Fernanda DeSouza Editor-in-Chief Dianna Mazzone Hermina Sobhraj Deputy Editors Megan Venere Executive Editor Dara Kenigsberg Christina Macaluso Senior Editors
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
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The idea for the Sex Issue came shortly after conversing with girlfriends about masturbation. I was met with hesitation and a lot of blushing on their part, “Don’t tell me you don’t masturbate because that is total BS.” It’s 2014 and my girlfriends were too shy to talk about their vaginas—why? So here’s my solution: a revamp of the Body Issue. I’m tired of reading about healthy living and juicing (sorry, I’d rather have sex than starve). I’m over it. I want to know new sex positions that will help me achieve a better orgasm and freely ask friends whether or not buying a vibrator is a good investment (anyone? Bueller? Bueller?) without raising eyebrows. My parents never sat me down to have “The Talk” and I’m actually happy
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they didn’t. I was able to absorb information from peers and school. But I knew that I had to actually experience it for myself to truly understand. I’m not encouraging a sex spree here but hope that this issue will allow readers to accept that it’s okay to discuss sex outside of the bedroom and that it’s okay to explore your own sexuality without repression. James Franco mastrubates five times a day—so what? You go Glen Coco! I’m ecstatic that this came to fruition and that this month’s articles cover a spectrum of sex-related issues, both in the boudoir and in the industry, and that there is so much more to it than the act of pleasure. But warning: this issue may induce horniness.
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ON THE COVER: Photographer Alex Lee captures a slightly seductive and retro interpretation of “Taxi Driver” with the styling of Chloe Dewberry and Faye Asido.