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Dusty Horn, Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 9:42am
The voyeuristic rush of watching porn is not unlike the thrill of perusing the checkout line tabloid. These sensationalist mediums allow knowledge of intimacies that polite society keeps behind...
Charles Gatewood, Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 12:58pm
In 1975, I discovered a wonderful book, The Homosexual Matrix, by C.A. Tripp. I learned a lot from that groundbreaking study. For example, there are subtle distinctions between men in drag, stage-...
Sinclair Sexsmith, Sunday, August 22, 2010 - 9:00am
Filmmaker Shine Louise Houston, who brought you the queer porn Crash Pad Series web episodes and the feature-length films Champion, Wild Kingdom, and Superfreak, has started a new online web...
Charles Gatewood, Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 6:00am
In 1970, photographer George Gardner invited me to join him on a trip to photograph Mardi Gras madness in New Orleans. We drove there in George's old Pugeot, and slept in the car for a week. It...
Greta Christina, Friday, August 13, 2010 - 5:00am
Why do smart, strong, feminist women get hot for rogues and Lotharios, sexy but selfish bad boys who use women and throw them away? The new season of Mad Men is upon us: the brilliant, beautiful...
Charles Gatewood, Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 11:00am
In the fall of 1966, I started taking nude photos of neighborhood girls in my East Village tenement apartment. My favorite model was Suzy, the cute Italian-American babe who lived across the street...
Theresa, Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 1:03pm
Anyone who tries to reduce burlesque to nothing more than flaunting nudity onstage is missing the point. Burlesque does involve stripping, but not all stripping is burlesque. The expression of...
Charles Gatewood, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 11:00am
Visionary poet Allen Ginsberg was a champion of free love and free expression, two of my favorite subjects. Years before, I eagerly followed the news when Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti of San...
Jiz Lee, Friday, July 30, 2010 - 4:50pm
I can't say enough good things about Lyon-Martin. Lyon-Martin is where I've gone for my personal gyno visits, and where I've gone with poly lovers for STI testing. It's at the heart of one of my...
Suzanne, Friday, July 30, 2010 - 12:07pm
Here at CarnalNation we LOOOOVE Alexander Skarsgård—especially as Vampire Eric on HBO's True Blood, now in its third season. Here's a clip from his affecting performance as a troubled transvestite...
EditrixAbby, Friday, July 30, 2010 - 10:33am
I met Adrian Buckmaster at a One Leg Up party. He and his friend stood out in a room full of bland corporate types. He was wearing a floor-length linen skirt and an interesting mustache; his friend...
Suzanne, Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 4:58pm
I am personally a huge fan of Angelina Jolie. I celebrate her as a woman who's spoken openly about her own issues and kinks at the cost of significant harassment from the press, and helped a great...
Chris Hall, Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 4:48pm
Some people cling to their ignorance with the determination of a three-year-old who just won't let go of his or her teddy bear. This Wednesday The View's Elisabeth Hasselbeck, gave a good example...
Miss Eva von Slut, Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 12:31pm
I have to admit, I hate a lot of books about burlesque. Most books I have read completely miss the mark about burlesque; some seem so dry and historical, they miss the fun of it. (Full disclosure...
Charles Gatewood, Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 11:00am
On a hot August day in 1966, I moved into a $52 tub-in-kitchen tenement apartment on Manhattan's Lower East Side. The building was a wrec, but it was filled with fun-loving artists and hippies. I...
Violet Blue, Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 11:00pm
If you’re a girl who has never really seen pornography, admitting to yourself that you want to watch porn or explicit sexual imagery may take some — or a lot of — forethought. And if you think that...
Greta Christina, Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 5:00am
Are queers just like everyone else? Are queers just ordinary human beings, with the same hopes and fears and neuroses and dreams as everybody? Or are queers fundamentally different from straight...
Miss Eva von Slut, Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 5:00pm
Today there are hundreds, if not thousands, of neo-burlesque performers taking it off on stages across the world. Along with taking the stage, today's burlesque peelers often have a strong,...
Charles Gatewood, Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 4:59pm
I met artist Joseph Westerfield after a jazz musician friend told me Joe needed a photographer to take erotic pictures of naked models and amorous couples. Well, I may be dumb, but I ain't crazy. I...