What's happening behind the bedroom door? The erotic elements of Twilight, scary sex laws, the future of sex ed, the science behind penis size, a cheating wife's defense of her affair, and much more make it under the covers of Best Sex Writing 2010. Diana Joseph relives her slutty years while giving a mom's perspective on her teenage son's description of girls in his yearbook. Brian Alexander teaches us about sex surrogates. Paul Krassner remembers pubic hair. Betty Dodson documents her history as a sexual outlaw. Kirk Read waxes nostalgic for an unusual client.
From the quest to create the thinnest condom ever to a night with swingers to underage sexting, Best Sex Writing 2010 covers the latest, hottest topics from the wide world of sex.
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short true stories
how foolish people were about condoms
truth or fiction
I smiled to finally see someone put it into writting what everyone thinks and wants to know
Don't stop writing. Tell us what our parents didn't. Open the closet doors and let it out.
Non-fiction anthologies tend to include some strong entries and others that are not so compelling or well-written. There's more good than bad in Best Sex Writing 2010.
For the most part, the essays are well-structured, covering topics of interest to people who identify as sex positive. This book might prove a challenge for social conservatives and anti-porn feminists.
No characters, per se, but the narrator seemed interested in the words she was reading, which I always appreciate.
As the book encompasses works by many writers, listening in bits and pieces while driving or doing chores may be a good approach.
The sex positive perspective permeates this book, with no representation from opponents of, for example, gay marriage or open relationships. It is not a dialogue, but a monologue. However, as conservative beliefs on sexuality are very well represented in the media, it is interesting to be able to hang out with the other side for a few hours.
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