But Why Erotica, Though?

Why did 13MOONS create an erotica stream? 

Why did 13MOONS create an erotica stream? 


Simple answer: Because humans are sexual beasts and without healthy channels of expression, our sexuality becomes toxic to ourselves and others. 

To be blunt: sexual deviance is a result of repressed sexuality. Period. 

And now for full disclosure: this is actually the grand plan! 

Our sexuality has been intentionally harnessed, harvested, and demonized so that we are disconnected from the power we tap into when we experience full thriving sexual health.

At the risk of diving down into too many rabbit holes at once, I will just throw out there that entire world religions, and even externalized currency was created to divert and redirect our sexual energy (the most innate currency in existence on this planet) to feed those power systems that control us in this artificial hierarchy-pyramid matrix experience. 

I know that was an eyeful, and now is not the time to go any deeper than owning this big ass world-changing assertion. But what I will talk about here is how feminine-centered erotica can help us take back the power of our sexuality. 

 

We created 13MOONS: After Dark, a members-only erotica stream for women by women because…..

 

Sexual deviance is a result of repressed sexuality. Periodt. 

 

There is no way around this. Humans must have healthy, safe, nonjudgemental outlets for our sexual expression or we will turn against ourselves from within, mostly through the ever-gnawing vibration of shame. Because our sexuality is an inextricable aspect of our essence here as humans on this planet, we internalize projections and demonizations of our sexual feelings, and allow messages from society, our parents, or our partners to shape how we see ourselves at the deepest levels. 

I hardly have to reach to find easy examples of what happens when sexuality is repressed. Just think of priests who are forbidden to be sexual and then act out on children, or any women heavily steeped in Catholicism or any form of conservative, patriarchal religion. She may not act out by harming others, but she is often unable to experience her own sexuality freely, or to express freely with others sexually. Many turn to drugs and other substances to deal or loosen up, or perhaps random hookups that allow us to act out our true desires while protecting our socially-prescribed image.

The deepest misfortune here is that this dissociating shame can eat a person from the inside, and it can also reach its way out to consume others, whether in deviant or even violent behavior against others, or in dysfunction in sexual relationships, especially in the form of fear of intimacy. 

If we all grew up with safe, healthy, open dialogue about sex in our community pods, and had healthy outlets in which to express and explore sexually (i.e. wholistic education on sexual health), entire industries that are purely supported by addiction and acting out sexual abuse and other trauma would collapse. 

Facing this history, “in God we trust” right on the Dollar and all, one of our biggest motivations at 13MOONS for creating the After Dark erotica stream is to help provide a healthy channel of expression and exploration as we move into the future and create new paradigms around sex and sexuality. 

 

It’s time to reframe and rewire our ideas from the objectification of women and sexuality, and this begins with exploring sex through a feminine perspective. 

 

To lean in a layer deeper, I’d like to share that our After Dark erotica stream is a carefully curated experience for women, by women. We are creating an expression from the feminine perspective, unapologetically so, and in stark contrast to the vast majority of pornography and other mainstream media. 

Where one may classically call attention to the physical fitness or attractiveness of a women to create enticement, we select for work that brings in the entire sensual experience, meaning the acknowledgement of all the senses and not just sight and sound alone. For all humans, and especially for the sensual woman, sex is much more than groaning atop an engorged dick. There’s context and subcontext, and it’s felt and adds dimension to an experience that could otherwise be like the quickie to the full on tantric multi-dimensional, multi-orgasmic experience! 

A perfect example, and one of my favorite pieces in our growing After Dark library, is Making Love by Dahlia Nyx. By teasing out the context around the climax as much as the sexual experience itself, the reader feels the years of connection and bonding between this couple. You can feel that it’s the billionth time they fucked and they still love every bite of it. To me, that’s fuckin hot. And it speaks deeply to some of the differences between the mainstream pornographic experience versus more sensual erotica. We may sense this as depth, and even when specific scenarios are set to achieve contextual depth in the mainstream, such as the naughty maid situation, for example, the expression is flat, two-dimensional, and focused on things of primary concern from the male sexual perspective.

Have a taste for yourself:
I had never felt more beautiful than when I began to ride your body,
head arched back, bare breasts pale and bouncing,
catching the light of the moonlight that slips between the curtains.
Your hands firm on my hips,
teasing my skin between your lips,
and your eyes breathing me in,
watching me cum undone in your arms.
Begging me to cum for you,
as my walls come crashing down around your own ecstasy.
Moving mountains with my cries of pleasure,
your lips curled into that familiar smile, pressed against my collar bone.

~ Making Love by Dahlia Nyx

 

This is not an insignificant distinction, as it is the removal from our senses which transforms what could be a very healing experience, into a transactional one, at best. It is the filling of our senses which allows sex to awaken us to our deeper, more primal, wild nature as women, where we can draw down lunar and source energy into our bodies for any purpose we choose. 

This is the magic of sex. The medicine of sex. But it is utterly inaccessible without pleasure. Without our senses engaged, women tend to dissociate from our bodies, and can consciously or unconsciously feel unsatisfied, unseen, unfelt, and even potentially unwanted and unloved.

