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Out and Proud

Out and Proud

It has taken me quite a while to wrap my head around the phrase “out and proud”. I always used to think of being gay as something that was a natural part of you, so that being proud of it made just about as much sense to me as being proud of having blue eyes. […]

A gay Christian’s dilemma

A gay Christian’s  dilemma

I was on a hot date. A few nights ago, a charming gentleman invited me to dinner at one of Sydney’s finest restaurants. Not only was he a solid 10, he was intelligent, cultured and witty. Although that didn’t last long. Upon hearing that I was a Christian, his jaw dropped, and his fork crashed […]

The invention of sexuality

The invention of sexuality

From the L to the B to the P to the A, I have spent many, many years of my adolescence and young adulthood swinging to-and-fro almost every single letter of the queer alphabet. “Lord, she is so beautiful. Yup, I’m definitely a lesbian. Oh, no. Ryan Gosling is someone that exists. Bisexual! But… I […]

Queering History: Happily ever after under cover

Queering History: Happily ever after under cover

Stories about “female husbands”, “counterfeit bridegrooms”, and “cover marriages” began to emerge in Britain as early as 1680. Such unions involved people assigned female at birth (AFAB) living and dressing as men in order to marry women, sometimes for love and sometimes, allegedly, for money. Although “lesbian”, “transgender” and “transvestite” were not established identities in […]

Things Got Hot Before The Revolution

Things Got Hot Before The Revolution

Speculation about a person’s sexuality does not sit well with me, but it is essentially what Queer History is all about. Before the Wom*n’s History movement was able to examine the experience and influence of women in History, it first had to uncover their existence. This is about the stage we are at with Queer […]

Tweeting from the shadows

Tweeting from the shadows

Hannah Ryan looks at how social media can bring sex workers into the public sphere

Revenge of the porn

Revenge of the porn

It’s a common scenario at a concert with thousands of punters who are young, dumb and horny. A photo depicting a public indiscretion involving two people taken at an Eminem gig at Slane Castle in Ireland has been circulating the Internet for a couple of days. One person is on their knees, and the other is pantsless. It’s not hard to figure out the gender of each participant, and to discern the subsequent level of respect afforded to the each of them by online arbiters of morality.

Bathhouses aren’t just for bathing

Bathhouses aren’t just for bathing

“A highpoint of hedonism, the baths were open 24/7 with 400 rooms, a sauna, a steam room and two large orgy rooms.”

Pornsourcing

Pornsourcing

The internet grows curious crops: one of the latest is adult entertainment crowd-funding websites. A handful of sites dedicated to allowing users to fund whichever X-rated project piques their interest have emerged over the past year.

Beat It

Beat It

The modern beat has become versatile, but it’s still not all that safe a place for gay men

Virginity blues

Virginity blues

Stephanie White looks at the relevance of virginity in the 21st century.

And all the king’s men

And all the king’s men

Xiaoran Shi paid a visit to Sydney University’s local brothel, King’s Court Massage.

Sex is for babies

Sex is for babies

G writes about the time she had an abortion.

Horni Soit

Horni Soit

Horni Soit re-thai-ers for another year, in style.

Horni Soit: Week 7

Horni Soit: Week 7

It was three days since last Sunday and four days until the next. Paul was impatiently fiddling with a sausage. Most foul-minded students, including the author of Horni Soit, would immediately think of something crude and unsavoury when they read that phrase, but Paul wouldn’t. He was holier than thou, actually. He was a member […]

Horni Soit

Horni Soit

I’ were early on a Mondy morn when wee Bonnie McGregor me’ Fritz Herzenschlampe in the olde library of Sydney University. She’d ’ad an ’ankering for’im since arriving Doon Under from olde Sco’land some time ago. His wee moustache tickled ’er fancy, and also her cheek when he kissed’er good day. Now they were “practising […]

Weighing up the fun in the face of STIs

Just use a fucking condom next time, writes Ludwig Schmidt.

“I’m a stripper, and I’m a feminist”

“I’m a stripper, and I’m a feminist”

If you think you’ve got strippers all figured out, think again, writes ‘Natasha’

Road Test: Net Porn

Road Test: Net Porn

Ludwig Schmidt is rubbing one out right now