Gender, Sex
UNSHAVEN (I want to live in a tide pool for Nikki Silver's upcoming book on gender and body hair.)

UNSHAVEN (I want to live in a tide pool for Nikki Silver’s upcoming book on gender and body hair.)

Here’s a peek at my photoshoot with Nikki Silver for her upcoming book, UNSHAVEN! As someone who rarely shaves and has a lot of feels about the social constructs around gender and hair, it was a powerful collaboration and I’m honored to be included in her photo collection. (And the last pic is my absolute...
Pornography in Helsinki: WONDERLUST Festival of Diverse, Conscious Sex

Pornography in Helsinki: WONDERLUST Festival of Diverse, Conscious Sex

I’m off for Finland tomorrow to appear as a special guest June 13-14 at WONDERLUST, a new “diverse and conscious sex” festival in Helsinki, Finland. While there, I’ll present an evening of short films I’ve curated (Spectacular Porn) and my workshop (Fucking for REEL). I’ve presented versions of the workshop at PornFilmFest Berlin and Princeton...
Oh Joy Sex Questions! I Answered Erika Moen's "Ask a Porn Star"

Oh Joy Sex Questions! I Answered Erika Moen’s “Ask a Porn Star”

Queer comic artist Erika Moen invited me to answer questions in her "Ask a Porn Star" feature on her amaaazing site, OhJoySexToy.com. And I get to share it with you! Read about harness tips, organizing an orgy, self-fisting, anatomy terminology, and find out how Erika imagines how I'll age into my Silver Fox era. ...
AVN & XBIZ Awards: Fucks Were Given.

AVN & XBIZ Awards: Fucks Were Given.

The last few weeks have been a busy blur. I’ve obviously fallen out of touch with regular blog updates, but made a resolution to keep at it, so I can’t let these two major adult industry events come and go without some sort of documentation. The time spent was tiring, though I’m one of...
Ask a Porn Star: Jiz Lee Spotlight on Erika Moen's OhJoySexToy!

Ask a Porn Star: Jiz Lee Spotlight on Erika Moen’s OhJoySexToy!

Great news! I’ve been invited to be featured on the awesome sex-education comic & sex toy review site, OhJoySexToy.com, created by Erika Moen with help from her devastatingly handsome husband, Matthew Nolan. (You may remember Erika did my awesome holiday card last year, and did a queer porn comic review of CrashPad!) The new comic...
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.
Hedwig & the Angry Inch!... Times 8!

Hedwig & the Angry Inch!… Times 8!

The San Francisco Bay Area really is a special place. I was reminded of that fact as I sat in the intimate, night-club styled Box Car Theatre, about to watch Hedwig & The Angry Inch: the Live Musical! while being served cleverly themed cocktails. (My pick: The Origin of Love-ly Margarita.) On stage, Arturo Galster...
GLBT Expo

GLBT Expo

Apparently I can’t never get away from New York for too long, I was just there for CineKink NYC, and now I’m going BACK for the GLBT Expo! I’ll be at the Expo (now in it’s 20th year!) signing with HotMoviesForHer.com. While I’ve signed posters at release parties and recently had the pleasure of autographing...
Safer Sex Can Be HOT!

Safer Sex Can Be HOT!

Note: this is a follow up of my previous post Safer Sex in Queer Porn and The Condom Debate, which appeared on this site last year, and which I still feel is relavent in the “condom debate.” With the recent backlash against barriers from some in the adult industry, I wanted to join my friend...
Doing It Again: Support Tobi Hill-Meyer's New Trans Woman Porn Project

Doing It Again: Support Tobi Hill-Meyer’s New Trans Woman Porn Project

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” Though he may have not been thinking about pornography when he said it, the message most definitely applies to sexual expression and visibility. It’s been my motto, in porn and otherwise — it’s a matter of being pro-active and creating positive...
Tough Titties: Instagram Ban on Nudity

Tough Titties: Instagram Ban on Nudity

Instagram, an addictively fun social photo network recently acquired by Facebook, is now undeniably extremely conservative when it comes to posts containing nudity or suggestive sexuality. I learned this the hard way a few weeks ago when I posted some photos from a shoot, including a nude-ish image of me and Danni Daniels. I uploaded...
Najva Sol & Molly Crabapple's "Transmography" Lomography Gallery Show

Najva Sol & Molly Crabapple’s “Transmography” Lomography Gallery Show

I’ll be attending the San Francisco exhibition for “Transmography: Thirteen Fairytale Portraits of Queers Beyond the Gender Binary“, a gallery collaboration by Molly Crabapple and Najva Sol. The last time I was in NYC, I had the pleasure of shooting with Najva and a lomo camera. Working in analogue is a rarity these days. There’s something so...
THE SKINNY

