Home > News > Village Voice Axes Tristan Taormino Column • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Village Voice Axes Tristan Taormino Column

In wake of cancellation, sexpert plans two new books, coins anal sex position
Village Voice Axes Tristan Taormino Column
Get XBIZ News
Oct 2, 2008 3:00 PM PDT    Text size: 
NEW YORK — Tristan Taormino’s nine-year run as a sex columnist for the alternative-weekly Village Voice has ended. “Pucker Up” finished with the last piece running in yesterday’s edition.

Citing company-wide budget cuts, Village Voice editor Tony Ortega informed Taormino on Friday that her column would cease. Taormino’s column was syndicated throughout the other alt-weeklies that fall under the Village Voice Media banner.

“I believe him simply because the economy sucks, as we know,” Taormino told XBIZ. “The physical paper has been getting smaller because there is less advertising and the other big conglomerate of alternative-weeklies filed for bankruptcy.”

For Taormino, her bi-weekly column represented a way to stay plugged into the sex community for ideas and inspiration; it was the longest continuous job she’s had with the same company. Taormino’s also an accomplished author of four books, the latest is Opening Up: Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships, published earlier this year.

“For me [my column] was a way to stay connected to the pulse of sex in the country,” Taormino said. “Because I had to come up with a topic every other week, which isn’t as easy as it sounds, it really forced me to be up on everything that was going on whether it was an event, trend, or some figure in the sex industry that was really interesting.”

Taormino has received a few offers to continue “Pucker Up” but is undecided about future publication of the column.

Staying busy has never been a problem for Taormino, though. She’s currently writing two new books for Quiver Press, a publisher of “how to” sex books illustrated with full-color softcore photos. Taormino’s first book will cover anal sex positions and the second one is titled “The Sex Toy Bible.”

Tied into her book on anal sex positions, Taormino proudly said she’s named a favorite position of hers that doesn’t have a popularized name. The position is when the person receiving the anal penetration lies flat on their stomach and the person giving it lays flat on top of them.

It’s called ‘tailgating’!” Taormino said. “It evokes a lot; it’s actually a surfing term from the surfer lying flat on their board as they paddle out. The giver also can extend their arms to thrust more, which I call ‘power tailgating.’ Or they could just lay flat and rock back and forth a little more instead of thrusting.”

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

LEGAL PERSPECTIVES

Data Privacy Is Tightening Up in the E.U.

Have you begun preparing for GDPR? If you are like most, you haven’t even heard of GDPR, but also if you are like most, it is going to affect your business, starting May 25, 2018. The GDPR, or General... More »

Preventing Legal Problems Before They Start

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral X-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination... More »

Could Adult Content Be Banned?

Earlier this month, I met with the Free Speech Coalition’s board of directors for our annual review. Despite the headwinds our industry faces, politically and economically, we are, as an organization,... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Latin America Adult Business Expo

Jul 10 - Jul 12
Cartagena, Colombia

ANME Founders Show

Jul 16 - Jul 18
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

QWEBEC Expo

Aug 03 - Aug 06
Montreal, Quebec

XBIZ Berlin 2017

Sep 11 - Sep 14
Berlin, Germany
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!