Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Don’t Tell Anyone: Literary Smut” as Want to Read:
Don’t Tell Anyone: Literary Smut
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Don’t Tell Anyone: Literary Smut

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  8 reviews
If sex remains taboo in the Philippines, gay and lesbian sex is still even more unspoken. “How do you do it?” is still the most common question queer Pinoys get. Even after that question is answered, there is still the popular notion that only heterosexual sex is ‘the real thing,’ and anything else is just a deviation or an attempt to replicate the male-female dynamic of h ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published 2017 by Anvil Publishing, Inc.
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Don’t Tell Anyone, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Don’t Tell Anyone

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-50
Average rating 3.88  · 
Rating details
 ·  33 ratings  ·  8 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Don’t Tell Anyone: Literary Smut
K.D. Absolutely
Local erotica at its best. Erotica aims to arouse your senses. To titillate. Fine. But this book is more than that. This is literary. The writings of Casocot and Sison are flawless. Crisp. Eloquent yet definitely shameless. The stories, the words, hit you in the groin as well as up there in your head.

In her introduction of the book, Sison mentioned that this could be the book that you will hide to everyone while reading: "bury under your bed and wrap its cover with plain paper." This is unneces
Jee Koh
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Written by Ian Rosales Casocot and Shakira Andrea Sison, this anthology of "literary smut," as its subtitle has it, is superior erotica. Both authors are seasoned writers and award winners, but we all know how easy it is to write badly about sex. Casocot avoids the pitfall deftly by experimenting in literary form. "Road Trip" is told backwards, from climax to set-up. "Tell Him" is written mostly through dialogue. "The Thank You Girl" is all foreplay--so, so tantalizing. The highlight of his sect ...more
Agatha Christine
May 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Initially I dropped this book after reading the first two stories because I was, to be honest, overwhelmed by the amount of fucking (I mean this literally) scenes it has. It took me by surprise since it was my first time reading local erotica, especially one that includes a lesbian/gay sex, so maybe I was just really caught off guard. But after a year I finally decided to read it again, and it didn't overwhelm me as much as before. I honestly liked Casocot's collection more than Sison's--they ho ...more
dantheolumona | aviecayl uy
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Don't Tell Anyone: Literary Smut" by Ian Rosales Casocot and Shakira Sison is a short story collection with 12 erotic stories with characters in the LGBTQIA+ community. This collection does not attempt to sugarcoat sex; it does not pair sex with shame or discomfort. By contrast, it speaks about the reality of gay and lesbian sex unapologetically. ...more
Jessica Esteban
Oct 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very explicit, artistic, words were made with feels, and situation of the characters felt like it was real.
Was reading this for my thesis purposes but as I read it, I have found these short stories compilation interesting and somewhat relatable to those who were the victims of love, most especially in homosexuality. Because of this book, I finally understood on how they behave and interact with one another. I fully recommend everyone to check this one out because the stories will melt you down t
Kumiko Mae LovingSunshine
Aug 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The first time i read this, i felt so alive. All throughout, i felt so represented. For the first time ever, my stories, my life (as a lesbian--particularly) was represented in these authentic stories that felt different levels of familiar and pulsing.
Cao dC
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
“Smell is the strongest trigger of one’s memory” #ldr
"Love is sometimes like being lost in the heart of the deep, without direction - but in itself, ironically, also its own strange compass. Love is immense. Love is borderless. Love is not a thing to be confined in a little room: it needs the expansiveness of oceans."

Written by Shakira Sison and Sir Ian Rosales Casocot, Don’t Tell Anyone unapologetically brings to you 12 short stories of same-sex smut. It is separated into two parts: starting with stories about women loving women by Sison, fol
rated it liked it
Apr 10, 2021
Akina Soya
rated it did not like it
Jul 18, 2020
rated it really liked it
Oct 22, 2017
rated it it was amazing
Jan 01, 2021
Aris Santos
rated it it was amazing
Sep 21, 2017
Arvyn Cerezo
rated it liked it
May 24, 2018
Ian Rosales Casocot
rated it it was amazing
Oct 01, 2017
Monlenska December
rated it liked it
Mar 06, 2018
Dylan Dellosa
rated it really liked it
May 30, 2019
rated it liked it
Mar 15, 2020
rated it really liked it
Feb 08, 2021
Karl Marx S.T.
rated it it was amazing
Mar 29, 2020
Jen Karen Tan
rated it really liked it
Mar 30, 2018
Rick Patriarca
rated it really liked it
Oct 05, 2018
rated it really liked it
Mar 18, 2020
rated it it was amazing
Mar 03, 2019
Ron Jacob
rated it it was amazing
Jul 14, 2019
Xipriano Bajo
rated it really liked it
Dec 30, 2018
rated it it was amazing
Jan 10, 2018
rated it it was amazing
Feb 20, 2019
rated it liked it
Apr 23, 2019
Paul Del
marked it as to-read
Sep 18, 2017
Francesca Marie
marked it as to-read
Sep 26, 2017
marked it as to-read
Sep 30, 2017
Billy Candelaria
marked it as to-read
Oct 01, 2017
Katya Kazbek
marked it as to-read
Oct 02, 2017
George Gonzaga Deoso
marked it as to-read
Oct 04, 2017
marked it as to-read
Nov 09, 2017
marked it as to-read
Dec 21, 2017
Kim Lee
marked it as to-read
Dec 23, 2017
marked it as to-read
Dec 24, 2017
Amanda Ramos
marked it as to-read
Jan 19, 2018
marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2018
marked it as to-read
May 04, 2018
Haiden Cade
marked it as to-read
May 07, 2018
marked it as to-read
May 18, 2018
marked it as to-read
May 24, 2018
Angel Lav
marked it as to-read
May 29, 2018
is currently reading it
Jun 11, 2018
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Essex Serpent
  • Pumpkinheads
  • Titus Andronicus
  • If I Was Your Girl
  • Kadenang Bahaghari
  • Nang Mainlove Ako Sa Isang Sakristan
  • Mga Batang Poz
  • A Quiet Life
  • Keeping You a Secret
  • Jazz (Beloved Trilogy, #2)
  • Liryo
  • Tabi Po: Isyu 1
  • Sa Labas Ng Parlor
  • The Mythology Class: A Graphic Novel
  • Poetry: A Writers' Guide and Anthology
  • 花は咲くか 1 [Hana wa Saku ka 1]
  • Shiver: Selected Stories
  • Nightfall
See similar books…
Ian Rosales Casocot was a fellow for fiction in the national writers’ workshops in Dumaguete, Baguio, Cebu, and Iligan, and was a writer-in-residence for the International Writing Program in the University of Iowa. He has won the Don Carlos Palanca Award, the NVM Gonzalez Prize, and the Fully-Booked/Neil Gaiman Philippine Graphic/Fiction Award for his fiction. His books include FutureShock Prose: ...more

Related Articles

Need another excuse to treat yourself to a new book this week? We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. To create our...
39 likes · 12 comments