Tag Archives: sex

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...

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...

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...

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...