The Play Party’s Second Coming with Nikki Powell

  When we last spoke to Nikki Powell in 2019, she was on the verge of hosting her first public event, The Play Party. Oh, what a difference a year makes. Since our first interview, Nikki has launched a tantra practice, a podcast, and #PussyTrauma, her private, woman only Facebook group, has grown to over […]

A Conversation with the Ladies of the House of J Femdom Collective

  When I arrive at the downtown St. Louis loft building that houses the Loft of Sin, the home to the House of J Femdom collective, I’m met by a very polite young person who escorts me to the elevator and up to the dungeon. As a submissive, I’m always a little nervous meeting dominants […]

Melt (or Sex & Waffles on Cherokee Street)

We all know about smoking the customary after sex cigarette. But what do you do after phone sex? You eat waffles, that’s what! We here at SEX+HQ have always found waffles to be very sexy. Well, maybe not the actual waffle so much as the way the waffle receives the syrup. But always having syrup […]

The Gateway Burn

by David Wraith Many people are familiar with Burning Man, the annual weeklong festival that draws as many as fifty-thousand people to the Nevada desert each year.  What fewer people know is that all over the country there are regional “burns” (smaller, weekend camping events  inspired by Burning Man) based on the same creativity, non-conformity […]

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 […]

Meet Author Robert Rosen on April 3!

Meet Robert Rosen, author of Beaver Street, next week in St. Louis! He’ll be making appearances at Shameless Grounds and Left Bank Books – see the end of this interview for more details! Q. Many experts such as scientists, journalists and researchers cover what I talk about – sex – in the abstract, and they […]

Travis Mathews on Gay Stories, Media, and His Kickstarter Campaign

Travis Mathews is easily one of my favorite people. Whether it’s his documentary work like In Their Room or his narrative fiction work like I Want Your Love, Mathews is getting at the emotional core of a new generation, and reflecting it back for everyone else to see. Thanks to the magic of the internet, […]

The Crack Fox: Ice Cream Porn Socials, Pussyfests and More!

Today we feature The Crack Fox, a downtown venue that showcases some of the hottest talent in town! What is The Crack Fox? Crack Fox is an alternative bar catering to the sub-culture in STL. We encourage self expression and are open minded to all walks of life. The name originates with the character Crack […]

President of Planned Parenthood on The Daily Show

Cecile Richards, the President of Planned Parenthood, appeared on The Daily Show this week. I haven’t had the chance to watch the full extended version of the interview yet, but if it’s all as good as the short part that ran on the air, it’s worth your time. Here are the two parts: The Daily […]

In Defense of Smut: Kate Lovelady on Ethics and Sexuality

Some people think that sex positivity is just a fancy term for an  ‘anything goes’ sexual ethic — that people who describe themselves as sex positive don’t care about ethics at all. That’s of course, not true. But sometimes it’s easy to shy  away from paying attention to ethics and sex, because traditionally that has […]

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? […]

Meet Life on the Swingset Feb 25!

If you attend our SEX+STL Queen of Hearts fundraiser this Saturday night, you’ll have the rare opportunity to meet Cooper and Marilyn Beckett of Life on the Swingset fame. They’re coming from out of town, just to be our guests of honor! I asked them a few questions so we can all get to know […]