NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday: Hypergender Burlesque, Radical Pleasure, Hot Canadians

HYPERGENDER:

Our January calendar girl Jennifer Nieves peformed last week in New York City’s NC-17 burlesque and queer performance art show, Hypergender.

“This is not your average burlesque show as it features video, drag, and performance art.

We are a monthly THEME review that features new and established burlesque performers, videographers, poets, sideshow artists and the pulse of NYC’s underground artist community. Our themes range from shakespeare, masturbation and the ever famed Seven Deadly Sins…A big reason for performers to come to us is our willingness and ability to offer complete creative freedom in a safe environment. This allows a free platform for exchange of ideas with no limits and boundaries. HyperGender encourages acts that are controversial, smart, and most importantly, ART!”

I’ve only been to one other burlesque show. It was at Orchid Lounge, which I remember being sexy & pretty and featuring a few curvy girls removing French maid costumes to reveal sparkly pasties. But this wasn’t that. This was more peformance art and should come with a big warning at the door – “HOLD UP: YOU MAY GET SOAKED AT THIS SHOW, AND I DON’T MEAN JUST IN YOUR PANTS.”

Every act was individual, queer and unpretentious. Mini-liquor bottle pasties, leg-shaving, stripping, beard-shaving, and front-row waterworks abounded. Bambi Galore and Darlinda were definitely favorites, but clearly the show’s highlight was Fussy Chanel, a.k.a. Miss January, Jennifer. As one of JZ Bich’s “bitchettes,” Fussy Chanel was hot ball of sexy, fun energy, and I don’t think we were the only ones who noticed.

All in all, it was an entertaining evening filled with tits and ass, and even a little vadge, which is always appreciated. I just have to warn you, if RoseWood is performing, you might want to sit in the back row.

Visit the website for more info, and the schedule for the next shows.

(-Sara Medd)

ORGASMS:

80% of women have faked orgasms, and now everyone is faking being surprised about this, for various reasons, like this one:

“It seems problematic to make arousal noises when one is actually bored or in pain,” she said. “That would be likely to convey misinformation to one’s partner, who is likely to think that this sexual activity is pleasing and should be repeated next time. I think that in general, honesty is the best policy.”

BODY IMAGE:

Writer & editor & model Rachel Kramer Bussel on Loving My Body—Kinda, Sorta, Sometimes

My body image drama was highlighted recently when I realized how relieved I was to slip a blindfold onto my lover. There are many reasons I enjoyed it—first off, it looks incredibly sexy—but one of the big ones was that I didn’t have to spare a moment wondering what I looked like.

BUSH:

Janeane Garofalo thinks Brazilian Bikini Waxing is a Hoax, because who would really want that, it’s a lie perpetuated by porn. But anyhoo since we’re on the topic, Laneia and Riese have a LOT to say about this, and by ‘say’ of course we mean ‘tell you what to do/think/feel’ namely that all that Sisyphean waxing and shaving parts that clearly want to grow freely. Are we like a million years old, is this what all the kids are doing now, getting rid of everything. I mean, trimming and side-maintenance is excellent fun but kids. Kids you’re gonna be alright, revolt.

CANADA:

“20 Hot Canadians Off the Top of My Head” is a great post for Canada Day.

LOVE:

Why We Love and Cheat: “Whether you’re feeling sexually possessive or in love with three people at once, Fisher’s research offers an interesting new slant on the mysteries of love and fidelity.”

FEMINIST SEX:

I Believe in the Radical Possibilities of Pleasure (I do, I do, I do)

The only sex that is unfeminist is sex that any of the people involved don’t want to be having. There is no particular meaning in a blowjob. You are not sending a political message by having anal sex. What I do in my bedroom is not preventing the Revolution from happening.

PERFORMANCE ART:

The work of Sadie Lune (including the Obama cervix): “Sadie Lune is a multimedia artist, sex worker, and pleasure activist. She has won awards for her films and performances, exhibited explicit whore-positive work in museums, and shown her cervix internationally. She is looking for patrons and a wife. Sadie lives in San Francisco with her three snakes.”

MASTURBATION:

Girlfriends are for suckers, just masturbate, here’s a video, this is what it’s about:
“There are many different ways to masturbate. You can use your hands, a pillow, a toy, or any number of things. In this episode, the women describe their masturbation techniques and give tips to one another on how they relax and let themselves go.”


SEXY TUMBLR ALERT:

We searched and searched and once, there was a penis, and so we kept searching. And then there was this. And we knew you’d love it, because if you didn’t, we’d link you to the penis photo. xxo

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Riese is the 39-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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13 Comments

  1. i think we need to talk some more about personal grooming and what it feels like to go down on someone who shaves everything. let’s talk about that. here i’ll go first: it’s a lot like making out with a guy who shaved his beard 2 days ago. also do you know what’s softer than stubble? hair.

  2. When I look at the Suicide Girl in the last pic – I shall call her PawShoulder – I think of Evangeline Lilly. Why isn’t she included in the list of 20 Hottest Canadians? Is it because everyone’s still upset about Lost?

  3. What is up with the preachiness against self-grooming? I get waxed regularly in certain areas cos I like them bare. I’m confident that way. The hell I care if them hair wanna grow freely. They’re my hair, I’ve every right to remove them as I want to.

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