My Date With a Demonic Doll: A Luna Luna Primer on Possessed Playthings

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True story: A thriving market for possessed dolls has recently popped up on eBay Read More →

No Justice, No Peace: Blame Patriarchy


We will not have justice until we stop valuing violence as a means of dominance and control. Read More →

No Safe Word: An Interview with Arrie Davidson

Photo by Shane Velazquez.

“No Safe Word” isn’t about BDSM…I see it as a metaphor for everybody…The commonality between all these different tastes, and I think most people, is just this deep need for connection. Read More →

DilDos and DilDon’ts

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In this regular sex toy review column, I’ll be reviewing a variety of different types of toys once every full Read More →

My Mother Lies On The Hillside Beneath The Long Grass


My mother is buried in an unmarked grave on a windswept hillside in a village called Brimscombe, outside of Stroud. It is almost 100 miles away as the crow flies but, as I have no wings or wheels, it takes three hours by train and another hour’s walk along the Thames and Severn canal to reach the cemetery. Read More →

Laura Victoria’s Poetry of the Pagan & the Maternal


In my previous post about the poetry of Eliana Maldonado Cano, I mentioned that an epigraph to one of her poems came from the work of Laura Victoria, pseudonym of Gertrudis Peñuela, a twentieth-century Colombian poet Read More →

Paper Towns and the Manic Pixie Dream Girl’s Dream

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This month I’ll focus on the manic pixie girl and her dream journey as a doomed vagabond, traveling through paper towns. Read More →

Why Nonspecific Rape Allegations Don’t Work

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Talking about rape is uncomfortable for everyone and that’s okay. Read More →

Thirty Days: I Sailed Across The Ocean With Two Children


How do you cross an ocean with an infant and a 3 year old? How do you spend 30 days in such a tight space with two small children? Read More →

Meet Our Editors & Writers, Round 1

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Lisa Marie Basile is the founder and editor-in-chief of Luna Luna Magazine. She is the author of APOCRYPHAL, along with two Read More →

The Luna Luna Guide to Tying the Knot: Handfasting


Some practitioners of this ritual will only elect to do a ‘lifetime handfasting’ in which the couple chooses to be bound only life but not in the afterlife… á la till death do us part style. Read More →

Things We Make Up About Strangers In New York City


Here’s a question I have: how many faces does the average New Yorker see every day? How many over the course of a lifetime? Read More →

Toni Allen Presents: Sex & Tarot

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Many, many people believe that Tarot can look into their past, present and future, but not into their bedroom. Nothing is secret from Tarot. Read More →

How to Apply for Mid-Level Management Jobs: A Guide to Everything You’re Doing Wrong

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Here’s your story: you’re a young professional who’s looking for a change in career or for a new position in mid-level management. Read More →

Making Out: Expansion


It isn’t working. I’m failing. To the passerby or visitor, it would appear that everything is in order. The classroom Read More →

Poetry By Russell Bennetts & Rauan Klassnik


Nightly homes to go to. Panted housewives. Woven silk sheet. Read More →

Guitarist Vs. Geico, Round Four: The Aftermath

Attempting to give the people of Pittsburgh a proper show a few weeks after the accident. If you look closely at my left arm, you'll see indentations in the skin and bone from impact of the crash. I returned home from Pittsburgh, having carried an inebriated bandmate over my shoulder from the venue to the hotel the night before, and went to bed for more than a week.

This is when I realized two things: I was completely helpless. And my life was never going to be the same. Read More →

You Can’t Sit With Us! I Don’t Want To: A Barbie Beauty Shoot

Image: Aurora Rose de Crosta

  The movie “Clueless” came out in 1995, which, whether we’d like to believe it or not, was twenty years ago! As Read More →

You Owe It To The Sisterhood To Find A Mentee


Sheryl Sandberg explains that a true mentorship benefits both the mentor and the mentee. Read More →

The Luna Luna Guide To A Magickal Herbal Household

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Literally everything you need to know about herbal magick. Read More →

Interview with Bizarro Erotica writer Mandy De Sandra


The hole in Christ’s hand was the perfect size. It was the old wound from dying on the cross that mixed with his body being Swiss cheese. The cheese gave a texture and touched all the right spots on Kirk’s cock. Read More →

Pocketful of Poesy: Poetry Horoscopes for July


Pocketful of Poesy: Poetry Horoscopes for July! Read More →

Weekly Tarot With Tif: Reclaim Power With Concentration

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Reclaim your power with the Magician. Your Weekly Tarot for July 20, 2015-July 26, 2015. Read More →

Interview with Niel Rosenthalis

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Niel Rosenthalis is a poet. If there was ever someone who not only loved poetry with ever fiber of his Read More →

Modern Mystery of the Lenormand: 18th Century Fortune Telling Cards


Madamoiselle le Normand was born in 1768, a notorious fortune-teller known among nobles and royalty for her readings from cards to coffee grounds. Discover the modern mystery of Lenormand cards. Read More →

