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Birthday Wish: IRONMAN 70.3!

Birthday Wish: IRONMAN 70.3!

I don’t often ask for birthday gifts, but this year I have a big goal. Last summer, I completed my first Olympic Triathlon. It was incredible. Immediately after, I signed on for another race in Santa Cruz, and beat my prior record! Next year, I want to compete in my first half-Ironman triathlon, the IRONMAN...
Fisting Day 2014

Fisting Day 2014

International Fisting Day is October 21st! You ready for a monster post? Well grab your lube, lay back, and relax. It’s late on Thursday night and I’m typing this out at one of my favorite bars, El Rio. San Francisco just felt it’s second earthquake today. It makes me shiver thinking about the fragility of our...
TRICKS of the TRADE: Porn Best Practices Article in September 2014 XBiz Magazine

TRICKS of the TRADE: Porn Best Practices Article in September 2014 XBiz Magazine

“Didn’t you shoot a scene with her? When’s the video going to come out?” Whenever the topic comes up, my porno candle dims a little. This summer marks the second anniversary of one of the hottest performances of my career, and I’m beginning to think the video will never be released. Even worse, I have...
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...
If Not Now: Tylyn Anson's Trans & Genderqueer Coming of Age Story

If Not Now: Tylyn Anson’s Trans & Genderqueer Coming of Age Story

In October, I’ll travel to New Orleans! This will be my second time visiting, and though I wont have much free time to enjoy and explore, I’m really looking forward to the brief return. NOLA is a super special place and I’ve loved all the sweet people I’ve met there. I’m very lucky to come...
Own the camera that started it all. CrashPad Camera Up for Auction!

Own the camera that started it all. CrashPad Camera Up for Auction!

In 2005, I filmed my first porn scene. The film was The Crash Pad, a movie that paved the way for sex-shop produced, queer-made porn in the San Francisco Bay Area. It became a dyke sex cult classic that coalesced with a burgeoning online generation to form the backbone of my career in adult. It’s been an incredible journey. And now you can...
I'll tri anything once: my first triathlon!

I’ll tri anything once: my first triathlon!

I'm competing in my first Triathlon on Sunday, June 8th. Help me fulfill my goals, while raising money for St. James Infirmary, a non-profit health clinic in San Francisco. What does swimming, biking, and running have to do with sex work? More than you think!
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...
2013 Holiday Cards! Get on my list.

2013 Holiday Cards! Get on my list.

[Update: Cards are sold out!] Once again, I’m sending out special, limited-edition HOLIDAY CARDS! Past years, I’ve had cards created by designer Jamee Baiser and comic illustrator Erika Moen. This year I’m creating my Holiday Cards with… artist Alicyn Murphy, based on a certain photo by Shilo McCabe! This year I’ll be sending cards to everyone who has...
SWELLCon: Sex & Media Video Conference

SWELLCon: Sex & Media Video Conference

SWELLCon is a free, online video conference that presents a number of videos on the topic of sex and media. One of the videos is CRASHCOURSE: How to Create a Comfy Environment on Set by Jiz Lee and Shine Louise Houston. Shine and I collaborated on this video, which details some key ingredients from the...
Get On My List! 2012 Holiday Card

Get On My List! 2012 Holiday Card

Can you believe that 2013 is only days away? This year flew by so fast. DON’T BLINK!!! Since my card last year was such a big hit, I’m doing another holiday card this year. The best news?! It’s designed by the fabulous Erika Moen!! Want to be on my mailing list? Here’s how: A) Sign-up for...
Fisting Day October 21st 2012

Fisting Day October 21st 2012

Courtney Trouble and I created Fisting Day last year to celebrate, educate, and explore the sexual act of hand sex. It all started when “Live Sex Show” was denied inclusion on a VOD website because it included a fisting scene with myself and Nina Hartley. The fisting section of me and Nina’s scene was integral...
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...
"Born into Porn" Kickstarter Documentary about Porn and the Family

“Born into Porn” Kickstarter Documentary about Porn and the Family

I’m a big fan of crowdfunding, and frequently search Kickstarter and IndieGoGo for projects related to queer sexuality, gender, pornography, and other things that I find of interest. Such as this new project, a documentary on the private lives of performers who have children, called “Born into Porn.” As a performer myself, I’ve worked with...
Williams Queer Porn Recap

Williams Queer Porn Recap

Last weekend I spoke at Williams College as part of the Mike Dively Committee Twentieth Anniversary Celebration, which is funded from an endowment intended “to develop an understanding of human sexuality and sexual orientation and their impact on culture.”
Guest Blogger on Fleshbot.com!

Guest Blogger on Fleshbot.com!

For the week encompassing the Feminist Porn Awards, I am guest blogging at Fleshbot.com! Follow along with Jiz Week, where I’ll be posting random tidbits, as well as updates from the Feminist Porn Awards and events. Have a burning question you want to ask about the Feminist Porn Awards and participants, or something you want me to write...
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...

