Browsing posts tagged with Courtney Trouble
Aug
1

New product round-up for July

new-products-july-2015

The most exciting vibrator release of the month is the Fun Factory Tiger G5, an updated version of the company’s popular G4 toy. This textured, perfectly-curved wonder has a revamped button interface and more pliable shaft. What didn’t change? It’s still jam-packed with power!

Our other new toys this month come from Tantus. They just released the Uncut #1 and Uncut #2, some of the world’s first body-safe uncircumcised dildos. Cast in the company’s signature dual-density silicone, these toys feel incredibly life-like! We also grabbed Tantus’ Vibrating Progressive Pleasure Beads (finally, vibrating silicone anal beads!) and Vibrating Super Soft C Ring.

new-books-dvds-july-2015

We have so much new media for you to enjoy! From local Microcosm Publishing, Hot Pants: Do It Yourself Gynecology and Herbal Remedies contains all sorts of useful info on at-home remedies for cramps, PMS, and infections, while Consensuality: Navigating Feminism, Gender, and Boundaries Towards Loving Relationships details feminist lessons in healthy partnerships. We also picked up Best Bondage Erotica 2015, a curated selection of kinky stories, and My Life on the Swingset, a collection of personal essays about non-monogamy, sex toys, and other escapades.

Many porn additions to our shelves this month, as the top feminist porn directors of modern times continue cranking out excellent work! There’s Doing it Again, Vol. 2the follow-up to Tobi Hill-Meyer’s trans-women-focused Doing It Ourselves, plus James Darling’s FTM Fucker, Volume 1 and Courtney Trouble’s Lesbian Curves 3 (you guessed it — the latest in their Lesbian Curves series). Renowned director Erika Lust even added another DVD to her popular series which brings anonymous fantasies to life: X Confessions Vol. 4.

Adding to our collection of locally-made bath products from Sea Grape, we now have their delicious-smelling massage candles. We also picked up Earthly Body’s Miracle Oil Tea Tree Shave Cream, which is infused with natural hemp seed oil.

Feb
1

New product round-up for January

LELO Mona Wave and Ina Wave

When it comes to new technological innovations, LELO is always coming up with something exciting. This month it’s the Mona Wave and Ina Wave, based on their popular Mona and Ina vibrators. These unique toys have shafts that physically move up and down, mimicking a “come hither” motion against the G-spot.

LELO also released an upgraded version of one of their classic vibrators: Siri 2. We’re thrilled that this toy is now waterproof and more powerful than before! It even has a sound-responsive setting, enabling the toy to vibrate to any music playing in its vicinity.

We have several other new toys — the Crave Vesper, OhMiBod Lovelife Cuddle, Bettie Page Buzzin’ Bullet, and Fun Factory ShareVibe — which are featured in our Valentine’s Day Picks. Visit that post for more information about each!

New DVDs from Erika Lust and Courtney Trouble

Prolific feminist porn maker Erika Lust just released the third installment of her DVD series X Confessions. With stories based on anonymous sex confessions submitted to her site, this compilation features group sex, roleplay, outdoor sex, ice play, strap-on sex, and more! We also picked up some delicious new queer porn from Courtney TroubleFucking MysticFuckstyles 2: Dirty Fucks, and Trans Lesbians.

Our latest books include Best Women’s Erotica 2015, Kissing: A Field GuideAs Kinky As You Wanna Be: Your Guide to Safe, Sane, and Smart BDSM, and the latest from the venerable senior sex expert Joan Price, The Ultimate Guide to Sex After Fifty. The new Original Plumbing is the Selfie Issue, featuring reader-submitted photos and ruminations on trans portrayals in popular culture!

Finally, just in time for Valentine’s Day, we snagged some of Filthy Farmgirl’s fabulous Filthy Valentine soap! The scent is cardamom rose, and it is lovely.

May
27

Watching Trans Grrrls, her armor melts away

Chelsea Poe and Maxine Holloway in Trans GrrrlsAmy Dentata is a writer, game designer, and performer who touches on topics including trauma recovery, mental illness, sexuality, and transgender issues on her website and elsewhere. Recently she wrote something amazing on PinkLabel.tv: “Fumbling Towards Humanity: How Trans Grrrls Helped Me Open Up to My Partner.”

