By Julian Morgans,
You might not associate Australia with porn, but we do our bit. A small handful of production companies and independents run a bunch of local websites, all without the budgets or industry framework of the US. The reason for this comes down to censorship. Local laws around sex come in equal measures of strict and inconsistent, which means some producers pretend to make “art” just to fly under the radar. This was the situation I wrote about earlier this year, but I didn’t touch on the handful of guys who blatantly make hard-core and don’t pretend otherwise.
By Kelly McClure,
Erika Lust is a Stockholm born film maker with an impressive education in political science and feminist studies from the University of Lund in Sweden. Now living in Barcelona, Lust is using her background to push her self-made company, Lust Films, into the forefront of female written, produced, and directed pornos.
We met up with Erika in the lobby of her hotel in Times Square while she was here to receive her third Movie of the Year Award at the 2012 Feminist Porn Awards for her latest contribution, Cabaret Desire. The first five minutes of our time together was spent making fun of Times Square, and the rest was spent trading notes on the disgusting porns we’ve seen in the past, and how she intends to put an end to them, or at least offer a way more attractive alternative.
By Emerson Rosenthal,
Last May, notorious appropriation artist Richard Prince caused a stir during the Frieze Art Fair in New York when he revealed New Portraits, a series of photos of photos. He “stole” the images from the accounts of some Instagram-famous young women— models, musicians, and performers. The purloined content was connected by Prince’s interest and the space it occupied; each carefully curated candid sat squarely between a sext and a selfie, revealing Prince’s penchant for publishing things that are potentially pornographic, as well as a number of young artists’ own.
In 1969, Betty Tompkins took a similar approach to Prince’s with her own series of paintings. Her source material—tightly cropped hardcore pornography— caused her work to be banned all over the world. But the fact that Tompkins’s Fuck Paintings reemerged and were revered in 2013 speaks to a movement toward thinking more openly about sex and art.
Many of these stars were believed straight, some gay, some lesbian, after years of media’s speculations they came out as bisexual.
Tom Hardy in the interview for Attitude magazine admitted “I’ve played with everything and everyone. But I’m not into men sexually. I love the form and physicality but the gay-sex bit does nothing for me”.
Soon to be ex-wife of Johnny Deep, Amber Heard, was in a lesbian relationship for two years before meeting the famous actor on the set of The Rum Diary.
Documentary by VICE News,
Japan’s obsession with cutesy culture has taken a dark turn, with schoolgirls now offering themselves for “walking dates” with adult men. Last year the US State Department, in its annual report on human trafficking, flagged so-called joshi-kosei osanpo dates (that’s Japanese for “high school walking”) as fronts for commercial sex run by sophisticated criminal networks.
In our exclusive investigation, VICE News host Simon Ostrovsky will bring you to one of Tokyo’s busiest neighborhoods, where girls solicit clients in their school uniforms, to a concert performed by a band of schoolgirls attended by adult men, and into a café, where teenage girls are available to hire by the hour. But the true revelations come behind closed doors, when schoolgirls involved in the rent-a-date industry reveal how they’ve been coerced into prostitution.
By Jasmin Emily,
“SOME nights get a little more full-on than others,” the club’s founder warned me.
“Because tonight is rope bondage, and we advised members bring a partner, it might get more sexy.”
It won’t surprise you to learn that sex clubs abound in New York City, where I’ve lived and worked as a writer and editor for the past two years since leaving Australia. A little more unexpected, though, is the clientele you will spot at these events; lawyers, entrepreneurs, CEOs, models, writers, and the finance guys and girls from Wall Street — all of them young, all of them attractive.
This crowd is flocking to a new elite, membership-only club called NSFW (Not Safe For Work) that’s ridding the “sex club” of its unsavoury stigma and attracting beautiful, successful millennials desperate to not only take part in its envelope-pushing events, but pay for the privilege.
By Molly Tappin,
In 2016, sadly, there are not many people in the modern world who haven’t heard of Tinder. It would appear that traditional forms of courtship are slowly but surely being kicked to the curb, and are being replaced by a swipe right and an invitation to Netflix and chill.
