Interviews

All the names I dropped on Sex Out Loud radio

All the names I dropped on Sex Out Loud radio

It occurred to me, 30 minutes after my interview with Tristan Taormino for Sex Out Loud Radio aired today (and I was finally able to breathe again), that perhaps I should compile a list of links to all the stuff I mentioned on the show. My brain is not used to talking about stuff without using links for context! Such a millennial.

So first, download the episode or stream it right here, and follow along below with the relevant links. Then, leave me a comment with your thoughts on the show. Any glaring omissions? Want to berate me for not having had anal sex yet (POSER, RIGHT)? . . . read the rest

5 reasons why SheVibe rocks (and you should shop there)

5 reasons why SheVibe rocks (and you should shop there)

It’s no secret that SheVibe is my favorite online sex shop. Launched in 2006, they are perhaps best known for their gorgeous, ever-changing comic-inspired art — but there’s even more awesomeness beneath the surface. Aside from the obviously good stuff like cheap US shipping, discreet billing, and award nominations, SheVibe goes above and beyond to provide a superior sex toy shopping experience.

Here are five reasons why I love SheVibe that, notably, have nothing to do with the fact that they are sponsoring me at CatalystCon, made me into a superhero, created a landing page of my favorite toys, and like to call me “Piphy Pants.” I also asked them for the inside scoop on their day-to-day operations — and got some juicy stories along the way. . . . read the rest

Can online reviewers be sued for defamation?

Can online reviewers be sued for defamation?

It’s a simple but horrifying question. Are we, as reviewers, protected from companies that may not like what we have to say about their product — and may overreact with legal threats?

Considering how unabashedly cruel I can be, it’s astonishing that I never really looked into this question. Also astonishing: I’ve only ever had one small tangle over legal issues, and it was long ago.

But due to recent events, I decided I wanted clearer answers than a bit of Googling could provide. So I reached out to Davis, attorney and founder of Sexquire. Davis was kind enough to answer all my questions — and surprisingly, her answers made me feel way better about continuing to massacre the products I hate… freely and without fear. . . . read the rest

Interview in XBIZ Premiere magazine!

Interview in XBIZ Premiere magazine!

Guys! I have news!

I was interviewed in the April issue of XBIZ Premiere, a prominent adult industry magazine, for a newish feature called “Blogger Spotlight.” Fist pump! My interviewer was XBIZ Associate Managing Editor and badass Ariana Rodriguez, who asked me how my blog got on its feet, what I write about, my relationship with my readers, the value of sex toy reviews (I HAVE MANY FEELINGS ABOUT THIS), and what it takes to be a good blogger.

The magazine can be accessed in its digital form — click “view current issue online” to digitally turn its pages, or click here to go straight to a PDF version (be warned; it’s big!). . . . read the rest

A chat with Courtney Trouble, pt. 4

A chat with Courtney Trouble, pt. 4

It’s the last day of Courtney Trouble week!
Yesterday: Roulette Berlin. Today: Bordello.

Courtney Trouble and I didn’t mean to have a drunken online chat; it just happened. I’d been meaning to email her my traditional interview questions and receive tidy paragraphs in response, but fuck that — this was a lot more fun. And informative.

You can read part one here, part two here, and part three here. In this part, Courtney and I discuss Bordello, working with Eon McKai, and movie-like pornos.

Courtney: i have to tell you… it doesn’t do me any good financially to say this because i get paid a flat amount each movie i make, but bordello… is the beginning. . . . read the rest

A chat with Courtney Trouble, pt. 3

A chat with Courtney Trouble, pt. 3

It’s day six of Courtney Trouble week!
Yesterday: Roulette Dirty South. Today: Seven Minutes in Heaven 2. Tomorrow: Roulette Berlin.

Courtney Trouble and I didn’t mean to have a drunken online chat; it just happened. I’d been meaning to email her my traditional interview questions and receive tidy paragraphs in response, but fuck that — this was a lot more fun. And informative.

You can read part one here and part two here. In this part, Courtney and I discuss boy/boy films, Kimberly Kane, fisting, and Seven Minutes in Heaven 3.

Epiphora: i saw on twitter that you are hoping to make a boy/boy film in 2010… is that planned yet? . . . read the rest

A chat with Courtney Trouble, pt. 2

A chat with Courtney Trouble, pt. 2

It’s day four of Courtney Trouble week!
Yesterday: Speakeasy. Today: Seven Minutes in Heaven. Tomorrow: Roulette Dirty South.

Courtney Trouble and I didn’t mean to have a drunken online chat; it just happened. I’d been meaning to email her my traditional interview questions and receive tidy paragraphs in response, but fuck that — this was a lot more fun. And informative.

You can read part one here. In this part, Courtney and I discuss Belladonna, the future for indie queer porn, and the conundrum of putting music in porn.

Epiphora: how do things change when you go from behind the camera to in front of it?  . . . read the rest

A chat with Courtney Trouble, pt. 1

A chat with Courtney Trouble, pt. 1

It’s day two of Courtney Trouble week!
Yesterday: Roulette. Today: Nostalgia. Tomorrow: Speakeasy.

Courtney Trouble and I didn’t mean to have a drunken online chat; it just happened. I’d been meaning to email her my traditional interview questions and receive tidy paragraphs in response, but fuck that — this was a lot more fun. And informative.

In this part, Courtney and I discuss sex toys (duh), safer sex barriers, the first “straight” scene she shot, what the hell was up with the milk fetish in Roulette, and what’s next for the Roulette series.

Epiphora: are you still up for an interview? . . . read the rest

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