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Erotica L.A.: The Female Perspective

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Yes, that's right...there were so many of us who wanted to go to Erotica L.A. this year that to break it up a bit, I was given the dubious honor of covering it "from a woman's point of view." I'm not sure what that means, exactly - should I be feigning offense over the plethora of tits and ass cheeks hanging out of boy shorts? Because I think it would have been kind of lame of me to go with the sole intent of being offended. After all, the shit is called "Erotica L.A." - I must own up to knowing what I was getting myself into (and...well, being excited about it). Or perhaps my vagina itself should be writing this? I think my vagina felt good about the whole event...hang on, I'll ask it....

Anyway, I gave it some thought, and here's what I came up with. Erotica L.A. from a woman's point of view looks...well, pretty much the same as it does from a man's, but with a few exceptions. For instance, I understand how it feels to walk around with people staring at your tits in a way that I'm guessing most men don't (although that may have to do with some things in my sordid past, ahem...). Also, I was the only one of the LAist group who got a warning (thank you) from one of our porn veterans not to wear a skirt, lest I be the unwitting victim of an upskirt photograph (because apparently a woman's willingness to be photographed, of which there was no shortage, just takes all the fun out of it for some people). But to really demonstrate the "female point of view" at the event that I believe to be uniquely, well, female, I've gathered a small collection of photos below. I hope you enjoy...

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