If you’re single, the chances are you’re on the app, which means that every day the pool size and competition to secure a date is growing. Therefore users have to do things to stand out from the crowd in order to bag themselves a quick hook-up. The Tinder shoppers within this article (let’s face it, the app is basically a one-stop shop for people looking to spend some ‘quality’ time with another) are definitely ‘standing out from the crowd.’ But arguably for all the wrong reasons.
By Simon Boyle,
According to his doctor, the late King of Pop fell in love with the 12 year old daughter of Oliver! star Mark Lester.
King of Pop Michael Jackson became infatuated with his British god-daughter when she was just five years old, his doctor claims.
By the time she was 12 the twisted Thriller star was so obsessed with the little girl that he was determined to marry her as soon as possible.
But he also fell for movie star Emma Watson when she was an 11-year-old Harry Potter actress – and announced that if he couldn’t have his first choice he’d wed her instead.
The extraordinary claims are made in an explosive new book by the singer’s personal physician, Dr Conrad Murray.
By Jessica Clark,
Lady Gaga has opened up about her relationship with fiancé Taylor Kinney in an emotional Instagram post after reports emerged the pair had split.
The 30-year-old singer shared an image of the two walking arm-in-arm, with a caption that explained she and Kinney “really love each other” but “have been taking a break”.
“Taylor and I have always believed we are soulmates. Just like all couples have ups and downs, and we have been taking a break,” she wrote.
“We are both ambitious artists, hoping to work through long-distance and complicated schedules to continue the simple love we have always shared. Please root us on. We’re just like everybody else and we really love each other.”
Comments have since been pouring in from heartbroken fans pledging their support.
I grew up in a very liberated household. Nudity was the order of the day and my parents were ok with me and my brother jacking off if we felt like it. We didn’t know this when we were younger but one day I saw my dad jacking off in front of the tv and realized it was ok. I had a younger sister and it was ok to do it in front of her but my parents had strongly warned me and my brother about any interplay between us and my sister. Cockplay with my brother was ok as long as it was in moderation.
We were never quite sure how far we could push the sex stuff but if we went too far we heard about it and for the most part, we could pretty much do what we felt like doing.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D.
Once we’re in a close relationship, most of us want to relax and not worry about the relationship ending. But this level of ease may not come that easily to everyone. Do you constantly think about your lover walking out on you? Do you worry that if your true self were revealed, your partner would be so disgusted that things would come to an immediate end? When these concerns swirl around in your head, they can easily overpower the thoughts and feelings that come from positive interactions with your partner.
Where does such extreme sensitivity to rejection come from in the first place? Why are some people constantly on guard for signs of displeasure from their partners? One possibility is that people who are highly sensitive feel so insecure about themselves that they constantly need positive affirmation, especially from their partners. They need to be bolstered by a partner who fills in the missing pieces of their own sense of self.
By Doree Lewak,
When Elle, 39, and her husband dropped off their 9-year-old son and 8-year-old daughter at camp three weeks ago, the Long Island parents were only too happy to wave goodbye to their kids for several weeks. Later that day they boarded a party bus with 30 friends and plenty of booze to go see Dead & Company at Citi Field.
“As soon as [our children] left, we’ve been in nonstop [party] mode — it’s seven weeks of freedom,” says Elle, a fitness instructor whose two kids are away for the first summer ever, leaving her to enjoy parties with pot, magic mushrooms, ecstasy and group sex.
“This is the first time in nine years I’m not having to be a mom — I want no responsibility,” says Elle, who, like many in this story, declined to give her last name for privacy reasons. “Some friends have swingers parties — I’ve seen group sex . . . It’s no pressure, go with the flow. It’s summer.”
The scene is intense yet beautiful as the men come out to each other at the same time.
Brazilian telenovela, Liberdade Liberdade, which translates to ‘Freedom Freedom,’ just aired the first ever gay sex scene in the history of Brazilian soap operas.
According to Brazil’s ODIA, here’s what happened in the episode that aired on Tuesday: André, played by Caio Blat, and Tolentino, played by Ricardo Pereira, ‘conveyed the duality between desire and fear that desire. They finally cannot resist one another and undress. After making love, they end up lying naked on the bed holding hands.’
And here’s the dialogue leading up to the act:
Tolentino: ‘My only friend is you. You, Andrew. A sensitive man. Can you understand the mysteries of life. The turns that the world gives. The surprises that life holds.’