How Herpes Became a Sexual Boogeyman
The origins of a misplaced panic.
The origins of a misplaced panic.
An insider watches Kink.com prepare to leave the hundred-year-old armory it occupies in San Francisco.
Kross cuts through the moans and shouts from off-camera: “Someone go wide!” She’s telling the cameramen to make sure they are adequately capturing the reverse gang bang of Ferrara—the love of her life.
I was asked about labor protections for adult-film performers. I said: You have to recognize how complicated this is. The things that sex workers do to stay safe are almost always the things civilians want to pass laws to stop. Everything looks different depending on the distance from which you’re looking.
They were an organized group of ex-strippers, plus a few role players recruited from Craigslist. They fished for marks in strip clubs, Wall Street cocktail bars, and even TGI Fridays, and then lured them to strip clubs. The marks woke up with little memory of the night before and their credit cards maxed out.
The article that became Hustlers
It was a place where you could, whatever you needed could to look like, for so many folks who’d been told they could not.
“Incels” are going under the knife to reshape their faces, and their dating prospects.
On sex education and why people are still so uncomfortable talking about it.
The death of a submissive man-pup and the scrotal silicone injection that killed him.
Teo Brank found a lucrative side hustle arranging escorts for sex parties. But when his business soured, he turned to extortion.
The untold story of how Lisa Howard’s intimate diplomacy with Cuba’s revolutionary leader changed the course of the Cold War.
When Ben Roethlisberger, Charles Barkley, Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal and the future President of the United States crossed paths at a celebrity golf tournament.
Sex in the Olympic Village.
American adolescents watch much more pornography than their parents know.
The not-so-secret sex parties of Silicon Valley.
The rise and fall of the “most far-flung, most organized, and most brazen example of homosexual extortion in the nation’s history.”
A travelogue through the contradiction-rich and predominantly Muslim Southern Thailand.
“I learned about sex in a Laundromat. The setting wasn’t my idea. It was my mother’s who had brought me along on washday to break the news.”
Gang-bang buffet tables, deeply earnest 'Letters to the Editor,' ghost-writing Kierkegaard references into model bios in Barely Legal, and how a half-decade of reviewing porn eroded the thin line between the author's alter egos and self.
How an economic boom and deep gender inequality have created a new industry.
Michael Thevis was a pioneer in the 1970s porn world, making millions off his coin-operated peep-show machines. He built his family one of the most ornate mansions in Atlanta before it all came crashing down amidst bombings, murders, and a prison break.
How a streaming empire has changed the way the world has sex.
Blazers and bloodbath near the 6 train.
What the experiences of nonmonogamous couples can tell us about jealousy, love, desire and trust.
Zukle: The old guy, Bob [Polizos]—I like him, he's a nice guy. When were first getting started, he said, "I like competition." And I said, "Good, because you're gonna get it!" People go over there for $5 steak bites, then they come here for a $500 lap dance.
Polizos: I don't want them here. We are a real restaurant. They're nothing but a whorehouse!