|Birthname||Ellen F. Steinberg|
|born on||23 July 1954 at 11:34 (= 11:34 AM )|
|Place||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 39n57, 75w10|
|Timezone||EDT h4w (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||00°14' 08°43 Asc. 07°20'|
American lesbian feminist performance artist, ex-prostitute, ex-porn Star, actor, Tantra practitioner, photographer, writer, lecturer and pagan love-sex Goddess-guru. Annie Sprinkle is mostly known as the porn star-prostitute who became a performance artist and sex guru. She spent many years exploring a multitude of sexual possibilities in Manhattan's kinky sex clubs and through her roles in hundreds of hard-core XXX films, where she achieved legendary status and earned such titles as "the queen of Kink," "the Mother Teresa of Sex," "the Shirley MacLaine of Smut " and "the Renaissance Woman of Porn. "
As an exhibitionist who liked to do it all, she posed for every major, minor sex and fetish magazine there is, and she was a "Photo Funny Girl "for National Lampoon for two years. All along Annie has been a very creative individual, but recently she has emerged as what she describes as a "post-porn modernist, " creating her own eclectic brand of feminist, sexually explicit media. Her latest one-woman show is part autobiography, part parody of the porn industry, part sex education, and part sex-magic ecstasy ritual. It is controversial, powerful, and popular.
After twenty-two years of devoting her life to learning and experiencing all she could about sex and doing sex work, Annie has become a unique kind of expert. She has authored three hundred articles on the topic, as well as an autobiographical book entitled "Annie Sprinkle: Post-Porn Modernist." She produced and directed several videos, including the lesbian classic "The Sluts and Goddesses Video Workshop, or How To Be a Sex Goddess in 101 Easy Steps."
She has been invited to teach and lecture at many museums, universities, and holistic: healing centers, including such prestigious institutions as Columbia University, the Museum of Modern Art, the Wise Woman 's Center New York University, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Some of the topics she 's presented are the "Pleasures, Profits, and Politics of Women’s- Sexualities in the '90s, " "Sacred Sex Technologies," "Cosmic Orgasm Awareness, " and the "Secrets of Sacred Slutism. " HBO ran two specials on her work. She 's such a "character" that someone has even created a comic-book series about her.
Midway through Annie’s career her views about sexuality changed radically when the AIDS crisis hit and Annie's lover was infected (although Annie never was). Through having to practice totally safe sex, she learned that sex is not just about bodies coming together and the electric embrace of genitalia, but also about the exchange of energy. Consequently, her work merged with the long tradition of achieving health, well-being, and spiritual growth through meditative sexual union. Annie metamorphosed into the more multidimensional incarnation Anya, whose goal is to get a handle on the source of orgasmic energy, and who is inspired by the archetypes of the sacred prostitute and the Goddess.
At present, Annie is half-finished with a feature documentary about orgasm, "Orgasm Scrapbook." She is also making a deck of "Pleasure Activist Playing Cards" from photographs of women she has taken over the years, and marketing her own designer dildo, the Sacred Sex Tool. She is experimenting with monogamy, "Zen sex, " gender play, and training her girlfriend's dog, Hillary, to give her cunnilingus.
Annie has a big, warm heart and a very sweet spirit. She seems to completely lack any inhibition or guilt regarding sexuality, yet she is actually kind of shy. She's optimistic, funny, sensuous, and she appears to be a genuinely happy person, often hovering, it seems, on the verge of orgasm.
At an interview in 1992 at her parent's house in Granada Hills, the Southern California home in which she grew up and where she was visiting at the time, she fell quiet when her mom walked by the poolside. "Shh," she said, "I don't want her to hear us talking about my sex life. It makes me nervous." At a second interview in Maui, Hawaii the following year, she interrupted the conversation as she "needed to orgasm." After taking five minutes off to go into the other room with her vibrator, she returned with a smile on her face.
- business associate/partner relationship with Treut, Monika (born 6 April 1954)
- lover relationship with Vassi, Marco (born 6 November 1937)
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1992 (Interview)
Sy Scholfield quotes her by email, data from B.C.
Biography: Voices From the Edge
Autobiography: Post-Porn Modernist
- Traits : Personality : Attention seeking
- Passions : Sexuality : Exhibitionism (Sex acts and nudity)
- Passions : Sexuality : Lesbian
- Personal : Misc. : Changed name (Took a stage name)
- Vocation : Beauty : Model (Porn mags)
- Vocation : Beauty : Sex-symbol (Love-sex Goddess guru)
- Vocation : Sex Business : Porno Market (Porn star)
- Vocation : Sex Business : Prostitute/ Pimp (Prostitute)
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer