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In a dystopian America where sexuality is repressed, policed and beaten down, a group of sex workers defy this oppressive system in an underground club called the Dirty Mind. Using their unique talents for bondage and seduction, they infiltrate the mysterious government Pleasure Center, free their imprisoned friends, and fight the power!

From notorious kink writer Tina Horn and featuring a diverse group of artists comes SFSX (Safe Sex), a social thriller about sex, love, and torture. It's Sex Criminals, Hustlers and Sunstone set in Gilead.

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  • Being Tortured Makes You Evil: Margaret "Jonesy" Jones was one of the co-founders of The Dirty Mind and leader of its sex-positive movement. When The Party raided the facility, she was captured and brainwashed by Judy Boreman. Now she acts as both a figure head to further The Party's agenda and an agent who hunts down and incurs the same brand of brainwashing onto others.
  • Category Traitor: Avory wasn't exactly welcomed by her old friends from the Dirty Mind, seeing her as a traitor when she and George fled the original club when The Party raided the Dirty Mind, marrying and becoming a part of the system in order to avoid being prosecuted.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: The 13th Floor of the Pleasure Center is used to "rehabilitate" anyone who violates The Party's strict ideas of decency. This rehabilitation involves an extreme form of aversion therapy that is tantamount to rape and, in Denis' case, have a chip implanted in their brains that suppresses their ability to feel pleasure or inflict it with the push of a button.
  • Does This Remind You of Anything?: In the bonfire set outside of the capital building, there are various conventionally dressed young men who give a toast to Mitch Wilder's overtly Incel message, the bonfire lined with Hawaiian tiki lanterns that evokes the infamous 2017 "Unite the Right" Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
  • Dystopia: America is ruled under the Ingsoc-like authoritarian, non-Democratic regime simply known as The Party. It is describes as being a theocracy where sexuality is bureaucratically managed and controlled. It seems to tolerate the existence of homosexuality to a very small extent, but it encourages heterosexual, monogamous relationships where only basic sex is allowed between married couples. While the party claims that it strive for equality between the sexes, it has very restrictive gender norms to the point where even the mutest colored make-up is considered racy and owning high-heels in private is enough to have you arrested. "Degenerates" are taken to the 13th Floor of the Pleasure Center where they are brainwashed with aversion therapy and straight-up torture.
  • Equal-Opportunity Evil: Interestingly enough, The Party seems to be against sex and promiscuity in the general sense. They don't seem to discriminate on sexual orientation, just that sex is happening at all. While their idea of gender-politics are rather regressive, women are also allowed to still have jobs and hold public office.
  • The Horseshoe Effect: The Party's authoritarian anti-sex politics take cues from both Radical Feminists and virulent anti-Feminists, Judy Boreman (the female face of The Party) claiming that sexual desire divides the genders and makes both of them slaves to each other and their animalistic urges, while Mitch Wilder believes that sex-positivity emasculates men and that women are getting special treatment.
  • Red Right Hand: When The Party's law-enforcement tries detaining Avory, she manages to escape by jamming one of her high-heels into one of the officer's eyes. Later, that same officer — Inspector Mitch Wilder — would be brought up as a co-honoree for a party, wearing an eye-patch for the rest of the story.
  • Totalitarian Utilitarian: The Party — as well as many people who have been brought into its propaganda — sees people who are sex-positive or un-chaste in any way as victims, their violent and oppressive means to stamping out what they think is immoral thoughts being viewed as their way of "curing" them of a sickness or "saving" them from some vague evil. relieved my children will get through puberty without being tainted by images of traumatized naked girls...