Kiki de Montparnasse and Aruliden

Chess isn’t a typical form of foreplay… unless strategic positioning and domination are your thing. Kiki de Montparnasse and Aruliden thought this sexy mind game would be a good aphrodisiac and decided to take it to a new level. They created a suggestively phallic and luxe (not to mention: multi-functional) chess set made of medical-grade silicone, ABS and gold plating; making this game board a hefty $10,000 on the luxe erotic boutique’s website, but why put a price tag on fun?

A Midweek Meditation On Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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