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And the Winners of Our Willy-Warmer Haiku Contest Are…

A big THANK YOU to everyone who entered our Tux-themed haiku contest! We got so many great entries that judging was tough…but not impossible. Unfortunately, we can’t include every single entry below, but some are just too good not to share! So along with the winners, we’re posting the honorable mentions — or should we say, “honorable unmentionables”? The 1st Place Winner […]

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Enter Our Haiku Contest for a Chance to Win a LELO!

We’re giving you the chance to win a great, romantic, sensual gift set worth almost $200 from LELO.com for Valentine’s Day! LELO just launched Tux, a sophisticated, elegant, and luxurious…wait for it…willy warmer! (Only LELO could combine humor and refinement so effectively.) In honor of the occasion, we’d like you to come up with a haiku about penile apparel that […]

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Adrienne Rich’s Poetic Underwater Exploration of Androgynous Bisexuality

Adrienne Rich (1929-2012) was one of the best known, most beloved American poets of the second half of the 20th century. And “Diving into the Wreck” is one of her best known, most beloved poems. In 1973, Erica “Zipless Fuck” Jong analyzed it beautifully for Ms. Magazine: In “Diving into the Wreck,” the title poem, it is the […]

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Poet John Donne’s Hard Sell of Sex

Update the language, and John Donne’s “To His Mistress Going to Bed” could be an R&B sex song on the radio today. All about trying to get his lady buck nekkid, this late 16th/early 17th-century British elegy employs hilarious metaphors and euphemisms for body parts and bodily functions (e.g. his soldier is tired of standing, […]

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Allen Ginsberg’s Date with Walt Whitman at the Grocery Store

Allen Ginsberg wrote “A Supermarket in California” in his 1956 masterpiece, Howl and Other Poems,  in honor of the centennial anniversary of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Its focus is on modern American consumerism, but there’s an undercurrent of “counter-culture” sexuality throughout: Ginsberg (the narrator of the poem), Whitman (the focus), and 1930s poet García Lorca (the side character) were […]

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A Bittersweet Christmas Fantasy in Poem Form

Walter de la Mare (25 April 1873 – 22 June 1956) was an English writer best known for his childrens’ works, psychological horror stories, and poetry (he also wrote plays and non-fiction). According to the Poetry Foundation, he’s “is considered one of modern literature’s chief exemplars of the romantic imagination. His complete works form a sustained […]

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P-Pushkin Real Good: A Bawdy Poem from the Czar of Russian Lit

Last week, we gave you a taste of Pushkin the Romantic’s more romantic side. This week, we’re giving you a peak at his more playful side. (Stay tuned for a look at his truly trashy stuff, coming soon.) The following is Pushkin’s early-1800s “Advancing from the Rear”, translated by A.Z. Foreman from his blog Poems Found […]

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The Softer Side of Pushkin Poetry

Not only was Alexander Pushkin the father of Russian literature, he was also a very naughty boy. In the early 1800s, he wrote plays, poetry, novels, essays and also incredibly dirty erotica. In fact, in 2005 some of his adult verses were seized in a crackdown on obscene materials near Moscow. And in 2014, a Russian […]

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Sexy Poetry: Baudelaire’s Hot Haunting by a Naughty Ghost

Charles Baudelaire was the original hipster goth-kid bad-boy romantic (yes, all of those). His provocative 1857 collection of poems Fluers du mal (Flowers of Evil) covered all the good stuff: eroticism, decadence, lesbianism, lost innocence, urban life, wine, even fashion and makeup! Basically, when you want to party, leave Henry David Thoreau’s mid-19th-century nature-loving to the […]

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One of Anne Sexton’s Sexiest Poems About Sex

When people think of successful female poets of the 20th century, it’s usually a dead tie (no pun intended) between Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. Both were gorge, both were students of poet/professor Robert Lowell,  both were married with two children each, both pushed sexual boundaries in their work, both suffered from depression, both killed themselves by […]