Bondage and waxplay at the Berlin Poetry Brothel!

Sawa and Husalia at Berlin Poetry Brothel at Lotus Loft May 23 2019 by Suzanne ForbesI went to see some Berlin poets at TangoLoft Berlin’s Lotus Loft with my friend Sadie Lune!

To our delight, a wonderful woman shibari/kinbaku artist named SawaShibari was performing rope bondage.

You can see SawaShibari, above and below, tying up model Husalia.

I love to see a woman rigger tie up a willing bottom!Sawa and Husalia at Berlin Poetry Brothel at Lotus Loft June 3 2019 by Suzanne Forbes

We also greatly enjoyed the waxplay performance of Red Witch Dunja.

Dunja as the Red Witch at BPB at Lotus Loft May 23 2019 by Suzanne ForbesI’ve enjoyed drawing Dunja performing on several other occasions.

I’ll get those posted on here soon! You can see the safe-for-work drawings created at this event, which were produced for my crowdfunding Patreon, here. I actually redacted the word “Brothel” in the event title for that post, because of changes in US-based platforms’ posting “standards” since the passage of new bills. For the same reason all the lingerie brands on Insta are losing thousands of followers as their content is demoted, i.e. hidden from viewer’s timelines and hashtag searches.

Have you heard about the changes at Instagram, like the deprecation of “vaguely inappropriate” content? Facebook is doing the same, by “reducing the spread” of “problematic content”. It’s ostensibly only to prevent fake news. But it doesn’t do that, and what it does do is oppress LGTBQiA humans and all human bodily autonomy, awareness and celebration.

I’m working on crowdfunding for this site, so I can continue to create and release free original art documenting human sexuality, desire and gender expression. Meanwhile you can always fund my work on my safe-for-work site, for as little as a dollar/euro a month!

My erotic art has a new home.

Jean Bardot and Steffy the Rubber Doll at Montreal Fetish Weekend by Suzanne Forbes September 2008
Jean Bardot and Steffy the Rubber Doll at Montreal Fetish Weekend by Suzanne Forbes September 2008

And we moved my domains, and secured my site!

Thanks to my amazing hub, suzanneforbes.com was transferred to a European domain registry and both suzanneforbes.com and my SFW site chipinhead.com are now secure domains, registered and hosted in Europe, baby!! Wooohooo!

With the changes happening in the US because of SESTA/FOSTA, a person like me, who makes erotic art, should not have a digital footprint Stateside.

During the initial burst of shock and horror around the implementation of SESTA and FOSTA, I learned that my longtime host, Bluehost, DOES NOT ALLOW NUDITY. What the fucking fuck, you fucking puritan assholes!

Here Bluehost, have a drawing of a lady with a penis fucking a girl while she sucks off a man with a strap-on!

It’s called “Consenting trans adults enjoy each other!”. I think it’s a beautiful moment of sexual connection in a safe space.

Upper Floor 2011 Danni TomCat and Chloe
Upper Floor 2011. Danni, TomCat and Chloe

My new host is Leaseweb. They allow porn. In honor of that freedom, please enjoy this selection of drawings made during the years my husband and I were going to events at Femina Potens, The Center for Sex and Culture and the Upper Floor at Kink.com.

Maxine Holloway and Bella Rossi at Thin Line Feb 2010
Maxine Holloway and Bella Rossi at Thin Line Feb 2010

During the last ten years I was in the Bay Area I went to so many sex-positive events, parties, porn shoots and venues.

I met my husband at one of them, and after that we went together. We met and made friends with so many amazing people who are or were sex workers.

Art of Restraint and Armory Afterparty 3 27 2010 Maggie Mayhem by Suzanne Forbes
Art of Restraint and Armory Afterparty 3 27 2010 Maggie Mayhem by Suzanne Forbes

Porn performers, erotic artists, bondage artists, pro doms, escorts, rubber fetishists, directors of queer indie porn, feminist art gallery owners, activists and educators.

