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Ms. Grey – The Real 50 Shades

2015-06-30_8-05-58Ms. Grey is the long-awaited Severe Sex answer to the ridiculously popular 50 Shades empire. Unless you don’t own a television, lack access to the internet, or neglect to go outside, 50 Shades of Grey has been a part of popular media coverage since the release of the first installment of the book series, and even more so since the 2015 release of the first film. 50 Shades depicts a relationship between a heterosexual couple who engage in some BDSM activities, but also have a pretty messed up relationship outside of the bedroom. Regardless of whether you may like the books or film , there is no denying that the way Anastasia and Mr. Grey relate to each other has caused a huge debate over what are considered to be the best and safest practices within a relationship involving BDSM, as well as what constitutes as abuse, unsafe play, or is just plain cheesy. Directors Lily Cade and Dee Severe have created an alternative to the heterosexual narrative in the relationship between Cade and newcomer Dolly Leigh. Leigh really holds her own with Cade, which is saying a lot since Cade is an intense top, and a veteran performer and director. Other stars include Ela Darling, who is in my favorite scene from Femdom Dream Date (also from Severe Sex), Kasey Warner, and Skin Diamond.

2015-06-30_8-02-35Similarly to how the original movie sets its plot, Ms. Grey starts with Annabelle Irons, a young, naïve, and beautiful woman who is performing the excruciatingly intimidating task of interviewing the untouchable and highly successful Ms. Grey. Of course, Annabelle trips immediately when she walks into Ms. Grey’s office. She’s like a fawn learning to walk on Louboutins. After a minute or so, Annabelle’s questions get into the meat of who Kristin Grey really is. Is she a lesbian? Why is Kristin Grey never seen in public with any significant other? These questions make Grey become flippant and bored. Grey tells Annabelle to email her the rest of the questions, and if Annabelle wants to know more about her sexual preferences she can ask her in a more private way.

The next scene cuts to the hardware store where Annabelle works. Grey is there for some essentials for home improvement to her luxury penthouse, like duct tape, rope and zip ties. Annabelle asks what kind of project the items are for and Grey says “It’s for women. What are you doing with the rest of your evening?” Unlike most people, Annabelle is not deterred from such creepy banter. The next scene takes place in a lesbian bar where Skin Diamond is the bartender. Grey and Annabelle are in a corner chatting. Annabelle is looking over a slave contract. Asserting her authority, Grey tells the confused Annabelle, “I’m a business person. When I see something I want, I get it.” Annabelle seems game, but is not ready to sign the slave contract just yet. She tells Grey that she would like to test the product before she signs. Excited by Annabelle’s business savvy, Grey takes her to her house and begins to show her why she is considered one of the best service-tops in the game.

2015-06-30_8-03-02It’s bath time at Chez Grey, and Annabelle is strapped to the tile wall by Velcro restraints attached by suction cups. Grey begins by kissing and sucking on Annabelle’s nipples, pinching and pulling at them until little screams erupt from Annabelle. Annabelle is then blindfolded, legs spread with one leg attached to a strap on the wall. Grey uses one of the straps to whip Annabelle’s breasts. Grey spins around and starts going down on Annabelle, playing with one of her nipples, and making Annabelle scream even louder. Grey spins Annabelle around so that she can use a small cane on the backside of her thighs and ass. Grey rubs Annabelle off to orgasm, makes her lick her fingers, inserts a long butt plug with several balls into Annabelle’s ass, and then-while still blindfolded-makes Annabelle go down on her and get her off. You think they’re done, but they’re not. This scene is pretty long, and they get some good vagina smacks in, as well as more intense kissing to conclude a very enthusiastic scene.2015-06-30_8-03-52

Some of the highlights of this film are the “Red Room of Pain,” Skin Diamond (because she is Skin Diamond), a threesome with Kasey Warner, and Ela Darling, who needs to be in everything Severe Society does. The Cade/Severe “Red Room of Pain” is much more realistic, more in touch with what actually happens in a private BDSM relationship, and depicts kink in an intimate way that is exciting and definitely not phony. The issue with most “mainstream” depictions of kink or BDSM, is that the producers often either make a situation so cheesy, or so unbelievable that nobody cares about the characters because they seem weak, over-acted, or under-developed.2015-06-30_8-04-32

Luckily, Cade and Severe wanted to make a more believable version of 50 Shades and use their real-life experience to change what they saw as an anti-kink message. Both Cade and Severe do an interview at the end of the film, and they discuss their desire to change the characters from being fucked up kinksters to being real people who also happen to be into kink. Both women critique the relationship between Grey and Anastasia and change the dynamic slightly by the focus of the film being a lesbian relationship. Although, the dynamic isn’t really that different because Grey is still older, more economically stable, and way more sexually experienced than Annabelle, the type of kink the characters can get into is more developed than its mainstream counterpart.

