Monthly Archives: July 2018

  1. FKIN (A)rt Friday

    FKIN (A)rt Friday

    The Violators: Important NYC exhibition showcases Queer art targeted by social media censorship

    About a month ago FKIN (A)rt Friday introduced you to New York City artist Gio Black Peter.

    We're back to let you know that Gio has curated an imporant group show featuring some of the best queer artists on the scene:

    Studio UZI is proud to present: 

    The Violators

    July 27 - August 13, 2018 

    A group exhibition featuring 15 Queer artists whose works have been targeted by censorship on social media. 

    Alex La Cruz, Anne Lamb,  Ari Fraser,  Bruce LaBruce,  Damien Blottiere,  Gio Black Peter,  Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert,  Natasha Gornik, Oliver Sarley,  Paco Y Manolo,  Ruben Esparza,  Slava Mogutin,  Stuart Sandford,  Timothy Hill

    RSVP for the address to StudioUZInyc@gmail.com

    Letter from Gio Black Peter 

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    "What kind of content posted on social media warrants having your account deactivated? Who determines genitalia too offensive for the general public to view while simultaneously approving images of let’s say, the Trump clan propping up the head of an elephant that they just murdered?  At what point did we as a society decide that images of violence are acceptable but nudity and sexuality should be shunned?..." continue reading on the Studio UZI "The Violators" webpage.

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    Gio Black Peter on Them.us

    Read the interview with Gio Black Peter on Conde Naste's LGBTQ blog, Them.us.

    Note: Hardly a stereotypical opening (bored people, bad wine), this one is going to be a scene, with live performances, screenings, a documentary TV crew, and hundreds of people. Details are on the webpage. Thought it's an important show, consider checking it after tonight. Show runs through August 13. Be sure to RSVP for the location to StudioUZInyc@gmail.com.

    The blog teaser image at top, left is the censored version of a work by Oliver Sarley. Below are several more examples from The Violators show of art that has been censored by social media along with the orginal art. The final image is the uncensored art by Oliver Sarley.

    Social media censored art by Paco y Manolo

    Social media censored art by Paco y Manolo

    “Alejandro Y Mara“ by Paco y Manolo

    Uncensored art by Paco y Manolo

    Photograph by Anne Lamb

    Social media censored art by Anne Lamb

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  2. Elle Chase's "Curvy Girl SEX" Shows No Shame

    Elle Chase's "Curvy Girl SEX" Shows No Shame

    Seeing certified sex educator, body acceptance and pleasure advocate Elle Chase at the recent ANME Founders trade show was a good reminder to make sure you know about her terrific book, "Curvy Girl Sex: 101 Body-Positive Positions to Empower Your Sex Life."

    On her website www.ElleChase.com, Chase states that the book "...celebrates the sexuality of curvy women everywhere and is the first book of its kind to hit the market.  Curvy/plus-sized women are constantly de-sexualized in media and advertising, leading many to feel they aren’t sexy or have the right to be sexual. Nothing could be farther from the truth! This book aims to not just dole out sex positions, but to empower everyone who identifies as curvy, large, zaftig or fat regardless of gender expression and sexual identity , to take delight in sex, sex toys, and learn more about pleasure anatomy, consent and even erotica!.  I wholeheartedly believe that anyone who considers their body to be outside society’s idea of the aspirational body type, will find this book not just liberating and empowering, but will come away with the feeling that they have permission to create and enjoy a fulfilling sex life"

    Curvy Girl Sex by Elle Chase

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  3. A Very Sexy Beginner's Guide to BDSM Words

    A Very Sexy Beginner's Guide to BDSM Words

    A gem plucked from the web you might have missed.

    GQ's Sophie Saint Thomas introduces the piece:

    "The vocabulary of BDSM can be intimidating to newcomers (newcummers, heh heh). What is your domme talking about when she tells you to to stop topping from the bottom and take off your Zentai suit for some CBT? What, while we're at it, is a domme? So, let’s start with the basics: “BDSM” stands for bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, and sadism and masochism, the core pillars of kinky fun. Beyond that, there’s a whole language to describe the consensual power exchange practices that take place under the BDSM umbrella. At press time there’s still no “kink” on Duolingo, so here’s a handy glossary of some of the most common BDSM terms, from A to Z...."

    Continute reading "A Very Sexy Beginner's Guide to BDSM Words" here.

