Cliterotica: Winter 2012

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… read more

'All Together' by Dirk Vanden

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… read more

Cliterotica: Fall 2011

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… read more

Literotic: 'Teleny and Camille' by Jon Macy

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…. read more

Modern Faerie Tales

2011 Lambda Literary Award Finalist 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… read more

Cliterotica: Spring 2011

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… read more

Gay Erotica: Alive and Throbbing

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… read more

'Blood Sacraments' ed. by Todd Gregory [NSFW]

For men who are into sucking blood, Blood Sacraments (Bold Strokes) is the collection for you: nineteen stories of vampire sex edited by Todd Gregory. It’s my first exposure to blood lust, as opposed to lusty Bloods in South Central. Although, they could easily make another collection…. read more

'Hard at Work' by Brad Saunders

Hard at Work (Kensington Books) is a collection of erotic stories written by Brad Saunders, the author of Men I Might Have Known, a similar collection of missed connection stories. The stories in Hard at Work are classic tales of lust based on the writers’ personal experience. Each involves sex with men who work as… read more