NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Bringing BDSM To Pride

Feature image of Maxine Azula and Mistress Lita Lecherous in Crash Pad episode 284. All of the photographs in this NSFW Sunday are from the Crash Pad. The inclusion of a visual here should not be interpreted as an assertion of the model’s gender identity or sexual orientation. If you’re a photographer or model and think your work would be a good fit for NSFW Sunday, please email carolyn at autostraddle dot com.

Welcome to NSFW Sunday!

Emperatrix and Nicki Honey

Emperatrix and Nicki Honey in Crash Pad Series episode 260

Kink and leather absolutely have a place at Pride, writes Chingy L. at them:

“BDSM, subversive sexuality, and leather culture have enjoyed a long history within the LGBTQ+ rights movement, and such public displays of sexuality are driven by much more than libido or countercultural impulses — they’re an inherent expression of queer culture and sexuality, and as such, deserve a place at Pride as much as anything.

For activists and members of the leather community, the notion that kink should be discluded from Pride is a symptom of larger issues. Writer, anarchist, and self-identified transsexual leatherdyke June Amelia Rose tells them. she believes the tweet reflects a modern but regressive pride discourse, promoting the idea “that sex is inherently damaging to see, experience, or think about in a public context.””

Erykah Ohms and Tina Horn

Erykah Ohms and Tina Horn in Crash Pad Series episode 262

A new bill in California would let sex workers carry condoms and report crimes without getting arrested:

“The bill, SB 233, would prohibit a sex worker for being arrested if they are reporting any number of specified crimes, including sexual assault, trafficking, robbery, and burglary. This is critical, given that 60 percent of sex workers have experienced violence while working, according to a 2014 study by the University of California San Francisco and St. James Infirmary, a peer-based health clinic for sex workers. Of course, sex workers’ vulnerability to arrest can dissuade reporting of violent crimes (which makes no one safer, except for the perpetrators).

The bill would also prohibit using condoms as probable cause for arrest or as evidence in the prosecution of a sex work-related crime.”

Selphie Labrys and Tessa Wreck’d

Selphie Labrys and Tessa Wreck’d in Crash Pad Series episode 265

Being in a polyamorous relationship made me better at monogamy.”

Please consider these alternatives to U-hauling.

Dame Products, a sex toy company, is suing the New York subway system for it policies that prohibit “sexually oriented” advertising yet somehow allow ads for erectile dysfunction all over.

The UK porn ban has been delayed indefinitely.

Finn McKee and Scout

Finn McKee and Scout in Crash Pad Series episode 267

What’s the deal with vaginal probiotics?:

“The theory behind probiotics helping your vagina is pretty simple: as Minkin explains, the vagina ideally contains a balance of good and bad bacteria, so when we add some more of the good guys, it should ward off things like yeast infections and BV, right? Unfortunately, it’s more complicated than that and, as Minkin says, “there is a lot of hocus pocus in the world of vaginitis and vaginal flora.””

Plus, if you have a vagina, here are some ways to take care of it in the summer. (I do not endorse vulva wipes, however – here’s why.)

Carolyn Yates was formerly the NSFW Editor (2013–2018) and Literary Editor for Autostraddle.com. Her writing has appeared in Nylon, Refinery29, The Toast, Bitch, Xtra!, Jezebel, and elsewhere. She lives in Los Angeles by way of Montreal and Toronto. Find her on twitter or instagram.

Carolyn has written 953 articles for us.

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