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Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin
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Oct 08, 11

Read from October 03 to 08, 2011

Probably the best book ever written about sex. Recently I brought up Delta of Venus on a drunken night out. All of my friends had read it, girl and boy, and all said it opened them up to sex from an early age. Erotica becomes cheese easily but Nin is so good at it that this never happens. She writes of sheer sensuality, of power play between genders, curves and wetness and moonlit nights, moments of real passion. Shots of semen on a woman's hands become waves lapping up on a beach. Nin also plays with incest, necrophilia, paedophilia, all kinds of taboos, and somehow it never feels exploitative or dirty. It's all in the name of exploration, to open her mind and yours, to make you think about what feels good to you and why. You'd be wise to take your time reading this one, as there's only so much of it you can handle in one session. I'm sure Nin would agree: It's best to take it slow.
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Rich Gamble Anais Nin is one of my favourite writers but this is pretty rich..i spread reading it over quite a long time. While her second erotica collection little birds is often quite comical this collection is very sensual and almost always delivers the goods :)


message 2: by Art (new) - rated it 4 stars

Art yeah I've been crawling across this one for a while as well. she's pretty hawt ^^


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