We knew Courtney Trouble’s Trans Grrrls was a very special porn film, but Dentata’s piece illuminates just how transformative it can be to see someone like yourself in erotic imagery.

As a trans woman, Dentata encounters many difficulties when it comes to not just dating, but simply existing in the world. When dating, she has to worry about a lack of chemistry, the challenges of physical intimacy, and her personal safety. Sex, even masturbation, is a minefield — Dentata can feel uncomfortable, anxious, detached from her body. It doesn’t help that in both mainstream media and mainstream porn, trans people are made to be punchlines, victims of violence, or taboo sex objects. Genuine, compassionate representation is almost impossible to find.

When Dentata started dating a cisgender woman named Kate, she found a partner who was willing to take the time to learn how to pleasure her. Still, during their first couple of sexual encounters, Dentata couldn’t orgasm. One night ended in tears when Dentata was overcome by body dysphoria and upsetting anti-trans thoughts.

But the third time was different. That night, they popped in Trans Grrrls and began touching each other while watching the first scene, featuring Chelsea Poe and Maxine Holloway. Dentata writes:

. . . the scene cut to an apartment, and Chelsea and Maxine tore off each other’s clothes. There on the screen was someone like me, having sex with someone like Kate. They were both happy, enthusiastic, and into each other. No “surprise reveal”, no horrified reaction shots, no cis gaze ruminating on how a trans partner might affect a cis person’s feelings about their sexual orientation. Just two women fucking.

It made me feel human. And naked, even though my clothes were already off. A layer of psychic armor hardened by slurs, stereotypes, and violence melted off my body. It felt like the universe said to me, “We have a place for you. You belong here.”

I said to Kate, “In a little bit you’re going to find out something I love about Maxine.” Maxine laughs when she comes, and it is so adorable. Kate agreed. Sometime after the second scene of the film, I had an amazing orgasm, all thanks to Kate. The isolation I felt during our previous encounters washed away. That orgasm was a revelation, a moment of healing, and I laughed like Maxine through the intense torrent of emotions. That was the first time I’ve ever laughed while coming instead of crying.

That was the night Amy Dentata felt like she belonged. Like there was a place in the world for her body, her identity, her sexuality. Her partner confirmed it — along with the performers in Trans Grrrls — and she was able to experience the pleasure everyone deserves.

Read the whole piece at PinkLabel.tv.

Jan
28

Help Courtney Trouble deck out their new studio!

Help Courtney Trouble deck out her new studio!

Awesome news from queer porn filmmaker Courtney Trouble:

For the first time in all the twelve years I’ve been producing porn and making art my business with QueerPorn.TV and IndiePornRevolution.com, I will FINALLY have my very own art studio and place of business!! A REAL STUDIO!!! A place for screenings, performances, workshops, meetings, salons, play parties, readings, photo shoots, and art receptions. A place where new pornographers can come and shoot, a place where queer porn can be made every day, a place where my DVDs can be stored, my sets built, my paperwork kept safe. A place where people can learn and play and be safe and have fun and be serious and make money and build projects and keep this queer porn movement going strong in Oakland!

To furnish the studio with all the necessary accouterments of queer porn (such as the extremely important espresso machine — oh, and beds…), Trouble is running their own indie crowdfunding campaign. Chip in, and you can get rewards such as membership to their sites, digital downloads/DVDs, and banner advertising. The big ticket rewards include spending a night in the studio, a Skype date with Courtney Trouble, and having your name painted on the wall of the studio.

Here are the ways you can contribute:

Once you’ve made your purchase, email courtneytrouble at gmail dot com with the receipt and which reward tier you’d like.

We can’t wait to see the porn that is yet to be made in this exciting new space!

Oct
20

Get ready for Fisting Day 2013!

Fisting Day logoHard to believe, but we’re coming up on the third annual International Fisting Day! Ahhh, it seems like just yesterday we were hailing the creation of this glorious occasion. Fisting Day is growing up!

Created to celebrate, educate, and normalize fisting, Fisting Day has become a joyful celebration of a beloved sex act, and a great way to spark conversation about obscenity. (In the porn industry, fisting is still considered “obscene” and therefore depicting it can be a prosecutable offense).

