• Events

    DIY Porn with Madison Young

    Thursday, October 19th — 7:30 p.m. — $20 Make your own porn or D-I-Y trying! Join feminist porn icon and award-winning erotic filmmaker Madison Young for this highly entertaining workshop that gives fascinating insights into the world of adult filmmaking and how creating radical sexy DIY porn can change the world one authentic orgasm at a time. Madison will guide the class through the process of developing a vision and concept, then how to manifest a powerful erotic film. This quick-and-dirty class will present to students the basics of script writing, casting, financing your film, marketing, and distribution. Madison Young is an author, feminist pornographer, and sexual revolutionary. Young is…

  • New products,  News

    New product round-up for April

    April showers bring May… books? 50 Shades of Kink, Tristan Taormino’s latest guidebook, is here and it’s everything you’d expect from her: snappy, smart, and accessible. We also added Smut Peddler, a collection of 24 dirty comics featuring Portland’s own Erika Moen (of Oh Joy Sex Toy fame), and The Jealousy Workbook: Exercises and Insights for Managing Open Relationships. For our Gender Studies section, we picked up the classic Gender Outlaw by Kate Bornstein, Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity, and a book with the most adorable child we’ve ever seen on the cover, Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Healthy Gender Non-Conforming Children. We added two more of whirlwind porn performer Madison Young‘s creations to…

  • Industry spotlight

    Industry Spotlight: Madison Young

    Madison Young always had a mission. Growing up in conservative Loveland, Ohio, she immersed herself in theater, painting, and dance. Drawn to the honesty and playfulness of the arts, she was also similarly interested in sex — a subject that was very hush-hush throughout her upbringing. Young was always kinky; even when she was first discovering her sexuality, she fantasized about bondage, power play, and exhibitionism. With partners, she was able to explore and grow her love for BDSM, dabbling in flogging, caning, puppy play, fisting, and submission. In doing so, Young broke away from the shame and silence that had previously surrounded the topic of sex, and it was then that she…

  • Events

    DIY Porn with Madison Young

    Thursday, February 21st — 7:30 p.m. — $20 Let award-winning porn performer and director Madison Young teach you how to make your own porn! Learn the basics of how to tap into your own personal sexual fantasies, how to manifest those fantasies for the camera, the basics of documenting, writing a script, casting, financing your porn, and how to get your movies to the intended audience (even if that audience is just you and your partner). This is the perfect class to help you get a jumpstart on submitting to Hump!, the Northwest’s amateur porn film festival! Madison Young is an award-winning BDSM and fetish porn star, director, published writer, artist and…

  • Musings

    Madison Young on motherhood and sexuality

    Madison Young is a lot of things: a writer, a queer and BDSM porn star and director, a performance artist, director of the feminist art gallery Femina Potens, and most recently, a mother. Young gave birth to her daughter, Emma, last March. Ever since, she’s been exploring the intersection of sexuality and motherhood in her performance art, and is even working on a children’s book called My Mommy is a Love Artist. Young’s art exhibits, with titles such as “Building Our Own White Picket Fences” and “Becoming MILF,” have explored queerness and sex, and how they converge with being a mother. In one photographic piece about the sexual and non-sexual roles…