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Bedded Bliss: A Couple's Guide to Lust Ever After

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Bedded Bliss: A Couple's Guide to Lust Ever After takes a peek behind the closed doors of married and committed couples to find out what makes long-term lust last. Award-winning author and editor Kristina Wright curates a collection of sexy and powerful erotic fiction and memoir from some of the top authors in the genre, all of whom are in committed relationships ranging f ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 15th 2013 by Cleis Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Jennifer
I wasn't sure what to make of this book the first time I saw it, but what the hell... I’ll read pretty much anything. I have to admit though, I’m very picky when it comes to erotica. There needs to be a strong story, some amazing character development, or a good reason for all the sex- I’m not one to just read scene after scene of sex acts just because. Well in Bedded Bliss, there’s a great reason for all the steam, and I am proud to say that I loved this book!

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Rose Caraway
Apr 21, 2014 Rose Caraway rated it it was amazing
I love it when a book treats you like an adult.

I have been married for fifteen years. I have three kids and my husband is not only my lover but he is also my work partner. We are always talking to other married couples, inspiring them and gaining inspiration from them. We totally rock the monogamy!

It seems like everyone is an expert these days. I listened to a “sexpert” podcast the other day. The host of the show and her guest preached until they were ditzy blue in the face that a husband and wi
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Annabeth Leong
Bedded Bliss: A Couple's Guide to Lust Ever After is a very ambitious book. Editor Kristina Wright combines memoir (stories of her own long-term marriage), erotic fiction written by herself and others, and self help, and does so over a very broad range of situations. The book is addressed to married couples, and Wright includes chapters aimed at people who are struggling with young children, people dealing with the way sex changes with age, people interested in trying out kink or polyamory, ...more
KayLynn Zollinger
Trigger Warnings: Mixed relationships, graphic sex.

This book was not what I was expecting. I picked it up hoping to find a good self-help book for a friend in a tough situation in her marriage, but wanted to read it first. (I never recommend a book I haven't read.) I clearly didn't read the synopsis and just went with the title because what I ended up with was a sexy, lusty book filled with sweet and steamy stories about long-term relationships and the ups and downs and joys of passion. I admit
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Kirby
May 27, 2016 Kirby rated it liked it
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I actually did go back and read the rest of the stories.

Original review:
I won a copy of "Bedded Bliss: A Couple's Guide to Lust Ever After" edited by Kristina Wright in a non-Goodreads giveaway. This book is a self-help and sexuality book that uses memoir and erotica to offer relationship advice. I'm not a big fan of erotica in general because most of the erotica I've read is corny and unrealistic. I doubt I would have bought or read this book if I hadn't won a free copy.

However, I found
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Steve Isaak
Nov 27, 2013 Steve Isaak rated it really liked it
Fun edutainment (education + entertainment = edutainment) and sex read. Anyone with half a brain and a willingness to embrace experimentation won't need the offered "advice" of this anthology, but it's a fun reminder nevertheless. If you're looking for sweet, old-fashioned, bordering-on-sappy romance with some heat, you should get this book. I enjoyed all but a few of them (chalk it up to personal preferences), and it's always a pleasure to read work from some of my favorite erotica authors ...more
Fedora
May 07, 2014 Fedora rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written collection of stories that also in some cases read like sweet memories, friendly encouragement, and passionate fantasies. Kristina Wright has gathered a book of fiction and essays that speak of the passion and heat and commemorate the best of the physical bonds and intimacy that grow between long-time lovers.

The pieces run the gamut from playful to bittersweet; all delight in the pleasures that come from knowing your partner intimately, in the best of ways. Some stories wil
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Nichole Smith
Jan 26, 2014 Nichole Smith rated it liked it
The advice is a good reminder for most couples but I found myself skipping most of the stories. It's sexy and the couples are real but I think that's part of what makes their stories, dare I say, boring. Its real sex, with real couples most of whom are having some sort of issue w/ sex and what they did about it.
Seana
Jun 30, 2014 Seana rated it really liked it
Great advice for building a sexally satisfying long term relationship. Not boring or overly involved, just easy and fun to read!
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