We’re always looking for new writers to contribute to The Edge, the Hot Octopuss blog. We cover a wide-range of sex-related topics, particularly in these areas:
- sex in later life
- non-standard sex and masturbation tips
- sex and sex industry trends
- sex tech
- erotica with a focus on inclusivity and diversity
We’re looking for fresh perspectives, personal stories, interviews, humour, research-based pieces and advice and education from experts.
Currently, we’re particularly looking for pieces from trans and non-binary writers about sex and relationships (particularly around the impact of transition); from people with penises and sexual health experts who want to write about erectile problems; and from men who want to write about sex from a fresh angle (i.e. not your standard men’s magazine approach).
Here are some of our favourite guest posts from recent years:
Serge Nicholson – On Language, Sex And Gender Diversity
Jenny Guerin – Is Scissoring A Thing?
Nicole Guappone – Pelvic Pain – Helpful Products For Sex And Everyday
Axel of School Of Squirt – What Kind Of Guy Is Into Pegging?
Kelly Perks-Bevington – Being A Disabled Girl On Tinder
Leandra Vane – Be Proud Of Your Phone Porn
Joan Price – Ultimate Senior Sex Tips
James Mycroft – Sometimes Submitting In Bed Helps My Depression
Coffee & Kink – Sex Blogging Saved My Soul
Mel of Voluptasse – Why I Took A Year Off Sex Blogging To Go Back To School
Kirsten Schultz – Chronic Sex At Woodhull Sexual Freedom Summit
We take pitches from everybody, but especially welcome pitches from:
- those with disabilities/chronic illnesses;
- trans, non-binary, intersex and queer writers;
- people of colour;
- writers over 50;
The Smutlancer wrote a really great piece on how to pitch effectively, so if you’re not familiar with the pitching process, give it a read.
We usually pay £50 per post and our pieces are usually 750-1000 words.
You can email your pitches to firstname.lastname@example.org. We only have a certain number of guest slots, so there is some competition for them, and there may be a delay in reply, but we will aim to get back to you within a fortnight, and you’re welcome to chase us if you haven’t heard after that time.
We do not publish pieces that have already been published elsewhere.
We also don’t publish generic pre-written articles in exchange for backlinks (we get a lot of requests for this, so please don’t contact us about it as we won’t reply).