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For Your (Female) Pleasure: LELO is Reinventing Designer Sex Toys for Modern Women

For Your (Female) Pleasure: LELO is Reinventing Designer Sex Toys for Modern Women

It goes without saying that this year has been difficult. But if there’s one long overdue change to our collective cultural consciousness that has finally come to fruition, it has been the ongoing amplification of Black, trans and female voices in a society that has for far too long tried to suppress them. “2020 will obviously go down as the year when we as a society decided to stop being passive observers in all matters of social injustice,” says Sara Kranjčec Jukić, Global Brand Manager of LELO, the world’s leading designer in luxury intimate lifestyle products. Founded in 2002, LELO...

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77 Of The Most Important Female Artists On 'A Woman's Right To Pleasure'

77 Of The Most Important Female Artists On 'A Woman's Right To Pleasure'

The history of art has, like so many other vocations, been mostly told by men. But assorted cultural and political revolutions over the course of the 20th century brought women decisively to the forefront, as their self-possession and sexual agency was channeled into era defining works of art, that sought to overturn the patriarchal cultural hierarchy.

Surely then, two decades into the 21st century, it was not unreasonable to believe that in America, the matter of a woman's domain over her own body had achieved a reliable forward momentum. Yet in 2020, we find that reproductive rights have again come under attack by regressive socio-political forces, perhaps fearing the relentless force of will of truly empowered women. And while the sheer numbers and intensity of the recent Women's Marches have proven that such a force can be effectively galvanized, individual female artists had really never stopped addressing that sense of empowerment in their work.

Within this tense but exciting new context, has come a provocative, revolutionary new art book, A Woman's Right to Pleasure, released this August 20, 2020 via BlackBook, Dr. Amir Marashi, LELO, and ACC Art Books. Along with the book, BlackBook will host a digital exhibition via BlackBook Presents and through a unique collaboration with artsy.net, the premier online gallery platform. 

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Look Inside A Woman’s Right to Pleasure: 'Pleasure, Reclaimed' by Alice Little

Look Inside A Woman’s Right to Pleasure: 'Pleasure, Reclaimed' by Alice Little

Natalie Krim, A Woman's Body, 2018 Today, we're unveiling 'Pleasure, Reclaimed' — a personal essay by renowned sex worker Alice Little, from A Woman's Right To Pleasure by BlackBook, Dr. Marashi and LELO, available now via BlackBook Presents. Alice Little is the highest-earning legal sex worker in America. At the Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Nevada, she provides companionship, vital sex education, and therapeutic experiences to her guests, while also advocating for the widespread legalization of sex work. * * * We have such interesting ideas about love. Women are taught to be givers and receivers (but mostly givers) of love in...

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Look Inside A Woman’s Right to Pleasure: 'How To Make Love To A Porn Star' by Stoya

Look Inside A Woman’s Right to Pleasure: 'How To Make Love To A Porn Star' by Stoya

Elizabeth Ilsley, Orgasm, 2015 Today, we're unveiling 'How To Make Love To A Porn Star' — a personal essay by Stoya, from A Woman's Right To Pleasure by BlackBook, Dr. Marashi and LELO, available now via BlackBook Presents.  Stoya has been working with sexuality for over a decade. As an adult performer, she has acted in and directed a number of films, including on her site Zerospaces.com. As a writer, she has been published in the New York Times, the Guardian, Slate, and Playboy. * * * I’d like to open with a quote. It’s a quote of a rephrasing of...

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