Photographer Hal’s Flesh Love – Shrink-Wrapped Couples

I spotted this photography project today on Flavorwire. Japanese artist “Photographer Hal” has created the Flesh Love iPad App featuring images of couples who have been shrink-wrapped. I love the concept and am feeling super inspired by the idea. Don’t be surprised if you see something like this coming for Karma Pervs this year… Image:...

2011 Year in Review

What an eventful year it’s been! 2011 was great for me. It was a year jam-packed with travel and fundraising, films and artful activism. Here’s a short recap, if that can even give it justice! Photo: Rae Threat/Fleshbot.com It pretty much started with Stoya and a shaved head, in bed. January was the 2011 AVN Awards...

October 21st is Fisting Day 2011

This is an introduction, and an invitation. The introduction is for my longer blog post which I will publish October 21st. The invitation is for you to join me and my friend Courtney Trouble in bringing awareness to one of the most amazing sexual acts I know and love: fisting. Anyone who does it knows...

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...

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...

5 Ways YOU Can Fight Porn Piracy

One of the biggest issues facing the adult industry is piracy. In the days of VHS and DVD, file sharing between fans meant burning a copy and hand-walking it over to your buddies. I had an old college friend tell me she was given an untitled disc from a pal of hers who said “this...

Feminist Porn Awards Fundraiser: MOUTH

How amazing is this pulp-inspired movie poster!? Tristan Taormino‘s newest film is “Rough Sex 3: Adrianna Nicole’s Dangerous Mind“, the latest in her “Rough Sex” series. It stars some pretty amazing people, including some of my friends and people I have met and love, such as Keni Styles, Danny Wylde, Evan Stone, Jada Fire, and...

I Have Sex.

Well, that’s obvious. I stumbled across this video on the Good Vibrations Magazine and while I am no longer technically a “youth”, I was one not too long ago and like many of the young adults featured in this video, I had sex. And, I went to Planned Parenthood. As you may have heard, the...

Benefiting Lyon-Martin Health Services, Health Care for Women & Trans

As some of you may be aware, Lyon-Martin Health Services, a non-profit health organization for women and transgender patients is in a deep financial crisis. Though I raised money for them last year as a Karma Pervs recipient, I’m going to also devote February for even more fundraising. Their existence and continued service is vital....

A Lesson on Sex Shaming: Oregon State University & Tristan Taormino’s Porn

Chances are, if you know me, you know Tristan Taormino. Though HOW you know of her may vary. You may know her from her extensive career as an author and editor. Or you may know her from her numerous sex education and relationship workshops, and speaking and keynote presentations throughout the world. And, you may...

Karma Pervs 2010 Wrap-Up: A Year in Donations

It’s hard to believe next year is already next week! 2010 marked a lot of things for me, and perhaps I’ll cover that in another year-in-review post, but for the moment one of the biggest things twenty-ten saw was the launch of my experimental philanthropic project Karma Pervs. What is Karma Pervs? In a nutshell:...

AVN Awards 2011: Queers, Friends, and Beyond

I started this post last night, but then started to add links, and whoa there’s a lot… so it goes up this morning. Tonight I’m sitting in the same spot at the same cafe where earlier this year a very hot budding porn performer and good buddy Mickey Mod told me — and asked me...

November Karma Pervs: Red Umbrella Diaries

What is Karma Pervs? In a nutshell: It’s a porn fundraiser. I choose a charity each month – members see sexy photos for a good cause! I post a unique photo set of pictures related to the cause and at the end of the month 100% is donated to the organization. Sign up to support,...

Promote the Positive — Body-Positive!

Photo: International Ms Leather 2010 Mollena via www.adipositivity.com There’s a womens’ magazine with an article up right now that is inexcusably cruel. I wont get into the details as I’m sure you’ve all seen it. It is offensive, and happens to be driving incredible traffic. If you don’t know what I’m referring to, you will soon as...

Purple

Today people across the internet are encouraging one another to wear the color purple as a visual statement bringing awareness to the recent suicides of bullied queer/gender-variant youth. Even companies — especially ones with young demographics such as Tumblr‘s purple dashboard — are getting involved. Besides donning the color purple, I’m interested in additional ways to find a...

Have a Hand in “Smut Capital of America”

I’ve had a budding interest in the sexual history of San Francisco ever since moving to the Bay Area in 1999. It was clear that social and political movements start in the bay area. Even at this exact moment, I feel like I’ve been an integral part of a queer porn revolution in terms of...

National Coming Out Day!

Happy National Coming Out Day! I’m going to be writing this loosely as I have had an amazing weekend with some sweet new lovers and while I wont kiss and tell too much, I will say that I have had 48 hours of orgasmic bliss and hardcore loving, and am still reeling from the affection....

I’m Good Releasing’s Porn Star of the Month!

