This is the weekly Lust news roundup: catch up on the week’s sex-tech, sex-politics, feminism, and industry news here every week.
This Clothing Line Takes the Stigma Out of Sex Work — “Rooted in the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit that already made Michaels a successful self-made creator prior to quarantine's OnlyFans boom, the irony-laden line flips the script by touting itself as "clothing made for removal" within an "industry that rarely wears clothes," all while cleverly tackling concepts surrounding the inherent worth of sex workers as people, their ingenious ability to cultivate an online fanbase and their utilization of physical capital.” [Paper Mag]
The Porn Crisis That Isn’t — Some US states are claiming porn to be a health threat and are introducing bills that would block access to pornography. “Many researchers and adult-entertainment workers support measures that would reduce kids’ access to porn, ensure that porn videos portray only consenting adults, and mandate fair wages for sex workers. Calling adults’ legal use of pornography a “public-health crisis” doesn’t do any of that.” [The Atlantic]
The Story Behind Her Place’s Dual-Purpose Hair Ribbon and Bondage Accessory — Each ribbon “symbolizes integrity, style, and pleasure” and normalises sex tools by making them an everyday accessory. [Allure]
A Guide to Gender Identity Terms — And why it’s important we get them right. [NPR]
And if you want to read more about different sexualities, check out The Lust Glossary of LGBTQ+ and Gender Terms.
Buy this sexy art to support erotic artists and the queer community — Artsy’s ‘Sexology 101’ auction aims to “protect, preserve and promote erotic art and artists in the LGBTQIA+ community”. [i-D]
Someone Like You: Love, Lust & Marriage on Lust Cinema — A New Lust Cinema Original adult film by Madison Young (with a really hot threesome sex scene, I might add 😋).
The Fucking Playlist Takeover: Rosa Cecilia — Each week creatives from all over the world select their top songs for, you guessed it, fucking. This week, it's Rosa Cecilia. If you like Erykah Badu, Solange and Gwen Stefani - this one's for you.
Why Hiring a Sex Worker is Great for Your Sex Life: Partnered or Single — For International Sex Workers Day, Kali Sudhra tells you why you should probably be hiring a sex worker whether you're in a relationship or not.
Lust Loves: The Womanhood Project by Sara Hini — "I want us to be challenged in our preconceived ideas of what it is to be a human"
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