Last year, we interviewed one of Fisting Day’s illustrious creators, Jiz Lee, and asked them all about fisting. Jiz discussed myths, tips for beginners, their personal tools of the trade, their fondest fisting memory (it took place on a roof top in San Francisco!), and what they think about the anti-fisting stance of the mainstream porn industry. Still very relevant!

This year, Fisting Day promises to be jam-packed with fisting goodness. There’s the Tumblr, which you can submit your fisting appreciation art to right here. Then, on Twitter, follow the hashtag #FistingDay. Fisting Day also now has its own website, complete with a page explaining the origins of the day and a page dedicated to fisting-inclusive porn scenes.

But most of all, there will be LIVE online events to watch! Things kick off at 6:30 p.m. PST with the “opening ceremony” (ha!) hosted by Courtney Trouble, then continue from 7-9 with a live fisting demo, Q&A, and party. The grand finale, from 9-11, will be an explicit fisting threesome starring Courtney Trouble, Emma Claire, and Joey Minx.

Need some tools of your own to celebrate Fisting Day? We carry a great how-to guide on vaginal fisting called A Hand in the Bush. You may want to work your way up to a large toy first, like RandyGloves are perfect for fisting, as they can make your hand feel slicker, and they don’t absorb lube the way skin can. Of course, you’ll still need lots and lots of lube!

We also stock a couple DVDs that bravely include fisting scenes: Live Sex Show and Hella Brown: Real Sex in the City. For, you know, inspiration. Happy Fisting Day!

Sep
26

AVN salutes female entrepreneurs in adult industry

A recent article from AVN caught our eye: “Game Changers: 30 Women Power Players in the Adult Industry.” Long overdue? Probably! With so many highly accomplished women in the adult industry, it’s no wonder they found it difficult to narrow the list down to just 30:

The whittling-down process turned out to be tougher than we thought — but also very inspiring. At virtually every major adult studio, there are female directors making movies informed by aesthetics that may not always be feminist, but are certainly feminine. And there are the superstars who are such natural entrepreneurs that they’ve made themselves into brand names, creating their own lucrative deals. Add to that the dozens of women who were “founding mothers” but have since gone on to other endeavors, and you end up — as we did — with a list of some 100 talented, ambitious and tenacious businesswomen.

The final list includes many folks we really love, such as Joanna Angel (“porn’s female counterpart to Mark Zuckerberg”), Tristan Taormino (credited with, among quite a few other things, “put[ting] the phrase ‘feminist porn’ on many mainstream lips”), Courtney Trouble, Nina Hartley (“a force of nature”), and Carol Queen. Another unsurprising inclusion is E.L. James, author of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy.

The list also includes several sex toy gurus such as Metis Black (president of Tantus) and Suki Dunham (founder of OhMiBod). Black has been instrumental in shifting the industry focus toward 100% silicone, non-porous sex toys, starting her company in 1998 when there were fewer than ten manufacturers of silicone sex toys worldwide — and very little knowledge about toxic toys.

Dunham did something else: she paired sex with music, creating arguably one of the most innovative sex toy lines in the industry. AVN writes:

Some might think it was fate that Suki Dunham got the idea for OhMiBod after one Christmas morning. Her husband and company co-founder, Brian, got her two significant gifts that year: An iPod and a vibrator. Dunham knew that music impacts so many areas of people lives, so why not their sex lives? A former Apple employee, Dunham not only revolutionized the technological aspect of sex toys — OhMiBod has created products that vibrate when hooked up to MP3 players, as well as respond to ambient sound, such as music in clubs — but also the look. OhMiBod was a company that dared to break away from the traditional pink and purple color scheme and offer items in bright greens, blues and even white.

One thing’s for sure: female entrepreneurs have been pivotal in moving the adult industry forward, and this article illustrates exactly how pivotal. We only wish the list hadn’t been narrowed down to just 30!

May
1

Industry Spotlight: Courtney Trouble

Courtney Trouble

Gifted with a Polaroid instant camera at age 8, Courtney Trouble was destined to be an artist. As a teenager in Washington, they spent their days in their high school’s dark room — and their nights running in grunge and riot grrrl circles.