It’s Time To Embrace Mother Earth as a Gen Y Feminist


I am not Gaia, the ancient Greek personification of Earth, the primal mother. But I want to be. I want to nurture more than I consume. Read More →

5 Ways To Cope With Stress When You Just Can’t Deal


It needed to stop. I wanted to find small pleasures in daily life and feel peace of mind. I didn’t realize how stressed I was until I didn’t even enjoy listening to music for a few days. Read More →

Shades of Noir: Under the Skin


Under the Skin: This film performs the trick of making the Other familiar. Inside that Alien skin, you hear the beating of a human heart. Read More →

Lana Del Rey’s Weird Musical Progression & Honeymoon, Her 6 Minute Ballad


Now we have Honeymoon. 6+ minutes of strange sorrow, like a murder documentary on in the background, like a 70s starlet who’d lost her way, like someone half-whispering their secrets. Read More →

Poems Written Under the Skin: Eliana Maldonado Cano


Finally for me:
the black night. Read More →

5 Very Common Myths About Witchcraft


The thing you should know about witchcraft is that magick is everywhere. Growing a garden is magick. Making art is magick. Writing poetry is magick. Read More →

9 Doable Career Tips From Successful Ladies


Career tip: Know your worth and negotiate your ass off. Seriously. Read More →

What Do You Do When You Hate Your Job?


Lots of actual, real, useful advice about what to do when you HATE your job. Read More →

Why I Got a Witch Tattoo

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I have a tattoo on my arm that says ‘witch.’ Most people are freaked out when they see it, and Read More →

Violet Chachki // The Quantum Queen: Poetry of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 7 (The Grand Finale!)

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  This season, RuPaul’s Drag Race gave you more gag for your gear with my Poetry of RuPaul’s Drag Race project. Each week—after you’d Read More →

All The Americana Looks We Love Even If It’s Not 4th of July

Image by Jason Carter Rinaldi, Creative Direction by Aurora Rose

Turns our red, white and blue is kinda cute, year round. Read More →

Things I Have Bled On (A Brief But Saturated History)

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“Excuse me, you have menstrual blood on your pants.” Read More →

Love & Lust: Self-Medication, Self-Esteem & Self-Pleasure

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The main thing is that you need to get right with yourself before you can happily, openly, and pleasurably open that self up to sexual experiences with others. So get down with yourself. Learn to love your body and the pleasure it can give you, then open it up and share it with others. Read More →

[Teen Voices] I’m 100% Done With Percentages

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“What did you get?” your friend asks after a test. You are expected to answer, and your lips form a Read More →

What It Means To Be A Feminist Mutha

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As feminist mothers, we help make space for our children. We make room. We allow for overlap, for fluidity, for questioning and rebellion. Read More →

American Longing Sagas: Lana Del Rey’s Atlantic City Show


It IS a victory to play Lana Del Rey’s Ride at a low volume on Fourth of July turning down a neighborhood street and not go crazy singing the climax – it shows some control of the secret. Read More →

Hodaya Louis: Diary of an Artist

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Hodaya Louis: “I became a full time artist two years ago, and I learned that being an artist means that every day I do not attempt to draw or paint is a wasted day.” Read More →

Poetry by Brian Simoneau


Of the Pine-trees Crusted with Snow When snow starts falling, falling at first like cherry blossoms in warm wind, the Read More →

Shades of Noir: Becoming the Black Swan


If Little Red Riding Hood was about a girl becoming a werewolf, Black Swan would be the modern retelling. In fact, the first oral mutations of the tale were stories about werewolves and about little girls who learned to set boundaries and protect themselves without the aid of men. Read More →

Weekly Tarot With Tif: Embracing Magic

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Dreaming has its power and place in this world. Embrace your magic. Your Weekly Tarot for 07/06/2015-07/12/2015. Read More →

Interview with Devon Moore


Written by Nina Puro // Curated by Joanna C. Valente I interviewed Devon Moore, author of Apology of a Girl Read More →

Gay Marriage, As A Civil Right, Does Not Violate Religious Liberty


While I agree that many members of the educated elite should be more respectful of religion, religion should not influence public policy. Read More →

Salem, North Carolina Was The First Town To Celebrate Independence Day

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In the middle of a war, peace held in this small village. Salem was first to honor the freedom of the thirteen colonies by celebrating Independence Day. Read More →

10 Reasons Misty Copeland Is More Amazing Than You Even Know


At turns irreverent, tenacious, and astoundingly talented, Misty Copeland continues to defy expectations in a profession where every gesture is literally choreographed.
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Four Poems by Danielle Susi

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Portrait of a Man Fishing hold-less hands crossing streetsbeds overlooking hollow light shining down onbeef stir fry vapors escaping from Read More →