Chain cage. Works like a full body Chinese finger trap. Poster art from London scene.
Barbering strop and antique calipers. No dungeon should be without.
Detour. Repurposed floatation device or boat bumper. More chain.
Good advice! Feeding tray. Corner of the main cage. Cozy.
Many a night many a day. Locked up safe and away. Those who dig cages find it a nice stay.
Dubious history, great Novy art and duct tape.
Bear flag and medical exam tables.
Sling of course. For a St. Andrew’s Cross click here
Another cage. Faux bamboo.
And a head cage. Want a pear tree? It’s in the orchard…
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Tagged Art, Photography, Rural Dungeon, S/m, Sex, Still Life
SF AIDS Foundation
Center for Sex and Culture’s Exhibition Catalog of Safer Sex Posters
The Center for Sex and Culture, located in San Francisco, is publishing an art exhibition catalog on our safer sex poster collection in conjunction with an exhibition displaying these posters at our gallery. The 2-month exhibition opens on November 8, 2013.
Buzz Bense, sex activist and graphic designer, donated over 150 unique posters to CSC last year. Bense has collected and produced safer-sex posters aimed at members of the LGBTQ community since the mid-1980s. Circulated at a time when the community was particularly hard-hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic, these posters comprise a striking aesthetic collection of graphically innovative design that explicitly visualizes homosexuality, diverse LGBTQ communities and safer-sex activism.
SF AIDS Foundation
Because of the cultural and historical significance of the posters, we are inspired to share these images and their story with people in the Bay Area and beyond. It is easy to forget details of recent history, especially when related to sexual history because it is less likely to be preserved. This project aims to preserve and share some of what might easily be lost. The book will contain over 20 color reproductions of posters, an introduction by CSC’s executive director, Dr. Carol Queen, and an essay by the New York based art historian and curator, Alex Fialho, and an interview between Buzz and Alex about the history of the collection. Alex has spent time in San Francisco and New York researching and interviewing the people who created these posters as activists, artists, community organizers, members of health organizations and independent graphics designers.
The collection consists of posters, primarily from San Francisco, but also encompasses other cities throughout the United States. It also includes international representations from Australia, Germany, Denmark, and Canada. This historical archive presents the visual means through which LGBTQ people passed on life saving information about safer-sex practices during the height of a health epidemic that continues to affect us today.
We are confident the exhibition and book will function as both an art historical survey of the importance of this collection of aesthetically beautiful and functionally informative posters as well as an educational endeavor engaging the LGBTQ community and beyond.
Brothers Network, SF
These posters do more than chart the tragedy of an epidemic, of an outsider community reeling from grief, loss, and the decimation of a blooming culture of sexual liberation. The history of these posters is a story of a fight against stigma, hatred and ignorance; of a community stepping up to take care of its own; of finding a way to extinguish fear and build pride and self-esteem; and of devoted efforts of committed activists to communicate a path to health and survival. -Buzz Bense
Please help FUND this worthy project – the inaugural book of CSC, and one we hope will be the first of many. Kickstarter campaign HERE.
Posted in Activism, AIDS, Collecting, DIY and Maker Culture, GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc..., History, Men, Photography, San Francisco, Scholarship
Tagged Activism, AIDS, Alex Fialho, Archive, Art, Buzz Bense, Carol Queen, Center for Sex and Culture, Condom, HIV, Photography, Poster, Safe Sex, San Francisco, Sex
From a Beautiful Big Boy
More haiku. Why not?
More Gryphon. Even More.
Posted in Beards, GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc..., Gryphon Van Der Hole, iPhone, Leather, Men, Ohio, Photography, Sexy Holidays, Signage, Subcultures, Travel
Tagged CLAW, Cleveland, Dapperkink, Gay, Gryphon, Kink, Leather, Service, Sex, Signage
Via pal of this site Big Gay Al. He’s not on South Park. He’s South of Market. And here. Want more Sex Dwarf? Here. No idea this pic’s pedigree. It’s “from the Internet.” Know more? Inquiring minds always appreciate provenance!
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Tagged Dwarf, Gay, Kink, Leather, Little People, Men, Photography, Sex
“Get it off after getting it off” – so reads the slogan. Market that thing! Among the oddities of my heterosexual brother’s recent worldly remains: a throw-away cum rag, intended (as the publicity stresses) to clean up love’s messy moments…huh…heir to a personal wipe. Ok. His license plate read G.M.S.H. That didn’t stand for “Green Miata So Hot” – which is what he told the DMV. No, it meant “Give Me Some Head.”
He was Fred and now he’s dead. From a character to a case number just like that…cremation number 39342. Conveniently packaged for easy transportation. Resting in pieces. Goodbye, my brother.
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Tagged Brother, Cum Rag, Gay, Heir, Product, Relatives, Sex
As Malaysia moves into its election season, religious conservatives in the Islamic majority country are using the “proliferation of the LGBT problem” as a political weapon. According to an article in the Bay Area Reporter: “A large anti-LGBT demonstration is scheduled in Dataran Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur on April 21.” That is Saturday. Gay Malaysians have good reason for concern. They also have some interesting friends. House speaker Pandikar Amin Mulia recently rejected a motion that would have banned LGBT people from serving in Parliament. International outcry derailed a move to ban representation of unconventional sexualities in publicly funded media. And Dr. Ahmad Fuad Rahmat of the Islamic Renaissance Front is explicit in his support. He says, in a passionate defense of the (successfully) banned Queer Arts Festival Seksualiti Merdeka: “We are living in a heterogeneous society full of diversity. In order for a society to mature, it must be able to remodel itself to be inclusive in nature. There should be no discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation, irrespective of race and religion. Every single citizen has the right to live and express his or her conviction without fear.” Hear, hear! Click here for the entire text. As of this writing, sodomy is punishable in Malaysia by up to twenty years in prison. For something fun and sexy (homoerotic sandwich cookies!) from Malaysia, here.
Posted in Activism, Art and Artists, Asia, GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc..., Human Rights, Malaysia, SCANDAL: Politics, Crime, Revolution and More., Spirituality, WORLD WIDE: Gay around the Globe!
Tagged Ahamd Fuad Rahmat, Art, Culture, Gay, Islamic Renaissance Front, LGBT, Malaysia, Pandikar Amin Mulia, politics, Queer, Religion, Seksualiti Merdeka, Sex
Hey, boy. When you’re over fucking around with clowns, look us up! From Clown Fuck Punk.
Posted in GAY GAZE: Visual Culture, Photos, Art, Comics, Film, Objects, etc..., Photography, Sexy Holidays, Subcultures
Tagged April Fools Day, Circus, Clown, Culture, Fuck, Gay, Photography, Sex
More from the Gay Museum mini-exhibit on gay bathhouses here and here.
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Tagged Bathhouse, Culture, Gay, History, iPhone photography, San Francisco, Sex, Turkish
From the exhibit Our Vast Gay Past at the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco. More on the bathhouse display here.
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Tagged Bathhouse, Culture, Gay, GLBT Museum, History, iPhone photography, San Francisco, Sex, Trucker
Woof! Bulldog Baths. From the exhibit Our Vast Queer Past. On display at the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco’s Castro District. Micro-exhibit on the history of the City’s bathhouses. More to cum…
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Tagged Bathhouse, Culture, Gay, Gay History, iPhone photography, Museum, San Francisco, Sex