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Dusty Horn, Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 9:42am
The voyeuristic rush of watching porn is not unlike the thrill of perusing the checkout line tabloid. These sensationalist mediums allow knowledge of intimacies that polite society keeps behind...
Miss Eva von Slut, Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 12:31pm
I have to admit, I hate a lot of books about burlesque. Most books I have read completely miss the mark about burlesque; some seem so dry and historical, they miss the fun of it. (Full disclosure...
Angie Dell, Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 11:30am
Before beginning this book I had the chance to review Hotel Sex Stories, another anthology edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel that focuses instead on the sexual possibilities of rented rooms. Having...
Sinclair Sexsmith, Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 9:00am
It’s difficult for me to critique this book: Lust consumes porn in similar ways that I do, and we have a similar history with viewing porn, so most of my responses to this consist of, “...
Sinclair Sexsmith, Sunday, July 18, 2010 - 7:00am
Reprinted with permission from Sugarbutch Chronicles. Perhaps I had unrealistically high expectations for this book. "The basement smelled like sex," the book starts. "That thick, musty scent...
EditrixAbby, Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 8:00am
Wetlands By Charlotte Roche Grove Press $14.00, 240 pp.   It’s difficult to grasp that over a million people have read this book but that’s what it says, right on the cover. And on the...
Charlie Glickman, Sunday, May 2, 2010 - 10:33am
Porn.Com: Making Sense of Online Pornography Edited by Feona Attwood Peter Lang Publishing $29.65, 304 pp. Last month, blogger and indie online porn director Furry Girl wrote a blog post in...
Angie Dell, Thursday, April 22, 2010 - 12:41pm
Do Not Disturb: Hotel Sex StoriesEdited by Rachel Kramer Bussel    Cleis Press $15.95, 235 pages   My copy of this erotica collection came just in time for the holidays and I began reading it...
Theresa, Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 1:24pm
 I Dare You: 30 Sealed Seductions By Susie Bright Chronicle Books $14.95 “For a relationship to stay alive, love alone is not enough. Without imagination, love stales into sentiment, duty, and...
EditrixAbby, Sunday, March 7, 2010 - 5:17pm
Better Than I Ever Expected: Straight Talk About Sex After Sixty By Joan Price Seal Press $11.00, 267 pages I’ve never been one to plan ahead, especially when it entails something I find...
Dusty Horn, Saturday, March 6, 2010 - 8:25am
The Private Collection 1970-1979Edited by Dian Hanson Taschen $39.99 Dian Hanson has my dream job. Slowly, methodically, she is archiving the history of printed pornographic images before every...
Chris Hall, Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 3:19pm
Vanilla Sex Michael Rosen Shaynew Press $40.00 or available as a free PDF download, 65 pp.   The extent to which Michael Rosen's photography has shaped my sexual imagination can be...
Dusty Horn, Saturday, December 5, 2009 - 11:02am
The Story of O By Pauline Réage and Guido Crepax Eurotica $24.95, 176 pp. In a house of professional Dommes, The Story of O inevitably comes up. If you are kinky, or trade in sadomasochistic...
Simon Sheppard, Saturday, November 28, 2009 - 11:19am
Bigger Than Life: The History of Gay Porn Cinema From Beefcake to Hardcore By Jeffrey Escoffier Running Press $24.95, 368 pp. Though I'm not, I confess, much of a consumer of commercial porn videos (...
Angie Dell, Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 8:52am
The Low Road By James Lear Cleis Press $14.95, 272 pp. I was curious when James Lear's The Low Road arrived in my mail, because what little I knew about its plot can be summarized by this: erotic gay...
John Leavitt, Saturday, November 14, 2009 - 8:44am
How Sex Works: Why We Look, Smell, Taste, Feel, and Act the Way We Do By Sharon Moalem Harper Collins 26.99, 288 pp. Back during the beginning of railroads, many stations had a book lending...
Lisa Montanarelli, Saturday, October 3, 2009 - 2:10pm
Temporarily Yours: Intimacy, Authenticity, and the Commerce of Sex By Elizabeth Bernstein University of Chicago Press $24.00, 288pp On October 17, 1981, the purple-clad, pompadoured pimp Velvet...
Chris Hall, Saturday, September 19, 2009 - 12:37pm
Scarlett Takes Manhattan By Molly Crabapple and John Leavitt Fugu Press $12.95, 48 pp. It's a little intimidating trying to write a review of Molly Crabapple and John Leavitt's graphic novel Scarlett...
John Leavitt, Saturday, September 12, 2009 - 9:10am
We Did Porn By Zak Smith Tin House Press $24.95, 488 pp. Too much honesty surrounds We Did Porn, but Zak Smith's take on the world of Alt-Porn is a refreshing kind of excess. "Alt" porn, or...