Posts Tagged: Erotica

How Amazon Is Making Sex a Dirty Word

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“[A]s long as we retain all of these conflicting ideas of what sex is, and what it means to us, sex will always sell—until it’s inconvenient.”

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Unbound

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It’s always been ground glass, scraping against my insides. I imagine a light held to the place where I open would illuminate a mess of torn flesh, throbbing red-wet.

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Good Sex (Writing)

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If you aren’t yet familiar with the annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award… you’re welcome. The Erotic Review, however, thinks we should celebrate good sex writing instead, according to Ryan Harrington at Melville House. To that end, the editors are in the process of establishing a Good Sex in Fiction Award. Hopefully, Harrington notes, the award will […]

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The Queen of Steam

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“I was like, Either I’m a sexual deviant, which is always a possibility, or they’re wrong,” says Engler of publishers’ reluctance to print raunchy material. She sips from a can of Grapeade. “Turned out they were wrong.” At Vulture, Phoebe Reilly tells the story of the meteoric rise and slow fall of Ellora’s Cave, a […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Tomi Ungerer

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Writer and illustrator Tomi Ungerer discusses his exile in Ireland, being a target of censorship, and his work’s recent resurgence of popularity in the US.

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Sperm Puppets All

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Writing and sex have a lot in common, least enjoyable their knack for making participants feel vulnerable and insecure. But when anything goes, writers produce work that is beautiful for this very vulnerability: Believe it or not, the resulting scenes are often deeply moving. And here’s why: because nearly every bad decision a writer makes […]

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