NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Trying To Be In A Body

Feature image of Bambi Belle and Denali Winter in Crash Pad Series episode 280. 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!

Anna Pulley writes at Broadly about how deep grief and loss disconnected her from her body, and how an erotic dinner party experience helped her become more attuned to her body:

“By the end of the evening, I had realized something unexpected: That accessing pleasure often simply requires paying the right kind of attention. We often go about our days on autopilot; We so rarely stop to fully experience what it is we’re doing, even when those experiences are pleasurable. Partly, this is a form of self-protection. We spend so much of our time avoiding being tuned-in and vulnerable in order to protect against pain that we become numb to its inverse—pleasure. […]

As each of us struggle to create meaningful lives while also trying to escape the endless news cycle, the cult of social media, and the treadmill of “productivity,” what we pay attention to matters tremendously. Building the muscle of sensory consciousness gives us a heightened awareness of our external and internal realities, and helps us figure out what we are feeling in our bodies, and what they need. In other words, our experience of life depends on our focus.”

La Muxer Diosa and Zoie Blackheart, collaring

La Muxer Diosa and Zoie Blackheart in Crash Pad Series episode 281

Sexual freedom is now defined as being pro-hoe, writes Penda N’Diaye at Broadly:

“I picture myself sitting on a huge bed. My past and future partners fawn over my every word as I describe the most intricate, dirty ways to make me come. The most important part of this image is me—a radiant Black woman in a role traditionally reserved for white women only: sultry and beautiful, hot and unthreatening.

This vision is based in an ideology I call ‘pro hoe.’ That’s also the name of my blog about people of color, and particularly Black people, openly enjoying sex without shame, regardless of the societal and religious ideals some of us might have been taught to uphold. And: outside of what has been threatened and enforced by white supremacy, should we pursue sexual freedom. It took me a minute to come to this point.”

Want to get started with impact play? At Allure, Sophie Saint Thomas writes about how:

“In addition to communicating, you need to know where it’s safe to be hit. “You want to hit areas on the body that are fleshier and fattier,” Aviva says. “The ass, thighs, and front of the legs. You want to avoid hitting someone on their spine. You want to avoid hitting someone on the lower back where the kidneys are. You want to avoid basically any area in which you could damage organs.” If you’re into slapping, make sure to avoid the eyes, mouth, and nose, and keep a flat hand on the fleshy cheek. It’s a good idea to practice on a pillow before engaging in impact play. If you are curious about BDSM impact play toys, start small with a hand, and then work your way up.”

Maxine Azula and Mistress Lita Lecherous fingerbanging

Maxine Azula and Mistress Lita Lecherous in Crash Pad episode 284

PornHub might restore NSFW Tumblr “to its former glory“:

“In a statement to BuzzFeed News, Pornhub VP Corey Price said that the company was “extremely interested” in acquiring the platform, and that ‘restoring it to its former glory with NSFW content’ would be ‘central’ to its acquisition.

‘Tumblr was a safe haven for those who wanted to explore and express their sexuality, adult entertainment aficionados included,’ Price told BuzzFeed News. ‘We’ve long been dismayed that such measures were taken to eradicate erotic communities on the platform, leaving many individuals without an asylum through which they could comfortably peruse adult content.’”

You don’t have to have festival sex.

Most STIs aren’t a huge deal.

“If you have HIV, but your viral load tests show that the virus is undetectable, you can’t transmit it to other people,” writes Beth Skwarecki at Jezebel.

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.

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5 Comments

      • Mmmm, but there was always a LOT of NSFW content that most certainly was not suitable for kids either. So I don’t think that’s such an argument.

        I agree with Pornhub et al stealing sex workers’ content, and of course Tumblr was so much more than NSFW content. I don’t want it becoming a haven of porn bots.

        I’m fine with porn/NSFW content, but I want it to be made or curated by actual people, to be properly tagged so that it can be hidden if you want to, and that the majority of content be *other stuff*.

        I certainly don’t trust Pornhub to meet those aims, but the current situation on Tumblr is awful. I can’t actually think of a content delivery channel I’d think would be suitable as owners. Maybe Gawker, if they hadn’t been sued out of existence and didn’t screw around too much with how the place was being run prior to the original sale.

        Ideal would be some kind of cool collective, but who’s got the money/skill? Heh, since A03 is in the news, maybe the Organisation for Transformative Works could do another fundraising round. 🙂

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