The Orgasm Zine came about through conversations with other women that revealed our experiences with orgasms are much more diverse and complex than is usually represented in porn and pop culture. We all have different bodies, so it makes sense that we would have different orgasms. We collected submissions from 14 women about their various experiences with orgasms, with the intention of focusing on voices that are underrepresented in mainstream media. We also wanted to hear from people who have not had orgasms or have had difficulty achieving orgasms. We were delighted by the submissions and the positive responses we received when the zine was published in the summer of 2012, and we have been asked many times when we were going to put together a second issue.
It’s finally time!
For the second issue of The Orgasm Zine, we want more orgasm stories from people who identify as women or have lived as women. We welcome written submissions of 500 words or less, as well as illustrations, photographs, and other pieces of art that can be published in zine form. The deadline for submissions is December 10, 2013. All submissions will be anonymous unless otherwise stated. Send submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our website theorgasmzine.wordpress.com for news, information about ordering the zine, to learn more about us, and to read excerpts from the first issue.
Submissions can focus on any aspect of orgasms, but here are some questions that might help you get started:
-Do you have orgasms?
-How would you describe your orgasms?
-Do you have different kinds of orgasms?
-Have your orgasms changed over time?
-Do you think your orgasms are normal or abnormal?
-How do you communicate with a partner about your orgasms?
-Have you ever faked an orgasm? Why?
-Do you have difficulty reaching orgasm or did you in the past? What did you do about it?
-Are orgasms important to you? Why?
-Do you experience orgasms differently while masturbating vs. with a partner?
-Do you have multiple orgasms, and if so, under what circumstances?
-What makes a good orgasm? (or a bad orgasm?)
We’re excited to read your stories!
Amanda and Tamara