2015-06-30_8-05-33Cade states that the original Mr. Grey was an emotionally cold, distant person who had relationship issues. He tried to control Annabelle outside the bedroom, and was wrong for not treating Anastasia with respect, not the fact that he liked to spank girls. Severe interjects, “Most people would not take a vanilla, naïve girl and push her off the deep end and make her sign a slave contract–nobody does that.” The Cade/Severe team follow the plot up to a point, but the story changes due to the agency that the writer’s have given Annabelle, which they found to be lacking in the mainstream version. Cade nicely explains how the difference between fantasy and reality can often cause confusion for people in relationships. She states that often, people are not always attracted to the nice people, the people that are in the same financial bracket as you. In fact, most people fantasize about the opposite. However, that is the type of thing that makes BDSM play good, it’s that aspect of fantasy, and also remembering that these activities are just play. The original 50 Shades implies that all fetishes come from a dark place, where that may not always –or often – be the case.

2015-06-30_8-06-38In addition to the interview with Cade and Severe, Dolly Leigh sat down with Jimmy Broadway to answer a few questions. These interviews are pretty rich with personal information, and they are a great companion to the film. One thing that these interviews provide is not only a portrait of the personalities behind the content, which is always interesting, but the interviews show the varying perspectives of kinky minds. Not all people who are interested in a particular fetish have the same ideas about why they like that thing, and not everyone will be in agreement about a particular fetish. As long as you treat people with respect, have their consent, and know how to properly use the instruments you wield, you should be able to have a great time and enjoy the fantasy-and not end up like Ms. Grey.

How To Be A Homemade Dominatrix, The Worst “Waterfalls” Remake Ever, More Morning Quickie

A first-grader in Colorado has won the rights to use the girls’ bathroom in school. The trans-gender Coy Mathis has identified as a girl for quite some time, and since, no problems have arisen. But when her school put the kibosh on using any bathrooms besides the boy’s or gender-neutral ones, her family fought back.

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Back in ’95, I mastered, mastered the Left Eye rap in TLC’s “Waterfalls”. Now, over a decade later, they redid it, with a Japanese pop star. And it is THE WORST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD.

There’s a new toy on the market, and it doesn’t vibrate! But it does claim to pulse you into finishing yourself clean. German distributor Fun Factory is releasing the Stronic Zwei, which is both unisex and pulsating.

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My tiny little iPhone camera, unfortunately, can’t capture pure #nofilter magic unless I get crafty with some Instagram voodoo. Luckily, there are some dedicated photogs out there who know precisely how to capture nature in all its virgin glory. Did you see yesterday’s Supermoon? Do you want to?

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Finally, if you want to be a dominatrix without Spanking 101 or waiting for the release of the much-awaited 50 Shades movie, Ms. Nina Payne has some tips for you below, or you can pick up her book.

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20 Questions With Rachel Kenley – Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades

A few weeks back we posted our review of Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades, a collection offering up fifty different perspectives on the 50 Shades phenomenon.  Today we bring you 20 questions with erotica author Rachel Kenley.  Her piece “Porn Writer on the PTA” takes a look at how 50 Shades has changed the interactions she has with other women in her community and the ways the dynamic has shifted since they started reading the series.

1. How (and when) did you get started writing erotica/writing about?
I started reading erotica and erotic romance in my 20s and my tastes have gotten better and my requirements higher. I submitted my first erotic romance in early 2007 and it was published later that year by Ellora’s Cave (I was writing as Rowan West then). I love exploring the physical aspects of a growing relationship and how that effects the individuals involved.

2. If you weren’t writing, what would you be doing?
You mean another job? I can’t imagine. I had dreams of being on the stage when I was younger, but this is the work that suits me best – writing, working and coaching writers, speaking at conferences. I love it all.

3. What’s the best thing you’ve learned or best advice you’ve received from the erotic industry?
There is someone for everything and everyone’s likes and desires are different. And that’s something to be celebrated! There’s not even a consensus in the vanilla hetero world. If it makes you feel good and if it doesn’t hurt anyone else – explore it, enjoy it, and you’ll probably find someone else who enjoys it too.

4. What’s the funniest thing that’s happened while working in erotica?
Probably the faces of some of my extended family when they learned what I write about. It’s as if they are worried that writing erotic romance gives me some kind of insight into their sexual thoughts. I do love how many friends, however, are willing to ask me questions. Women need someone they can talk to about these things.

5. What do you think is the biggest misconception about women in the industry?
In the porn industry? Probably that they are brainless and can’t get work anywhere else. I don’t think people realize that this industry (in movies and in books) can also be way for us to take charge and control of our sexuality, our pleasure – and our bank accounts.

6. What did you do today?
Home-schooled my children, made dinner, did laundry, wrote about 1,000 words, and tried to save the PC from the blue screen of death (I needed to call in back up for that).

7. What would you rather have done today?
Have someone else do the cooking and cleaning for me while I sit in a perfectly decorated writing room with lots of space and light. My coffee is always hot and there’s chocolate on hand. And someone to give me a massage when I need it later.

8. If you could do a movie with anyone (living or brought back from the dead) who would it be?
OMG – I would *totally* love to meet Mae West. I’d love to write for her, talk to her and have her over for dinner. She’s an inspiration and a role model. I’d also like Anais Nin to join us, but she never made a movie to my knowledge.

9. Who is your favorite adult performer?
Okay, this is a strange question for a writer to answer, but I have to admit I love watching what Randy Spears can do with his tongue. He always looks like he is enjoying what he’s doing – and so does his partner. And having seen her on several HBO specials – I get a real kick out of Katie Morgan.

10. You’ve got 20 bucks left to your name; what would you do with it?
You mean after I panic and call my friends? I will always spend money on books, good food, and great costume jewelry.

11. If you were president, what’s the first thing you’d change?
I’d work to make sure everyone had the civil rights and equality they deserved. Marriage for all who want it. And I think our education system needs some serious attention.

12. What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?
My list of things that I’ve done which are foolish or dumb is much longer (you can ask my brother about the time I locked my keys in a Honda with the engine running – he loves to tell that story), but I think breast feeding in front of my in-laws ranks up there. It cleared the room.  🙂

13. Which is your favorite project that you’ve worked on?
Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey has been wonderful from the moment I first started writing my essay. I’d have to add the first anthology I edited which was called Spellbound a collection of erotically retold fairy tales. I love those stories and all the things you can do with them.

14. If you could have 1 superpower what would it be?
I hate having to choose only one (did I mention I’m a Libra?), but I’ve always wanted to fly!

15. Meat or veggie?
Meat! Veggies on the side, please.

16. What is your favorite book?
Too many to list and I’d have to go through all the different genres I enjoy, but in the erotica genre, I will read anything Laura Antoniou and Joey W. Hill write. They never disappoint.

17. What is your biggest pet peeve?
That there are always dishes in the sink and laundry to be done. I also hate having to say things more then once. I don’t love the sound of my own voice that much.

18. What is your best piece of sex advice for women?
Learn what you love and then get comfortable telling your partner what you want! Being sexual power is a vital part of being fully empowered.

19. What is your favorite adult movie?
Dogma by Kevin Smith. Oh, that’s not what you meant?

20. Tell me one thing you’ve never told anyone else.
I think I would have made (and loved being) a great courtesan back in the age when they were celebrated.

Take a look at Rachel Kenley’s essay in Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey and follow her on twitter!

And don’t forget to check out our interviews with other 50 Writers contributors, Marci Hirsch and Midori!

Had all 50 shades of Gray? Looking for 69 rays of color?

Maybe you read fifty shades and loved it and want more, or maybe it was just to scandalous for you to be caught with even if you secretly wondered. Whether you are just too shy to be caught reading it or you finished all of the books and now are left with an emptiness needing to be filled I have some GREAT suggestions guaranteed to please you ;).

For those of you who are still in the closet about your love of erotic literature some safely discrete options for you:

The “Sweet” series by Maya Banks is absolutely titillating. The covers are pictures of juicy fruits and from beginning to end each of her books is a juicy read. There are currently six books in the series each one featuring a different approach to sex. Every novel gives us a great balance of the romance we love as well as the heat we crave and a little action thrown in to keep it exciting.

Shayla Black’s “Wicked Lovers” series is most certainly worth mentioning! There are seven books so far and while some of the covers are a little more descriptive don’t let that turn you away, there are a few like Delicious that from the outside could just be really interesting cook books….at least they certainly got my imagination cooking…I do want to be honest and say that personally there were a few frustrating moments pulling my emotions all different directions, during these books, however overall they were very pleasing.

