Sinclair Sexsmith has long been a very visible face in the kinky community thanks in no small part to her award-winning online writing project Sugarbutch Chronicles. Sexsmith is an educator, a writer, a thinker and a kinky queer top. Her firsthand knowledge of BDSM has given her full possession of an empathy that is utterly devoid of sentimentality, making her capable of finding stories that are as lyrical as they are foul mouthed, as brutal as they are beautiful. In this standout collection of lesbian BDSM erotica Sexsmith is at her best, taking on tales and characters that shine with a chilling clarity. (more…)
It’s that time again, folks: Here’s your quarterly lesbian erotica review roundup, brought to you by the letter Q and Lambda Literary Foundation. I’m thrilled to be continuing to compile the good (queer, smutty) books over the last few months to recommend you add to your collection. Here are some of the best of the best. I’m sure you’ll find something to keep you occupied over the hot summer. (more…)
Greetings, erotica lovers!
Winter is an excellent time to curl up with a naughty book, and there are quite a few new good ones out there to choose from. Many more erotica books are available digitally these days, and while I do get a perverse thrill carrying around The Harder She Comes: Butch/Femme Erotica or The Leather Daddy and the Femme, it’s generally easier for me to read these things on my iPad when I’m wandering around New York City on the subway. Even the Wall Street Journal mentioned this recently in their article “Books Women Read When No One Can See the Cover: How Kindle, Nook, & iPad Fuel Sales of Erotica for Women.” (more…)
I wrote ‘The Problem with Gay Porno’ because if I’m going to be aroused by erotica, I need the good story to know what’s going on in a man’s head not just his orifices. As erotica editor of this webpage I celebrated authors who kept my attention by showing me men who revel in the full range of their sexuality and their emotions. I confess, having come out in the Seventies, that I have a penchant for stories that revel in freedom and Dirk Vanden’s characters deal with it daily (more…)
Well, debauched and smutty readers, it’s been a slow summer for lesbian erotica. You probably noticed, because I’m sure you’ve been checking LamdaLiterary.org every day just in case, that there was not a summer Cliterotica roundup. Though there were some fantastic releases this spring, I couldn’t hunt down any titles that were released over the summer. (more…)
In the introduction to Teleny and Camille (Northwest Press)— the 2011 Lambda Literary Award Winner for Best Gay Erotica—the author states his desire is to make something from “the lush language and the erotic scenes” of an erotic novel written by Oscar Wilde and his circle of friends in Victorian England. (more…)
When Marvin Richmond’s dreadlocked bottom boy Calvin kneels to the hand at his shoulder in “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” his mind performs the same trick erotica itself plays on its readers. (more…)
When I picked up the short story collection A Twist of Grimm: Erotic Fairy Tales for Gay Men (Lethe Press), by William Holden, and read, “Once upon a time…” I thought what followed would be some tired porno story for men who fantasize about blond Disney characters. What followed was William Holden’s story of Mr. Knightboots based on the Grimm Brothers’ “The Boots of Buffalo Leather.” He kept my attention and I read it through without stopping. (more…)
Quarterly Lesbian Erotica Roundup
Ah, spring. It’s in the air. Can’t you feel it? Can’t you smell it? Or maybe that’s the smell of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway outside my window. I can’t tell.
Regardless, with the change from winter into spring, I always get a little extra feisty, excited about the smaller and fewer and flirtier clothes that the girls start wearing — and thrilled to be warmer and more consistently temperate.
So of course, my drive goes up. (more…)
Looking back at 2010 in Gay Erotica
With 18 books submitted for this year’s Awards, Lambda Literary has a healthy showing of erotica written by a number of men and one woman.
The year’s nominees include mythical creatures with hard dicks and wet holes, skaters and bottoms, one about bears, one on sex in Vancouver for diversity and several anthologies. (more…)