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Frankly Phranc

Mark Dery, Guitar Player, October 1991

PIERCED LABIA. Khaki-clad lesbian soldiers, posing topless in the Saudi Arabian sun. Advertisements for adult toys that resemble Star Trek props — the sort of odd, knobby protuberances Klingons would use as marital aids, perhaps. This is a random sampling of a typical issue of On Our Backs, a San Francisco-based publication that bills itself as "Entertainment for the Adventurous Lesbian."

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