Clever book designs featuring vulva…

“I’m always strangely delighted by clever book designs that involve the vulva,” says the gay male book designer. There’s something, er, ripe about the vulva that makes clever interpretations so damned engaging. The same simply cannot be said for graphic interpretations of the penis. Aside from Andy Warhol’s Velvet Underground album cover (see the bottom […]

The Savage Art of Virtue and Vice

The  promo videos and other buzz have had me excited about this Saturday’s Savage Tarot II event. Besides the fact that the generous artists are donating 20% of sales to SEX+STL, the images are just fucking stunning. The Savage Tarot is a full, 78 card tarot deck that Michelle originally created as a limited edition […]

Play Piercing 101

Ed Note: This is a guest post by Courtney, a professional piercer at TRX Studio on S. Grand in celebration of International Body Piercing Day (June 28)! Body piercing has long been used by humans as a way to decorate our skin.  Be it to identify ourselves with a group, express our individuality, or to […]

The Sound of Sexual Subcultures – an Interview with digitalcityscape

Welcome to this  ‘This Sexy American Life’  and in this act Mary Gould and Daniel Makagon make up the sound curation duo digitalcityscape.  Together, they create short audio documentaries on alternative sexuality in urban life.  Their first two pieces in this vein were set in Chicago — Daniel’s home base.   Leathermen follows the excitement of […]

Show Me: Anthology Deadline Extended!

We’ve received some wonderful submissions for our upcoming St. Louis erotica anthology, Show Me, and we’re happy to announce that the deadline has been extended! You now have until July 1st, 2012 to submit your stories and photography! DO YOU HAVE SAINT LOUIS FANTASIES? SHOW ME. Send us your fiction or non-fiction submission of sex […]

Pussy Party April 10!

Attention women: Do you love your genitals? Were you taught that private parts were dirty?  Have you ever seen a cervix? Do you know where the g-spot is? Would you like to see a variety of women up close and personal? This is the “Show-Me” State, after all. Come share your vulva/yoni/pussy/cunt/vagina in a safe […]

Queen of Hearts: Naked Dessert Bar

by David Wraith Two things in life that you don’t have to sell are sex and chocolate. They sell themselves; you merely have to offer them. So, you’d think that selling delicious, chocolate-covered desserts off the nearly naked bodies of some of St. Louis’s hottest bloggers and performers would be a no-brainer, right? One question? […]

Typography Porn

Penguin Classics recently released a new translation of Vatsyayana’s Kama Sutra. I must say that, despite have little interest in reading the book in the past, the new design makes me wish I owned a copy: The porno-typography is the work of illustrator Malika Favre, and the new edition “offers a compelling modern translation of […]

Ladies Henna Night Feb 3!

I have no tattoos. I’m too fluid for anything permanent. I have pale skin. I am a blank canvas. I love art. My body is a work of art in itself. I love experimenting with temporary body decoration, so I was eager to submit to Jeanjoel Spatafora‘s paintbrush, steady hand, and artistic vision. I booked […]

How To Tell a True Porn Story

One of the lessons I’m going to give you in my writing talk tomorrow is a simple and important one: sit your ass in the chair and write. Ironically, I missed my own personal deadline for writing and posting this blog, so perhaps this is an important lesson in why I’m not perfect. Tomorrow’s event […]

Capturing Your Sexy Self on Film

Or digitally anyway. “X has tagged you in a photo” – is a Facebook link that I never click. I generally hate pictures of myself – my face always seems to be shiny and I’m convinced that I’m fatter with every picture. The idea of having pictures of myself is great, and it’s fun for […]