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What We Talk About When We Talk About “Fifty Shades of Grey”

This may be sacrilege to say, but we can’t seem to muster any interest in reading the new, best-selling erotica novel that everyone’s talking about, Fifty Shades of Grey. After all, even the author admits that it’s not that good! For SM erotica, we’d rather stick with a classic like Story of O. Yeah, yeah, […]

Top 10 Dirtier Books

photo via Flickr A few weeks back we jumped on the Twitter hashtag #lessambitiousbooks bandwagon, with a list of our Top 10 Less Ambitious Sex Books (The Joy of Dry Humping, Slight Hangup About Flying, etc.). This time around we figured we’d create our own damn hashtag — #dirtierbooks — so that nobody could accuse […]

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Top 10 Less Ambitious Sex Books

photo via flickr We’re suckers for a good Twitter hashtag — they can make everyone feel like a stand-up comedian for a few minutes (not to mention giving us all a break from reading what our colleagues ate for breakfast). We particularly loved the #lessambitiousbooks hashtag that was trending this week, and of course we […]

Portable Pocket Smut for the Blind

photo via Flickr Well, maybe it’s not just for the blind. It could be for anyone who likes a little something left to the imagination. Or for anyone who doesn’t want people watching their porn over their shoulder on the train home. For all these types, SonicErotica offers free (for now) downloadable stories and confessions “to […]

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A Digital, Serialized, Erotic Novella for August

On July 31st we got a press release about “29 Days of August,” a “digital novella of appetites” meant to be read throughout the month of August on “the social networks you already use.” Here’s the scoop: Designed as an accompaniment to the languid, over-heated days of summer, “29 Days of August” follows the adventures […]

In Praise of the Quickie (And Quickie Erotica)

photo from Got a Minute? 60 Second Erotica Conventional wisdom would have us believe that all women need extended foreplay — at least 30 minutes’ worth — to get anywhere near an orgasm, which may be one reason why quickies aren’t embraced more. The thinking goes that women, on average, take a lot longer to […]

Audio Erotica for Women: Because Oscar Wilde Said So

This post is sponsored by Oscar Wilde once said, “Men love with their eyes, women love with their ears,” and the folks over at have taken this sentiment to heart (amongst other organs) — it’s even posted on their site as a mission statement of sorts. They offer sensual and sexy audio stories for […]

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The Top 10 Signs You’re Reading Bad Erotica

  Years ago, we broke our sex-writing cherries at, the online magazine about sex that featured impressive original fiction by the likes of Jay McInerney and Rick Moody. As young, naïve, and underpaid Internet employees, one of our duties included trudging through the slush pile—that four-foot-high stack of unsolicited submissions by amateur writers who […]

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8 Suggestions for Making a Sex Tape

photo by sskennel Thinking of playing a little very candid camera with your other half? Engaging in your own sexual shoot, whether as the star or the director or both, can automatically make things more dramatic and theatrical, even if you end up keeping most of your clothes on or refuse to make any cliched “orgasm faces.” But, […]

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Books: Putting the Naughty Bits Back in Fairy Tales

photo via Foxtongue Did you know that fairy tales used to be pretty X-rated? But then the Brothers Grimm et al deleted all the dirty parts — the party poopers! — to make them more family-friendly. Not unlike Anne Rice’s late ’80’s Sleeping Beauty trilogy,  the new book In Sleeping Beauty’s Bed: Erotic Fairy Tales […]

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Books: Vampire Erotica Relieves Twilight ‘Frustration’

The Sweetest Kiss: Ravishing Vampire Erotica is on sale now Depending on whom you ask, the lack of sex in the Twilight saga is either the essence of its appeal or its greatest flaw. If you’re squarely in the latter category, then you might want to turn to the new book The Sweetest Kiss: Ravishing […]

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Jonathan Littell Beats Off Stiff Competition at Bad Sex Awards

The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell Turns out we were wrong in our Roth prediction — this year’s Bad Sex Award ended up going to Jonathan Littell for his novel The Kindly Ones. Other fancy-pants runners up included Paul Theroux, Nick Cave, Amos Oz, and John Banville. The judges said very nice things about Littell’s […]

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Britain’s Bad Sex Award Pits Philip Roth Against Nick Cave

photo of Nick Cave via Los Angeles Times If there’s one thing the Brits are good at, it’s laughing about sex, whether it’s lowbrow, bum-pinching humor — paging Benny Hill — or the highbrow upper echelons of London’s literary society. The cool kids in the latter category are definitely at the Literary Review magazine, with their […]

O-Face Video Site Beautiful Agony Turns Five launched in 2004 as a response to what the founders saw as a vacuum of real erotica on the Internet. It features videos of contributors’ o-faces, i.e. orgasms from the neck up. Hundreds and hundreds of videos later — they update each weekday — the site is still going strong. It’s heavy-breathing sexy without […]

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The Softer (and Harder) Sides of Disney’s Heroes, by David Kawena

Aladdin from the “Disney Hereos” series by David Kawena Wow. Have you seen these? Especially all you people out there who are into dudes? They’re David Kawena’s digital art series “Disney’s Heroes” — the once-G-rated male leads of the Magic Kingdom re-imagined with a lot fewer clothes. So naughty, yet still kinda sweet. He’s done recent […]