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.


Transition or Fashion Statement?

Bruce Jenner: Transition or Fashion Statement? Is Bruce Jenner in the process of gender transition or could this be simply a bold fashion statement? I’m surprised that Jacob Bernstein writing in the Style Section of The New York Times on February 5, did not think to pose this question. What better place than the Style section to discuss…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

Miss Vera’s Academy students and friends on location for Candy, the first transversal style magazine, 10/2013.

Note: I created Miss Vera’s Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls, the world’s first transgender academy, 22 years ago. Prior to that I interviewed people and wrote articles about all aspects of human sexuality including many people who self-identified as transvestites, transexuals, crossdressers, transgender, drag queens, shemales. A word in common usage…Read More

Al Goldstein

At fifteen Al Goldstein was a shy teenager who sent away for a book on how to kiss girls. He practiced technique on his own hand. At age 32, Goldstein created SCREW magazine, “the world’s greatest newspaper,” the sex tabloid responsible in its eighteen year history for millions of orgasms. A newspaper that men like to…Read More

[L to R] Annie Sprinkle, Candida Royalle, Jane Hamilton (aka Veronica Hart), Veronica Vera, and Gloria Leonard.

Club 90 Sexuality Innovators to Be Awarded Degrees San Francisco—May 7, 2014 On June 26, four former adult movie stars who have become innovators in diverse fields of human sexuality will each be awarded the degree Doctor of Human Sexuality from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality (IASHS) in San Francisco. Jane Hamilton (aka…Read More

Veronica and Stu get engaged, 2011

WE’RE ENGAGED!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!! Dear Ones, I’m happy to announce that Stu Cottingham and I are engaged to be married. Stu popped the question at dinner on the eve of my November 1 birthday. Even though we’ve been talking about getting married, even though my birthday wish was that he would pop the question, even…Read More