Yea, it’s that dramatic though, because all of this means we are disconnected from our feminine power.

Pleasure is the KEY to unlocking the medicine of our feminine sexuality. 

And our senses are the door. 

 

Reclaiming our feminine power is reclaiming our feminine sexuality and remembering sex as medicine.

 

And so, sistars, reclaiming our feminine sexuality means redefining sex as medicine. It is re-imagining sex as our portal to the quantum field of unbridled accessibility. Once we make this shift in our minds and then our bodies, anything else you need to know will unfold as required for your highest good (as you choose for such). 

The work, then, if we are not already there, is to understand our sexual energy as our own direct supply of life force energy, which we get to play in, tune up and dial in anything we wish in life. Health, vitality, abundance, genuine love, and even magical sex with our divine counterpart/s. 

This is an individual journey and no one can define it for us. The ultimate goal is to cultivate our own unique relationship with our sexuality and our sexual energy which supports us and our thriving health on all levels. For many, this might first begin with recognizing that, despite what we’ve been told, our sexuality has NOTHING to do with anyone else, not even our partner/s, unless we desire so. 

 

Your sexuality is for you, not them.

 

I can’t say it enough: your sexuality is for you, not for anyone else. Your sexuality is the expression and experience of your own divine feminine energy, which links your physical body with every dimension in existence and not. Fucking people is just ONE experience of our sexuality. And honestly, for most sex priestesses, fucking is only a small percentage of our experience with our sexuality.

Our sexuality is like our own little lake, a lil droplet of the Cosmic Ocean that is the Ultimate Womb Source. This lake of ours is directly connected to the Source Ocean, and is made to expand and contract, ebb and flow, thrust and receive to create on this physical plane.

Sure, you can share that with whomever you please. But there’s also so much you can experience within yourself and all around you, through and with your sexual energy. The same energy used to create a baby is the energy you can harness to write a book is the same energy you can use to spend hours each day interviewing for the next dick you’re going to sit on is the same energy you might use being jealous over your lover due to unhealed trauma.

Sexual energy is where most of our energy goes in the end, however you look at it. And the vibration of what we focus our sexual energy on, determines our own vibration. This is our magic. This is how we fill our well.

So we can choose to share our sexual energy with another, hopefully someone we don’t mind energetically becoming, or we can harness that same energy to create an online class that helps women learn to harness their sexual energy to save the world. (It’s a thing fr.)

This is what we must remember. Our sexuality is for us. It is our power. And how we focus and direct it determines our vibration. If we direct it consciously, we can use it to whip up our dream life into existence, or even you know, cure cancer or something. The sky is no limit when it comes to pussy magic. Only our belief and our awareness. 

 

After Dark is a safe, ethical way to explore sexual energy without harming others.

 

And now that we’ve established the importance of:

  • safe, nonjudgmental outlets for sexual expression
  • how erotica from a feminine-perspective brings in the senses to reconnect us with our pleasure
  • pleasure as the key to unlocking the magic and the medicine of our feminine sexuality
  • and that this is OUR FUCKIN PHARMACY to be wielded consciously for ourselves however we please 
I’d like to impress the importance of choosing your outlets wisely.
Unfortunately and especially due to the suppression and demonization of sexuality, human sex trafficking is “big business.” Mainstream pornography plays into this game much too closely for comfort, much less for calling in good vibes. While it’s important to select partners who will vibe up with us, it’s also important to choose porn outlets that aren’t involved in human sex trafficking or other shady shit. We “vote with our dollars” and we feed with our attention! Meaning what we pour into and spend time doing and participating in, is what we’re feeding, building, growing, supporting, and expanding.
After Dark subscriptions pay artists directly. Your membership supports the continued development of this content stream and allows artists to sustainably work to bring you and others world-changing medicine. In this small way, your subscriptions help to redeem the sex work industry, which has become the opposite of its original design from times when women understood the role of sex for the people and the community, how to harness sex for healing within self and for others, and more. We hope to both redirect energy that would otherwise be invested in other (shady) outlets, providing a nourishing and fun environment to explore, and even to help resurrect the Sacred Sexual Arts in our own little way. We call out to our Sistars and even our Brothers who are coming to remember their role as Teachers and conduits of this ancient medicinal pathway, a pathway we may have forgotten, but is no less legit than that of the Midwife.

We invite you, Creators and Voyeurs alike, to the 13MOONS: After Dark erotica stream, to dine on the delights of this Earth life in a way that is filling, thrilling, and sustaining for everyone involved. Because at 13MOONS, compassion is the sexiest ting.

Sign up to indulge in three new sexy creators every Full Moon for just $13/month

 

About Astara Solae

I am the founder of Laughing Goddess Media and Editor-in-Chief of 13MOONS Magazine. I exist to help women cultivate a relationship and a language with their bodies, and to remember our bodies as brilliant living Intelligence Systems and our primary guidance system. As the voice of our Ancestors and the portal to our multidimensional senses, the body is far more than a meat suit. Reach out to discover how you can begin to cultivate Sensual Fluency and wield your feminine energy to create life on your own terms.

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