Welcome to my blog!
“My mission is to raise orgasmic awareness and to liberate people about sexuality through art, humour and my own experiences.”
Venus O’Hara 2018
I set up this blog in 2009 after hitting rock bottom in my life. I had no money, an empty fridge and a rat infestation in my apartment during the stifling August heat in Barcelona, Spain. I was emotionally drained from devoting my time and energy to my job in luxury real estate at the height of the financial crisis.
So, why a sex blog? When you’re down, the only way is up and it was definitely time to follow my dreams. I’ve always been creative and interested in sexuality. This was especially true after being taught that any female sexual expression was degrading. I always rejected this idea. After all, God gave me a clitoris (thank you, God). I was determined to express my profound gratitude for this divine gift and share my wisdom with the world in order to raise orgasmic awareness.
Naturally, I did worry about what other people might think at first. When I realised that the only opinion of me that mattered was my own, I decided that I had nothing to lose.
At first, I focused on my Fetish Glossary with over 50 kinks. It showcases my written work and photographic output with myself as the only featured model. I want to celebrate natural beauty. This is probably the only erotic website with no image retouching. In a world that is obsessed with excessive plastic surgery and Photoshop, this is a rare thing.
Within three months of its creation, I met Erika Lust and we collaborated on the book ‘LOVE ME LIKE YOU HATE ME’. It is a beginner’s guide to BDSM.
In 2010, I started collaborating with GQ Spain as their main sex columnist. The following year, I began writing for El Pais. I published over 100 articles on their online version. They often reached the Top 10 on ‘the most read’ lists on their website. I also initiated my collaboration with ‘Primera Linea’, the third biggest men’s magazine in Spain, producing monthly articles, photos and videos.
In 2013, I published my second book ‘ENGLISH FOR PERVERTS’ (Inglés para pervertidos) with Penguin Random House, Spain. It’s a grammar book with sexual vocabulary aimed at foreigners learning English. It was published in Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan. It is currently sold out.
In 2014, I published ‘THE MASK OF VENUS’ (La máscara de Venus). It’s an erotic memoir that recounts my life from my coming of age up until when I decided to devote my life to sexuality. During its promotion, I was hailed as Spain’s most influential sex blogger. Ironically, this was when I started creating content in English with the aim of reaching a global audience.
Thanks to my media profile, I found myself acquiring many sex toys from the leading brands for inclusion in my press articles. As a result of this, I decided to create an online business on my own website and I became a professional sex toy tester. I also became ‘La Sex Teacher’ in a weekly video blog for Antena 3 TV (Spain). I produce weekly videos for them offering advice to teenagers who are discovering their sexuality.
In 2016, I launched my own sex toy, the ‘O Venus’, which is a unique clitoral stimulator.
These days, I’m focused on bringing my mission of raising orgasmic awareness to an international, mainstream media platform. Over the last year, I’ve written for The Guardian and The Mirror. I have also appeared on British TV in ‘Sex Robots and Us’ – a BBC Three documentary and Gogglebox, Channel 4.
I’m currently developing ‘The Orgasmic Lifestyle’ which is a self-improvement theory. It is concerned with reaching your peak in all aspects of your life, such as health, beauty, sexuality, work, and relationships.
If you want to help me change the world, one orgasm at a time, please follow me!
Thank you for reading me,
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