Hello! I’m Sinclair.
I’m a writer and spoken word performer, and I lead workshops online and at colleges about using identity and power as tools for liberation. That’s a fancy way of saying that I write and study ways of becoming more myself. Through fields like feminism, queerness, trans & genderqueer genders, BDSM & kink, the transformative power of creative expression, and a variety of spiritual practices, I study myself and the places where I interact with the world.
After years of studying erotic embodiment, I’m part of a collaborative that founded Body Trust in 2014 with the mission to do more radically inclusive erotic embodiment work.
Currently, I travel during the fall and spring around to colleges and give workshops, and I run two ecourses online regularly:
- Mastering Dominance: An online salon, limited to 10 people where we each get time to share where we’re at in our dominant journey and where our edges are. The simple power of witness, vulnerability, and community can be transformative.
- Submissive Playground: Started in 2014, this is an 8-week course jam-packed with curated content from D/s experts and guests, each of the 4 units has materials to consume, an experiment to do (on your own or with a dominant), and homework to complete.
About the site
In 2015, Sugarbutch is exploring a new structure. Thanks to Patreon, one post a week is funded! Each of 5 posts per month are chapters of an erotic novella, which will be compiled as an ebook the following month. This novella will be free for Patrons (sign up + support my work please!) and offered to everyone via the standard ebook formats.
Headshot by Meg Allen. Design is done by me and rife/Rowdy Ferret Design. Hosted on Dreamhost using WordPress platform and the Wild Book theme. Original background image by Amanda Clegg, though we modified it.
The official (short) Mx. Sexsmith bio
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.
Want to get in touch?
Y’all, I get so much email. So. Much. And I spend a lot of time answering it, but it still piles up. In an attempt to make my email inbox more manageable, please use the contact form to get in touch.
You can also reach me on Twitter, I’m @MrSexsmith.
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