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Explore the intersection between innovation and eroticism in film and literature.
Welcome to the world of fetish illustrators. Let's explore the most notable characters, their unique styles, artistic journeys, and the cultural impact of their evocative works.
Fetish art became a thing way back in the Victorian era. Kinkcurious? Here's a short introduction to the genre.
What is sensual photography? Well, it's not simply all about sex. Sensual photography is about creating visceral pictures that feel intimate, sometimes alluring and often charged with emotion. Here's a short introduction.
Sick of the shame surrounding female sexuality? These are the essential films of Catherine Breillat that explore women's nuanced relationship with sex.
A homage to one of my favourite controversial film characters of all time, Floriane (Adele Hanael) from Celine Sciamma’s queer debut feature, ‘Water Lilies’ (2007).
'Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles' (1976) is a film following the everyday life of a mother and part-time sex worker. Last year, BFI's Sight & Sound Poll named it the greatest film of all time.
Some of my favourite iconic pieces of art from the 19th and 20th century that depict sex workers and the worlds they know.
I have tried to convince my mum that sex work isn't *always* bad for months now. But in just a few hours of binge watching The White Lotus, Season 2, her mind was changed.
Party Girl (2014), directed by Samuel Theis, Marie Amachoukeli & Claire Burger, involves an older woman leaving behind her life as a cabaret bar hostess to marry one of her regular clients.
A breakdown of my favourite film about masochism, Michael Haneke’s arthouse masterpiece, ‘The Piano Teacher’ and why I love it so much.
Often misrepresented on screen is sex work. Often not represented at all on screen is male sex work! Whether you’re a sex worker, a client, or neither- these three films are all worth watching; not just for insight on the trade but because they are all round remarkable films regardless. 1. Sauvage Sauvage (2018), […]
I watched Ulrich Seidl’s masterful film 'Paradise: Love' (2012), to begin to understand the world of Africa's sex tourism, where older women get their fill of sex and romance.
In the sea of films made by horny men, that cater to horny men, and which often focus on horny men, here are 5 insightful films about horny women.
Both sex work and repressed female desire are explored in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande, a comedic two hander featuring Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack.
Music influences us more than we know. That's why it's so important that the pussy power era of female music artists is finally coming to fruition.
If you don’t have time in your crazy sex work schedule to read Rita Therese’s escort memoir ‘Come’, read this article instead.
Out of the surprisingly few films about transgender sex workers out there today, here are three that are thoughtful, beautiful and consequently essential watches.
5 modern-day short films about sex work that are available to watch online for free.
A celebration of Anais Nin: the female erotica auteur who was unashamed of her sexual appetite.
An introduction to novels of DH Lawrence, the first mainstream erotica which shocked Britain and the rest of the world.
How much does Emma Seligman’s 2020 debut feature ring true to real life sugaring?
Five moments from Breakfast at Tiffany's that anyone who has been a sugar baby, lived that starving artist life, or been dubbed a manic pixie dream girl will totally be able to relate to.
Five sex worker baddies from film & television who don't get the recognition they deserve.