Issue No. 10 | Spring Awakenings

In Full Bloom

Change is in the air. The days are getting longer, leaves are sprouting, babies are being born (hi Edgar!), students are graduating, windows are opened wide, and everyone is showing a little more skin. This month we celebrate the season with a suite of stories about rebirth, renewal, and self-discovery—sexual, political, and cultural. Let a thousand (very suggestive) flowers bloom.

COLLAGE & ANIMATION BY GEOFF J. KIM

Monologue

Sasha Grey: ‘I’m Still Developing As a Sexual Being’

The former adult-film star on female sexuality, BDSM, and giving herself permission to change her mind.

Teenage Dream

What do young people really care about? Everything.

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Cuban Revolutions

The independent music scene in Cuba is ready to move the country beyond state-sanctioned music agencies.

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Fruit of the Bloom

Birds do it. Bees do it. But flowers are where it all goes down.

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The Pleasure Principles

New erotic visions inspired by the ancient Arab world.

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Adapted: The Awakening

A young, married woman, unsettled in her domestic sphere, takes the plunge into a new life.

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Carnal Knowledge

Public service announcements for the sexual education you didn’t get in school.

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It Might As Well Be Spring

It could be nice to fall in love during springtime in New York. On second thought, it could also be awful.

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Fit to Be Tied

From swipe to submission, or how I learned to stop worrying and go to a dom.

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Born Again

“Rebirth therapy” was meant to help a troubled girl start over, but it ended her life instead.

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They Don’t Do Sadness

In the aftermath of the Parkland shooting, the teenage cast of Spring Awakening prepares to take the stage.

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Where Spring Breaks Eternal

Five days at the Lani Kai, a resort in Fort Myers, Florida where spring break has been going strong for over two decades.

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About the Cover: Spring Awakenings

A conversation with cover artist Geoff Kim.

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The Hustle of Financial Domination

Taking over a man’s bank account or receiving copious gift cards sounds like easy money, but the dominatrixes will tell you, it’s a grind.

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