Category: Inspiration

  1. The Lush Delight of Feathers

    06/23/2017 | Peaches

    My mom is a natural redhead. My hair is a coppery brown. Ten years ago I decided I could be a redhead too, and started dying it. It fit so well, apparently, that even people who know me well assume it’s natural. I admit it openly, when it comes up. It’s a woman’s privilege in […]


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    Witchcraft, Cheating, Horny Teens, and Shame

    06/22/2017 | Peaches

    I’ve been thinking a lot lately about witchcraft. And, seemingly separately, about shame. Back story: high school in the late 90s, paganism and Wicca were having a moment. My girlfriends were very… tribal. I didn’t notice at the time but apparently our bisexual and lesbian tendencies were considered a bit challenging to parents and classmates. […]


  3. Valentine's Day for single people

    Valentine’s Day for Single People

    02/12/2015 | Peaches

    Presumably there as many reasons people are single as there are single people. Still, we seem to fall into a few categories: those who love being single, those who see it as semi-acceptable but temporary state (ie after a breakup), and those who seek a relationship with all the fervor of religious pilgrims on a […]


  4. Slut-shaming

    Slut Is Not A Word

    11/27/2013 | Peaches

    As far as I’m concerned the word slut does not exist. I was once called a cunt by another woman and found it terribly ironic that I’d never slept with any of the men whose names she sputtered–but I didn’t tell her that because as far as I was concerned there wouldn’t have been any […]


  5. write erotica with Kelly Lawrence

    Write Erotica for NaNoWriMo
    Erotica

    11/12/2013 | Kelly Lawrence

    Thinking of taking part in NaNoWriMo? If you’re a fan of the stories in Peaches Magazine and erotic romance in general then chances are your story will have some sexy scenes. Although these are great fun to write, they can also be notoriously difficult, even for otherwise bestselling authors. If you don’t believe me. . […]


  6. Labiaplasty

    My Vagina Will Not be Judged

    09/23/2013 | Jenn Marie

    The other night I stumbled across a documentary on the practice of plastic surgery to improve the appearance of the vagina. The Perfect Vagina is a British documentary starring a young mom who recently had a child and now questions her attractiveness. As a method of self-help, she decides to research what she feels is […]


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    Secret Identities

    09/16/2013 | Peaches

    A few weeks ago I was at a friend’s business when one of his customers told me that he knew someone who should write for “your site.” I assumed he meant my friend’s business website and responded accordingly. When this customer, a man in his early seventies, looked confused, I stuttered. “Do you mean the […]


  8. Teaching teenagers about sex

    Call It What It Is: Raising a Sexually Confident Female

    09/11/2013 | Jenn Marie

    I recently wrote about sexual confidence; let’s talk now about how to define female sexuality to a generation that is getting mixed messages. Simply put, be direct and call it what it is. Ask What You Want to Know We have to be honest about sex and not be afraid to ask the hard questions. […]


  9. girl on girl

    I Kissed a Girl: Who’s It For?

    09/05/2013 | Scarlett Ryan

    Ever since Katy Perry’s admittedly catchy “I Kissed a Girl” rocked both the British and US charts, I’ve noticed a slightly alarming trend: women kissing other women, publicly and very provocatively. I say alarming not because I have any issue with same-sex PDAs (public displays of affection) or same sex relationships, but because the girls […]


  10. Raising confident daughters

    Raising a Sexually Confident Female

    08/19/2013 | Jenn Marie

    There are many benefits to being an adult, but perhaps the best one is finally being able to talk openly about sex. Up until adulthood, it is one of those taboo subjects that everyone is talking about but you are not allowed to comment on. By the time we are ten, we’ve probably seen it […]


  11. Scary skincare

    Leave Your Skin Alone

    08/15/2013 | Peaches

    At the risk of sounding like a total hippie, I wish women would stop listening to “The Man” and leave their skin alone. Who, you may ask, is “The Man” in this statement? Big cosmetics companies and their well-paid marketing teams, plus the print magazines that are supported by those cosmetics ads, plus every expert […]


  12. self-esteem when single

    Fall in Love With Yourself

    07/30/2013 | Peaches

    It’s one of the privileges of the single person to be stuck with oneself. Doing so will push you through many evolutions, or it should, if you’re lucky. I’ve been reborn a few times over the past ten years. Sometimes I wonder about all the people who got into LTRs in their early twenties and […]


  13. Make a home porno with your partner

    Make Your Own X-Rated Movie

    07/26/2013 | Scarlett Ryan

    Ever wanted a taste of how it feels to be an amateur porn actress? If you have exhibitionist tendencies, love roleplay or being on camera, then why not have a go at making your own home porn movie with your partner? Watching it back together afterwards can be a huge turn-on for you both, and […]


  14. Mojo building rituals

    Make Your Bed

    07/02/2013 | Peaches

    I once dated a man who said he’d bought a new set of sheets shortly before he met me. He said that he’d hoped that if he made his bed nice, he might find a nice woman in it. Although his penchant for yelling at cab drivers and shaming meat eaters eventually drove us apart, […]


  15. Vagina

    Me and My Vagina

    06/28/2013 | Scarlett Ryan

    I’ve just been reading Naomi Wolf’s Vagina. A “feminist self-help biography of the vagina,” it does sound a bit bonkers, I admit. I’m not even going to get into whether the science bits are accurate, because I’m not a scientist and I haven’t got a clue. What did strike a chord with me was the […]


  16. Retro pin-up model

    Meet Pin-Up Model Veronica Ocean

    06/26/2013 | Peaches

    How long have you been a pin-up model? I started doing promotional modeling in 2008 and then took a break from it after a few years. I returned to it about a year ago and nine months ago did my first pin-up photo shoot for fun. I got a huge response from the photos and […]


  17. Intimacy

    Intimacy, or, to Ruffle the Feathers Lovingly

    06/24/2013 | Peaches

    Kevin Kline: To kiss a prostitute, it costs more. Meg Ryan: That makes sense. A kiss is so intimate. You could probably disconnect from everything else, but a kiss… Two people’s lips together, their breath, a little bit of their soul. (Stops). All I mean is that a kiss is where the romance is. –French […]


  18. self-esteem through BDSM

    Spanx vs. Spanking

    06/17/2013 | Stella Harris

    I worked in an office from the ages of 24-30. During that time I finally developed a personal style that made me happy. I’d never liked the way dress pants sat on me so I fell into wearing dresses or pencil skirts and high heels. I cultivated an (office appropriate) naughty secretary look and it […]


  19. Kuhmillion Lingerie

    Interview with a Lingerie Queen

    06/13/2013 | Peaches

    Austin-based Kuhmillion Lingerie sells retro lingerie online, offering corsets, stockings, garter belts and more, plus an entertaining blog and great customer service (free shipping on returns takes the guesswork out of ordering online). Beth Hempton (left), the site’s co-creator, was kind enough to answer a few questions about lingerie, burlesque and keeping life fabulous. PM: […]


  20. Bikini body

    Showing Skin This Summer, a Step-by-Step Approach

    06/12/2013 | Emily Rodgers

    I am biting my nails, dreading the day when I have to step out in public wearing my little white bikini. I still have my winter body! You know, the one with pale pallid skin, wobbly calves, and a little extra around the middle. I look forward to everything about summer, but some years it’s […]