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News, The Snitch All About Gloria Leonard: Center For Sex & Culture Honors Late Erotic Star

All About Gloria Leonard: Center For Sex & Culture Honors Late Erotic Star

On February 3, Gloria Leonard passed away at the age 73. Once a trader on Wall Street, she entered the erotic film industry in 1976. At the time she was well into her thirties, yet she enjoyed a lengthy…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist New Mural Seeks to Celebrate San Francisco's Thriving Sexual History and Culture

New Mural Seeks to Celebrate San Francisco's Thriving Sexual History and Culture

Since the Gold Rush brought miners and sailors to our city, the disproportionate amount of men to women and their transient lifestyles fostered a sexually liberal environment that has bloomed for decades. The city's now got one of the…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Sweet Spot: A Death in the Family Unveils Massive BDSM Archive

The Sweet Spot: A Death in the Family Unveils Massive BDSM Archive

Not everyone likes to have their cock pierced by needles. But for those who do, they have Larry Townsend as a champion. Credited with having coined the term Leather Daddy, Townsend was an avid collector of the art of hot…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sex Work and Society

Sex Work and Society

San Francisco has an unusually high number of sex workers per capita. They’re not only prostitutes (some of whom seek decriminalization of their trade), but also people who work in sectors that are quite legal: strip clubs, adult films, commercial…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Joan Price Talks Out Loud: You're Never too Old to Have Great Sex

Joan Price Talks Out Loud: You're Never too Old to Have Great Sex

If it's true that every generation believes it's the first to discover sex, then it's also true that the same sexual facts must be taught over and over, including the misconception that old people "just stop doing it." The truth…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist BDSM Duo Speaks Out Against Abuse Within the Kinky Community

BDSM Duo Speaks Out Against Abuse Within the Kinky Community

San Francisco's BDSM and fetish communities have long prided themselves on being more than just an easy way to find a hookup. Of greater importance is a culture that emphasizes consent and mutual respect for boundaries. Two local activists and…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist My Sucky Valentine: Laugh at Love's Misery at the Center for Sex and Culture

My Sucky Valentine: Laugh at Love's Misery at the Center for Sex and Culture

All you coupled people probably made Valentine's Day plans about three months ago. So have fun tonight with your romantic dinners, your soft music, and your gift exchanges, okay? Now. You single types. Maybe you've scheduled some little act of…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Real Live Nude Art: Benefit Mixes Artists, Models, and Spectators

Real Live Nude Art: Benefit Mixes Artists, Models, and Spectators

We love Annie Sprinkle. And we love Carol Queen. The two women have spent their lives and careers to promoting openness about sexuality and beating back the onslaught of fundamentalist blowhards who'd lock up everyone who's ever had an impure…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Hard Questions About Sex, Consent, and Free Will

The Hard Questions About Sex, Consent, and Free Will

A casual encounter goes terribly wrong. A woman is raped. Later she examines her experience. She looks up her attacker and confronts him. She records the conversation using a hidden camera. She decides to include it in a film, The…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Art of Sex Workers

The Art of Sex Workers

San Francisco’s approximately 46 square miles boast the nation’s first and only unionized strip club and the nation’s first occupational health and safety clinic run by sex workers, not to mention COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics), which was…
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Calendar, Night&Day On Your Night Stand

On Your Night Stand

Erotic art is one of those vague umbrella terms that encompasses everything from classic Greek busts of the well-endowed god Priapus to those goofy flavored finger-paint sets at your local sex shop. Accordingly, you can find high art, low art,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fun Naked People

Fun Naked People

Holiday parties are rather predictable -- a little mistletoe here, an indiscreet coworker there, and some strong libations to stave off the season's ennui. If you're itching to celebrate in a different way -- and maybe even do a little…
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Music, All Shook Down Pee-wee Herman Day in SF Today

Pee-wee Herman Day in SF Today

A Paul's Boutique Imagine a dream where dozens of people dress like Pee-wee Herman, some decidedly punk about it, and run through the streets shouting the maestro's lines. To set the mood, here are some of those lines: "I'm…
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Calendar, Night&Day Paul's Boutique

Paul's Boutique

Imagine a dream where dozens of people dress like Pee-wee Herman, some decidedly punk about it, and run through the streets shouting the maestro's lines. To set the mood, here are some of those lines: "I'm trying to use the…
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