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DYDW3 - closer, deeper, artist - Anna Zusman

The first image is one of 4 pieces by Zusman included in the upcoming show at Center for Sex and Culture. These mixed media drawings soon to at our gallery, are all from the same series exploring “the influence of media on our sex lives.” I love that she is depicting porn makers and people-machine-hybrids featuring today’s tech gadgets with a classical art sensibility.

Looking at some of the earlier work on her website I am especially enamored with her series of mermaid drawings and her way of taking contemporary life and depicting it with (a slightly morbid sense of) humor and a wink to many artists (who go back further than last week at some contemporary museum) who share a love of allegories and breathtaking craftsmanship.

Doing Your Dirty Work 3 - Closer, Deeper opens on Friday, August 1st from 7-10 pm

along with Anna Zusman, it’ll feature art by Bay Area locals Cricket, crissy bell snail, Emma Laughlin, Felicita Norris, gregory farrar scott, James Courtney, Jon Macy, Shayna Why, Shilo McCabe, Tyler Cohen, Win Mixter with Alex Fialho.

Bookish Beasts Contributor: Smuttywood!

It’s time again for another participator bio for Bookish Beasts, coming to the CSC on Sunday, July 13th!

Say hello to Smuttywood! 


okay, that’s not her. 

Smuttywood is a Bay Area Native. She earned her BFA in photography in 2012.

Since then, she has worked in various mediums including woodworking to examine the spectrum of sexuality.


In 2013, she founded the company Illustrated Antics.

You can see more of her work at her website, or at her company’s site . 

Smuttywood will be bringing handmade titty toys, cheeky zines and some saucy stickers :). Visitors who say the safe word “Sticky”, will get a free sticker!

Homemade titty toys like this: 


We are so excited to see you at Bookish Beasts, where you can mingle with Smuttywood, and the rest of the rad sexy zine-makers, artists and comic writers! 

RSVP on facebook (tell yr friends!)

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Center for Sex and Culture is looking for art

Doing Your Dirty Work 3: Deeper, Closer

Open to Artists in the San Francisco Bay Area Only

**please reblog and help us spread the word!

Doing Your Dirty Work 3: Deeper, Closer is a group exhibition at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, California that will focus on a small group of artist working in the Bay Area. We invite all Bay Area artists that are at least 18 years old to submit recent artwork that deals with themes of sexuality, sexual identity and gender identity.  Please do not censor yourself. Nothing is too perverse!

By including fewer artists in this year’s Doing Your Dirty Work, we intend to take a deeper look at the work of local artists. At this time, it grows increasingly difficult for artists to remain in the Bay Area—so we are choosing to look at work by local culture-makers who make art about sex.

The Center for Sex and Culture Gallery aims to provide space for artwork of significant merit that addresses sexuality and sexual identity, especially those that are non-normative. We offer a space for explicit content that is rarely shown at mainstream venues. Often, erotic art exhibitions represent perspectives that are primarily hetero, cis, and/or white centric. CSC Gallery makes bridging these divides and providing a solution to these shortcomings its mission.

Submissions are due at midnight Wednesday, June 18th. The show will be from Friday, August 1st through Sunday, September 28th. Artists must be able to deliver and pick up their work at the Center for Sex and Culture.

To enter your work, send the following to

  • 5 images, jpegs less than 2mb each; no zip files
  • List of images with size, media and title (in the body of your email)
  • Artist CV
  • Statement less than 300 words about your work (in the body of your email).
  • On the main page of click on the red donate button on the right side to pay $15 art entry fee. (Note that you have paid entry fee in body of your email.)
  • The Center for Sex and Culture is a mixed-use community center, so floor space is not available for the exhibition. All work must be able to be mounted on the wall. We do not have equipment to present video work, but will accept wall-mounted video work with provided equipment. Wall-mounted sculpture is also acceptable.

Deadline: June 18th, 2014
Center for Sex and Culture

1349 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA



I want to talk about David Alleyne for a minute. I want to talk about bisexuality. I want to talk about how I lived 21 fucking years on this planet, 21 years consuming massive amounts of media, movies, tv shows, comics, and I had never until this moment seen a character say “I’m bisexual”. I want to talk about being 13 years old and knowing that gay people existed but thinking I was sick and broken because I couldn’t ‘choose between being gay or straight’.

"It was like realizing something that was always true and I just couldn’t see it until now."

I want to talk about how ashamed I feel for mocking my friend’s bisexuality in high school and forcing them back into the closet, all the while thinking ‘I fixed myself so why can’t you?’, never knowing how much I was hurting myself an others. I want to talk about the bone deep fear I feel around people I don’t know if I can trust. I want to talk about how it is absolutely no different from the fears gay men and lesbian women have. It’s the same racing thoughts, the same paranoid worries, is this person safe? Can I trust them? Can they tell? Is there something about me that will tip them off? Did I let something slip that I shouldn’t have? 

I want to talk about how hard I cried after reading this issue of Young Avengers. Because I’d never seen anyone, fictional or real, be allowed to identify themselves as bisexual without question or ridicule from their peers. No doubt, I’ve seen characters that are attracted to multiple different genders, but they are never ever allowed the agency to tell the world who they are on their own terms. It’s always other people who get to decide what they are. They’re too gay for one partner, or too straight for another, but they are never proudly, defiantly, lovingly allowed to be bisexual. David is a revolutionary character, for so many reasons, and I can’t speak to what he means as a bisexual man of color, but I want to talk about how David Alleyne changed my life.

Source: spidergvven

Source: spiderinabelljar

Is It Normal For Guys To Use Vibrators? ⇢


17 Lies We Need to Stop Teaching Girls About Sex ⇢


At least something good happened in this godforsaken episode

Source: cyberqueer


I love how Kaylee is the one they treat like she’s innocent and then she says stuff like this all matter-of-factly. Best ever. <3

I’ll always love how sweetly Kaylee is open about her sexuality.  Makes it seem more like a good future to be heading towards. 


I love how Kaylee is the one they treat like she’s innocent and then she says stuff like this all matter-of-factly. Best ever. <3

I’ll always love how sweetly Kaylee is open about her sexuality.  Makes it seem more like a good future to be heading towards. 

Source: geekyasfuck

How Many Kids Today Are Sexting? ⇢

Solidarity is For Miley Cyrus: The Racial Implications of her VMA Performance ⇢

What Do We Know About Asexuality?  ⇢

The Orgasm Gap: The Real Reason Women Get Off Less Often Than Men and How to Fix It ⇢

Instead of being driven by biology, women’s rate of orgasm relative to men is a function of social forces.

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