Tag Archives: sex

SF Mission’s Kink Cuts Ties with Performer Accused of Rape

Following allegations by three different adult performers accusing James Deen of sexual assault, one of which allegedly occurred at Mission-based porn producer Kink.com, the company decided this morning to end its professional relationship with the porn star. “We are ending our relationship with Deen – obviously, consent is key for us,” said Michael Stabile, a spokesperson for the fetish video studio, located inside of the the...

Last Day to Donate to Peer-Based Health Program

Latinos En Extasis, a peer-based health program in partner with the Mission Neighborhood Health Center, is in its final few hours of raising $5,000 for a new community purposed van. Latinos En Extasis, is an after-school program designed to teach youths 13 to 18 about sexual health and education. Topics include anatomy, healthy relationships, HIV prevention, STI prevention and family...

Date-Worthy Spots and a Serial Dater

The 100 Dates of Summer blogger/serial dater/San Franciscan Elise Moreno has been on a short breather since her last romantic audition. It’s a well-earned break. Her attempt to do 100 dates this summer (hence the name of her Tumblr) started in late June. She’s packed 43 in already (by the time of this writing). All but one were outings with men, as...

Love in the Middle Ages

I  hear a lot of carping about Click City, the SF Chronicle’s new  fiction series.  My favorite is still Love in the Middle Ages by Sandra Salmans, which we first published on October 24, 2009.  Click City’s characters are younger, but simply not as funny as the middle-aged heroine here.  For those of you who missed Love in the Middle Ages, here...

Arse Elektronika: Sex and Technology in the Mission

What drives innovation?  For instance, is it true that VHS beat out other, technologically superior tape formats like Betamax and Video 2000 because the pornography industry backed VHS? The Austrian artist and activist Johannes Grenzfurthner is still not sure, but it is another instance of sex possibly driving technology.  “Sex must also be behind the spread of broadband internet,” the...

Even Sex is Getting Priced Out of SF

A local sex club is being hit hard with a neighborhood trend, but not in a good way. Yet another example of evictions encompassing anyone and everyone, Mission Control, the sex positive community and member play space at 21st and Mission, has lost its lease, and will be forced to move at the end of November. The 13-year-old sex club...

Mission Sex: Dating Techies

My friend Mary has no doubt. “You can’t throw a can of PBR in the Mission without hitting a techie,” she says, sitting at the Sycamore Cafe on Mission Street in front of two lamb sliders with fries. I’ve just asked her if she has dated any of the guys who work at startups, Google, Facebook or any other computer-related...