Veronica Vera Writes

My current thoughts on human sexuality and gender; a look back at my sex journalism from the 1980’s and beyond; people, places and events of the ongoing sexual evolution.


Candice Vadala

Like her ashes that were distributed to loved ones, cherished and planted far and wide, one year after her death on September 7, 2015, the legacy of Candice Vadala aka Candida Royalle continues to grow and pay homage to her life and her art. Her papers have been acquired by the Schlesinger Library of Women’s Lives, Radcliffe Institute,…Read More

Veronica Vera by Robert Mapplethorpe

One picture is worth a thousand words, but some are worth many thousand and sometimes thousands of dollars. This story is of such a picture, a photograph by the artist Robert Mapplethorpe. When you look, you will see me, the model. What you cannot see is the story behind the image, its provenance. On the…Read More

(L to R) Annie Sprinkle, Gloria Leonard, Veronica Vera, Candida Royalle, Veronica Hart.

DAY OF THE DIVAS—A CELEBRATION OF THE EROTIC ARTS An Open House, Meet & Greet, & Erotic Art Exhibit with Porn’s Golden Era Stars & Sexuality Innovators At the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (IASHS)1523 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 (At Sutter)June 26, Thursday. 2:00-5:00 pm Come enjoy a rare opportunity! For…Read More