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Intelligent, upbeat, and sex-positive, the pieces in Best Sex Writing 2009 offer an in-depth look at sex the way it actually happens in America today. Gubernatorial sex scandals, rape fantasies, “Dear John” letters, teen sexuality, purity balls, the pregnant man, the science of screwing, bathroom sex, and other topics are scrutinized by noted columnists, bloggers, and auth ...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published January 6th 2009 by Cleis Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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The editor (Rachel Kramer Bussel) sent this book to me to read and post a review on (which is forthcoming). The cover and title makes it seem 'naughtier' than it is, so it wasn't quite what I was expecting. This is a collection of nonfiction... essays, blog posts, etc... about sex-related topics. Among the areas addressed are purity agreements, the effect of post traumatic stress on a soldier's sex life, how the Bush administration's scare tactics affected the BDSM 'industry', online ...more
I've decided I like this series, and I eventually want to read all of the books. I think it's awesome that someone is collecting sex-themed articles and publishing them in annual collections.

My favorite pieces in this volume are "One Rape, Please (to Go)" by Tracie Egan (which is potentially triggering, so beward); "Sex Offenders!!" by Kelly Davis (also potentially triggering); "Soulgasm" by Dagmar Herzog; "Silver-Balling" by Stacey D'Erasmo; "Sex Dolls for the Twenty-First Century" by David Lev
Ms. Phinnia
Sex journalism/blogging/books, not erotica. Good stuff in here, both serious (re: PTSD in war veterans and how it damages their sex lives) to hysterical (a professional dominatrix writing an open letter to President Bush). All very high quality stuff.
Jennifer Armstrong
Like any collection, some of it is 'eh,' some of it is fantastic ... definitely worth a read, if only to recognize that sex writing can (and should!) be great.
The cover looks provocative---the writing is less than. Not what you think, but interesting nontheless
the gamut of sex in america. interesting read and very well curated!
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I'm a writer, editor, book reviewer, journalist, interviewer, blogger, and event organizer. I've edited over 50 anthologies, and my books have won 8 IPPY (Independent Publisher) Awards. I have written for Alternet, The Daily Beast,, The Frisky, Glamour, Gothamist, Harper's Bazaar, Huffington Post, Inked, Jezebel, Mediabistro, New York Post, The New York Observer, Penthouse, The Root, Salo ...more
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