Trouble attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia, where they continued pursuing print and digital photography. They snagged publishing, entertainment journalism, and photography gigs for a while, then started working as a phone sex operator. Phone sex was lucrative and allowed them to be their own boss, but it was exhausting catering to clients’ fantasies all the time. Trouble was itching to explore their own rebellious queer desires.

So in 2002, at just 19 years old, Trouble founded NoFauxxx.com, a little website offering up “subversive smut.” In the beginning, Trouble shot erotic photos of friends, lovers, classmates, and themself with a bulky Nikon CoolPix — 600 pixels max — and no light set, studio props, or a video camera. Just, as Trouble puts it, “that good old Olympia DIY magic.”

NoFauxxx was a fun, creative hobby at first, something to balance out Trouble’s fantasy-based phone sex work with the documentation of real queer sexuality — but over the years, it grew into a community and a movement. The queer porn movement.

In 2007, Trouble began filming their first full-length DVD. With no formal training in film or video editing and very little money, it took them two years to finish. But the result, Roulette, solidified their trajectory toward queer porn notoriety.

Courtney Trouble is now known as a sassy and unapologetic champion of authentic, queer, body-positive, binary-breaking feminist porn. They strive for inclusivity, casting performers who run the gamut of gender, sexual orientation, size, and race. They like to shoot performers in their own homes, using their personalities as inspiration for scenes. Queer porn, Trouble admits, is a genre defined by its lack of structure:

Queer porn is a little bit undefinable, because the “point” of queer porn is to show the vast diversity of queer desire, and performers “queering” sex more as a verb than an adjective. Queer porn is a collaborative, open-communication-centric, intimate art that is as much the performer’s concept as well as the director or producer. Queer porn removes the various niches, stereotypes, and misconceptions that the dominant adult industry places on people based on how they look or how they fuck, and allows the performers and producers to make authentic, meaningful, sex-positive imagery that reflects our true sexual natures.

After that first film, Trouble helped build Reel Queer Productions, a video line for which they directed and edited 11 more movies, both plot-based and gonzo, including Roulette TorontoSeven Minutes in Heaven 3: Fuck Yeah!, and Billy Castro Does the Mission.

Trouble is a performer as well. They love being in front of the camera, using their body and sexuality (as a genderqueer fat feminist femme switch) to make a political statement. As a performer, Trouble has starred in their own films, as well as The Wild Search, and in scenes on Shine Louise Houston’s website CrashPadSeries.com and Madison Young’s website Madison Bound. Performing, Trouble firmly believes, makes them a better director.

Taking everything they learned from the trial-and-error development of NoFauxxx, Trouble collaborated with queer pornstar Tina Horn in November 2010 to launch QueerPorn.TV, a community-based porn site featuring exclusive content and interviews with performers. Trouble also runs QueerPornTube, the first ever free, user-generated queer tube site, which hosts the work of both amateurs and professionals.

In 2011 Trouble established their own porn production company, TROUBLEfilms, through which they have released several films: Fuckstyles of the Queer and FamousLive Sex Show, Trans Grrls, Fucking Mystic, and Lesbian Curves (which just won a Feminist Porn Award for “Hottest Dyke Film”)TROUBLEfilms also distributes Tobi Hill-Meyer’s Doing It Ourselves: The Trans Women Porn Project and The Genderfellator.

By taking complete control of content distribution, Trouble is able to release scenes featuring fisting, knife play, squirting, and other sex acts that distributors usually don’t allow due to obscenity laws. These often nonsensical laws are what inspired Trouble, along with genderqueer porn icon Jiz Lee, to create International Fisting Day to educate and dispel myths about fisting.

Ten years after its initial launch, NoFauxxx changed its name to Indie Porn Revolution, and subsequently received an AVN nomination for “Best Alternative Website.” It is now the longest-running queer porn website on the internet, with a unique genre- and gender-less navigation structure that encourages the viewer to explore its breadth of erotic imagery without choosing a familiar category marker first.

