Hyphen Magazine Profiles Cbruhs and BANG!
July 22, 2013 by Bang!

Hyphen Magazine Issue 27: Sex - Summer 2013

Thanks to Hyphen Magazine the mysterious founders of the Yellow Peril dildo have finally revealed themselves. Kinda. Cbruhs and BANG! Wanna thank Hyphen Magazine for an awesome photoshoot and a great article, which you can read below. Stay tuned for the outtakes from this photoshoot as we release them one by one… but only if you’re good.

Yellow’s not always mellow. A shared interest in media portrayals of Asian American male sexuality led nonprofit consultant Cynthia Brothers and her business partner (who goes by the name “Bang!”) to the Yellow Peril — a fully functional dildo as well as a potent political statement to reclaim Asian American sexual perceptions.

The duo is using one stereotype (the name is a reference to late-19th century stereotypes of Asians as invasive yellow hordes out to destroy Western values and civilization) to battle another (mainstream narratives about Asian male masculinity and lack of sexual prowess). “The ‘yellow’ in Yellow Peril is not just a color,” says Brothers, who moonlights as Hyphen’s blog editor, “but represents the desires of our community, promotes Asian American sexual empowerment and is ‘for us by us.’ ” Of course, the product also fills a, ahem, gap in the market for Asian American sex toys. -Anne Phabmixay

Check out the article at Hyphen Magazine.

Photo by Patrick Rafanan

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