Unhinged: Sex with Apps

Poster for the Smutburger evelt 'Unhinged: Sex with Apps'. There is a drawing of a topless woman with her hands in her pants, with the pant button undone. A phone with a broken screen is tucked in the button opening, with the screen showing  red heart.

For the second round of Smut, we are exploring the ever present influence of apps and computer interfaces on how we fuck in present day culture. What do these interfaces mean for femme expression of desire and the ability to announce it publicly and actively search it out? This night we will get our faces out from the glow of our phones and publicly explore the sex and tech landscape from the perspective of women, trans and non-binary people.

Does the erotic promise on the phone screen lead to sexual fulfillment? Or do these spaces merely recreate certain structural issues and uneven power dynamics in pursuing sex and connection? How can these virtual realms be used in a subsversive and queer manner? Is this the melding of sex and technology we all envisioned and hoped for in the future or has our experiment gone utterly wrong?

Cover of the book 'Just Pervs' by Jess Taylor