Sex

The sex workers left in turmoil over monkeypox
Activism

The sex workers left in turmoil over monkeypox

‘It’s been terrible‘ — With the UK now set to run out of vaccines, people working in the sex industry – particularly outside of major cities – have been left especially vulnerable, reports Brit Dawson.

Written by: Brit Dawson

The sex-positive party host championing consent
Culture

The sex-positive party host championing consent

Queer utopia — Crossbreed – the queer, sex-positive rave – is revolutionising London’s kink scene. How does its founder Alex Warren make sure everyone’s on the same page?

Written by: Lydia Morrish

Why more young women are turning to celibacy
Activism

Why more young women are turning to celibacy

‘It’s easier this way’ — The pandemic may have put hook-up culture on hold, but even as lockdown has eased, many young women are turning away from casual sex and opting for abstinence instead.

Written by: Katie Tobin

Why don’t video games take sex seriously?
Culture

Why don’t video games take sex seriously?

Hardcore software — Historically, video games rarely feature sex, and when they do, it’s often deeply problematic. But a new generation of indie creators are taking matters into their own hands by offering nuanced, diverse and LGBTQ+ friendly portrayals of all things erotic.

Written by: Tom Faber

Why we must interrogate the limits of ‘consent culture’
Culture

Why we must interrogate the limits of ‘consent culture’

Tomorrow sex will be good again — Writer and academic Katherine Angel discusses her new book, which urges readers to rethink the concept of consent as the be-all and end-all of a ‘good’ sexual encounter, recognising it instead as a slippery notion.

Written by: Daisy Schofield

Inside Nigeria’s queer OnlyFans scene
Activism

Inside Nigeria’s queer OnlyFans scene

Nude awakening — Despite strict laws in Nigeria forbidding homosexuality, the country’s queer adult performers are flocking to the popular adult platform, where they’re turning an impressive profit and carving out a space to express their sexuality.

Written by: Chisom Peter Job

Pornhub are not the good guys
Opinion

Pornhub are not the good guys

Empty reform — After news that Pornhub has deleted 80 per cent of its content, attorney Dr Ann Olivarius argues that this move does not go far enough and that governments must act now to prevent online image abuse.

Written by: Dr. Ann Olivarius

Could legal contracts for sexting end revenge porn?
Activism

Could legal contracts for sexting end revenge porn?

Sign nudes — A new app allows daters to create customised agreements before exchanging nudes, but experts and survivors question just how effective it could be in stopping perpetrators.

Written by: Brit Dawson

Nan Goldin shares the photography that inspires her
Photography

Nan Goldin shares the photography that inspires her

Ballads of sex, love and loss — In the new issue of Aperture, the iconic American photographer curates some of her biggest influences, from established image-makers to fresh new talent.

Written by: Miss Rosen

The Cockettes: San Fran’s legendary sex anarchists
Photography

The Cockettes: San Fran’s legendary sex anarchists

Acid drag revolution — From 1969 to 1972, the acid-fueled performance troupe – which included underground icons like Divine and Sylvester – took radical gender politics to a wider audience.

Written by: Miss Rosen

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