• Industry spotlight

    Shine Louise Houston’s newest porn adventure

    Between the adult industry and the queer community, Shine Louise Houston is household name. She has been creating erotic queer cinema for almost a decade with Pink & White Productions, and is known as the mastermind behind The Crash Pad, a long running porn series about a secretive San Francisco apartment where queer folks go to have spectacular sex. Her other films, including SNAPSHOT, have all won numerous accolades, as well as a quite a bit of attention. Along the way, Houston has always kept focus on what matters to her: representing queer communities and queer communities of color. Houston’s latest project, Chemistry Eases the Pain, is a “not-so-typical queer…

  • Giveaways

    Win tickets to HUMP! 2017

    HUMP!, the Pacific Northwest’s lovable amateur porn film festival, is right on the horizon! Showings are taking place this November at Revolution Hall in Portland, and some showtimes have already sold out! We want to help you experience the hot, laugh-out-loud fun of HUMP!, so as in years past, we have some tickets to give away. Two pairs, to be precise, so each winner can bring a friend! The tickets are for the following showtime: Saturday, November 4th at 3:00 p.m. at Revolution Hall (18+) In case you aren’t already pumped, the line-up of films have names such as “Bum Appétit,” “Dildrone,” and “Is Queefing an Instrument?” and the trailer below is full of sexy, strange, and intriguing moments! Enter…

  • 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…

  • Guides

    How to pick out porn

    Finding the porn DVD or video that can turn you on, give you new ideas, or help get you off is not always an easy task. After all, the world is full of many different types of porn — and it’s not all created equal. In The Smart Girl’s Guide to Porn, author Violet Blue suggests “creating a picture of what you hope to find in your porn, just as you’d order a meal in a restaurant.” So, start by asking yourself (and your partner, if you’re watching together) what sounds appetizing, and go from there. Want to see women in charge? A real life amateur couple who remind you of you and…

  • She Bop's Picks,  Valentine's Day

    She Bop’s Picks: Valentine’s Day

    Is it any surprise we’re big fans of Valentine’s Day? Of course, we believe in love and pleasure all year round, but it’s nice to have a day set aside for celebrating in style. Sometimes, though, it can be hard to find just the right gift to woo someone, or the perfect thing to splurge on for yourself. So, we’ve rounded up our top recommendations for sexy items to make this Valentine’s Day memorable (and pleasurable)! Check out last year’s picks, and our picks from 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 for even more ideas. We-Vibe Nova We-Vibe calls Nova the “new dual stimulation superstar,” and we have to agree! While at first glance this toy…

  • Giveaways

    Win tickets to HUMP! 2016

    HUMP!, the Pacific Northwest’s lovable amateur porn film festival, is right on the horizon! Showings are taking place this November at Revolution Hall in Portland, and some showtimes have already sold out! We want to help you experience the hot, laugh-out-loud fun of HUMP!, so as in years past, we have some tickets to give away. Three pairs, to be precise! (So each winner can bring a friend.) The tickets are for the following showtime: Friday, November 11th at 11:30 p.m. at Revolution Hall (21+) In case you aren’t already pumped, the line-up of films have names such as “Cock-a-Pult,” “The Little Merman,” and “Toys, Trans, and Training,” and the trailer below is full of sexy, strange, and intriguing moments!…

  • Giveaways

    Win tickets to HUMP! 2015

    HUMP!, the Pacific Northwest’s lovable amateur porn film festival, is right on the horizon! Showings are taking place over two weekends in November at Revolution Hall in Portland, and some showtimes have already sold out! We want to help you experience the hot, laugh-out-loud fun of HUMP!, so as in years past, we have some tickets to give away. Two pairs, to be precise! (So each winner can bring a friend.) We have a pair of tickets to each of the following showtimes during HUMP’s opening weekend: Friday, November 6th at 11:30 p.m. (21+) Saturday, November 7th at 3:00 p.m. (18+) In case you aren’t already pumped, the line-up of films have names such as “Film Bonoir,”…

  • Industry spotlight

    Industry Spotlight: Candida Royalle

    Candida Royalle

    While I never knew Ms. Royalle personally, in many ways, I owe my career to her. I got my start in the adult industry by making films that asked for an approachable, authentic, pornographic performance that would appeal to women and couples — a niche that may have never existed had it not been for Royalle’s influential work. —Siousxie Q Art and entrepreneurship were in Candida Royalle’s blood. Born in Brooklyn in the fall of 1950, she grew up performing and training in dance, art, and music. The daughter of a professional jazz drummer, she was active in the women’s moment and attended prestigious schools such as Parsons School of Design.…

  • Events

    Jiz Lee’s Sex Tips from the Porn Set

    Thursday, October 8th — 7:30 pm — $20 Veteran porn star Jiz Lee shares the top sex tips from a decade of making love for the camera in this special She Bop appearance! This workshop brings the tools and tricks from adult films into the bedroom. Who needs a ‘fluffer’ when you’ll learn foreplay, new enticing positions to add to your repertoire, shortcuts to ease transitions between sexual activities, and sex hacks to impress your partner. Plus, discover the nuances of “real sex” vs “porn sex” and learn important correlations between sexual health and nutrition. By the end of the night, you’ll have the tools to make your bedroom as sexy (and…

  • Community

    HUMP! submission deadline: September 30th

    As summer enters its last weeks, the annual HUMP! submission deadline looms near. If you’ve ever wanted to dip your toes into porn-making or starring in an erotic film, HUMP! is the film festival for you. HUMP! accepts films from all across the spectrum of sexuality, gender identity, kink, and style — from softcore to hardcore, animated to live action. We love HUMP!, so we’re sponsoring again this year! This year’s extra credit props are hula hoops and Mike Huckabee’s book God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy. Add these items to your film to show the audience your film was created especially for this year’s HUMP!. Appearing in a film for HUMP! means…