Future Sex (magazine)

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Future Sex was a 1990s magazine based in San Francisco and published by Kundalini Publishing. The magazine was glossy with four-color printing and featured articles, interviews, reviews, erotica, and erotic photography celebrating the zeitgeist of technological revolution, body modification, sexual liberation, and the mainstreaming of sexual proclivities previously considered taboo—from bondage to fetishes to "teledildonics."

According to Jack Boulware on Salon.com, "Future Sex epitomized creative, offbeat, kinky, goofy, pro-sex San Francisco." [1] On the other hand, the magazine was criticized by many insiders on the emerging cyberculture scene and on the San Francisco sex-positive scene for being too mainstream considering its subject matter; as bOING bOING founder and Net Chicks author Carla Sinclair put it, "The women are attractive...and the pictures are artistic. So if that's all they are going for, and if that's all the readers are expecting, then great. No problem. But do we need yet another magazine with the same old brand of nude looks and poses? Why play it so safe?"[2]

The founding editor-in-chief for one issue was John Shirley. Lisa Palac, who also made contributions to the 3-D sound erotica album, Cyberorgasm, followed after Shirley's short reign in the position. Writer, dancer, and Taste of Latex founding editor Lily Burana took over the helm following Palac. Other editors appearing on the masthead included Richard Kadrey and Tiffany Lee Brown.[3]


All issues of Future Sex Magazine are now digitized and archived at the Future Sex Magazine Archive Project.


1. Boulware, Jack. "She is JT LeRoy", Salon.com, 2006-03-08. Retrieved on 2007-01-11.

2. Sinclair, Carla. "Future Sex", Street Tech, 1998. Retrieved on 2007-01-11.

3. Boulware, Jack. Ibid.