For those of us who are out, proud and looking for more. I sincerely suggest checking out:

Cherise Sinclair’s “Shadowlands” Series, it will literally hold you captive. All of the books in this series are red hot reads. You definitely don’t read these for the plot so if you like a lot of story line in your stories don’t waist you time here. However if you like a lot of steamy hot dripping with intensity moments you will love these. Oh and for once its not only the “alpha male” she shows the female Dom’s perspective beautifully.

Eve Berlin is wonderfully tempting. I find it hard to pick just one of her books to recommend to you she is absolutely check out worthy. She writes some seriously steamy scenes while still capturing the beauty of the moments.

There are so many great options out there but these should get you started off nicely. As for me I’m off to curl up with Vic in “Wicked Burn” by Beth Kery mmm he can take me to bed any night!

 

20 Questions With Midori – Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades

MidoriA few weeks back we posted our review of Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades, a collection offering up fifty different perspectives on the 50 Shades phenomenon.  Today we bring you 20 questions with sexuality writer and sex educator Midori, author of the essay “Fifty Shades Of Snark.”  Midori’s piece looks at the kink community’s reaction to the 50 Shades phenomenon (which is quite critical) and tempers that with her own early adventures in the thrill of viewing erotica, creating a balanced and realistic view at the appeal of the series.  Spend a little extra time with Midori in her amazing !

1. How (and when) did you get started teaching bedroom skills and sexuality coaching?
In the mid 90’s I volunteered as peer educator for HIV education and safer sex in San Francisco. Shortly after that, I began writing sexual advice columns for various magazine and papers—always with the objective of giving people permission to shed shame and have smarter, safer, and steamier sex.

Slowly I began teaching classes in the local area. Soon I discovered I had a talent for public speaking, coaching, and designing effective and entertaining classes to help people live fulfilling erotic lives. In 2001 I became a full-time traveling sexuality educator.

The past few years my weekend intensive programs, including ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive and Rope Bondage Dojo, have really gained popularity. Recently, Skype and other technology have made it easier for me to help my students with ongoing coaching. It’s unbelievably exciting to be part of people’s lives as they explore, blossom, and grow into living fully!

2. If you weren’t writing, what would you be doing?
Adventure travel guide in exotic hinterlands, guiding people to achieve new peaks, experience fresh sensations, and see wondrous sights!

(Hmmm. Come to think of it, whether in the wilds of jungles and caverns or the wilds of bedroom adventures, I’m drawn to the same thing!)

3. What’s the best thing you’ve learned or best advice you’ve received from the erotic industry?
If it turns you on, someone else out there is turned on by it too!

4. What’s the funniest thing that’s happened while working as a sexuality educator and coach?
Conversations with TSA agents as they open my luggage and find my teaching props! Then they want to come to my classes.

5. What do you think is the biggest misconception about women in the adult industry?
A common misconception about women in the adult industry is that it’s an occupation of last resort. While it may be for some, for many it’s a chosen occupation providing an outlet for creativity, agency, and flexible hours.

6. What did you do today?
Taught a group of erotic rope bondage enthusiasts the joys of passionate movement and hot rope tricks.

7. What would you rather have done today?
A lot more of #6 and then go to the kinky play party happening tonight — and a lot less office work, like work coordination e-mails and answering 20 questions.

8. If you could do a movie with anyone (living or brought back from the dead) who would it be?
Veronica Franco, Michel Foucault, Freddy Mercury, Pharaoh Hatshepsut

9. Who is your favorite adult performer?
Nina Hartley, Sinnamon Love, Adrianna Nicole, Madison Young. Why? They’re my friends and I just think they’re wonderful people! I like hanging out them.

10. You’ve got 20 bucks left to your name; what would you do with it?
Make “stone soup” with my most beloved friends.

11. If you were president, what’s the first thing you’d change?
Reform the electoral college system, and make voting mandatory for all adults with fiscal penalty for failure to comply. Vote!

12. What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?
Having to read Fifty Shades on an airplane while researching for this book is one of the most embarrassing things I’ve done lately.  I’ve read tons of sex-filled filth during flights, but nothing made me feel more uncomfortable than the possibility of people thinking I willingly chose to read this quality of writing.

13. Which is your favorite project that you’ve worked on?
ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive!

Creating an environment and program to help women discover and tap into their authentic power source within, and to find fulfillment in a mutually supportive experience has been deeply satisfying. Watching these amazing women blossom into their fuller potential—nothing like it. Not even chocolate comes close to this.

