Durga is a writer living in Brooklyn and a contributing editor at ADULT. She is as serious about care as others are about romantic love. She is also serious about romantic love. Being strung between the poles of the physical and the metaphysical often means neglecting interaction with other people—and yet, by overcoming her emotional sensitivities, Durga is realizing a self-awareness attained by few.
Fiona is a writer, a bookseller, and a best friend of ADULT. In addition to her regular column, she helps run our Tumblr and generally provides conceptual support. She has long felt she has a phantom cock. She is definitely an alien. Fiona's general awareness of the physical condition of her body also extends to its relative beauty in space. At worst, her love of the ideal is something of a fatal attraction.
Sam is an artist in New York. His work is focused on the reinvestment of credible romance into figurative art. He is writing an experimental memoir called A Brief History of Me Doing Whatever I Want, which is excerpted occasionally in ADULT. Because he is often busy with his hands, he must take special care with them, particularly the wrists and finger joints. Sam is an intensely sensuous and famously bisexual individual who feels alternately godlike and antlike. His Twitter is great.
Haley Mlotek is the publisher of WORN Fashion Journal and The Hairpin's HBIC. Her work has appeared in The National Post, The Globe & Mail, The New Inquiry, The Awl, The Hairpin, Hazlitt, n+1, FASHION, Flare, and, of course, ADULT. A true champion of the strangest and most wayward individuals, Haley may go so far as to be interested in those areas which society regards as perverse, yet she is never less than sensitive or empathic, and is secretly a mild individual who asks little more than to be left alone.
Hari Nef is an actress and writer in New York. Her writing has appeared in Dazed & Confused, Vice, Original Plumbing, and more; her column for ADULT appears regularly. She has performed at the New Museum, Mike Weiss Gallery, and Columbia University in New York, as well as in London, Paris, Berlin, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Glasgow, and Miami. Hari loves laughter and having fun, but is basically serious and sometimes even tragic. Her great capacity to act on the stage of life’s theater makes her sought after as party girl and performer alike, while her private life may include many love affairs, charting a path strewn with boys' broken hearts.
Larissa is an artist and writer in Brooklyn. She used to live in the elm city and before that one full of roses and trees. She co-edits the blog at Full Stop, reads fiction at Guernica, and has published her words in The Rumpus, Gawker, Salon, and here at ADULT. Her accomplishments sometimes seem inexplicable without the benefit of a higher power or inspirational force which acted as a guide. She is liable to give her all for love.
Elise Peterson is a freelance writer and creative consultant living in Brooklyn. Her column for ADULT appears a little less than regularly, but is never less than satisfying. Blessed with volcanic sexual energies, as well as an insight into the mysteries of metamorphosis and transformation, Elise may feel as if she’s the unlikeliest of gurus, but her humility—in contrast to her undeniably wild side—is what makes her the one others need.
Chelsea G. Summers
ADULT’s woman of a certain age has written for Penthouse, GQ, and various UK publications, as well in anthologies, on websites, and wherever fine erotic meditations are found. With her rousing élan and relentless intellect, chelsea is seen as more sexual than sensual, provoking rather than calming. Though she can be secretive and controlling, she will say that she is currently at work on a novel that’s a cross between Eat, Pray, Love and American Psycho. For now, get more chelsea on her blog, in her TinyLetter, and on Twitter.