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  4. FKIN A(rt) FRIDAY

    FKIN A(rt) FRIDAY

    Meet randy, snarky, 18th century pop star painter, William Hogarth 

    Sometime we think back in ye days of olde, everyone was buttoned up and as stuffy as an 8th grade required reading classic. But, dig, sniff, paw around or just expand your reading list or get your butt to a museum, and it is abudanly evident that our fascination with sex has been a fact of life since Eve waved her apple in Adam's face.

    Self-Portrait by Hogarth, ca. 1735, Yale Center for British Art.
    Self-Portrait by Hogarth, ca. 1735, Yale Center for British Art.

    Meet 18th century painter, Wiliam Hogarth (1697-1764), an English painter, printmaker, pictorial satirist, social critic, and editorial cartoonist. Prolific, his most successful works where those in which he was poking fun at the upper classes as they were portrayed by in the works of contemporary painters like Jean-Antoine Watteau, François Boucher and Jean-Honoré Fragonard.

    During the 1730s British painter William Hogarth produced three versions of a series showing a young couple before and after a sexual encounter. Engraved print versions of this series were extremently popular, partically becuase they references current affairs and "celebrities; he sold over 1200 prints.

    "Hogarth’s Before and After series parodied fashionable fête galante* subjects by Antoine Watteau and others French artists, as well as modern high-life subjects by Jean-François du Troy. Such works often show a nobleman making elegant protestations of love to a lady."Tate.org

    William Hogarth "Before"

    William Hogarth, "Before", 1730-1.

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  5. PHOTOS: Perfect Fit Brand at ANME Founders

    PHOTOS: Perfect Fit Brand at ANME Founders

    A few photos from the recent ANME (Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo) last week in LA. Our booth had couches!

    Perfect Fit Brand at ANME July 2018

    The Perfect Fit Brand booth at ANME July 2018. Look closely and you'll see our newest innovations like the Fun Boy and The Bumper + some brand spanking new products that are not yet available. Zoom in and anticipate!

    Perfect Fit Brand at ANME July 2018

    Perfect Fit Brand CEO Steve Callow with Buck Angel (collaborator with Steve on the Buck Angel FTM Line by Perfect Fit Brand) and Ashley Manta of Dope Magazine at our booth at ANME.

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  6. 4 Cock Ring Myths...Busted!

    4 Cock Ring Myths...Busted!

    Myth #1: Cock Rings are only for guys who can’t get hard. Though a cock ring can help with ED they are also fun for any guy who likes a performance advantage. Cock Rings will make your cock feel stiffer and make your testicles sit forward a bit making them more exposed for some extra sensations! Your partner may also really enjoy the additional stimulation of pushing up against a soft cushioning ring like our Cruiser Ring.

    Cruiser Cock Rings by Perfect Fit Brand

    Above: The soft, stetch Cruiser Ring.

    Myth #2: A Cock Ring must be tight to have any effect. Nope! A tight or stretchy style cock ring may actually be uncomfortable. For most people a properly fitted cock ring will be comfortable, will not bind and will give a mild restriction. The Armour series cock rings are designed to fit your body and don’t rely on a tight fitting ring.

    Play Zone Kit Cock Rings and Cone

    Above: Our Play Zone Kit of 9 incrementally sized rings, you'll not only find your perfect fit, but find myriad ways to combine the rings for loads of fun. UK reviewer Damien explains here.

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  7. FKIN A(rt) FRIDAY

    FKIN A(rt) FRIDAY

    Meet Gerda Wegener "The Lady Gaga of the 1920s," painter of trendy ladies living large and, often, getting it on

    Every Friday Erotic Intent will bring you a piece of erotic art history, from ancient Greece and Rome on up to the present day. You can see some good examples of a of erotic art through the ages in our very first post, "Dildos, Strap-ons, and Pegging: An Anal History."

    This week, meet Danish artist Gerda Wegener, who The Guardian called "The Lady Gaga of the 1920s." She painted trendy ladies living large and, often, getting it on.

    Gerda and Einar Wegener

    The film "The Danish Girl" is the story of her trans husband, Einar Wegener, who had the world’s first gender-reassignment surgery and became Lili Elbe. He ultimately died of complications due to the surgery.

