Studios, 407 Broome St, Suite 7A on Friday, February 8th from 7-10 pm.

Sex::Tech – Generation Gaps

January 24th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

I’ve been in San Francisco since late Monday night for the purpose of attending and speaking at the Sex::Tech Focus on Youth conference. Maybe I’m a total hardass, but there were a lot of sessions that had the sex tech part down but didn’t have anything to do with youth, which was kind of puzzling. […]

Me & $pread

January 19th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

I’ve made a big, weird decision that I’m still getting used to, but the cogs are in motion and it is happening. Effective with the spring issue and the start of $pread’s fourth year in print, I’ve decided that I will no longer be the executive editor of the magazine, nor will I be directly […]

Adult Expo Video fun!

January 18th, 2008 at 2:29 pm

This week over on Live Girl Review, two of the videos I put up were from the Adult Expo in Vegas last week. One is a general wrap-up with some footage from the floor (the basic point is: I’m glad to be home), while the other is about the booth, with appearances by Bella […]

“Boy, sex work is weird”

January 14th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

I just finished reading Best Sex Writing 2008, edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel – she has created a blog for it, which includes interviews with some of the writers. You can see my video review of the book on Live Girl Review. Aw hell, I’ve embedded the video at the end of this post to […]

AEE 2008: Day 5 – The Grand Finale

January 13th, 2008 at 6:50 pm

I am at the airport, writing a last minute blog post before I get on the plane and head back to NYC and holy fuck, I cannot wait to get out of Las Vegas. I hate this place with a white hot passion that starts out as an ironic distaste upon arrival and erodes into […]

AEE 2008: Day 4 – Unphoto’d Irony

January 12th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

I decided that I would spend Friday morning in the business to business area of the convention, which is pretty much all sex toys and nice people. It’s also limited to industry folks, and there aren’t really any porn stars present, so comparatively, it’s a quiet oasis in the midst of porno madness. I spent […]

AEE 2008: Day 3 – Porno Immersion

January 11th, 2008 at 3:26 am

I must interrupt your regularly scheduled AEE updates to give you the news that The Bi Apple was one of four films nominated for the GayVN award for Best Bisexual Video. Buck Angel’s “Buckback Mountain” got nods for Best Specialty Release and Best Alternative Release, which is historic and awesome, because he’s a man with […]