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2012 Erotic Awards

2012 Erotic Awards

I’m a Finalist for the 2012 Erotic Awards UK, held in London on May 26th. What a pleasant surprise! I’m particularly excited to be nominated for “Innovator”. Most of my adult career — as with other aspects in my life — I’ve chosen to work through an organic path, feeling my way as I go...
Call for Art: Doing Your Dirty Work

Call for Art: Doing Your Dirty Work

I’m passing along a call for submissions for an art show at the Center for Sex & Culture. And this is an exhibition that I’ll likely submit to as well… Call For Art! Doing Your Dirty Work at the CSC Doing Your Dirty Work is the first annual group exhibition at the Center for Sex and...
"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.”
The Dick Show

The Dick Show

This Friday is the opening of an art show focusing on… the penis. The annual show, which I’m proud to say I once was a part of via a ceremonious performance by twincest, opens various artists’ interpretations of the penis. If you know anything about my concern for vulvas, more vulvas …and all sexual anatomy really,...
Karma Pervs Cleans Up for NARAL

Karma Pervs Cleans Up for NARAL

The current Karma Pervs fundraiser is for NARAL, a national organization protecting female reproductive rights. Photographs of myself and Fleshbot’s very own Editor and Publisher Lux Alptraum by Courtney Trouble. Join Karma Pervs to donate, and check out the sudsy bubbles that are anything but clean. Here’s a peek!
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...
2012 Feminist Porn Award Winners!

2012 Feminist Porn Award Winners!

I’ll keep this short and sweet, as I’ve just rolled back into the room from the Berkeley Church which tonight held the 2012 Feminist Porn Awards and a crowd of joyous, sweaty dancing bodies. My flight back to San Francisco leaves in the morning, but I want to just get the Winners List posted, and...
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...
Feminist Porn Award Nominations 2012

Feminist Porn Award Nominations 2012

Feminist porn pioneer Annie Sprinkle once said: “The answer to bad porn is not no porn, but to try to make better porn!” And to this I would add: not necessarily “better” porn, but specifically, “MORE” porn. Because “better” is in the eye of the beholder, and given that all adults involved are legal and consenting, there’s...
At Good Vibration's Antique Vibrator Museum. It's gorgeous. Dr. Carol Queen is giving a tour to a buzzing crowd.

At Good Vibration’s Antique Vibrator Museum. It’s gorgeous. Dr. Carol Queen is giving a tour to a buzzing crowd.

En route to Stanford University with Billy Castro!

En route to Stanford University with Billy Castro!

Shrink Wrapped Karma Pervs for Planned Parenthood

Shrink Wrapped Karma Pervs for Planned Parenthood

I fell in love with Photographer Hal’s shrink-wrapped couples. The love became a Tweet, and the Tweet was replied to by my friend JT who is quite possibly the world’s most ingenious photographer. JT went to the hardware store and built a wickedly smart contraption that damn near sucked the flesh off myself and guest Karma...
Headed to speak at UCBerkeley with J-Bird!

Headed to speak at UCBerkeley with J-Bird!

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...
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...
Behind the scenes pic of the suckable Arabelle Raphael getting suctioned.

Behind the scenes pic of the suckable Arabelle Raphael getting suctioned.

Vacuum shoot today with JT and Arabelle Raphael! This is our inspiration, by Photographer Hal.

Vacuum shoot today with JT and Arabelle Raphael! This is our inspiration, by Photographer Hal.

MOMMY IS COMING to Berlinale!

MOMMY IS COMING to Berlinale!

I’m excited to travel to Berlin tomorrow to attend the premiere of MOMMY IS COMING at the 62nd Berlinale, Berlin International Film Festival. MOMMY IS COMING is a raunch comedy directed by Cheryl Dunye and co-written by Sarah Schulman, and produced by Dunye, Claus Matthes, and Jürgen Brüning, who you might recognize as the producer...
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...

Lorelei Lee & Stephen Elliot’s CHERRY

I’m really excited about Cherry, a film written by my friends Lorelei Lee and Stephen Elliot. Not to give spoilers, but it will be one of the few films that shines a somewhat realistic and positive light on sex workers in the adult film industry. I’m also proud to say that I got to participate...

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...

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...

That Big Curved Glass Dildo

About 2 years ago, I was gifted a beautiful big, curved glass dildo. It was love at first sight and quickly became one of my favorite sex toys. Like many of my favorite toys, I used it in some of my porn scenes. One of these was a solo masturbation scene in GUSH: The Official Guide...

RodeoH Campaign

Fun times! Shine Louise Houston and I modeled the new RodeoH Harnesses, and Tristan Crane took cute pics. Want to see the harness below the belt? Check them out at RodeoH.com.

