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Eric Barry is a San Francisco comedian, writer, and creator of Full Disclosure, a podcast and media site dedicated to sex and comedy. He holds a B.A. in Theater & Performance Studies (he's not sure what that means either) from UC Berkeley. His work has been featured on Huffington Post, Broke-Ass Stuart, SF Bay Guardian, SF Chronicle, Cosmo Australia, and more. He is a self-professed sex enthusiast, beer snob and pesto aficionado, and really sucks at lying.

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Entries by Eric Barry

My Experience With Body Hair and Why I Became a Manscaper

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2014 | 7:10 PM

Generally before I make any decisions in life, I ask myself one important question: What Would Ryan Lochte Do? Then I ask myself how I can update that joke to include someone more relevant but equally frivolously so. All I know is this: Ryan Lochte knows that the key to...

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This 7th Grader Is Having 5 Existential Crises We Can All Relate To

(1) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 6:37 PM

It seems like our kids are growing up faster and faster, as was the case for one 7th grader in California who's already encountered a number of existential crises we can all relate to.

A good friend of mine who teaches walked into his classroom this afternoon to discover that...

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An Apology to International Mr. Leather and the Leather Community

(8) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 5:44 PM

I need to apologize. I fucked up. And I'm sorry.

Last week I wrote a piece about my experience at my first International Mr. Leather. The piece was intended to be a discussion about gender identity, transphobia, and what integration looks like as LGBT (IQQA, etc.) rights continue...

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International Mr. Leather and the Conflict of Exclusivity Within the LGBT Community (NSFW)

(61) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 11:43 AM

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This past weekend I attended International Mr. Leather, one of the biggest leather and fetish events in the world, held every year in downtown Chicago. I was in attendance both as a member of the media and as curious spectator. IML had granted...

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Dating Without a Voice: A Tale of Dating With a Jaw Wired Shut (Part 3)

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2014 | 5:27 PM

A recent accident, which we're still piecing together, left me with my jaw and cheekbones broken, two teeth removed, a metal plate in my chin and my jaw wired shut. I can't eat. I can't talk. But I sure as hell can date.

Previous parts: I,

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Dating Without a Voice: A Tale of Dating With a Jaw Wired Shut (Part 2)

(1) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 4:16 PM

A recent accident, which we're still piecing together, left me with my jaw and cheekbones broken, two teeth removed, a metal plate in my chin, and my jaw wired shut. I can't eat. I can't talk. But I sure as hell can date. (Read Part 1 of the...

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Dating Without a Voice: A Tale of Dating With A Jaw Wired Shut (Part 1)

(2) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 12:53 PM

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I try to purse my cracked lips open, sputtering through the mesh of teeth and wire. At first it's just saliva, but then the colors begin to run red. Pressing against the back of my teeth with my tongue, I try to push...

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Why Belle Knox's Anonymity Was So Important, As Told by an Out Sex Worker

(3) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 2:33 PM

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It was recently revealed that the Duke University freshmen who wrote an open and heartfelt essay about being a porn star is indeed adult performer Belle Knox. It was revealed by Knox herself in a follow-up piece for xoJane,...

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I'm Sex-Positive, and Most People in Chicago Have No Idea What That Means

(5) Comments | Posted February 6, 2014 | 4:12 PM

I recently moved from San Francisco to Chicago. One of the great fears I had about moving halfway across the country was how the cultural norms I was raised with might differ from that of more traditional, midwestern values.

I had lived in the Bay Area my...

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If You Don't Buy Me a Drink, I Won't Date You

(4) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 12:36 PM

As a recent transplant to Chicago from San Francisco, I've been faced with a number of questions regarding what Midwest cultural norms I'll have to adjust to, and whether doing so might mean compromising my own character.

As a fervent poor person, one of my biggest fears has...

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Goodbye San Francisco, You're a Passionate Lover

(46) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 9:42 AM

As I run past the man laying on the ground, I wonder if he's dead. I've asked police officers to check the vitals of those laying in the Panhandle before, but today I tell myself that this man without a home simply wants a place to sleep, and a police...

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Why Modern Monogamy Has Failed, And Where to Go From Here

(2) Comments | Posted December 19, 2013 | 11:16 AM

There is a woman on my couch. She slowly fidgets with her earring, nervously massaging her lobe.

"The reason I didn't answer your call last night is because I was with someone else," I tell her.

I stare intently into her eyes, awaiting her reaction. Only seconds have passed, but...

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I Appreciate Your Insistence, but No, I'm Not Gay

(23) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 5:05 PM

People frequently make the mistake of assuming I'm gay, certainly much more frequently than they mistake me for a comedian. But despite the fact that I studied theater in college while working at the Gap, living in the co-ops and sucking dick on the side for money (seriously,...

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Why I Keep a Spreadsheet of Everyone I've Ever Slept With

(50) Comments | Posted November 22, 2013 | 10:42 AM

I recently asked a group of my friends how many people they'd slept with.

"Probably around 15?" "Around 60?" "I've lost count."

It's not a question they could answer right off the bat, if at all. Many of these friends regard sex as the ultimate, sacred way to bond with...

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Dear God, I Need a Job: The Struggle to Find Employment After Sex Work

(80) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 4:49 PM

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Right now I'm scared. I'm terrified. I have not had steady employment in over three years. I've burnt through my entire 401(k). I'm on food stamps. I've paid my last two months' rent on a credit card, and have no means...

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