Exploration is one of the greatest sources of human delight. No matter how kinky or experienced you are, there's always something new to explore.
Novelty feels great, doesn’t it? Finding something we like that we didn’t know existed… learning about new techniques, activities, and props. Roaming around our environment and seeing what we haven’t seen before.
Moxi brings her sex educator knowledge to bear on the subject of exploration and electricity in First Frontier. Heart contributes another real-life tale of eroticism in 8 Hands, 4 Tongues. Our ICON feature for this issue is Candida Royalle, covered by award-winning feminist pornographer Jennifer Lyon Bell. You can go directly from that essay to an interview with Sheona McDonald about her experiences making a documentary with Candida towards the end of her life. Finally, Ginger Starr brings us some straight up erotica with A Cabana Boy Christmas.
One of the things we’re exploring is what makes an Around the World in 80 Ways episode, well, work. Wolf Hudson, long time editor of the project, takes charge of the director role, casting Spanish bombshell Silvia Rubi as his co-star and wrangling the camera himself. She tours him around Barcelona, and then, because it’s a porno, they have sex.
Frankly, I think they would have banged anyway.
During Sex Lit: Stoya’s Book Club at the Gemini & Scorpio Loft a few months ago, one of the regulars—who does phone sex as a side job—mentioned that they really want to write dino porn. Steve Ronin, who was in attendance that day, lit up and said they’d love to shoot that. I said “Get me Ana Foxxx and I’ll fund it.” April wrote us a great script about an archaeologist. Ana knocked it out of the park. So now we have TALES: Dino Bone.
We’re also bringing back Sydni Devereaux and introducing Sweetpea in a photoset called Taco Time. We’re including a gallery of Moxi to accompany her essay. We’ve got a set of Sweetpea with myself in my actual bed, and a photoset of Ana Foxxx on a mid-century modern chair. Last but not least, is Stoya’s Gaze turned to NYC based performance artist Maidenfed.
I invite you to engage your curiosity as you work your way through our EXPLORE issue.