14. If you could have 1 superpower what would it be?
Cause others to experience deep and profound kindness towards others.

15. Meat or veggie?
Fish

16. What is your favorite book?
Like Water for Chocolate by Gabriel García Márquez

17. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Litter bugs. Such a simple act exposes a person as being deeply selfish and immature.

18. What is your best piece of sex advice for women?
Go ahead, be sexually selfish and ask for what you want! Put yourself first, everything and everyone else comes from that.

19. What is your favorite adult movie?
As a pre-teen in Japan I got a peek at Madame Emmanuel on late night TV. If I had to name a favorite adult film, it would be that.

I don’t have a favorite contemporary adult film, but some of my most favorite sex scenes are in these movies…
• Unbearable Lightness of Being
• Indochine
• Cabaret
• Mr. & Mrs. Smith
• The Hunger

20. Tell me one thing you’ve never told anyone else.
I do not have one of those naturally beautiful faces and bodies. I accept that my physical “package” is ordinary. At the same time, I know that I have developed myself into an attractive person, and continue to do so.

Check out Midori’s essay in Fifty Writers On Fifty Shades of Grey and her work on the screen in !

And follow Midori on Twitter!

Also take a look at our interview with Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades contributor Marci Hirsch!

20 Questions With Marci Hirsch – Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades

Last week we posted our review of Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades, a collection offering up fifty different perspectives on the 50 Shades phenomenon.  One of the writers is Marci Hirsch, the VP of Production over at porno company Vivid Entertainment.  Her piece “It’s All in the Eyes” swirls parts of her own experiences as both a sexual person and a woman within the industry with interactions that occur in 50 Shades, and allows us to view women in erotica a little bit differently.

1. How (and when) did you get started writing erotica/writing about?
I have always liked reading erotica so when I was asked to write an essay, I jumped at the opportunity.

2. If you weren’t writing, what would you be doing?
Who knows? I am trying not to schedule everything in my life. Turns out people in my life don’t like it!

3. What’s the best thing you’ve learned or best advice you’ve received from the erotic industry?
Patience

4. What’s the funniest thing that’s happened while working in erotica?
It was a “had to be there moment” that’s explanation just doesn’t give the full effect of what happened.

5. What do you think is the biggest misconception about women in the industry?
People think that the women in the industry are taken advantage of and objectified. The adult industry is no longer a boys club. Women in our industry do so much more than perform on camera.

6. What did you do today?
I went to the theatre to see Book of Mormon…LOVED IT.

7. What would you rather have done today?
Nothing. That is a great way to spend an evening.

8. If you could do a movie with anyone (living or brought back from the dead) who would it be?
John Holmes…oh wait, did you mean mainstream? Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

9. Who is your favorite adult performer?
You know I can’t answer that!

10. You’ve got 20 bucks left to your name; what would you do with it?
Buy moisturizer. Can’t live without it.

11. If you were president, what’s the first thing you’d change?
Get rid of Supreme Court justices having lifetime positions and appoint as many liberal justices as possible. And LEGALIZE GAY MARRIAGE already…WTF???

12. What’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve ever done?
I am not very coordinated so I trip a lot and fall up stairs.

13. Which is your favorite project that you’ve worked on?
I Love what I do, but, writing erotica was fun.

14. If you could have 1 superpower what would it be?
Time travel

15. Meat or veggie?
Meat, all the way.

16. What is your favorite book?
This is a hard question to answer. Growing up I used books to escape.
Every book I read is read for a different reason. I rarely read a book I don’t like.

17. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Misspelled words

18. What is your best piece of sex advice for women?
Keep your eyes open so you don’t miss anything.

19. What is your favorite adult movie?
This year it is . Check with me again next year!

20. Tell me one thing you’ve never told anyone else.
Sometimes I think of my dog, Riley, as the daughter I never had!!!
(This is not news to anyone who knows me.)

Check out Marci Hirsch’s work at Vivid Entertainment and read her essay in Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades.

And follow Marci on Twitter!

Book Review: Fifty Writers On Fifty Shades of Grey

The first thing I think you need to know in all of this is that I borrowed a copy of Fifty Shades Of Grey from my mother.  That’s right, to get this review under way, I wanted to first read the actual book before reading essays on the book, so I asked my mother if I could borrow her precious copy.  Yes, my mother is a diehard fan of 50 Shades, and while she raised a super sex-positive, academic pervert, I would not classify my mother as especially open about these things.  In fact, she as a motherly and suburban as they get, which is totally fine, and also the demographic that gone completely wild for these books.  And she is no exception.

