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Bottoms Up: Writing About Sex
Bottoms Up: Writing About Sex is a collection of writing about desire. The stories are not straight up sexual narrations, but pieces, poems and stories that examine the concept and manifestation of desire itself. Rather than describing the physical acts of sex, the book examines the impetus, experiences, thoughts and feelings that drive desire. Contributors include Eileen ...more
Paperback, 150 pages
Published September 27th 2004 by Soft Skull Press
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Bottoms Up: Writing About Sex follows 12 writers on an adventurous and unrepentant search for sexual intensity and intellectual fulfillment. As one short story writer follows a girl while she cruises the litter-strewn docks of Long Beach disguised as a fag, a poet imagines what if would be like to both be James Dean and be fucked by James Dean. In a third piece, another woman feels clumsily sexy in her date’s presence, like “some kind of frankenwhore.” Yet she allows herself to be tied child’s d ...more
By far one of the best literary anthologies I have had the pleasure to read, Bottoms Up is a collection of stories (and some poetry) about sex and how we use sex: to rescue someone and to redeem ourselves; as an affirmation of belonging to the pack---or of desperately wanting to bond to a group you have no hope of belonging to; as a means of humiliation; as an expression of wanting the forgiveness that never comes; as an affirmation of life in the face of terminal illness; and as a means of dest ...more