THE SKINNY

THE SKINNY centers on a group of four young, black, gay men — Magnus, Sebastian, Kyle, Joey — and their lesbian friend Langston, who meet up in New York City after a year after graduation from Brown University. From skinnythemovie.com: “Drinking, drugs, hidden desire and the demands of promiscuity put friendship, trust and even lives at...
Intersections of Erotic Performance Art & Pornography

Intersections of Erotic Performance Art & Pornography

I’m on the road again, this time headed to SXSW. It’s been a few years since I’ve attended the annual Music/Film/Tech conference, and so I was excited to be invited by Femina Potens to present at one of the special after events. The event will be a series of short presentations, followed by a panel...

Gay Gay Gay Gay Gay June

(Video for Queerly Beloved. See below for more info.) So much Gay! Every June San Francisco’s Queer Arts Festival bursts with events. Being gay, it’s always a super busy month! Here’s what I’ve got going on, you ready? Wednesday June 22nd SF Bay June Queer/Leather Happy Hour – Pride Edition The Mix SF Come to...

Ecosex & Art in Ecosexual Symposium SF

This weekend is the 2nd Ecosexual Symposium, the love child of LoveArtLab‘s wedding wives Elizabeth Stephens, a UCSC art professor and environmental activist and Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D. a former feminist porn-star, and pioneering ecosexologist. Last year I attended the 1st Ecosexual Symposium held in Los Angeles, presenting on Green Porn with director Carlos Batts and...

Getting a Taste of Digital Playground’s Jewelbox Cherry

Towards the end of last year I shot with Digital Playground, something that was really exciting for me because it’s a large mainstream company and yet I was offered the opportunity to shoot with them and pretty much be myself. In the series, I play a small but important role, the androgynous DJ Carson who...

J-Bird’s Queer Porn Story

I shot with J-Bird not too long ago on CrashPadSeries.com. I had such a fun, sweet time with him! J-Bird is a hot new genderqueer porn performer on the scene, and definitely a star to look out for. Check out our scene, and be sure to catch him on Twitter, Facebook, and his adorably awesome Youtube Channel. His illustrated queer...

I Masturbate: The Sex-Positive Photo Project

I’m thrilled to be the climax of The Sex Positive Photo Project‘s final day of masturbation photos. Many of you may remember my work with photographer Shilo McCabe in the book “The New Lesbian Sex Book, 3rd Edition“. And recently, I’m featured in more of her photography in the German book “Mein Heimliches Auge” 2011...

Armpit Gaze

I just caught a glimpse of Stoya‘s armpits on Fleshbot, and felt it deserved a moment of praise. Just another example of sexy armpits. The issue examines the “Male Gaze”, something which I’d like to write about soon because I feel there’s a lot to unpack in that term. Until then however, let’s appreciate this...

Fashion Forward Androgyny

A friend on Fetlife tipped me to androgynous fashion model Andrej Pejic. Here’s an arresting image of him, photographed by Armin Morbach. Flamed by gender-bending controversy, the supermodel has walked the runway in men and womens’ designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier. At 19 years old, he has a great attitude about his opportunities and...

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...

Girl Talk

There’s a great event happening tomorrow, which a friend of mine is co-curating/co-hosting called this Thursday, called “Girl Talk: A Trans & Cis Woman Dialogue”. If you’re in San Francisco, definitely check it out! I attended last year, and it was a powerful dialogue indeed! Girl Talk: A Trans & Cis Woman Dialogue Thursday, March...

There’s Jiz on AVN Magazine… literally, real cream.

I am so proud of this full page ad by Njoy in the current issue of AVN Magazine. AVN, or “Adult Video News” is an industry publication for retailers and distributors who work with adult movies and sex toys. In general, the magazine offers what you’d traditionally expect of the mainstream adult industry. Sometimes there...

What is Genderqueer?

For the last year I’ve been more visible about being genderqueer. It’s an identity I feel is very important to put forward, especially as I find myself receiving more mainstream attention, though I could just as easily identify with any number of other identities I hold to my being. Despite the fact that I’ve used...

My Fucking Dirty Thirty

Wow! I am the luckiest 30 year old on the planet. For my birthday I had a 30-person (Plus ME for good luck!) orgy at CrashPadSeries.com. I invited all the cast from the site, as well as some friends I knew were in town who are the porny type. Shine Louise Houston and I had...

