Attractive, intelligent, talented and tattooed. You may never have heard of Zak Sabbath before, but after this interview you'll definitely be Googling his name and searching for preview clips.
Zak is one of the leading males in the alt porn industry. Having acted in porn for Vivid Entertainment and Bad Seed Productions, Zak's colourfully decorated body is becoming a regular and much appreciated sight for those who like their erotica to have some real grit and substance.
Not only does Zak star in porn but he produces some of the most amazing and unique art under his real name Zak Smith. In fact, the talented chap received an MFA from Yale University in 2001 and his newly released book We Did Porn is already highly rated and reviewed by those lucky enough to get their hands on a copy
We caught up with Zak to find out more…
Carly Drew: What are your feelings in regards to the porn industry right now, this second?
Zak Sabbath: I like it when it lets people who are smart make the movies they want, I don't like it when it doesn't.
CD: Very rarely do you see any natural light (unless it's an outside scene) so it's hard to figure out if porn is a naked 9 - 5 job or if you're all burning the midnight oil. What hours do you normally work on a porn film?
ZS: They usually try to shoot during normal business hours, but they're movies, and movies can sprawl sometimes.
Yes they do - and yes it's a lot to do with age! Many factors can cause vaginal dryness - it's extremely common.
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Have you ever had an idea for a brilliant vibrator but never known how to bring it to life?
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at designing the best male masturbator in the world?
Now you can do all that and receive some awesome prizes in the process, thanks to Lovehoney's Design A Sex Toy Competition!
Summer is here! Well… kind of.
In between the bursts of rain and the scorchingly hot sun, there are plenty of occasions to play and we're going to show you exactly how!
Whether you already own these sex toys or are considering buying something new, don't do anything until you've read this brilliant guide on how to really heat things up this summer.
If it's hot outside and you're stuck indoors, then pop a pack of Durex Play 2 in 1 Massage Melts in the fridge and get ready to really cool yourself down.
These freezable disks look just like ice cubes but on contact with the skin, they melt into a body-safe, water-based lubricant that can be used absolutely anywhere! So indulge in a tingly cool shoulder massage or use them in a more intimate context.
First of all let me reassure you both that it's not unusual to be unable to orgasm through penetrative or oral sex alone. And more vibration is needed as we get older.
Whether you're considering a career in porn or you simply want something special to give your partner on their birthday; sexy photos are always a winner!
But how do you take your own sexy photos that are… well… genuinely sexy?
How do you print your photos without the embarrassment of having to deal with the woman at the pharmacy?
Lovehoney have several professional photographers lurking amongst the team so from all their advice, we've put together the best information possible for taking your own saucy snaps.
Grab Your Equipment
- You need a camera with at least 2 megapixels to produce a 4 x 6 print. This will be all pocket-sized digital cameras, all SLR's and nearly all camera phones.
We were wringing our Web 2.0 hands last week when the Lovehoney Twitter account was summarily suspended amid accusations of spam, malefeasance and assorted skullduggery. We were innocent, of course, and protested from the highest mount - well we contested our Twitter account suspension through the official channel and twiddled our thumbs for a bit.
After a couple of days we were assigned a Twitter operative, which reassured us that at least someone was looking into what had happened.
And then, well, we waited some more. And worried a bit more.
So we poked around some Twitter discussion forums which for the most part revealed that if your Twitter account gets suspended by mistake, you just have to wait for it to come back. Not much consolation for us.
But buried deep in the comments was an e-mail address for a Twitter operative called Delbius, who we contacted directly and within no time at all our account was back in operation. Thank you Delbius!
Why was our Twitter account suspended in the first place? Delbius reveals:
> I've restored the account; it would appear that it was flagged as
> part of a spam cloud. In the future, please contact me with a ticket
> number as that makes this process much easier -- or just wait for us
> to resolve the ticket.
Which for us begged the question: what is a spam cloud? To which Del helpfully and swiftly answered:
> Essentially, it's when a group of accounts start spamming;
> some spam accounts started messaging with updates you were
> sending out and you were caught up in the resulting chaos.
So we were collateral damage in someone else's nefarious spam activity. And it turns out quite a lot of other Twitter accounts were suspended due to the spam cloud scare too.
Everything seems to have been sorted now, but if your Twitter account gets suspended, don't panic!
Fill in the Twitter account suspension appeal form and twiddle your thumbs for a bit. If you're twiddling for too long, e-mail Delbius - del at twitter.com
Thank you Delbius!
Truly we are humbled by the adulation of our peers. Yesterday, Lovehoney was named 2009 Online Adult Retailer of the Year at the prestigious Erotic Trade Only annual awards, held on a concourse at the Birmingham NEC. And here is a picture of our head buyer Bonny Hall and The Professor (in his civvies) graciously accepting the plaudit.
What is Erotic Trade Only? It's the trade publication for our 'industry' - think of it as the adult version of those funny guest publications that they grab the headlines from at the end of Have I Got News For You?. Things like Miniature Donkey Talk and The Shock & Vibration Digest.
Come to think of it, ETO would fit in quite well with any of those, though sadly the publishers of Global Slag have decided to call time on the magazine. We shed a tear for its demise.
But we digress! The ETO Awards are voted for by 'the industry' so we're super-chuffed that our achievements have been recognised by our peers, but we're even more super-chuffed that so many people keep coming back to shop at Lovehoney. We thank you all!