When asked what keeps them passionate about queer porn, Trouble said:

The effect that my work has had on other queer folks . . . I get letters all the time that queer porn has changed, and sometimes even saved, a life. It saved mine 10 years ago, and the fact that it’s still relevant and even more so now, is why my passion thrives. Sometimes people use my art as a survival tool. Not very many pornographers get to say that their porn is that essential.

Courtney Trouble loves animals (especially her chihuahua, Cookie Party), the njoy Eleven and Hitachi Magic Wand, and cheeseburgers. They are working on a film called Come Find Me, which follows a woman on a bike-powered scavenger hunt to her real-life lover. It will be Trouble’s first full-length movie starring a heterosexual couple.

Check out this fun interview with Trouble from this year’s Feminist Porn Awards:

Courtney Trouble can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, and on her blog.

Oct
20

Interview with Jiz Lee for Fisting Day 2012!

Tomorrow, October 21st, we will celebrate the second annual Fisting Day, created in 2011 by queer porn revolutionaries Jiz Lee and Courtney Trouble as a way to honor the act of fisting and debunk myths about it.

Courtney and Jiz are ramping up the festivities this year, making it an even more action-packed day. At 6 p.m. PST on QueerPorn.tv, there will be a livestream sex ed presentation, Fisting 101 For All Genders, taught by Tobi Hill-Meyer. And for just one day on Indie Porn Revolution, there will be a free scene from the film Fucking Different XXX, featuring a real life couple in a romantic, yet explicit, love story.

Folks over 18 are invited to share their own fisting content (photos, videos, links), anonymously or not, on the Fisting Day Tumblr. You can also RSVP for Fisting Day on Facebook and follow the hashtag #fistingday.

As for us, we managed to snag an interview with fisting connoisseur Jiz Lee! Read on for Jiz’s tips for first time fisters, their tools of the trade, their fondest fisting experience, why they think fisting is still off-limits in most porn, and what they’ll be doing to celebrate Fisting Day.

What are some myths surrounding fisting that need to be dispelled?

Jiz Lee, photo from Karma Pervs

Off the cuff — ahem — some myths are that fisting hurts, and causes bleeding. Also that it needs to be done with poppers or other drugs that might numb the pain. There’s a myth that your vagina or ass will stretch and not be as tight as it was prior to fisting. And, there’s also the myth that it’s only done in homosexual sex — that is, we hear that it’s common in gay men’s porn and sex clubs, or that it’s primarily a lesbian taboo sex act.

While I agree that it might be more common for sexual partners who experiment with sex other than that of penis/vagina, the truth is that sexual partners of all genders and orientations can enjoy fisting.

Do you have any special tips for someone easing into fisting for the first time?

The biggest tip, I think, is not to force it. Don’t try too hard. Forcing can hurt. If you have fears around pain, forcing it will only confirm that discomfort. If you’re not ready, not wanting it, that’s OKAY. It’s okay if you cannot get past the thumb. You can always try again. And, it’s just as okay if it doesn’t happen on the first try, as it is on the twentieth attempt. The point is to enjoy it, right? So let pleasure be the guide. (Incidentally, I have similar advice on G-spot ejaculation. Patience and pleasure are essential.)

Naturally, good-fitting latex or non-latex gloves are helpful, as is good lubricant. Coat a bit of lube on your fingers and hand before putting the glove on; this will not only make the glove a bit easier to slip on, but will also put a layer of fluid between your skin and the glove, which can conduct heat and sensation so you’ll feel a little bit closer to your lover.

For lubricant tips, water-based gel is a nice lube as it can line the anus or vagina with a thick layer of lube to protect your delicate insides. Silicone is also a popular choice, as it is really slick, and will stay slick for a long time. You can even blend the two lubes together, making a “lube salad” of your favorite types and combining the best of their desired qualities.

What are your personal tools of the trade — your favorite toys, lube, and accessories to compliment fisting?

Jiz Lee with the Outlaw, photo by Nikola Tamindzi

For water-based I like a nice thick gel, and for a slippery silicone I like Pjur. For gloves, I usually keep black gloves around, in both latex and nitrile (non-latex) varieties.