Sleeping with Cissies, Coming out as Queer

Today (September 23rd) is Bisexuality Day, a day created as “a call for bisexual and pansexual people, their friends and supporters to recognize and celebrate bisexuality, bisexual history, bisexual community and culture, and the bi- and pansexual people in their lives.” (From Wikipedia.) My gender and sexual identity has shifted over the years as I’ve...

Buck Angel’s PSA Videos & Queer Health Resources

Some of you may recall Transsexual Male Porn Star Buck Angel‘s “Public Cervix Announcement”, a viral video campaign he launched to promote sexual health, particularly among the trans male community. If you haven’t seen it, watch it now: Just recently, Buck was in Toronto visiting Drew DeVeaux, a friend of mine*. She was invited by Buck...

Finger Dick for Dave Naz’s new Photography Project

Photographer Dave Naz is working on a new series about queer folks on the masculine spectrum (including but not limited to: butches, bois, boys, butch, trans, FtMs, genderqueers, trans dykes, etc… the use of labels is to reach out to models of various identities who relate to the project.) He’ll be shooting in LA, and...

Sex Lists and Slut Pride

When a recent “Facebook revenge” started circulating the internet involving a youth’s sex list, I couldn’t help but cringe. There’s a lot of real and potential harm in slut-shaming for youths. There are more than a few examples of youth who have been killed, who have committed suicide (incredibly sad), who have struck out against...

Speakeasy Queer Porn Film Noir Remakes Classic Adult with Femmes, FtMs, and GenderQueers

Tomorrow night (Saturday 12th) is the Premiere of Speakeasy, directed by Courtney Trouble. It’s going to be screened at the Kick-Off Party of Good Vibrations‘ Independent Erotic Film Festival (IXFF). The event’s happening at El Rio in San Francisco, and promises to be a good time had by all. Photo: NoFauxxx.com I sometimes get nervous...

Queer Bella

I’ve been hearing a lot about the idea of Queer Porn becoming accepted by the mainstream. While there are many theories and examples of this out there, and diverging definitions of the terms “Queer Porn” and “mainstream”, I think the most exciting perspective on gender and queer identity performance in what many would consider a...

Nostalgia’s Deep Throat: Queering the Classics… and My Own Sexual Past

Nostalgia just came out on DVD. The film is available through courtneytrouble.com and GoodVibes.com, and more to come. It has also been written up by porn promo pros such as Violet Blue, Lux Alptraum of Fleshbot.comt, and the Good Vibrations Online Magazine. No Fauxxx just released a scene from the film available to members on...

Gay-ass Hollywood Porn

There’s been a lot of talk lately about Silicone Valley opening up to the idea of queers in porn. Whether this is true or not (I think it is) and whether it’s a good or bad thing is still in question(ing) and I think it’s going to make for very interesting — and entertaining —...

Top Hot Butches, and Butch as more than a Noun

This week Sinclair Sexsmith released on sugarbutch.net the announcement of TopHotBuches.com, a Top 100’s List of Butches with an explanation of why the word “Butch”: This is Top Hot Butches: The 100 hottest butch, masculine, androgynous, genderqueer, transmasculine, studs, AGs, dykes, and queers and transguys, a project by Sinclair Sexsmith, the kinky queer butch top...

Wired Pussy – a hair kinky

My shoot on WiredPussy.com with Princess Donna, Vai, and Syd Blakovich is now live. I’m one of the handful of genderqueers to have shot with WiredPussy. I know other queers who have shaved and have ‘femmed-out’ for their appearances on Kink.com websites. I do like to play with my gender in porn, which for me...

Getting INTO Porn (the Queer way)

One of my frequently asked questions comes from new porn performers (or those who think they want to be one): “How can I get in Porn?” About a year ago I wrote “Getting into Queer Porn” where I listed some San Francisco porn companies to work with. But before you make the move, here are some...

Paisley-covered Dildos

I was perusing Babeland’s website, and noticed that they had the cover for Superfreak up on their “All Female” category! Huh, that’s cool I guess …and then I noticed the paisleys. I wonder WHAT could be behind those two cute pink flowers… okay I’ll tell you. It’s a (lavender) silicone cock that’s being licked by...

Girls Love Gay Male Porn… and why dykes give the best BJs

I’m so happy that Tristan Taormino brought up Pink & White Productions in her recent Village Voice article about how girls* love gay male porno. Read it! So happy I could kiss her. One of the things that rocks my world about PW is that it’s so GAY. I mean, did you see the episode...