Sex

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

Why Gibraltar still has Europe’s harshest abortion laws
Activism

Why Gibraltar still has Europe’s harshest abortion laws

Time for change — The UK territory is set to become the third country ever to hold a public vote on its abortion laws – and it’s been a long time coming.

Written by: Lydia Morrish

In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, sex workers are in serious danger
Reportage

In Bolsonaro’s Brazil, sex workers are in serious danger

‘Some of us will die’ — As Jair Bolsonaro’s fascistic grip tightens around the country, there are fears that even the most basic of protections will be stripped away – leaving sex workers more vulnerable than ever.

Written by: Peter Yeung

How Lisa Taddeo uncovered the truth about women and sex
Books

How Lisa Taddeo uncovered the truth about women and sex

‘Everyone’s pathetic’ — In her groundbreaking new book, Three Women, the author explores the darkest depths of feminine desire – as well as the pain, passion and shame that comes with it.

Written by: Dominique Sisley

This porn star philosopher wants you to think like a rebel
Activism

This porn star philosopher wants you to think like a rebel

Against everyone — Porn star. Activist. Author. Radical philosopher. Conner Habib is barrelling through seemingly disparate worlds with the same mindset: a determination to set outdated ways of thinking alight.

Written by: Adam White

Glasgow’s strippers are fighting to save their jobs
Activism

Glasgow’s strippers are fighting to save their jobs

‘We just want the stigma to end’ — As the council puts forward a consultation to shut down the city’s lap dancing clubs, dancers are doing what they can to educate the public: ‘Feminism is having the ability to choose. It’s not a time when you should tell women what to do.’

Written by: Iris Pase

The pioneering therapist who taught America about sex
Film

The pioneering therapist who taught America about sex

Ask Dr Ruth — A new film uncovers the fascinating story of Dr. Ruth Westheimer: a Holocaust survivor who ended up spearheading America’s sexual revolution.

Written by: Thomas Curry

Listen carefully: inside the world of audio porn
Reportage

Listen carefully: inside the world of audio porn

All up in your ears — Audio porn is on the rise, but what makes it such a progressive alternative to traditional, image-based mediums? Writer Jake Hall attends a workshop to find out.

Written by: Jake Hall

The life and times of a café society call girl
Photography

The life and times of a café society call girl

Susi Wyss explains it all — ‘Acid, mescaline, S&M, and paddling pools’: sex worker Susi Wyss shares her stories from Europe’s most decadent era.

Written by: Miss Rosen

Love, sex & Google: living with OCD in the digital age
Tech

Love, sex & Google: living with OCD in the digital age

Online obsessions — The internet, with its promise of immediate answers, can be a battleground for people with OCD – particularly when it comes to relationships.

Written by: Clea Skopeliti

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