Oregon State Cancels Conference Keynote Over Porn

Author, sex educator, and award-winning feminist pornographer Tristan Taormino was uninvited as the keynote speaker at OSU's Modern Sex conference due to "her resume and website." Wasn't her resume the reason she was booked in the first place? » 1/19/11 5:03pm 1/19/11 5:03pm

Social Minefield: How To Talk To Your Partner About Sex

We all know that communication is the key to great sex — but knowing just how to communicate isn't always so easy. Today, Social Minefield goes deep to help you get off. » 10/21/10 6:00pm 10/21/10 6:00pm

Jenna Jameson And The (Supposed) Plight Of The Former Porn Star

Apropos of Jenna Jameson's alleged abuse at the hands of boyfriend Tito Ortiz, The Daily Beast's Sean Macaulay says porn stars often go on to crappy lives. But maybe he's just watching the wrong kind of porn. » 4/30/10 5:20pm 4/30/10 5:20pm

Vivid director Tristan Taormino will be launching a new reality-based porn series called "Rough Sex." Tristan will direct the first film in the series, and plans to have the rest of the series directed by women as well. "The problem isn't with the depiction of hardcore sex itself," she said in a press release today.… » 4/18/08 6:30pm 4/18/08 6:30pm

Prostitutes Are The New Therapists

Hookers are everywhere these days: on the cover of the cover of the Post, in a special Diane Sawyer boasts, you find prostitutes here and there, you can find prostitutes anywhere! But seriously, folks, the nerds over at the New York Times' Freakonomics blog have an interview with two sex workers, Mindy and Dorothy,… » 3/28/08 12:00pm 3/28/08 12:00pm

Tristan Taormino: "Porn Is As Cerebral As It Is Visceral"

Village Voice columnist, author, adult film director, anal sex guru, and all-around sex educator Tristan Taormino is one of the most quotable women I've ever met in my life. When I interviewed her on Friday morning in Vivid Entertainment's booth at the Adult Entertainment Expo, I was having a hell of a time — in my… » 1/14/08 4:30pm 1/14/08 4:30pm

Last Night I Boned An AVN Award Nominee

Yesterday was awesome, but last night I finally got to go to some parties. First was the Village Voice/Babeland party in a suite at the Venetian, and then a house party out in the desert somewhere, that promised to be a "stripper sideshow sex party." There was definitely a sideshow (more about that, and the dude on… » 1/11/08 6:30pm 1/11/08 6:30pm