Lesbian Erotica

'The Princess and the Outlaw' by Jean Roberta

In Jean Roberta’s collection of eleven historical erotic short stories, The Princess and the Outlaw (Lethe Press), readers will encounter a broad range of characters and situations, from the fantastical to the mundane, from the joyous to the horrifying, from Amazon warriors and wayward nuns to down-and-out women of the 1920s and Canadian Mounties, all… read more

'Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica' edited by Sinclair Sexsmith

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… read more

Let’s Talk About Sex: Allison, Myles, and Woolf

Between the ages of 12 and 15, I spent at least four hours a day reading stories about sex between women. My time was divided between my father’s Letters to Penthouse collection, and Xena: Warrior Princess and Star Trek: Voyager fan fiction websites. It wasn’t just that these stories turned me on. It was that, whether they were about Ancient Greek warriors or varsity cheerleaders, these stories transported me from a small town where I was a scared, isolated lesbian to a fantasy world where women acted on their desires and were rewarded for it with love, community, and orgasms…. read more

Cliterotica: Summer 2012

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. Here are some of the best of the best. I’m sure you’ll find something to keep you occupied over the hot summer…. read more

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

Tristan Taormino: The Power of Erotica

“I absolutely believe that writing and publishing erotica, especially for minorities, is a political act. We must write our own stories, our own truths, otherwise our detractors and enemies will do it for us” I picked up Best Lesbian Erotica 1998 when I worked at an indie bookstore, and it changed my trajectory. Suddenly I… 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

Passionate Kisses: Intimate Stories of First-Time Lesbian Love

They say “Third time’s a charm,” but the first time is always the most memorable! Nicole Foster, editor of nearly a dozen lesbian erotica anthologies—including the best-selling Wet: True Lesbian Sex Stories (Alyson), Skin Deep (Alyson), and Show and Tell (Alyson)—is looking for your true, sexy, sweet, explicit, and down-right dirty stories for the anthology… read more

Cliterotica: Winter 2010 [PNSFW]

Lesbian Erotica Quarterly Roundup Though in my last roundup, I included Best Lesbian Erotica 2010, I’ve got to do that again and tell you all about Best Lesbian Erotica 2011. The Best Lesbian Erotica series put out by Cleis Press and edited, as of last year, by Kathleen Warnock is one of the bestselling erotica… read more



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