Before breaking into the adult industry, Pierce coached, trained, and cornered MMA athletes who fought in the WEC and the UFC. In 2008 he muscled his way into porn with a girlfriend who was new to the industry. The next year he won Best Male Performer at the NightMoves Awards, then was named Unsung Male Performer of the Year at the 2010 AVN Awards. Pierce has worked with all the major adult studios, performing in everything from BDSM to feature adult films. Capitalizing on Pierce's bad boy brand, famed adult director, Axel Braun, casted Pierce as the villain in several of his x-rated parodies, including Wolverine XXX, Iron Man XXX, and The Dark Knight XXX. In 2013, Pierce directed his first feature adult film with Wicked Pictures, Tuff Love, which focuses on the world of underground MMA fighting.
At first Southwood, who considered herself a sexually liberated and progressive minded woman, thought she could handle her fiancé's job assignment. However, she quickly realized how messy love could be when she spent her days at home, searching for jobs and planning a wedding while Robbie dodged body fluids on porn sets and scouted locations at all-inclusive sex resorts.
Although the experience jeopardized her relationship, it also gave her an idea. Just as Robbie had used porn to build his professional credits, Southwood would use the experience to launch her literary career. The resulting memoir, Prude, tells the story of a young couple forced to reexamine their notions of sex and love through the lens of the adult industry.
This year's winner was Manil Suri's novel The City of Devi. The sex scene that earned Suri the win involved a husband and wife, and a young gay Muslim named Jaz:
Surely supernovas explode that instant, somewhere, in some galaxy. The hut vanishes, and with it the sea and the sands — only Karun's body, locked with mine, remains. We streak like superheroes past suns and solar systems, we dive through shoals of quarks and atomic nuclei. In celebration of our breakthrough fourth star, statisticians the world over rejoice.
Suri had some stiff competition. Below are excerpts from all of this year's nominees.
I can only imagine how this sex toy/exercise machine was conceived. Was the inventor inspired by a coworker bouncing on the exercise ball she used as an office chair? Did he find his muse in a naked adult using a child's bounce ball? Or, did he simply see a woman in yoga pants grinding an exercise ball in his pilates class?
Publisher's Description: Handcuffs, paddles, whips—the words alone are enough to make a person blush. Even by our society’s standards, the practice of things like BDSM is still very hush-hush, considered deviant sexual behavior that must be kept hidden. But the narrow view of what is thought of as “normal” sex—a vanilla act performed by one man and one woman—is more and more contested these days. And as Julie Peakman reveals, normal never really existed; for everyone, different kinds of sex have always offered myriad pleasures, and almost all sexual behaviors have traveled between acceptance and proscription. This book examines two millennia of letters, diaries, court records, erotic books, medical texts, and more to explore the gamut of “deviant” sexual activity.
Though today marks the 25th anniversary of World AIDS day, ABC's This Week was the only Sunday morning national public affairs program that devoted a few minutes to the virus that currently infects 34 million people around the globe, and has killed approximately 35 million people since it was first discovered in the early 1980's.
Speaking about how antiretroviral drugs are now significantly more accessible to people in places like Africa than when they first came on the market in the mid 1990's, the U2 frontman said:
Lynn's slender frame and her innocent face often get her cast as a "teen" performer. She is regularly outfitted in pigtails and schoolgirl attire—a throwback to her years at an all-girls Catholic school—to play the part of the innocent girl next door. But, there's nothing innocent about Chastity. Her scenes often feature anal sex, bondage, and gangbangs—all of which she professes to love. To date, she has done a 14-man gangbang, but intends to break this personal record many times over.