I’ll be the first person to admit that I was hesitant to read 50 Shades.  As much as I have been known to enjoy a vapid love story (*cough, cough Twilight), I had heard many reviews from friends that the negotiation was iffy, the sex unbelievable and the main female character a little too passive.  I wasn’t planning to bother with it, but once Fifty Writers On Fifty Shades of Grey graced my desk, I knew I’d have to get in on the hype.

Now, I realize that this is not a review of 50 Shades of Grey, so I will keep my comments brief.  All I will say is that I have mixed feelings.  I love me some power exchanges and am a big fan of dirty writing, so I did enjoy some of the sexy parts, but I was not impressed with the ways that kink was pathologized, how negotiation was represented, the unrealistic expectations and the incredibly irritating avoidance of the word “vagina” – in any form (seriously people, I cannot STAND the phrase “apex of my thigh”).  Anyway, this review isn’t about how I feel about 50 Shades – it’s about how other people feel about it…  Fifty other people… Fifty specific people… Fifty writers.

Yep, Fifty Writers On Fifty Shades of Grey snatches this super popular smutty novel from the clutches of horny women everywhere and lays it out on the table to be dissected by all different types of writers.  From sex educators and erotic writers, to lawyers and PhDs – everyone gets a turn at giving their point of view.  To get it all in, editor Lori Perkins breaks the book down into seven different sections, including Fifty Shades of Writing, Fifty Shades of Romance, Fifty Shades of BDSM, Fifty Shades of Pop Culture and more.  Each section offers up a variety of perspectives on the subjects at hand – be it erotic writing, kink, the popularity of the book, etc.

While I really enjoy delving deeper into how 50 Shades has changed the erotic writing niche, and taking a closer look at the ways the book has morphed into an instruction manual on greater pleasure for some women, I have to admit that my favorite essay in this collection is Laura Antoniou’s “Fifty Shades of Holy Crap!”.  It truly is a perfect satire of the series.  Antoniou hits on all of the elements of the story in a light and teasing way, but actually gets to the point of the ridiculousness of some of the book.

Also mixed in with the academic, intellectual, and funny essays are a few pieces that offer up the same erotic thrill that 50 Shades brings to the table.  “The Collar of Blue Stones” by Pamela Madsen is super sexy and sensual, yet somehow still stays on point talking about the book.  Oh man do I love me some pervy smartypants!  And with this book you get fifty of em!

As an added treat, not only are we reviewing the book, Fifty Writers on Fifty Shades of Grey, we had the good fortune of nabbing interviews with a few of the book’s writers – Marci Hirsch, Midori and Rachel Kenley.  Keep an eye out for their 20 questions coming soon!

Satiate your desires with Fifty Writers On Fifty Shades of Grey!

Cheesy Porn and Bad Sex Songs – Link Love for the New Year!

Happy Humpday!  Welcome back to the midweek stretch.  Alright people, the holidays are officially over and today is the day that most folks are back at their desks and in it to win it for the long haul.  Thankfully this week is only a few days long, so instead of looking longingly back at the last few weeks of relaxation, let’s keep our sights on how awesome this new year is going to be and start it off right with a little celebratory Link Love action!


– Sex sells pretty much anything, including food.  So soft porn to advertise soft cheese – genius!

– Now, this gives “sending your love through the mail” a whole new meaning. Gearing up for her latest movie, the tentatively titled “Semen Collection 2,” Japanese porn star Uta Kohaku asked her twitter fans to support the cause and donate their own fluids to be included in the movie.  Within 10 days, the star collected more than 100 plastic bottled filled with sperm.  It really is amazing how social media can connect the world.

– According to new research from British toy store, Lovehoney, it looks like 3/4ths of Brits enjoyed more (and hotter) sex in 2012 – and for many, the whole 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon is to thank.

– And speaking of those cheeky Brits, take a look at this awesome guide to Downton Abbey erotica.  ps. It really is such a good show!

– And now for something totally different – Joanna Angel’s year in review, a picture post.

– HuffPo gave us their Best and Worst Moments In Sex In 2012.  Oooof, I forgot about some of these…

– And lastly,  Taryn Southern busts out an anthem for terrible hookups.

Hilarious.

Hope this gets you through to the weekend.

xoxo
-JD