Posts tagged "erotica"

Erotica Book Sales Are Booming

While celebrity memoirs are among today’s best-sellers, another literary genre is giving book sales a boost: erotica. MSNBC reports titles like Thong on Fire, Candy Licker, and G-Spot are the new Lady Chatterley’s Lover. “Much of the new erotica is simply porn moved to the printed page,” says Brian Alexander, “only smarter and largely aimed…

By: Susannah Breslin / April 30, 2010

Porn Mag For Women Has One Big Problem

We love the idea, in theory, of a porn magazine for women. Unfortunately, Filament, a British for-women-by-women porn mag, is having a lot of troubles. First, the above-the-waist photos of “feminine” male models, which Filament’s editors said academic research proved women are attracted to, were not pornographic enough for us. Sorry, but Rufus Wainwright clone…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 17, 2009

When It Comes To Fashion Erotica, There’s Nothing To Be Ashamed Of

We love, love, love today’s Refinery 29 roundup of erotic fashion magazines. And while we heartily agree with their statement regarding the fact that modern-day fashion advertising and editorials are sexier than ever — “With the lines between fashion, eroticism, and porn becoming less and less clear, it seems perfectly on point for a sexy…

By: Erin Flaherty / August 4, 2009

Porn For People Who Are Blind

If we want to get turned on and don’t have a man around, we can put on a dirty movie, magazine, or “art” book. But what do blind people do? There are erotic audiobooks, but they’re mostly read without much emotion by a single person. Lud Romano saw that this market was under-served in erotic…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 16, 2009

Alt Porn: Erotic Reads From The Victorian Era

Just because something is old-fashioned doesn’t mean it’s useless. Case in point: Victorian literature that focuses on the erotic. Check out these original dirty reads from the bygone era…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 16, 2009

British Porn Mag For Women Models Only “Feminine” Men

Laaaaaaaaaaaaaa-dies! We’ve got a new porno mag out over in England!

But unfortunately, Filament received a sour review from the Daily Mail, which hissed, “Most of the boys pictured are effeminate and not arousing.”

Indeed, we, too, are flabbergasted with Filament’s idea of what makes women wet. Apparently it’s skinny boy-men with soft…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 5, 2009

World’s Oldest Erotic Sculpture Found

Yesterday, archaeologists unveiled a 35,000-year-old ivory sculpture of a rather buxom woman that was discovered in a German cave. The sculpture depicts a woman with large breasts, curvy thighs, and a full belly, but she has no feet or head. The archaeologists believe it to be the oldest known carving of the human form. The…

By: Annika Harris / May 14, 2009

Does Erotica Encourage Casual Sex?

In an article in the Daily Mail U.K., Rowan Pelling, a former editor of the Erotic Review, writes that modern erotica being published by women encourages casual sex and is a betrayal to women and feminism. I’m not up on the latest in erotica themes and trends — Pelling references books with titles like Loose

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 3, 2009

Can A Woman Write Porn And Still Call Herself A Feminist?

Just wait until the real feminists hear about this. A pornographic German novel so graphic it’s caused people to faint at public readings will be published in the UK next month, and it was written by a woman — a woman who calls herself a feminist. Charlotte Roche’s Wetlands shot to the top of Amazon&#8217…

By: Wendy Atterberry / January 26, 2009

Interview: Rachel Kramer Bussel On Sarah Palin Erotica

Even with the presidential election over, Sarah Palin remains a prominent figure. From her hairstyle to her politics, America has been and remains obsessed with the female politician who seemingly came out of nowhere. And while some debated her political platform, others were more preoccupied by her sexual identity. From a Palin sex doll to…

By: Susannah Breslin / November 10, 2008

Madonna Provides The Soundtrack To Her Own Divorce

With Guy Ritchie and Madonna making their divorce plans official, you know that ho (as always) is going to turn to music to get her through it. Since she’s supposedly has A-rod waiting in the wings, her recovery period will probably only last a couple pop songs. Luckily, Madge won’t even have to search for…

By: Simcha / October 15, 2008
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