I like erotica as much as most queer folks I know so I was beyond excited when Salacious a queer feminist sex magazine got funded via Kickstarter (LOVE some of the great projects that site is helping bring to life). The magazines art director and founder KD Diamond is someone I met when I toured with The Femme Show in 2008 and I’ve been in love with her unique visual art since, this new project is no exception.
I was lucky enough to get my hands of a review copy of the first issue and WOW full-hearted recommendation from me for this one. It’s got a diverse group of queer feminist contributors whose expressions of sex and desire are diverse and varied, this issue really has something just about anyone will find sexy, and best of all it’s smart and thoughtful in how it’s presented. In KD’s intro to the magazine she closes with “we hope it not only turns you on, but that it also compels you to question your own concepts of desire, because nothing is sexier than an intelligent hard-on.” Salacious has more than succeeded in this goal as far as I’m concerned.
Full of pictures, and comics, and stories I was in sensory overload as I scrolled through the magazine. There were boot black stories that made my little leather heart sing, and sexy drawings of people that actually look like they are part of my community, great writing, and impeccable layout. Salacious is one of the best things to happen to queer sex writing in a long long time. I'm already eagerly waiting the next issue!
The magazine launches this month and is available for pre-order on the web at: http://katiediamond.com/salacious.php They are also having launch parties all over the country from Portland Maine, to Portland Oregon and in-between spots like Brooklyn, Boston, and Oakland, and Minneapolis. To get more info about the launch party’s visit: http://katiediamond.com/salacious-party.php