2010 Armory feature shoot Sept 3 Mistress Liliane and pets
2010 Armory feature shoot Sept 3 Mistress Liliane and pets
Art Unveiled party at Armory 4 16 2010 Bella Rossi and Jessie Cox
Art Unveiled party at Armory 4 16 2010 Bella Rossi and Jessie Cox

These wonderful people brought their passion, intelligence, authenticity and courage into our lives.

Many of them are deeply political, activists and protesters and change-makers, who work hard to reduce the shame and stigma around sexuality in the US.

Many of them live poor and risk everything to make art about sex, educate people about sexuality, and be true to their own gender identities, sexual preferences and desires.

At a lot of the events I documented, sex workers were donating their time and energy to raise funds for sex-positive art, education or sex workers resources. I have never seen a community give so much.

We saw, and I documented, people showing desire, affection and often love in public sex spaces.

There was laughter and deep intimacy and pleasure. It wasn’t perfect, the heyday of San Francisco sex-positive culture, indie porn and the Kink Castle, but it was an experiment as brave and important as the original Summer of Love. It was queer and fierce and strange, and I love the sex workers we came to know and I honor their work.

Suzanne Forbes drawing at the Upper Floor with Madison Young and Princess Donna
Suzanne Forbes drawing at the Upper Floor with Madison Young and Princess Donna

Sex is natural, sex is good, not everybody does it and not everybody should, but everybody should be allowed the sexual and gender expression and choices that are true and safe for them.

Maxine with the fucking machine Thin Line feb 2010
Maxine with the fucking machine Thin Line feb 2010
Art Unveiled party at Armory 4 16 2010 Jack Hammer and Minxxgirl by Suzanne Forbes
Art Unveiled party at Armory 4 16 2010 Jack Hammer and Minxxgirl by Suzanne Forbes
2010 Armory feature shoot Sept 3 banquet table by Suzanne Forbes

2010 Armory feature shoot Sept 3 banquet table by Suzanne Forbes

I hope you will be inspired to learn more about the chilling effect  caused by SESTA and FOSTA, such as the closing of Craigslist Personals, and the immediate harm to sex workers.

I continue to make erotic art and document diverse, queer, kinky sexuality in Berlin.

And now that my sexy art has a home, I will be posting it ALL THE TIME if you fund me.

I’m working on the crowd-funding setup for this site. Meanwhile you can always paypal me money at suzanneforbes@protonmail.com

Welcome to SuzanneForbes.com!

This is the new home of my free, crowdfunded artwork documenting human sexuality.

It is NSFW and you must be over 18 to view most pages.
As my fans know, I’ve been using skills developed as a courtroom artist and as a penciller for DC’s Star Trek comics to document people being sexy since 2004.
Above, Bishop Black and Martini Cherry Furter posing during the “Red Hot Love” session of Dr. Sketchy’s Berlin.
I look forward to posting lots of sexy drawings of wonderful, sexy Berlin folx playing, loving, performing and expressing their true selves. I have not been able to create these drawings for my safe-for-work site, which is crowdfunded by Patre*n, because of censorship issues.

I’m working on the crowd-funding setup for this site. Meanwhile you can always paypal me money at suzanneforbes@protonmail.com

d and m dancing 11 29 08 Spanksgiving by Suzanne Forbes
d and m dancing at Spanksgiving 11 29 08 by Suzanne Forbes

Soon you’ll be able to access all fifteen years of my documentary art of life drawing with nude models, burlesque performers in nothing but pasties and a g-string, pin-up models posing at Dr. Sketchy’s, porn shoots, bondage experts tying willing bottoms, hardcore BDSM, moments of connection at sex clubs, fisting, lovers of all genders tenderly fisting, and all the real-life FREE erotic art you could ever want.

99% of the art is free to download for your own enjoyment.

Learn more about how sharing my open-source erotic documentary art works here.