Books, Erotica & Anthologies
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: How to Come Out Like a Pornstar, the Book!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: How to Come Out Like a Pornstar, the Book!

The ways in which we “come out” — or DON’T — say a lot about who we are and how we are perceived. Coming out can expose shame as much as it can reveal open-minded acceptance. Stories about the reactions from our family and friends, or the ways in which we guard our decisions through...
Prose & Lore Issue 2: Memoir Stories About Sex Work

Prose & Lore Issue 2: Memoir Stories About Sex Work

Reading a collection of literature from a wide range of experiences and writing styles reminds me how crucial it is to share our stories. Especially the ones often unspoken.
Lyrics & Dirges

Lyrics & Dirges

I was invited to read at Lyrics & Dirges along with Dr. Carol Queen and some other folks I’m looking forward to meeting. Come join me as I read a work-in-process piece for my upcoming anthology, How to Come Out Like a Porn Star. Here’s the official info: For February’s reading we present a sex...
Blog Hop: Questions on "How to Come Out Like a Porn Star" and other books!

Blog Hop: Questions on “How to Come Out Like a Porn Star” and other books!

I’ve been asked by fellow genderqueer porn performer and blogger Ignacio Rivera, AKA Papí Coxxx, to participate in a Blog Hop in order to help introduce new authors to new readers. If you’ve come here from a link posted on their blog, welcome! Of course, if you’re a fan or a return reader of my website,...
Good Reads, Great Books

Good Reads, Great Books

Right now I’m nearing the half-way mark of a new book, “Feed“, by Mira Grant. It’s reminding me how much I love reading, something that I seem to have less and less time for these days. Which means that I have to schedule it into my life and make room for it, something that is...
RubiCANE's SOUVENIR

RubiCANE’s SOUVENIR

I’m a proud contributor to a beautiful and brilliant new art and culture book SOUVENIR by illustrator Ian Bruce aka RubiCANE. From Fox and Squirrel: SOUVENIR is a limited edition book of 150 copies, numbered & signed by the artist himself, hard back & silk bound. This collection of delicate pornographic drawings by the artist...
An AMERICAN ECSTASY in Photos

An AMERICAN ECSTASY in Photos

What was it like to work as a photographer on porn sets in New York in the 1980’s? Help fund “AMERICAN ECSTASY”, a new photo book by photographer Barbara Nitke, to see for yourself through beautiful photographs that capture the atmosphere from the set. A picture tells a thousand words, possibly more if it’s naughty! Barbara’s...

Call for Submissions: New Views on Pornography: Sexuality, Politics, and the Law, 2 Volumes

I’m excited to pass this along. I myself am contemplating submissions, should I find the time! (I’m one of the contributors to the forthcoming book The Feminist Porn Studies: Writing by Academics and Sex Industry Workers, edited by Tristan Taormino, Constance Penley, Ph.D, Celine Parreñas Shimizu, and Mireille Miller-Young, Ph.D.) So it’s great to see...

5 Cool Things (for the Holigays)

Last October I shared 5 cool things. Here are five MORE cool things I want to share with you. Some of them were given to me, some of them I bought for myself. All were cool enough that I just had to share. 1. ROWDY BAUBLES: Adornment with Attitude Sweet jewelry that’s “so queer it’s...

5 Cool Things

Here are five cool things I want to share with you. Some of them were given to me, some of them I bought for myself. All were cool enough that I just had to share. 1. THIS IS LOVE Indie Porn THIS is a punk as fuck independent production by Danny Wylde, who IS a...

Valencia: The Movie(s)

I’m stoked to be a [very small but awesome] part of the upcoming film “Valencia: The Movie(s)”, based on Michelle Tea’s book Valencia. This book was one of the sexy catalysts that drove me to want to live in San Francisco… and wouldn’t you know it, I later modeled in Michelle’s book RENT GIRL with...

N Maxwell Lander’s Blindfold Project Book

One of my favorite photographers, N Maxwell Lander has completed a photo book of her “Blindfold Project”, which I participated in, and was my Karma Pervs fundraiser for Femina Potens last year. (I also loved shooting with Max in NYC and again in Toronto recently.) I’m so proud of Max! You can pre-order a signed...

I’ll Show You Mine: Book Reveals Beautiful, Diverse Vaginas (Vulvas!)

I am ALL about normalizing and celebrating sexual diversity. Particularly that of our genitalia, its functions, and our desires. Recall the March and April issue of AVN Magazine where my image in Njoy Toy‘s full page ad shows white cream running down my fingers. After I wrote a blog post about it and published the...

Writers with Drinks – March 19th

I’ll be joining Writers with Drinks this Saturday, March 19th. What will I be reading? I’ll be workshopping my essay for submission to the Feminist Porn Studies: Writing by Academics and Sex Industry Workers (edited by Constance Penley,Celine Parreñas Shimizu, Dr. Mireille Miller-Young, and Tristan Taormino). I’m striving to find a voice for this essay, and a flow that...

Pornsaints Petite Catalogue d’Arts & Zurich Porn in Art Exhibit

A few years ago I became a Pornsaint. Pornsaints.org is the art side of porn and the porn side of art. It is an artistic approach to porn, a pornographic approach to art, a pornoartistic approach to religion. Artworks are based upon the idea that porn stars may be “sanctified” by their performances. Founded by...

Bitten

I’m reading a new book right now, Bitten: Dark Erotic Stories, a collection of erotica short stories edited by Susie Bright. It will be the next review I do for CarnalNation.com; my first was on Visible: A Femmethology. This collection has been fantastic thus far. I have a love of vampires as I’ve blogged about...

Femme on Femme: Queer Porn’s New Angle on Girl/Girl Fantasy

I recently finished reading “Visible: A Femmethology” for a book review on CarnalNation.com. Here’s an excerpt: Though every femme story is unique, there are a few themes which illuminate common struggles. Topics such as ‘passing’—being recognized as one’s identity, be it a queer woman, a bisexual woman, or a femme, prove to be challenges that...

Call for Submissions: How to F*ck a Trans Woman

A friend just passed this along to me, and it sounds like an EXCELLENT project. Please take a look and forward to anyone you think may be interested: Sex with trans women can be a challenging experience for new partners, and even for the trans woman in question. We learn things about our bodies as...

Packing Femme

Right on the heels of my first contribution to a regular column in Art XX Magazine comes another writing opportunity from CarnalNation.com. This time I get to do a book review, and I’m thrilled about the content. Visible: A Femmethology, edited by Jennifer Clare Burke, is a 2 Volume anthology completely devoted to Femme identity...

3rd Base, and R&R

Off and on this week I’ve been sick. Nothing major, thankfully. Just a stomach thing, and then today I was out with what seems like a flu? General shitty achiness all over, plus sore throat and headache, nausea, etc… I’ll spare you the details, you know that being sick sucks. Anyhow, on the sorta plus...

Awaiting Morty Diamond’s Gendered Hearts

Morty Diamond, author/activist/director/handsome guy, is about to release his latest book Gendered Hearts. The new book is a Trans Anthology which “compiles stories of love, sex, and relationships with all the highs, lows, heartaches, and adventures of the heart that we experience in our lives.” Needless to say, I’m very excited about it. And really...

Spank you very much

Spanking has not always been my friend. Why not? #1 It reminds me of my mother who used to spank me as punishment. Even the possibility of thinking of my mom during an erotic moment kills the mood. #2 I didn’t know during my budding experiments as a spanking bottom that I could have any...