erotica

Culture

is fan fiction ethical?

Fan fiction is a way for many teens to express themselves creatively and navigate their sexuality. But when the imagined erotic scenarios involve real people without their consent, things are more complicated.
Gina Tonic
3.21.19
Arts

nobuyoshi araki's massive, new retrospective is surprisingly personal (and nsfw, obviously)

The Museum of Sex exhibit will look back at the controversial photographer's groundbreaking career.
Emily Kirkpatrick
2.9.18
Culture

the book shining a spotlight on sexual subcultures and diy fetish

From erotic fan fiction to niche kinks involving shaved heads and sneezing, Katharine Gates' revised tome Deviant Desires: A Tour of the Erotic Edge peels back the curtain on the more obscure side of sexual subcultures.
Tish Weinstock
1.30.18
Music

on the record: madonna’s erotica by the people who helped create it

To celebrate its 25 birthday, we revisit Madonna’s provocative classic Erotica via the album’s key collaborators.
Nick Levine
10.20.17
Arts

strip clubs, nudes and erotica: the life and legend of the king of soho

When Soho feels less seedy than ever, and London's nightlife is on its knees, there's never been a better time to celebrate the legacy of Paul Raymond, the man behind Soho’s sexual revolution.
Tish Weinstock
2.1.17
Arts

shannon may powell’s photos get to the heart and soul of what turns you on

The photographer wants you to see erotica as more than sex.
Wendy Syfret
11.3.16
Art

kristen liu-wong’s world is erotic, horrific, violent and awesome

The artist paints normal girls who just happen to be terrorising the planet.
Wendy Syfret
2.17.16
News

your favorite gender-fluid erotic journal is back

Take a look at the new issue of 'Odiseo,' exclusively on i-D.
Raquel Zas
1.21.16
Culture

​how to write a porno... tion

The stars of the podcast My Dad Wrote A Porno discuss how, and how not, to write an erotic novella.
Hattie Collins
1.18.16
Sex

why erotica publisher paul chan only uses women writers

The Guggenheim grant winning artist and his experimental publishing house stroke our largest sex organ with a new series of erotic fiction.
Zio Baritaux
10.9.15
Culture

odiseo is the thinking person's gender-fluid erotic journal

Can snails be erotic? This publication thinks so.
Zio Baritaux
8.12.15
Photography

how fashion is reinterpreting porn as art

As the list of banned sex acts in pornography grows longer, we look to another form of erotica, one that could fall into the categories of both “porn” and “fashion”.
Felicity Kinsella
12.4.14