A. Walter Cox
BioWriter. Gonzo Journalist. Recovering Wild Boy. Consultant. Freelance eBook author and ghostwriter.
Being Gay in Ancient Greece and Rome
The Ancient Greeks and Romans had very different ideas of sexuality and gender than we do today. Bisexuality was considered the natural state for men in the Ancient World, and male homosexuality was also accepted. Unfortunately, we know very little about queer women in Ancient Greece and Rome—female queerness was mostly ignored by Greco-Roman society, except in Lesbos and Sparta. As for gender, the Greeks and Romans had some concept of a third sex and transgender priestesses were common in certain cults such as that of Cybele. However, unfortunately, just as with lesbians, we have few examples of real life trans people in Ancient Greece and Rome. Our ancient texts are awash with prominent bisexual and gay men, but unfortunately very few queer women or trans people. But here is a very incomplete list of 10 Ancient Greek and Roman LGBTQIA+ figures you need to know about.
Rudojis: Because Eggplant Emojis Aren't Really Sex Emojis
Have you ever wondered what emoji would look like if they were totally X-rated? Considering how wild sex can be, it's a scary thought — and yes, there's a group that's decided to show what a sexual emoji palette would look like.
Best Weed Strains to Have to Sex On
I'll be the first to admit that I do not like to have sex while high. Weed strains (or any other substance) and my private parts equal dysfunction, which in turn, equals me explaining to whatever partner I'm with, "Look, I'm just not into it right now, wait a bit, eh?"
Best Erotic Illustrators You Should Follow on Instagram Right Now
Erotic illustration is so hot right now — and we're not just talking about the sexiness of the content, either! Throughout Instagram, people are showing their own take on human sexuality, and many of the best illustrators are gaining huge followings online.
The Entire Run Of Star Wars Comics Is Available Online For Free
40 years ago, one of the most amazing sci-fi comic book collections ever made debuted. Based off of the smash hit movie, the first round Star Warscomics first hit store shelves in July of 1977. They soon became the foundation of a number of major story arcs that would later get featured in movies — and also became major collectibles.
23 Donald Trump Illustrations that Sum Up America's Feelings Perfectly
Humanity has always had a history of expressing social, political, and personal views using artwork. In Ancient Greece, the artwork extolling political figures took the form of statues and paintings on amphorae. In the 1850’s, it was a political cartoonist by the name Thomas Nast who outed Boss Tweed’s corruption through the form of easy to understand comics published in a local paper. Today, artists who are inspired to speak out against political figures are doing so through digital art - and what these pictures showing Trump definitely say more than a thousand words on how the artists feel about the president’s actions.
Inspiring Examples of Erotic Illustrations
If pornography as a whole exists to satisfy our animalistic, inherently human sexual impulses–a means to an end–then it follows that works of erotic art should be similarly differentiated by the artist’s intention as opposed to its degree of explicitness; nudity is a wholly inaccurate benchmark. Someone who approaches artistic mediums with blanket, concrete definitions in mind might underestimate the capability of erotic illustrations to draw on one’s emotions, assuming instead that its disconnect from the human form (in that it’s not a direct depiction like photography) necessarily diminishes its sexuality and capacity to imprint upon our sexual identities.
Best Carrie Fisher Tribute Art
Since Carrie Fisher’s unexpected passing, fans have been taking to social media to pay tribute to a beloved actress, woman, and intergalactic savior. Old photos, videos and quotes have resurfaced of the galaxy’s favorite princess (and General!), taking on a new poignancy as fans reflect on Fisher’s legacy and marvel on the wisdom she imbued with every syllable she uttered. Every image is a statement. Every video is a teachable moment. Every sentence is a sound bite.
Best Designed Cannabis Packaging
There was a time when weed commerce was all about the goods: no frills required. If a dealer was reliable, readily available and sold good product, that was more than enough for a customer to go through with the transaction. Stoners would happily pay for a plastic baggie with the strain scribbled in Sharpie; hell, any receptacle that would somewhat mask the smell was more than enough to warrant repeat purchases. After all, all that matters is what’s on the inside, right?
Best Vintage Sex Magazine Logos
Before the sexual revolution enabled pornography to go mainstream (do Penthouse and Playboy sound familiar to you?) adult magazines, or ‘girlie mags’, were already in successful circulation. Now, all of these years later, you might infer that the precursors to mainstream distribution were tamer than their successors; no nipple means less suggestive, right? However, the titles and overall aesthetic of vintage porn are in some ways more lewd and crude than their modern counterparts, more akin to so-called ‘hardcore’ porn which often highlights specific sexual fetishes.
The Bizarre World of Sasha Grey Fan Art
As Rolling Stones once put it, Sasha Grey is “the dirtiest girl in the world”, or she used to be. Now–by Grey’s own design–it’s unclear exactly what she is, but her wide cultural impact speaks for itself. Grey is hailed as a ‘hipster porn star,’ which is not so much a sub-genre as much as a categorization of a person whose body of work reflects no identifiable common thread.