a couple small things

a) July’s masthead will be up soon, I haven’t perfected the photograph yet. If you have ideas for future masthead taglines, or photos that you’d like to see featured, now’s the time to tell me!

b) Call for photographs – butches, bust out your swimsuits. After that butch breasts/bras feature, I’ve been thinking about butch suits. It is summer now, after all, and I betcha most of us aren’t in bikinis (mmmm bikinis) or one-pieces. Let’s see how you do it up at the beach or at the pool. Email aspiringstud at gmail.com with your photographs, preferably high quality, at least 300x500px. Include your name, a little byline if you want, what you’re wearing and why.

c) For the record? Lesbianism is not a “lifestyle,” and to call it such is belittling. It’s a sexual orientation or sexual identity.

Published by Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith is a genderqueer kinky butch writer who teaches and performs, specializing in sexualities, genders, and relationships. They've written at sugarbutch.net since 2006, recognized numerous places as one of the Top Sex Blogs. Sinclair's gender theory and queer erotica is widely published in anthologies like Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica, and online at Feministing, Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more; they are the editor of Best Lesbian Erotica 2012 and Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica, both published by Cleis Press. Sweet & Rough: Sixteen Stories of Queer Smut, Sinclair's first book of short erotic stories, was published in 2014. They use the pronouns they, them, theirs, themself, and live in Oakland, CA with their boy.

3 thoughts on “a couple small things”

  1. Wendy Blackheart says:

    Lifestyle is such a stupid descriptor. I can’t even think of it with out remember a conversation my family was having when I was a kid.
    They were talking about some relative that was married *gasp!* to a black man, and then left him to go live an ‘alternative lifestyle’ (back when that phrase was in vogue). I was young enough to not know what it meant, and when I asked, I got yelled at.

    Since then, I haven’t cared for the word. Its always had a negative connotation since then.

  2. Essin' Em says:

    I totally agree with point #2.

    I keep asking myself why I'm writing for a site titled such (esp. since I don't identify as a lesbian), and then I realize that maybe my lil' ol' queer self can infiltrate and cause change from inside…

  3. Essin' Em says:

    By point 2, I mean 3. C. Headdesk.

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