Friction|non|Friction is devoted to artistic and sexual expression which challenges traditional ideals of beauty, gender, relationships, family, and love.
WHY THE NAME?
“Friction” and “Non-Friction” are words which describe the act of sex (the good ol’ friction of parts on parts) plus the discussions of sex where no touching needs to happen for people to connect. However, switch it up, and “Friction” stands for the conflict that crops up whenever there are people debating issues of gender, orientation, lifestyle or sexual expression. Then put your mind back in the harmony and pleasure of what thrills you most – and you’re right back to that non-friction spot – that silky, flowing, smooth place where you’re having the best sex of your life. Friction. Non-Friction. Sex is literally that simple. And literally that complicated.
Banksy said: “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” Therefore, at Friction|non|Friction, we are not only looking to explore challenges and decisions which face us as sexual beings – but we also want to look at the fantasies, desires, and boundaries we explore as pleasure seekers. We hope that Friction|non|Friction is a place that both comforts and – if not disturbs – then at least invites the reader to broaden their belief system.
WHY ARE WE HERE?
Friction|non|Friction’s mission is to examine traditional and non-traditional moments of sex, love, and lifestyles. To delve into art, fashion, media, and culture to see where we can find the flaws as well as the forces to be reckoned with. The good, the bad, the best. The comfortable topics which will leave you with a glow. The uncomfortable topics which will leave you with a call to action.
WHO ARE WE WRITING FOR?
We’re writing for you.
We hope that in our webpages you’ll find something for your mind, heart, body, and soul. We want to capture the essence of people who are creating art, stories and conversations around their identity, their attractions, their sexuality and their creative expression.
Friction|non|Friction is for people who have curiosity without judgment and want to explore issues of feminism, gender, body image, the beauty myth, rape culture, and sexual orientation. People who want to hear more about alternative lifestyles, are curious about new ways of having relationships, and who want to see it all expressed through stories, art, media, first person accounts, interviews and podcasts. We’re devoted to giving you art, media, and conversation.
IS THERE SOMETHING YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT?
Let us know. We’ll do our best to bring it to you.
If we can’t give you the answers you’re looking for we’ll keep updating our library of links and resources to lead you to advocacy groups, organizations, and allies.