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a shitty new porn trend (VICE)

a shitty new porn trend (VICE)

“Extreme Anal Porn's Shitty Consequences” (VICE)

"It smells like blood. And it tastes like raw flesh. It's not something you've ever been exposed to. But it strikes a chord somewhere deep inside." That's how Sheena Shaw, a 29-year-old porn star and extreme anal queen, describes the primal appeal of rosebud—a kind of extreme anal sex that is rapidly gaining popularity in the adult film world, popping boners and flipping stomachs with equal abandon.

While rosebud is named after those crimson flowers you get on Valentine's Day, that's where any intimation of sweet, romantic love ends. The sexual act that Shaw specializes in is, in fact, caused by an anal prolapse—a medical condition in which the inner walls of your rectum collapse and slip out of your butthole, the bright red internal tissue blooming out of your anus like a desert rose (cue Sting).

my documentary on Baltimore club music in the wake of Freddie Gray shooting (VICE)

my documentary on Baltimore club music in the wake of Freddie Gray shooting (VICE)