My regular roundup of interesting reads, found from all over the place.
The Perks of Herpes: “Before herpes, I didn’t think about my body much. But the virus had jolted me into self-awareness. I ate better. I exercised more. I felt more fragile and powerful and worthy of careful handling than ever. Herpes, oddly, did not turn me into damaged goods. Instead, it became a filter for expendable men in my life.” (An HSV Positive Lady / The HairPin)
Always Leave Them Wanting More: ” Like most sexually active people I know, I can feel when I’m about to have an orgasm, and usually having an orgasm comes right after feeling like I’m about to have one. Still immensely fun, but predictable. However, when someone slightly evil is in charge you never quite know what is going to happen. They could dole them out slowly, bringing you right back to the edge after every one and keeping you wriggling around in their lap with their dick buried in your asscrack. They could keep you on the brink for eight minutes (which feels like *forever* in the moment) and then make you come so many times you loose count. Also, they could theoretically wander away and not get you off at all.” (Stoya)
Sexing This Trans Man: “While the full synopsis of my scene will only be revealed to those who purchase the DVD I decided that I would do something in the film that I personally felt would educate and create a specific visibility very much needed. I decided, despite being pre-op, to bare it all and appear fully nude.” (Christian Lovehall / Original Plumbing)
Catching the bug: “We are beautiful. I’m not just talking gays and lesbians, but humans in general. From the crevices spreading from the corners of our eyes to the freckled tops of our feet, our beauty has been lovingly captured by artists who appreciate the stories that each face, posture, tattoo and pair of eyes can tell. We are both a passion and a living for these gifted visionaries who bring our best, and sometimes darkest, sides to light. ” (Leif Wauters / Express)
‘We’re Done Hiding': A First Lingerie Line for Transgender Women: “For its founders, though, Chrysalis is about a lot more than fashion: it’s about the politics of acceptance for a misunderstood and maligned community. “Chrysalis wants to change how transgender people are viewed,” Cy said. “We want to make people look at transgender people as human beings. We’re done hiding. We’re done keeping quiet. We are a very diverse community, we do exist, and we have explicit needs.”” (Richard Vincente / Lingerie Talk)