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Dating/ Sex: The Smart Girl’s Guide to the G-spot [book review]

The Smart Girl’s Guide to the G-Spot by Violet Blue. Publisher: Cleis Press (2012). Sexuality/ self-help. Paperback. 142 pages. 978-1573447805.

“The clitoris may be our smug little mistress of gratification, pure in orgasmic purpose within her princess seat atop the female pleasure system. But girls who’ve taken their erotic explorations further on into G-spot territory know that the clitoris is but a sweet sentry to the intense pleasure that lies within.”

Don’t know where your G-spot is? Think it’s elusive? It’s not and author Violet Blue wants to help you with this easy to read, informative little book. It’s pillowy and contains different tissues than the clitoris thus varied pleasures. [A friend of mine didn’t even know where her clitoris was until she was 30-something and had already had a child.] Sad. In 2012 to access true pleasure and to know what feels good when with a partner, you have to know your body. The Smart Girl’s Guide to the G-spot contains an illustrated guide to woman’s anatomy and includes erotic stories by Alison Tyler to turn you on for exploration. Blue explains location of the G-spot, finding it, playing with it, the concept of squirting and g-spot orgasms as well as solo and partner play.

–the G-spot is “a bundle of nerves, tiny glands and erectile tissue”
–the G-spot is named for German gynecologist and researcher Dr. Ernest Grafenberg who focused on contraceptive research in the 1920s and 1930s [he was imprisoned during WWII]
–the G-spot’s located in an area often more easily accessible by a lover [angle and pressure]

–review by Amy Steele

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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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