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Puritanical bureaucracy March 27, 2014

I’m currently in the process of self-publishing a book, and it’s been an eye opening experience. My book is about Sex Culture. It’s the story of how I ended up running Kinky Salon—the arty sexy community I’ve been hosting for more than a decade. It’s about culture’s relationship to sexuality, and the complicated limbo we…

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The Real Story Of Mission Control’s Eviction March 12, 2014

 Mission Control has been a hub for alternative sex culture in San Francisco since 2001. We were recently, without warning, evicted from the space that has been our home for thirteen years. It wasn’t “rising rent prices” or “a rowdy party” which ended us, as has been reported. Our demise was one phone call from…

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Slutty Teen Adventures February 7, 2014

I reached my Kickstarter goal for today, so as promised here’s an excerpt from the book. This story is about the first time I went to a fetish club… As Abby and I both turned sweet sixteen she found a listing in the back pages of Skin Two for a party scheduled to happen in…

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Memoir Crowdfunding January 31, 2014

The crowdfunding campaign for my memoir is off to a flying start, but I can’t be complacent about it. Each day I have to reach my funding goal to make it to the end successfully. If I don’t make it, then I get nothing. Please help me spread the word about this project by sharing…

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23 Years And Counting January 31, 2014

Today is the 23 year anniversary of my father’s death. To commemorate, here’s an excerpt from my upcoming memoir Polly: Sex Culture Revolutionary. It snowed the day of my father’s funeral. Giant white snowflakes flurried out of the sky. It was unusual weather that seemed to come out of nowhere. Poignant. I dyed my hair…

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Teen Goth December 13, 2013

Here’s another outtake from my book. I love sharing these here, because it means they get seen, and don’t just end up on the cutting room floor! I like this story, but it didn’t really fit with the flow of the book. Enjoy! “No way, mum. You have to drop us off here. I’m not…

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An Open Letter to Sex October 6, 2013

After Miley Cyrus’ recent spate of twerking, Sinéad O’Connor wrote her an open letter, you can read it here: http://www.sineadoconnor.com/2013/10/open-letter-to-miley-cyrus/ Then Amanda Palmer wrote an open letter to Sinéad http://amandapalmer.net/blog/20131003/ Then Ann Magnuson wrote an open letter to open letters http://pleasekillme.com/ann-magnusons-open-letter-to-an-open-letter/ … which is awesome. I thought I would weigh in on the debate with…

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Big Changes for Mission Control October 5, 2013

Today we released the news that Mission Control has lost its lease. To honor the memory of this amazing space where I’ve hosted parties for nearly 14 years, here’s the story from my soon-to-be-released memoir of how it all started….   Destiny pushed us together—me and thirty five hundred square feet of San Francisco dream…

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