Garnet Joyce

Garnet Joyce

Queer sex educator starting a new adventure with her wife and two cats.

Recent posts

Indie Erotic Film Fest

On Tuesday I attended Lesbo Retro and then on Thursday I went to the official screening for the 5th annual Indie Erotic Film Fest (IXFF) held at the Castro Theater in San Francisco. It was amazing! I highly recommend this event to everyone in the Bay Area. If you didn’t get a chance to go this time, make sure you check it out next year. Continue Reading →

Sex Toys to Avoid: For Novelty Use Only

Americans are used to having all of their products regulated. Food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, cars, children’s toys, etc. Everything is tested and tested again and if there ends up being a problem there is a recall. The items that may effect people in negative ways usually come with warnings “do not operate heavy machinery,” “may cause cancer,” “keep out of reach of children.” Have you ever looked at what it says on the vast majority of sex toy boxes? Continue Reading →

Lesbian Retro IXFF

The other night I attended Lesbo Retro Night as a part of the Good Vibrations’ Indie Erotic Film Fest (IXFF) and let me tell you, this porno girl was in porno heaven. The evening consisted of complimentary pizza and beer and a clip show from the fabulous Shar Rednour and Jackie Strano of S.I.R. Productions. We were treated to clips of lesbian porn made for and by lesbians starting in the 1970s and working up through 2001. Some was completely ridiculous and the audience laughed along with the filmmakers; some of it was panty dropping hot and the audience responded with cat calls. Continue Reading →

Ways To Enhance Sex Play For Cheap

I’ll let you in on a little secret. Products made specifically for sex are sold at much higher profit margins than similar items sold for non-sexy purposes. It seems that the sex industry has decided that we’re willing to pay top dollar for products that are supposed to fill our sex lives with passion and lust. And while I’m willing to pay more money for high quality dildos and vibrators, other items can be obtained elsewhere for a fraction of the price. Say you want to nibble something tasty off of your sweetheart. Continue Reading →

Craigslist Removes Adult Services Section

After much political pressure, Craigslist has removed its adult services section under the guise that this will somehow help in the fight against sex trafficking. It won’t. Just like most tactics politicians and law enforcement use to fight sex trafficking this is just another useless one. There will always be other sites and other avenues. In fact, there are many other sites used by the sex work industry (I’m not at all implying that trafficking and sex work are the same thing here, but they are often closely tied together). Continue Reading →

The Great American Condom Campaign

It’s that time of year again which means school is back in session for most college kids. And with STI rates on the rise amongst the youth of America it is more important than ever to make condoms easily available. Every year The Great American Condom Campaign (GACC) provides 1,000,000 Trojan brand condoms to college students around the country. Applications are open to be one of the 2,000 Safe Sites that receives and distributes these condoms. Read about the program and apply here. But hurry because applications close September 6th! Continue Reading →

Porn Made By Women For Women

I found this post on Jezebel about what men and women look at when they watch porn and how it might not really be what you expect. It was an interesting post, for sure. However, what ended up being more interesting to me were the comments. There are apparently a lot of people who think that there is no porn out there for them. The comments consisted of people complaining about the ugly men, fake breasted women with too much makeup, and how lesbian porn especially is just the absolute worst. Continue Reading →