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Going Down– oral sex stories: book review

Going Down: Oral Sex Stories edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Publisher: Cleis Press (2012). Fiction/erotica. Paperback. 206 pages. 978-1573447898.

I’m not the blushing type when reading sex scenes like those described in this collection. The focus being on something I enjoy immensely, I appreciated these stories. If you too like oral sex, you’ll Going Down: Oral Sex Stories. If you find oral sex strange or gross or something, read these and your mind will surely open to greater possibilities. A woman keeps track of all the ways she can give her guy oral in “The Thousand and One Ways.” When she hooks up with her neighbor’s husband, a woman discovers that this woman she’s envied isn’t the woman she thought she was at all in “Pretty Dull.”

“Lavender” by Cynthia Hamilton details a meeting of strangers at a hotel room told from the man’s point of view—“Then you tease the snug opening with the point of your tongue again, this time drawing her slick cream upward, parting the soft, pliant lips, then flattering your tongue to deliver a slow lick over that sweet little bundle of nerve endings.” In the fun “Dover to Victoria Station,” author Roxy Rogers describes a coupling in the loo—“That is what I want: his undivided attention, his craving. It’s what all women want from their men, whether they’ll admit it or not.” Another I particularly enjoyed [and made me think of 50 Shades of Grey, which I haven’t read and do not plan to read] describes a woman’s secret adventure in the senses and in passion. Blindfolded, she’s pleased by numerous people she can’t see but can touch, feel, smell, taste and hear. “I try to steady myself, gasping from the first sensations, so close to orgasm, still feeling their tongues, fingers, the warmth of their bodies against mine.” Every woman will find several stories in Going Down that will intrigue her and maybe even make her tingle.

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Best Women’s Erotica 2012: review

Best Women’s Erotica 2012 edited by Violet Blue. Publisher: Cleis Press (2012). Fiction/ erotica. 978-1573447553. paperback. 192 pages. $15.95

The only erotica I’ve read is The Story of O by Pauline Reage and Delta of Venus by Anais Nin. A collection that’s been deemed the best intrigues me. Of course I’m by no means an expert in this genre. Am I supposed to be turned on, shocked or in some way motivated by the stories in this collection? Sure a few turned me on a bit—the voyeurism and exhibitionism described in “Eddie’s All-Night Diner” by K.D. Grace; Remittance Girl delves into an old-fashioned fantasy in “Pleasure’s Apprentice” as well as another foray into exhibitionism in “Pagoda” by Sommer Marsden.

My expectations for women’s erotica are that the woman gets completely turned on and then gets off. She’s not forced to do something to a guy. That’s a male fantasy. Like a woman choking on a cock. At least to me. I don’t want that in my erotic writing. It’s in a few of these stories. The woman is submissive and I don’t find that to be a turn on because the guy gets off and the woman doesn’t always. At least in my experience or in my mind. As with any collection of stories, the reader’s bound to like some more than others. Best Women’s Erotica 2012 is worth checking out to see what appeals to you.

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