The bondage-themed accommodation was to be set in the existing L'Om del Llosar Hotel, which the businessman – who wishes to remain anonymous – had reportedly rented out...
Never mind prudishness, in this litigious age, where it wouldn't surprise me if a hotel guest sued because they didn't receive a mint on their pillow, the idea of "pain for pleasure" just rings all kinds of potential lawsuit bells.
Three years ago, writer Shannon O’Malley was having dinner at a Thai restaurant with her friend and professional collaborator, Keith Wilson, when their mealtime conversation turned to the topic of vaginas. O’Malley asked Wilson, a gay man, to sketch his own version of a vagina on their paper tablecloth. Wilson obliged, only to be critiqued and ridiculed for his laughable illustration. His boyfriend followed suit and the critiquing continued, turning into a long night of “vag chat” as Wilson recently told BuzzFeed.
It didn’t end there. O’Malley and Wilson joked about the drawings and started to ask other gay men they knew to come up with their own illustrations, which eventually prompted the two to branch out to the larger gay male community in their home of San Francisco. They set up drawing stations in some of the city’s prominent queer neighborhoods and created a Tumblr to post the responses, which they aptly called Gay Men Draw Vaginas. Before long, O’Malley and Wilson had hundreds and hundreds of vagina sketches by gay men from around the world.
The true effects of social media on intimacy won't be seen for years to come, I think. First a culture changes with fads (including technological fads), but when those fads become commonplace, what new trend will replace them? It's only as these layers build that a more permanent picture is created.
After a Reddit post claiming to be a spreadsheet of all the excuses a wife gave her husband to get out of sex went viral last week, HuffPost Live's Caitlyn Becker hosted a panel of women who discussed how marriage changes intimacy. One of the panelis...
UK sculptor Robin Wight creates dramatic scenes of wind-blown fairies clutching dandelions, clinging to trees, and seemingly suspended in midair, all with densely wrapped forms of stainless steel wire.
Over the last year, illustrator Simone Massoni has been partnering with The New Yorker in creating fun works for their magazine. When art director Chris Curry called Simone to ask him if he was available to explore the theme Love (and Old Flames) for their June 9th and 16th issues, he jumped at the chance. "I guess she maybe thought my style was a good fit for the occasion," he humbly states. These works are spot illustrations, meaning they're very small and they don't refer to any specific article in the magazine. Therefore, Simone couldn't tell a cohesive story through them, rather, they would live by themselves anywhere throughout all the articles. "So," he says, "I somehow imagined myself, and the reader, as an invisible witness to the tiny moments of everyday life. Sort of like an intimate spectator who was not supposed to be there." Part of the commission guideline was that the illustrations had to be as natural as possible, as if they'd been written instead of drawn.…
A work of art by London and Berlin based visual artist Leena McCall has been removed from The Mall Gallery, London for being deemed ‘too pornographic and disgusting’. The painting was selected by the Society for Women Artists (SWA) for their...
I suppose if it were carved in marble and made a thousand years ago then different rules would apply?
Game of Thrones, HBO’s biggest show, is bringing the fantasy genre to the masses in a major way. Featuring a sprawling cast and storyline that’s been pared down from George R.R. Martin’s series A Song of Ice and Fire, it’s full of fantastic performances, high production values, international sets and scenery, and some of the most exciting and tense moments on television.
It is also filled with violence against women, particularly, the sex workers who inhabit the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros.
A thoughtfully-written article coming from an angle you may not have considered: that of a sex worker. The struggle to be safe in that industry (if such a thing is ever possible) is something that Game of Thrones tends to sidestep by largely focusing on male-centric points of view.
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