I’m incredibly honored to be named Good Releasing’s Star of the Month. Good Releasing is GoodVibes.com‘s sister company, a video production company which creates and distributes adult movies in three video lines:  Reel Queer Productions, HeartCore Films, and Pleasure-Ed Series. Good Releasing was nominated last year for Best New Video Company, and has really pushed...

September Karma Pervs – Sharon St. Cyr

What is Karma Pervs? In a nutshell: It’s a porn fundraiser. I choose a charity each month – members see sexy photos for a good cause! I post a unique photo set of pictures related to the cause and at the end of the month 100% is donated to the organization. Sign up to support,...

August Karma Pervs – Femina Potens

What is Karma Pervs? In a nutshell: It’s a porn fundraiser. I choose a charity each month – members see sexy photos for a good cause! I post a unique photo set of pictures related to the cause and at the end of the month 100% is donated to the organization. Sign up to support,...

July Karma Pervs – Lyon-Martin Health Services

I can’t say enough good things about Lyon-Martin. Lyon-Martin is where I’ve gone for my personal gyno visits, and where I’ve gone with poly lovers for STI testing. It’s at the heart of one of my largest communities, the SF community of queer women, trans and genderqueer people. And if you think the name “Lyon-Martin”...

Go on a Date with me in October! 2011 Sex Blogger Calendar

Well, not an actual date with a capital “D”, but a date that will certainly win me over! I will be a featured model in a very special calendar. It’s the 2011 Sex Bloggers Calendar, a benefit for the Woodhull Freedom Foundation, which promotes and protects sexual freedom as a fundamental human right, a mission...

June Karma Pervs – San Francisco Sex Information (SFSI)

UPDATE! VirtuallyAdult.com has graciously offered a Crystal Delights (@CrystalDToys glass sex toy, the Pink Epiphany Wand, to one lucky member for the month of June! Sign up to donate to SFSI (read my post below), and enter to win this quality toy. Benefiting San Francisco Sex Information Last month, I spoke about Commercial Sex at...

Karma Pervs Seeking… Karma Perv-erts!

Apply within! (heh… you know I couldn’t resist.) Soliciting donations for my experimental philanthropic porn project has proven to be too time consuming! Because I’m not making income off this — 100% of what comes in is turned around and donated to the benefiting organization — it’s hard for me to find the time to...

May’s Karma Pervs Update… the St. James Infirmary!

The month of May, my philanthropic porn fundraiser Karma Pervs raises money for the St. James Infirmary, a health clinic by and for sex workers (women, trans and male sex workers). This is the first time Karma Pervs features more than just myself in front of the camera. Courtney Trouble and Dylan Ryan stepped into...

Blog Jinx: Back of the Cab I Love You Awards

In the back of a taxi cab heading to Good For Her’s Feminist Porn Awards, me and two of the hottest ladies of the adult industry made a pact. April Flores, Courtney Trouble, and myself agreed to post a simultaneous blog at noon on Monday April 12th. Give or take a few hours. The blog...

Postcard from the Feminist Porn Awards: The Boundary Breaker!

I won “The Boundary Breaker” at the 2010 Feminist Porn Awards! If there was any award I would wish to win, this is IT! I’m ever so SO grateful to all of the directors, producers, co-stars, and crew who know me — and by know, I mean love me — and accept who I am...

April’s Karma Pervs Update… the Center for Sex & Culture’s Photo Club!

I’m so very excited about the Center for Sex & Culture’s Karma Pervs, my philanthropic porn fundraiser.  This May I’ll be participating with them as a featured performer for their annual Masturbate-a-thon. Their photo club (Monthly Erotic Photography Workshops) was a blast to model for. Read more about the shoot, and check out some amazing photos...

The Verdict: LASIK is awesome!

After years of courting the idea of getting LASIK, and of saving and saving to make room in my budget for the procedure (which isn’t covered by most health insurance companies), I finally bit the bullet and scheduled my porn-paid vision with LASIK eye surgery. The procedure was quick and painless, though I admit I was...

New Bonus Sets added to Karma Pervs

Good karma just got pervy-er! (…Hmmm. That should really be a word.) I’m very happy to announce that two new bonus sets have been added to my March’s Karma Perv update. There’s SO much happening for March, it’s incredible! Thank you so much to the new folks who signed up — it puts me that much...

Erotic Photography Workshop

On Sunday, March 21st, I’ll be posing for the Center for Sex & Culture‘s Erotic Photography Workshop. This will be part of my Karma Pervs porn-as-fundraiser project; I’ll gather photos from the workshop’s photographers (those who want to participate) and will incorporate their collection as one of the upcoming updates as a benefit for the...

Seeing the Forest through the Trees

This week I was scheduled to shoot a porn scene, one that I was very excited about doing. I fantasized about it, I kept notes with ideas about it, I was very much looking forward to doing it, and making a decent amount of money, too which I was hoping I could use towards my...