“Guys and Dolls” by Petra Joy
Petra Joy investigates whether sex dolls are the ultimate sex toy, virtual partner or just an expensive gimmick…
Originally published in Forum Magazine Volume 41 Issue 3.
“The Ethical Bordello” by Petra Joy
Petra Joy visits an award-winning licensed brothel in Sydney.
Originally published in Forum Magazine Volume 41 Issue 6.
I was really looking forward to autumn. This is normally a really busy time of the year for me, a time to network, be creative and expand. I was particularly keen to start editing my new feature “The Female Voyeur” and to run my “Female Fantasies” confessional booth at Erotica in London.
But things went horribly wrong. Three weeks ago I started to be very sick with high fever, nausea and pain. I thought it was just a tummy bug or harmless infection. So rest and antibiotics were ordered. But nothing helped and after an X-ray I found myself last week rushed to hospital for an emergency operation to do with my kidneys. I had to put everything on hold and cancel the edit and my stint at Erotica – with a very heavy heart as I always like to finish what I have started. I usually enjoy being a busy bee and hate to be forced to be a couch potato right now. (more…)
I am sitting in the late September sun in my garden and have a big smile on my face. I did it. I can’t believe I actually did it – the shoot to my fourth erotic feature “The female voyeur” is finally over and behind me. Only now – ten days after the shoot – am I beginning the feel alive and happy again.
The shoot was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. Harder than moving to London 20 years ago with only £50 in my pocket, harder than producing and directing a three part series for prime-time TV, harder than shooting Sushi, Fantasies and Feeling it. Harder than anything. And there were times, many times before the shoot where I was so close to pulling the plug because things were falling apart all around me, over and over again. (more…)
“Adam and Steve” by Petra Joy
The painful coming out of an Australian gay cowboy.
Originally published in Forum Magazine Volume 41 Issue 9.
“The Ethical Brothel” by Petra Joy
A prostitute and her manager explain why their whorehouse wins awards.
Originally published in Scarlet Magazine Issue 208.
A little while ago I started collecting erotic art by women.
I am the proud owner of some Annie Sprinkle tit prints and my bedroom walls are covered with artwork from Georgie Tier. So I was really excited when I found out about an erotic photo book for the visually impaired and blind by the Canadian artist Lisa Murphy.
tactile mind is a handmade thermoform book consisting of 17 3-D tactile photographs on white plastic pages with a photo and descriptive Braille text accompaniment. A book that you can see purely by feeling it, allowing you to fill in any gaps of an image or to create a complete story with whatever images your mind creates. (more…)
I LOVE “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” – the new TV series. It is hothothot! I love the huge variety of hunky guys on it. Not only do they have fit bodies but gorgeous faces too and I drool over them without shame. Whilst my partner enjoys the CGI fight scenes, I love the sex scenes, especially when they are guy-on-guy or orgies. It is a beautifully shot and post-produced programme. I wish I could afford a tenth of their budget and technology for my new film. In the meantime I enjoy watching the guys – it is not often that we get to see some guy candy making out on prime-time TV. (more…)
“Spanish Flies” by Petra Joy
Petra explores Barcelona’s sexy side.
Originally published in Forum Magazine Vol 42 Issue 1.
“Laura Méritt” by Petra Joy
The politics of lust and laughter.
Originally published in Forum Magazine Vol 42 Issue 3.