Salacious Magazine Issue #2, or, Fuck Yeah Queer Feminist Smut!

Salacious Magazine Issue 2

Sunday was a pretty fabulous day: the weather felt slightly of summer — I spent a glorious 15 minutes sunbathing/napping/drawing on our porch (without sunscreen!) before checking the mailbox to find that my copy of Salacious Magazine had arrived! Which, of course, led to me running around my house shouting fuck yeah! and scaring my cats.

What is Salacious Magazine, you ask?

Well, to begin with, Salacious Magazine is awesome. I’m honestly not sure how I first found out about Salacious Mag — through Violet Blue’s review of the first issue, perhaps? Regardless, I know of it now, and submitted an illustration for the second issue, which was published! Hooray! The theme of the second issue is exhibitionism/voyeurism, and the entire magazine is full of beautifully crafted comics and stories.

Here is a description in Salacious Magazine‘s own words:

SALACIOUS is a print magazine of queer feminist sex art and literature. SALACIOUS aims to meld pornography with high art; comics with erotica; titillation with stunning visuals. SALACIOUS highlights queer feminist sex. Comics are SALACIOUS’ main focus however, SALACIOUS loves the written word and single spot illustrations as well.

Our Content Mission:
1. SALACIOUS is queer. We’re not going to tell you what queer should mean to you, please keep this in mind as you peruse our magazine.

2. SALACIOUS is feminist. We consider reproductions of typically sexist, misogynist sex and sexuality offensive, unimportant, and not worthy of printing.

3. SALACIOUS is anti-racist. We reject racist representations, insist on a multi-racial editorial board and contributor base, and seek to understand racism, like sexism, in relation to local and international inequities of power.

4. SALACIOUS is aimed at titillation, as much as it is aimed at high art. Just because it’s naughty doesn’t mean it has to be poorly done.

I know I keep throwing around the word amazing, and other hyperbolic excitement, but really: is this not amazing or what? With these principles — and the fulfillment of these principles in each issue — Salacious is one of those things that folks can point to when people argue that smut is inherently exploitative and derogatory.

In addition to selling copies of Salacious Magazine Issue #2 online (which you should order RIGHT NOW, because it’s great, it’s a project worthy of your support, and Issue #1 sold out completely), you can subscribe to future issues and find out about submitting your writing and artwork for Salacious Magazine Issue 3, which is going to be Sci-Fi Themed! (Fuck, it’s really hard not to end that sentence with forty exclamation points and a plethora of extra caps. But sci-fi themed queer smut and art! Holy fuck! How extra-amazing is that?)

Also: Salacious Mag has celebrated each issue launch with a variety of location-specific parties; to find one near you, check the launch listing on the Salacious Magazine site.

If you’re in San Francisco, hopefully I’ll see you at the July 31st launch party at Good Vibes’ Valencia Street location! Details:

Salacious #2 Wine and Cheese Happy Hour Launch

Join SALACIOUS Magazine and Good Vibrations as we celebrate “SALACIOUS #2: Voyeurism,” the magazine’s sophomore debut. Expanding on its core values of presenting queer, feminist, anti-racist sex art and literature, SALACIOUS Issue #2 presents work on the theme of Voyeurism. Sweet music, snacks, drinks, and sexy schmoozing amongst sexy local toys! Magazines go for a PARTY-ONLY rate of $15. 

What could be more awesome than wine and cheese and queer, feminist smut?! Yeah.

Also: I’d be remiss if I didn’t include the thing that prompted so much of my own excitement over this issue:

Kira Scarlet Scarlet Tentacle in Salacious Magazine Issue 2

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