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

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

'Sometimes She Lets Me' ed. by Tristan Taormino

The stories in Sometimes She Lets Me: Best Butch/Femme Erotica, edited by Tristan Taormino, make good on their promise for hot butch/femme action. What marks this collection as a must-have is the type of butch visibility in these pages. I think a lot of the time, butches and the queers that love them have to… read more