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...

2012 AVN Award Nominations

The 2012 AVN Award Nominations have been announced, but this year I’m not attending the event. I’ve been traveling so much in the recent months that I haven’t had a moment to go back home and visit my family. So I’m taking the opportunity to go back to Maui, and do all the things I’ve...

Feminist Porn Awards 2012 – Call for Nominations

I’m excited to share that it’s time for the nominations period for the Feminist Porn Awards. The event is hosted by the sex toy store “Good For Her” in Toronto. Each year the screening and awards ceremony gets bigger and bigger, grabbing the attention of international media and raising important discussions about pornography. And bringing...

Special Holiday Cards!

This year I’m sending out special, limited-edition Jiz Lee HOLIDAY CARDS! It’s all made possible thanks to a gracious and really fucking cool designer, artist Vinh-Luan Luu (vinhluanluu.com). Mahalo Luan! I’ll be sending a card to everyone who has purchased one of my films, or who has signed up for Karma Pervs. A little way...

Fleshbot Awards 2011

I’m very excited to be heading to New York this weekend to attend the 2011 Fleshbot Awards! Fleshbot.com stands out as a pivotal website for me because it was one of the first — and most mainstream — of porn sites to respect my gender pronouns. In addition, Fleshbot acts as a model of sex-positivity, being one...

Jiz in my… Denim! RH Denim Fashion

This will be short and sweet, as I’m off to NYC tomorrow, but I wanted to share about my shoot in LA with my friend Remy Holwick‘s new clothing company, RH Denim. She’s working on her lookbook now, and I was lucky to be able to join the shoot, with photographer Roman Cho. It was...

Karma Pervs for SWING – Service Workers in Group, Thailand

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,...

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...

Karma Pervs for Lunatic Fringe and the Queer Werewolves in All of Us

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,...

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...

New Pornsaint Image

Pornsaints are an artistic approach to porn, a pornographic approach to art, and a pornoartistic approach to religion. Visual artists have contributed portraits of many porn performers. Browse their gallery for images of performers such as Stoya, Syd Blakovich, Kimberly Kane, Buck Angel, April Flores, Bobbi Starr, and myself — and many more. I also appear...

Berlin Porn Film Festival 2011

I’m excited to share that I’ll be attending the Berlin Porn Film Festival 2011 later this month — October 27th through the 30th. (The 30th is my birthday!) There’s a slew of amazing features and shorts; it’s really a great spread of work. Some featured artists include friends Tristan Taormino (check out her new Sex-Positive...

“La Bamba 2: Hell is a Drag” Fundraiser

I’m playing Ritchie Valens in a sci-fi, horror, campy, avant garde, trash sequel to the Chicano film classic, LA BAMBA! Directed by Rob Fatal. Actually, I’m playing a drag version of Lou Diamond Phillips playing Ritchie Valens in La Bamba (based on the story of popular teen singer born Ricardo Esteban Valenzuela Reyes.) The film...

Karma Pervs in a Ghostly Shower for the LGBT Center

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,...

A Sexy DUET: Crowdfunding & High Design Sex Toys

Some of my all-time favorites are merged in this project. The first is Ti Chang, designer of INCOQNITO (who made the Vibrating Droplet Necklace I wore to my first appearance at the Feminist Porn Awards in Toronto, and the Blade Necklace I gifted to Courtney Trouble for the next trip). Ti’s designs are simply gorgeous...

Karma Pervs Autofellates for The Center for Sexual Health & Pleasure

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,...

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...

Molly Crabapple’s Sixty Six Project: Portraits of Sixty Six Friends Who Awe

I’m in awe of Molly Crabapple, illustrious illustrator, Graphic Novelist, iPhone Case-Maker, likeable person, and founder of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School (which I’ve modeled for as Spider Jerusalem in a Transmet Themed sketch with Ryan Keely and most recently as Jack the Ripper with Stoya). Molly is also an artist who happens to have a...

Karma Pervs in Tide Pools for Lady Monster

UPDATE! See below. Typically my Karma Pervs benefits go to organizations and projects run by lots of people. This time however, I’m using the project to support an individual in my community. And not just any individual: Lady Monster, Queen of the Fire Tassels!!! Lady Monster – LadyMonster.com I first saw Lady Monster twirling flames...

iPeriod and I track sex too…

For the last year or so, I’ve been using iPeriod to track my menstruation. A little about my period… because… why not share? My period is very light and typically lasts 2-3 days. I’m a pretty active person so the more physical I am, the lighter and shorter my period is. The last five or...

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...

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...