I sometimes like clitoral stimulation in addition to deep internal pressure. At times, something as strong as the Hitachi Magic Wand is perfect. Other times, gentler vibrations like those from the (waterproof) Form 6 by Jimmyjane are nice. When I have “too much” sensitivity, I find that my vagina can clench a bit tight as I enjoy the vibration — therefore laying off the intensity by using my fingers or a “softer” vibrator is nice.

If you are experimenting with size and girth, dildos could be a fun way to start eroticizing width and pleasure. For example, the Randy dildo by Vixen Creations is a toy fit for a (size) queen. If Randy is too big, try the Maverick, or another silicone toy; the material squishes a bit when you squeeze it, that “give” makes it more giving for trying things out.

Liberator’s Fascinator Throe is a good fisting accessory for those prone to gushing with G-spot pressure. Fisting can put pressure on this area so it’s not uncommon to have ejaculation while fisting. (Or, when the fisting hand slides out and frees up that pressure area for an exciting release!)

I’d also like to take a moment to congratulate and so appreciate She Bop for carrying a DVD that includes a fisting scene, Live Sex Show. Most DVD distributors shy away from allowing fisting to be included in their movies because they’ve been warned that they might be faced with obscenity charges. While G-spot ejaculation has (thankfully) become more common place in porn, it is another item that was similarly avoided. I hope to see fisting make a strong appearance in movies and I hope this film can help to lead the way. We’ve seen a lot of “how to ejaculate” sex ed movie guides. Wouldn’t it be amazing to see some that involved vaginal and anal fisting of various genders?

What do you love about fisting? Tell us about your fondest fisting experience.

Stoya and Jiz Lee, photo by Rae Threat

I love that fisting can be something spontaneous as much as it can be something planned. It’s something I don’t always want, something I initially might not be in the mood for… but when it happens, it’s utterly gratifying. There’s something about the act that makes me feel as if my vagina has a mind of it’s own. It will know when it wants it, and when it doesn’t. It’s like my body becomes the ultimate consenting factor, making the rules and calling the shots. It’s the difference between “This is good, I’m liking this just the way it is and exactly what you’re doing. I’m in bliss” and the hole-hungry: “More fingers. More pressure. More! I’m feeling GREEDY!!!”

For me, the feeling of fisting is full and warm and with so much pressure I feel that my orgasm could be pushed UP through my body, rather than centralized in my pelvis. It’s like I can feel the wave to come start to come out my sternum, my heart palpitates; it comes with an incredibly intense orgasm for me. And when I’m the giver? I can come through my hand. I can get off on the building timing of the motion of my hand inside someone, the sensation of wet internal heat so hot that it steams in winter sex. The pruning of my fingers from lengthy sex with fluid-bond lovers, or when my digits quietly go numb from sex so good it distracts from funny arm angles, and when you withdraw, you have to shake out the pins and needles.

One fond fisting experience was actually an almost-fisting. I like to think that even getting close to fisting can count. Sex is so varied, why place a hierarchy and say one’s supposed to be better or more complete than another? It was a surprise almost-fisting, a hole being hungrier than I thought it was.

A number of years ago, I found myself on a roof top in San Francisco, leading my lover and her wife with feet crunching over gravel and tar as we hopped a fence for a night-time view of the city, and a place to get a little frisky without getting caught. I leaned over the ledge looking out onto Market street, as my lover’s wife started to explore my ass with her slick gloved fingers. (If there’s any reason to love gloves, it’s for easy and clean outdoor adventures.)

The view, the precarious but safe position bent over the city, the sexual attention on me, the excitement around the experience, I was enjoying all of it. My ass was feeling amazing! I was pushing out to be received. And with each point of pressure inside me and against me, I felt the waves of orgasm start to swell. Being many years ago, the memories of what happened next are lost in time. But I do recall as we bagged up our gloves to toss in the trash and go back out on the streets, my lover’s wife glowing with fascination. “I almost fisted your ass,” she exclaimed. It was amazing. “Your ass was pulling my fingers up into it, almost to my fist!” While it was a not quite a fisting, I’ll take the almost-fist experience as one of my fondest. Unexpected, and thrilling.

The Cambria List, which was created in 2001 by an attorney for the porn industry, is often cited as the reason fisting is not shown in porn, and yet many things on the Cambria List (such as blindfolds, spitting, facials, and wax dripping) are shown without issue these days in mainstream porn. Why do you think fisting remains off-limits?

