Eros

By Keith | Eros is a natural, sensual, often dark, creative, arousal instinct that predates the modern ego. From the editor of Notice Magazine.

Sex around the world: Here’s what goes on at Swingfields, the UK’s most secretive swingers’ festival

<b>If there’s one thing I know about Swingfields, the self-proclaimed original and biggest UK festival for swingers, it’s that no one talks about</b> …

Travel

Why women prefer erotic GIFs to steamy pornography videos

<b>Illustration/Ravi Jadhav</b><p>In the midst of an animated chat on a WhatsApp group recently, a friend took us by surprise with the casual mention of porn …

GIF Animations

Couple brought bondage and body piercing out of the dark

Image 1of/8<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Sitting next to his wife, waiting for a photographer to snap a picture, Fakir Musafar looks an interviewer in the eye and …

Piercings

Lily Eros charges upwards of $400 to hug people

Lily Eros, 24, from Melbourne, charges men upwards of AUD $400 an hour to perform what she calls an 'erotic body massage' - which begins with a …

Orgies, Psychology, and S&M: The X-Rated Origins of Wonder Woman

The new film ‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women,’ which premiered at TIFF, explores the racy genesis of arguably America’s most popular superheroine.<p>At times, a mediocre film can prove instructive.<p>Even for a biopic, a notoriously undistinguished genre, Angela Robinson’s <i>Professor Marston and</i> …

Comics

When power is irresistible

A trust fund or just a fat bank balance will make it easy for a guy to land a pretty face or even a model, but to attract a supermodel or A-lister, …

Meghan Markle

NPR’s Ann Powers: “Music expresses the erotic beautifully”

Music critic Ann Powers appears on “Salon Talks” to discuss how America invented rock — and changed sex<p>0 Comments<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams<p>Mary Elizabeth Williams is a staff writer for Salon and the author of "A Series of Catastrophes & Miracles."<p>•

Entertainment

What Is Tantric Sex?

Tantric sex is a mix of yoga, controlled deep breathing, and rituals that bring you closer to your partner emotionally and spiritually.<p>When you're perusing the internet, you might come across such pieces as "12 Tantric Sex Positions to Take It Up a Notch" or "Tantric Sex: Here's How to Set the …

Mindfulness

Writing Graphic Sex Scenes Can Be a Feminist Act

Why is there explicit sex in my new book? Because I’m a feminist.<p><i>Under A Pole Star</i>, my third book, is a novel about late 19th century arctic …

Writing

Metro’s A to Z of Fetishes: M is for machines, medics and monsters

<b>Our latest episode of erotic attractions is all about things that make you go mmmm, whether that’s machinery, medical play or mums-to-be.</b><p>As we’ll …

Health

Inside the Sex Party That Lets Straight Women Be Gay for a Night

Skirt Club was created to give women a place to comfortably explore their sexuality – but what happens when a queer party plays into hetero norms?<p>The …

LGBTQ

'The Ethical Slut': Inside America's Growing Acceptance of Polyamory

Millennials are increasingly embracing non-monogamous relationships – and the 1990s guidebook that helped popularize them is getting an update<p>In …

Relationships

Adda and Taxie Gallery Present the Second Group Show on Eroticism

Art has always been intrinsically linked to expression, passion and sensuality. The <b>eroticism</b> has been one of the recurring themes in art and life …

Art

What I learnt from my night at a swingers club

The club is hidden discretely down a back alley in Darlinghurst, in inner-city Sydney, and looks like any other narrow terrace house, with a few …

Relationships

My life as a Tantric sex worker

Two to three times a week, she charges men $400 an hour to perform what she calls an “erotic body massage”.<p>There is no sexual intercourse involved. …

Prostitution

Everything you need to know about Shibari and Japanese rope bondage

Bondage can be both functional and beautiful.<p>If you have an eye for bondage, you’ve probably noticed that some isn’t just functional, it’s also elaborate and stunningly beautiful. In many cases, the most visually stunning artistic bondage is Shibari - an ancient Japanese form that has been working …

Sex around the world: Take a trip to South Korea’s sex theme park

<b>Say ‘theme park’ and you think: Alton Towers or Thorpe Park; family fun and fast rides and fried food and trying not to throw up before you hit the</b> …

Travel

Why Tinder Users Should Read the Upanishads and the Rig Veda, According to Amrita Narayanan

For the Indian youngster who’s tired of being subjected to headlines like ‘Technology has ruined love’ or ‘Romance in the time of Tinder’ and wishes …

Spirituality

‘The Parrots of Desire’, edited by Amrita Narayanan, encapsulate 3,000 years of erotic writing

An anthology of classic and modern erotica from India unearths surprises but does not define the realm of the erotic.<p>The many parrots in the title of …

TV

Osunality: sex lessons from Africa

There’s what you think you know about sex in Africa. And then there are sensual and beautiful aspects of African sexuality and the African erotic. A …

Africa

Inside an Erotic Dance Pageant at a Nudist Resort

The annual Nudes-a-Poppin' pageant was way more misogynistic than I'd anticipated.<p>When I arrive at <i>Nudes-a-Poppin'</i> (NAP) nudist pageant and festival appears like any other outdoor summer event; there are parking attendants, ticket takers, and Rihanna's latest hit playing in the distance. However, …

Festivals

This ‘sex witch’ wants to cast a spell on your junk

She went from stripper poles to broomsticks.<p>An exotic dancer from New Zealand has transformed herself into a “sex witch” and plans on putting her …

Magic

Book excerpt: ‘The Parrots of Desire – 3,000 years of Indian erotica’

The editor of a new anthology of erotic writing from classical and modern Indian literature outlines the philosophical backdrop.<p>To read centuries of …

TV

India's bold and romantic erotica revisited

<i>The author says that even texts like Kama Sutra, as depicted in Khajuraho, gave a nod to the traditionalist sentiment</i><p>The God of pleasure was never …

India

Erotic as Power: The Problem of Patriarchy & Feeling the Feminine

2015 is my year of the <b>erotic as power</b>.<p>Keep your panties on people. Not <b>that</b> kind of erotic… Well, not <b>only</b> that kind of erotic.Last newsletter I …

Feminism

Welcome to the world’s premier BDSM training chateau

It’s the crack of dawn in a country home in New York and a number of “submissives” are strapping a man onto a giant “roasting spit” as part of a BDSM …

Choose Your Own Adventure

9 surprising reasons why you should be watching porn

Does porn have any redeeming benefits?<p>There’s no question that porn gets a lot of things about . These days, we can’t throw a nipple clamp out of a window without it landing on a study claiming porn is ruining humanity in some way (and probably condemning you for littering). Perhaps a telling …

Are you a pervert? Yes, you probably are

Are you a pervert?<p>I believe you are.<p>This statement might offend you. Perhaps you wonder what would compel me to say something like that about you, …

Victorian Era

Erotic Art at the Intersection of Queer and Chicanx Identities

Rurru Mipanochia, “Zotz 1” (2017) (image courtesy of the artist)SAN FRANCISCO — Rurru Mipanochia’s phantasmagorical and erotic paintings set the tone …