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For the city of San Francisco, Valentine’s Day is not just a Hallmark Holiday.  This morning, San Francisco’s District of Attorney, George Gascon declared February 14th, 2013 “One Billion Rising Day,” a worldwide campaign to end violence against girls and women. “Violence against women is a serious and dangerous crime. Countless women have lost their lives because society turned a blind eye to the violence they suffered in their ... Read More
  “I’m not a performer, I’m a pervert,” says Dixie De La Tour, the host and curator of cultural phenomenon Bawdy Storytelling. Called “The Moth for Pervs” by LA Weekly, Bawdy Storytelling is all about people sharing their best, worst, most unusual, or most meaningful sexual experiences—all in 10 minutes or less. At a recent Bawdy Storytelling event at Brooklyn’s Galapagos Art Space, De La Tour sat at a little ... Read More
Stripper heels as potted plants may seem like a cheeky gift idea, but they've also got a lot of meaning for the owner of this Etsy shop. The impetus for Rachel Mahlke’s “Giddy Spinster” shop began a number of years ago, when a friend gave her some old pairs of outrageously tall heels that she could no longer use for work as an exotic dancer in San Francisco. There’s certainly a stigma in our culture about the art of stripping, but Mahlke's ... Read More
The term "feminist peep show" may sound like an oxymoron, but the Lusty Lady of San Francisco is one such joint. The club gained national attention in 1996 when its dancers, fed up with unfair pay cuts, random firings, and policy shifts, mobilized to form a union. The management obviously was not happy with this development, and tried to stop union elections. But in the spring of 1997, the employees successfully voted to unionize. They formed the Exotic Dancers ... Read More
Good Vibrations, a sex shop in San Francisco, is hosting the grand opening of their Antique Vibrator Museum on Thursday, April 12. The museum will showcase a collection of vintage vibrators dating back to the 1880s (most of which look more like devices of torture rather than pleasure) to the 1970s.  The Type "A" vibrator from 1902 Curator and Sexologist Dr. Carol Queen will host a tour of the museum and discuss the origins of vibrators (originally ... Read More
  Believe it or not, my most recent bout of relationship anxiety was a reaction to those nagging questions gynecologists always ask: "Sexual partners? In a relationship? What exactly does 'not necessarily' mean?" You've got me breaking out in a cold sweat, Dr. LadyParts, and my feet aren't even in the stirrups yet! With Valentine's Day right around the corner, questions like these are bound to proliferate in conversations across the country. Hopefully people ... Read More
Debbie Stoller and Laurie Henzel, two of the founders and co-publishers of BUST Magazine, are currently on the road with The BUST DIY Guide to Life book -- a big fat labor of love that contains over 250 favorite DIY and craft projects from the past 15 years of BUST Magazine. San Francisco and Portland, BUST's boss ladies are heading to your cities this week! They'd love to meet all you BUST readers and DIY enthusiasts in person, so stop by one of these bookstores ... Read More
                   Are you one of those people who wishes porn could be a little more cinematic? Well then we have a film festival for you. Kicking off this Saturday, Good Vibrations’ 6th Annual Indie Erotic Film Festival out in San Francisco plans to celebrate smut in all its forms. From gay to straight, kinky to romantic, the films in the festival always keep things sex positive. The weeklong festival ... Read More
Clever ladies Clem, Kathleen and Eve offer cookies and other baked goods (according to their twitter, today they're making cinnamon buns) out of their second story San Francisco apartment by dangling a string out their window with a bag attached to it reading "1$ for a fresh baked cookie (pull the string if you wish to partake).  Their company is called Fat Cookies (yes!) and it is really one of the best ideas I've heard all year. People need cookies, and we ... Read More
  Folks in N.Y.C, San Francisco or Baltimore better run for cover ‘cos Julia Wertz is gonna rip a big one! This September comic artist Julia Wertz, creator of the charmingly awkward comic The Fart Party and editor of I Saw You…, is set to release yet another collection of angst-wrought, potty-mouthed, visual vignettes for our viewing pleasure. September 3rd Wertz gets drunk in public with Drinking at the Movies a ... Read More
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