    Here's what The Guardian had to say about Wegener:

    “I like to think of her as the Lady Gaga of the 1920s,” says art historian Andrea Rygg Karberg, who has curated a new exhibition of Gerda’s work in Copenhagen. “Gerda was a pioneer who spent two decades as part of the Parisian art scene and revolutionised the way women are portrayed in art.” In short, Gerda Wegener was A Big Deal. “Throughout history, paintings of beautiful women were done by men,” says Rygg Karberg. “Women were typically seen through the male gaze. But Gerda changed all that because she painted strong, beautiful women with admiration and identification – as conscious subjects rather than objects.”

    Read the full Guardian article here.

    Lili Elbe by Gerda_Wegener

    And here's more about Gerda's trans spouse, Einar aka Lili (above, as painted by Gerda) from Wikipedia:

    Einar eventually identified as a male-to-female transgender woman. In 1930 she underwent the second publicly known sex reassignment surgery in history after years of living life solely as Lili Elbe. When out in public Gottlieb introduced Elbe as Einar Wegener's sister when she was dressed in female attire. Since they were no longer man and wife, the Wegeners' marriage was declared null and void in October 1930 by Christian X, the King of Denmark at that time. Lili died in 1931 from complications of surgery. Dora Richter/Dörchen R. was the first known transgender woman to undergo the vaginoplasty surgical approach. Its success and the resulting publicity encouraged Lili to also have the surgery; she died from post-operative infection. 

    Gerda's Wikipedia page is here.

    A small sampling of Gerda Wegeners beautiful and erotic work is below.

    Gerda Wegener illustration

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  8. Why I Choose to Pursue the Pervier Side of Life

    Why I Choose to Pursue the Pervier Side of Life

    If you're not reading and following Karley Sciortino, do! Her smart, funny, and frank discussions about sex in all its variations and kinks is good fun.

    You can find her brilliance in her "Breathless" column for Vogue in her recently released book, "Slutever: Dispatches from a Sexually Autonomous Woman in a Post-Shame World" and Vice Video show "Slutever."

    Slutever by Karley Sciortino

    Her latest "Breathless" column, "Why I Choose to Pursue the Pervier Side of Life" for Vogue begins prominsingly and more than delivers:

    I have a weird relationship with my tailor. He’s a smiley, petite, ancient Japanese man who speaks roughly seven words of English, but unexpectedly, over the past few years, we’ve grown pretty close. Maybe even too close? He fingered me, basically. Well . . . ish. It’s complicated.

    Read the full column here.

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  9. 10 Simple Strategies For Stronger Erections

    10 Simple Strategies For Stronger Erections

    Here’s what can kill your boner—and what can save it, according to Men's Health

    Always handy with a sex advice listicle, Men's Health recently posted this practical list of 10 things to avoid/do to optimize reliable wood.

    In a, uh, nutshell:

    1. Hit the gym

    2. Put the cigarettes away

    3. But keep a pot of coffee on

    4. Get a vasectomy

    5. Stay faithful

    6. Lose your gut

    7. Take it easy when you're thrusting

    8. Skip the taxi

    9. Yawn a lot

    10. Get plenty of sleep

    Read about why these things help on Men's Health here.

    And we'll add a #11: Get a cock ring!

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    Perfect Fit Brand cock rings

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  10. FKIN A(rt) FRIDAY

    FKIN A(rt) FRIDAY

    A frisky sculpture from The Shunga Empire in 1st century BC, a couple centuries before The Kama Sutra

    Every Friday Erotic Intent will bring you a piece of erotic art history, from ancient Greece and Rome on up to the present day. You can see some good examples of a of erotic art through the ages in our very first post, "Dildos, Strap-ons, and Pegging: An Anal History."

    Indian Shunga Empire erotic art

    Though the Kama Sutra would follow a couple centuries later, ancient Indians were clearly playful and sophisticated in their sexual practices. 

    While misconstrued in the West as solely a sex manual, the Kama Sutra (Sanskrit: कामसूत्र ) is in fact an ancient Indian text which can be more accurately described as a guide to a virtuous and gracious life. This includes the nature of love, family life and household duties, as well as other aspects pertaining to pleasure oriented faculties.

    Historians attribute the text to between 400 BCE and 200 AD, and it is likely that the Kama Sutra is a compendium that was collected into its present form by the philosopher Vātsyāyana in the 2nd century AD.

    One of the four goals of Hindu life, kāma refers to sensual pleasure, while sūtra literally means a thread or line, and more metaphorically refers to a collection of lines, rules, or aphorisms in the form of this manual. • 

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