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Two Men Kissing June 14, 2016

I’m sad. I’m sad that so many innocent lives were taken in Orlando. Why are gay men the target of so much hatred and their sexuality such a taboo in our culture? How could the idea of two men kissing possibly send someone into such a rage that they go on the biggest killing spree…

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In support of nightlife June 8, 2016

This story on gentrification in New York could be the same story in London, Berlin, Portland. Any of the Kinky Salon cities. Mission Control started it’s life on a grotty part of Mission Street 15 years ago and we watched as the neighborhood changed until we were finally evicted. Now we’ve taken up residence in a…

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The 7 Core Values of Kinky Salon June 19, 2015

PLAYFUL, SAFER, INCLUSIVE, CREATIVE, COMMUNITY SPIRITED, SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS, SEXUALLY PROGRESSIVE   PLAYFUL Humor is a vital component of every creative element of Kinky Salon. The cabaret is funny. Costumes are ridiculous. The music is upbeat and fun. The décor is colorful and silly. We combine all those factors to create a playful environment that is less intimidating…

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Letter to the London Times March 12, 2015

Written in response to this article in the Sunday Times about Kinky Salon There’s a story that San Francisco sex culture is teeming with uber rich, hedonistic Silicon Valley playboys. The outside world seems to be infatuated with the idea that vast wealth and hedonistic sexuality go hand in hand. It’s a compelling image to portray—with…

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We Create Culture February 14, 2015

We create culture. You and I and our parents and our ancestors. We are all a part of it. Nobody is exempt from this great communal task. Culture is like a giant homunculus, given life through the lives we live. Rearing its giant head, it looks at us with vacant eyes. How should I feel?…

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The Sex Culture Book Fair January 12, 2015

The Sex Culture Book Fair was this weekend and it blew my mind. Jeff Ray from Adobe Books and David from Belle SF Magazine first came to me in October and said, “let’s collaborate.” They let me loose brainstorming ideas, but none of us had any idea how it would all work out. First time…

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The Tale of a Shaved Pussy January 8, 2015

I remember the moment I decided to shave my pubic hair. I was at an afterparty in London with a dozen or so friends. They were fetish models and photographers. I was finally hanging with the scene makers and I wanted desperately to belong. We had been out to a fetish club and stayed up…

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KEEP CALM and
THANK YOU November 26, 2014

I moved to America in September 1999. By the time Thanksgiving rolled around I knew I was home. This holiday is different for me. It’s not about going home and spending time with relatives, and it’s not about dubious historical references. The idea of a holiday where people openly express their gratitude was never a…

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An Open Letter to Kim Kardashian’s Ass November 15, 2014

Dear Ass, Congratulations on your recent media attention. It’s a telling time in history when a woman’s ass can be more famous than the woman. With your undeniably impressive proportions and your ceaseless media exposure you have achieved a status in our culture previously only available to people. As a sexual object, oiled and buffed…

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