At a time of no visibility and intense ignorance, Ann Bannon’s steamy lesbian novels of the 1950s were a secret pleasure and a lifeline for many women. Now their author tells all.
Stephanie Theobald is a journalist and author who lives between Los Angeles and London. She writes regularly for the Guardian, the Sunday Times and Elle. Her latest book, Sex Drive, about the new female pleasure revolution, will be published by Unbound in October 2018.
Betty Dodson has made it her mission to convince women that shame-free masturbation is the foundation of female sexuality. On her deathbed, she still wants to get the message out.
Stephanie Theobald always wanted to live the “Little House on the Prairie” life. Now she’s in lockdown in the Californian desert. The sunrises rock. The crazy bikers, not so much.
Like the love child of Timothy Leary and Gwyneth Paltrow, Jackee Stang intends The Delic to be “the world’s first psychedelic wellness corporation,” shaking up a trippy boys’ club.
There is a new generation of women-only sex parties aimed at those who, on the whole, don’t identify as lesbians. They're fun—but they don’t seem keen to welcome actual lesbians.
The beach itself is beautiful, but what makes it remarkable are the demographics it attracts and the liberating sensation unique to this place.
What started as a search for the ultimate auto-erotic experience became a fantastic voyage into my own body.
For three decades, former Mormon preacher Garth Bowles has been turning his patch of Southern California into a strange paradise, with a little help from his friends.