In general, I think mainstream pornography has formed a certain pattern of what are acceptable sex acts, and what is expected of performers. For example, in stereotypical lesbian pornography (cis women), we can see examples of very light digital penetration; the idea is that it’s designed for softcore or lots of vulva-specific sex such as tribing (scissoring) and oral sex. Of course this is a generalization, as we can see some hardcore companies making girl/girl work that pushes the boundaries using bright, large toys.

There’s also the theory that to use one’s fist might be seen as threatening to the assumed heterosexual cis male viewer, who might see a fist as something larger than a penis. This idea doesn’t seem to permeate into gay pornography however, where fisting is more common place, and at least in the US, less prosecuted. I’ve yet to see fisting in a heterosexual sex scene. (If you know of an example, please share the name of the title with me!)

I hope that in leading by example, directors bringing fisting into sex in a way that is seen as normal will help to have an effect on the market at large, and I think we’ve seen this with female ejaculation. As women-directed movies and queer-run studios create more examples of diverse sex acts, I think other companies may follow suit. While people are turning to the internet for porn more and more, DVD distribution and laws around what can be mailed to certain geographical areas may shift or become abandoned. I think the internet will help us learn to become more sex-positive, and ultimately more truthful, about desire, education, and the display of sex-positive media.

How do you plan to celebrate Fisting Day?

Well, on Sunday, October 21st, I plan to be spending much of it sitting at an internet cafe (hopefully somewhere nice and sunny) while publishing and reposting lots of exciting fisting day blog posts and other online participation! I’m not sure I’ll be fisting on that day, but I figure I might give self-fisting a shot at some point that day! If it happens, it happens, if not, I’ll have fun trying!

Oct
21

Today is International Fisting Day!

Queer porn revolutionaries Jiz Lee and Courtney Trouble have declared today International Fisting Day — and who are we to argue? Fisting doesn’t get nearly enough attention; in fact, you’d be hard-pressed to find any porn DVD that includes fisting because distributors are afraid of being sent to jail on obscenity charges.

The censorship of fisting is what sparked Jiz and Courtney to create Fisting Day. They are hoping to dispel myths and stigma surrounding fisting, and shine a light on just how pleasurable and sensual fisting can be. As Courtney Trouble writes in her Fisting Day post,

fisting is all about a hand and a hole listening to each other very closely. It’s one of the most beautiful, intimate sex acts I’ve ever experienced. It’s sex positive and builds a deeper connection between sex partners. It encourages deeper communication. And most people who have been fisted will probably tell you, it’s one of the best ways to orgasm in the whole wide world.

Jiz Lee’s Fisting Day post contains an in-depth explanation of why fisting is not shown in most porn, as well as a description of what Jiz adores about fisting.

As someone who loves to receive a fist, what I enjoy about it is an unparalleled feeling of fullness. The most sensitive areas of the vagina are just within the first few inches inside the vagina, which is where I like to use my kegel and pelvic muscles to grip snugly around a lovers’ wrist, which can be compared to the girth of a medium-large dildo . . . Combining clitoral and vaginal stimulation, the network of nerves and contracting of muscles orchestrate some of the most amazingly intense orgasms I’ve had.

Here are just a few of the posts that have gone up today:

Even more blog posts are being quoted on the Fisting Day Tumblr.

If you’d like to celebrate Fisting Day, we carry a great how-to guide on vaginal fisting called A Hand in the Bush. You may want to work your way up to a large toy first, like RandyGloves are also perfect for fisting, as they can make your hand feel slicker, and they don’t absorb lube the way skin can. Of course, you’ll need lots and lots of lube!

And this is really cool: Courtney Trouble and James Darling will be hosting an online fisting workshop tonight at 8 p.m. Pacific. They will discuss fisting preperation and setup, communication, safer sex, and beginning and andvanced techniques for penetration and movement.

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She Bop is a women-owned sex toy boutique specializing in body safe products and education. Our mission is to promote healthy and safe sexuality by offering quality products and educational workshops in a fun and comfortable environment. She Bop welcomes people of all genders and sexual orientations.
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