Photo Orgy

We had a bit of a photo orgy yesterday.

Sweetpea was in town from the midwest. Steve had her over for a photo session, and I asked if I could jump in with my camera. Sweetpea graciously agreed, and Steve asked if he could roll video.

Things you should know about Sweetpea: She has long pointed fingernails that Widget has fallen in love with. She’s an encyclopedia of early queer/dyke culture and art. She’s hilarious in an ambient, accidental sort of way.

Since I already had makeup on (thanks to a last minute loan of foundation from T the previous night—why does that stuff expire so quickly?) we figured we might as well do a set of nudes together. It’s been a long time since I had the opportunity to shoot with another woman.

I pulled out some strappy stuff Marika Vera sent from her most recent collection. Sweetpea commented on the total demeanor change that occurs when I step in front of the camera to pose: toes pointing, back arching, facial expressions intensifying.

More things to know about Sweetpea: Her skin smells like lemon mixed with olive oil, which I associate with off-duty strippers for some reason. This makes sense, since she’s a burlesque performer.

Later Steve photographed her on the floor covered in non-dairy coconut ice cream.

As Sweetpea was waiting for the instax to be scanned Steve regaled us with an act he’d seen at Hellfire where the performer cooked a breakfast bagel on stage. It was a good day.

Meanwhile, the Sex Lit: Story of the Eye event went so well that we’re doing another in October. Details below:

House of Scorpio presents Sex Lit: Stoya’s Book Club

Sunday, Oct 15*, 6:30-9:30pm, $20 (limited tickets), 21+ (25+ suggested)

Gemini & Scorpio Loft in Gowanus, BK – see site for address

No PAL or dress code requirement, but HoS Code of Conduct always applies

Rules, RSVP & location:




The body’s largest sex organ is the brain. Come stimulate yours with a rousing discussion of a classic sexuality book led by pornographer Stoya. Drinking encouraged throughout, and mingling will follow the talk.

Stoya’s Book Club, a teaser:

Your book for this edition of Sex Lit is Ann Rice’s “The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty.” The Sleeping Beauty Quartet is a series of four novels written by Anne Rice under the pseudonym of A. N. Roquelaure (The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty, Beauty’s Punishment, Beauty’s Release, and Beauty’s Kingdom). They are erotic BDSM novels set in a medieval fantasy world, loosely based on the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty. Highlights include both maledom and femdom scenarios amid vivid imageries of bisexuality, homosexuality, ephebophilia and pony play.

This should be obvious, but: read the book before joining the book club!


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