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Bound to Do It: Curating Erotic and Fetish Photos

Lisa Derrick | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Lisa Derrick

"So, wanna curate a booth with me at Photo Independent?" Of course I said yes. I love curating. Then came the kicker: My friend asking, noted SoCal art world photographer Eric Minh Swenson, dropped this on me: "It's gonna be all fetish photographers."

Writing Sex Scenes for the Non-Genre Novelist

Warren Adler | Posted 06.08.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

For mainstream, non-genre novelists, writing sex scenes into a story line poses some serious questions. Unlike pornography, which is intended to arous...

Follow Your Fantasy: Reshaping Erotica in a Post-Fifty Shades World

Jennifer Walker | Posted 05.27.2014 | Books
Jennifer Walker

In a post-Fifty Shades world, erotica has metaphorically climaxed as a genre all over the publishing industry, but with publishers on the look out for...

How To Write A Good Sex Scene

G. Doucette | Posted 05.13.2014 | Books
G. Doucette

Writing a decent sex scene isn't easy. I learned this the hard way, several times over, when writing my first erotic novel after years of penning sci-fi/fantasy genre books that averaged between zero and one such scene per book.

Graveyard of Memories: A Talk With Barry Eisler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.11.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Barry Eisler's John Rain novels are the "Tiffany" of assassin-oriented, suspense thrillers. The recently released Graveyard of Memories is a preque...

Post-Modern Lesbian Erotica Comes Harder

Janet Mason | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Janet Mason

Readers should be forewarned (although it probably comes as no surprise), that some of the stories in this anthology are not for the faint hearted. And some of the stories are downright --there's really no other way to say it -- heart-warming.

The Surprising Qualities Women Want in a Hero

Maya Rodale | Posted 03.11.2014 | Books
Maya Rodale

From classic Harlequin novels to 50 Shades of Grey, the hot, inscrutable billionaire hero has been dominating bestseller lists, e-readers, bookshelves...

8 Films That Changed Sex As We Know It (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

Back in the 1950s, it was unusual to see two married adults sleep in the same bed, let alone witness an orgy filled with bodies, lust and sexual explo...

A New Kind Of Magazine For Women

Posted 10.31.2013 | Women

Most magazines with erotic content, like Playboy and Hustler, are aimed at a decidedly male audience -- so one woman decided to launch a different kin...

6 Secrets Of Sexually Satisfied Longtime Couples

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 10.12.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com When I started asking various long-term couples what they do to keep their mojo going, one fairly typical response wa...

An Erotic History Of Humanity (NSFW)

Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts

Contemporary artists like Jeff Koons and Sarah Lucas may have a handle on today's erotic art market, but history has had a long relationship with sexu...

On Being Transformed Into an Icon by Means of Needle and Thread: The Embroidery Portraits of Rebecca Levi

Christopher Murray | Posted 11.27.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Murray

This fall I'm tickled to death, and hopefully to immortality, to be represented in a showstopping embroidery portrait of me as the Amazonian Statue of the Republic from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Artist Rebecca Levi, takes painstaking care with the entire process.

The 5 Health Benefits Of Orgasms

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Joan Price | Posted 09.24.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Bring up the topic of sex to a group of people who are 50+, and oftentimes embarrassment creeps in. Add specifics lik...

How to Make $10,000 a Month Writing Erotica Books

Jim Kukral | Posted 11.19.2013 | Books
Jim Kukral

Meet Marla. Marla was a struggling independent author who wrote mostly fiction books in the Horror genre. Then one day Marla said to herself, "If I want to make a living at writing maybe I should write more of what people want to read?" Smut!

Erotica, Without The Sex

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 09.10.2013 | Arts

By David Rosenberg Eva Stenram has removed people having sex from hardcore pornographic images, covered up pinup photography models with a curtain...

Why We Need 'Senior Erotica'

Joan Price | Posted 10.23.2013 | Fifty
Joan Price

Is 'senior erotica' a trend? We may never know, because we don't talk much about our erotica appetite or preferences. But we can make it a trend just by buying, reading, and talking about erotica that acknowledges our age group. You'll be surprised and, I hope, delighted, to expand your fantasy life to see what is possible at our age!

Genesis Deflowered: 50 Shades of the Bible

Jeremy Bent | Posted 10.22.2013 | Books
Jeremy Bent

While sex and religion both are now acceptable for dinner conversation, imagine a book that would cause a chorus of indignant gasps during the main course. Genesis Deflowered, a new book that smashes sex and religion together, fits that description nicely.

Behind the Seams of Ghada Amer's Erotic Embroideries

Marina Cashdan | Posted 10.09.2013 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

In her riverside studio in Harlem, Ghada Amer keeps a world of powerful women at her fingertips, pulled from the pages of erotic magazines and reimagined into the abstract, embroidered paintings and delicate drawings she is known for.

6 Terrible Sex Scenes Written By Politicians And Pundits

Posted 08.06.2013 | Books

Taken from Wretched Writing: A Compendium of Crimes Against the English Language by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras (Perigee, $15) Let us briefly a...

What I Realized After Reading My First Romance Novel

Hayley Krischer | Posted 09.29.2013 | Women
Hayley Krischer

I can't help but wonder how many romance novels dating back in time, say, Madame Bovary, or, yes, even Forever, allowed women to identify with a female character who is interested in self-preservation, self-pleasure and self-interest. Because those qualities can be a turn on too.

Maher Reads NSFW Tea Party Erotica

Posted 09.12.2013 | Comedy

On Friday's "Real Time," Bill Maher mentioned that Colorado Tea Partier Jaxine Bubis, who's trying to win a seat in the state's congress. One problem:...

Senate Candidate's Sexy Side-Hobby Raises Eyebrows

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 07.12.2013 | Fifty

A Republican conservative Senate candidate in Colorado is having to answer for something she's done in her past. Jaxine Bubis' offense? Writing ero...

The Book That Disappeared

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 07.22.2013 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

With traditional publishing, books might be pulled due to plagiarism or libel -- but rarely for content, and especially not without a widespread outcry.

Owning Your Authentic Voice

Lynette Mae | Posted 07.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Lynette Mae

Why can't the leading ladies be badass and lesbian? And if they are, why can't we see them as authentic, whole beings -- sex and all? When we throw stones at each other for including sex, we're telling ourselves that depicting our sexuality automatically shames us. I disagree.

How Does This Erotica Author Get Her Inspiration?

Posted 03.27.2013 | Fifty

"50 Shades of Grey" was just the beginning. CBS This Morning took a look at the rising trend in erotic romance novels, or "mommy porn," that has gi...