QFest Film Reviews by Shän
What did you see at QFest this year? Annually, QFest brings some of the best in LGBT-centered films to St. Louis. If , like me, you are pretty bummed about having had to miss it, then Shän Lewis’ enlightening reviews below is just the ticket for keeping up and filling your wishlist with DVDs. See […]
Temptations Adult Toy Party April 25!
Temptations parties are often referred to with a giggle or a wink – “one of THOSE kind of parties.” An adult toy party is a little bit like any other home sales party – from cookware to candles, almost everyone has been invited to come to their friend’s house at some point, and to bring […]
Susie Bright: St. Louis, I Do Mind Dying
by Susie Bright Ed Note: This is an excerpt from a blog post that appeared on susiebright.com, August 21st, 2005. Republished with permission. You may remember last year, I wrote about visiting St. Louis for a Romance Novel convention. I talked about the Romancers, but not about the city of St. Louis, which was actually the more […]
I’m in Love with Susie Bright
by David Wraith I have a confession to make. I’m in love with Susie Bright. It’s cool, my girlfriend already knows. My love affair with Susie has gone on for almost twenty years and Susie has been vaguely aware of it herself for at least the last seven. I’m not sure who introduced me to her, […]
The Goal of Sex Positive St. Louis
The other day I was having lunch with a designer/photographer team who want to collaborate on a Sex Positive St. Louis project, and the designer leaned back in his chair, folded his hands behind his head and asked crisply, “So, what does Sex Positive St. Louis hope to achieve?” First of all, it’s blowing my […]
Slut Walk in Toronto
It’s awesome when somebody’s dumbassery leads people to come together and address an issue so loudly that the good drowns out the original bad. Last January, a police officer was doing a sexual assault prevention training at York University in Toronto and opined that “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.” In protest […]
Webster Drag Ball 2011
This time several years ago, I was running around U-City thrift stores looking for the perfect suit, shirt and hat. Missouri Council for the Blind came through, as it so often does, and I got a shirt for a surprisingly good price at Rag-A-Rama. My date loaned me his hat. There was a lot of […]
“Dear Sex Worker Hater:”
Today we’d like to share an excerpt from Maggie Mayhem’s recent editorial about the “PornWikiLeaks” scandal. From The Daily Beast: “…Porn Wikileaks, a website that became infamous on Wednesday after Gawker.com ran a story about the renegade website’s attempts to expose the identities of thousands of porn performers. (Gawker also implied that Porn Wikileaks has […]
On Barebacking, Part 2 by Lars Eighner
Back in August of 2010, writer Lars Eighner posted a couple of essays about (gay) bareback sex and (gay) bareback porn that I’d like to share. Thankfully, Eighner released the essays to the public domain, so a few weeks ago I posted the first part, and today I’m posting the second. The reason Eighner’s essays […]
Susie Bright is Coming to St. Louis
Author, educator and sex positive pioneer, Susie Bright will be in St. Louis on April 17th & 18th. For those of you who don’t know, Susie Bright has been writing about sex, alternative lifestyles, BDSM, porn and polyamory for more than two decades. She was the founding editor of the On Our Backs, the first lesbian sex […]
Bisexual Alliance of St. Louis
Are you bisexual and live in the St. Louis area? Have I got a group for you. BASL, or Bisexual Alliance of St. Louis, is an informal group that has been around for 17 years. 17 years!!! It is a fluid organization that meets a few times a month, once as a family-friendly outing, and […]
Women and Casual Sex Pt. 2: Respecting Conscious Choices
A lot gets made of women having casual sex. Often it’s assumed that women don’t really want to have casual sex, but engage in it as a (misguided) strategy to start something long term.But Helen Fisher quote a study that asked 515 people why they went into a hookup, 50 percent of women and 52 […]
Meet BossBondage April 1!
BossBondage will be in town April 1 presenting classes at The Facility! Though he is also a piercing expert, these classes will be focused on learning the ropes: Intro to Western Shibari and Bedroom Bondage. I asked him some questions in order to get a better handle on what he’s all about: Kendra Holliday: You […]
Women and Casual Sex, Pt. 1: Self-Discovery Through Yahoo! Profiles
While here in Germany I am pretty much celibate. That’s for a few reasons, all of which are boring, but one of them is that I’m not that interested in casual sex. This surprises me. I like casual sex. And I have had very good experiences with it. Not only has it not been damaging […]
St. Louis’ First Ever Clothing Optional Tweetup!
Last week I got to model nude in front of 100 people for the “7 Sexy Sins” fundraiser. Most of the people there were in awe and said they could never do something like that, but a few were jealous and wanted to be naked, too. Well, we have an event for you. Sex Positive […]
Guess Who’s Coming to Beat Me: Michael Sol
Rope is simple; it’s the layers that create intricacy.
How I Became Sex-Positive
Ed Note: This is a guest post by Nora. If you’d like to share your sex-positive story, please contact us! Who am I? I’m a woman who loves men and women. I am non-monogamous, in love with a man who is in love with me and another woman who is in love with him […]
Pretty Abstract and Very Loud: St. Louis’s Own Drew Digital
by Johnny Murdoc Drew Thompson (aka Drew Digital) is a 28 year old artist from St. Louis and SEX+STL’s latest collaborator in our quest to foster a sex positive environment in the city. His work brings digital artwork alive in a way that has to be seen to be believed, one that can’t be captured […]
The American Dream
Ed Note: This op-ed guest post by Justin Cleveland is in response to the porn star teacher scandal that made national news last week. Like many American kids, I grew up being told that I could be anything I wanted to be. Not only that, but I should get a well-rounded education, and with that […]
7 Sexy Sins Fundraiser!
Sex Positive St. Louis is excited to introduce the next FUNdraiser: 7 Sexy Sins Wednesday, March 16 · 5:30pm – 9:00pm The Stable, Upstairs Loft 1821 Cherokee St. Saint Louis, MO Join us for a Sex+STL Happy Hour and art exhibit featuring the artwork of Drew Digital. Enjoy live DJ’s, nudes to draw, and new […]