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.… More
Butch/Femme dynamics have always held a special place in my heart. Alright, in my heart and in my pants. Yep, I think butch/femme dynamics are super duper hot. There is something about the delicious performances of masculinity and femininity that fit within that queer framework that give my bottom that special tingle. Maybe it’s because I identify as a femme and I’ve always had my eye on masculine-identified queers, be they butch women or transgender men. Or maybe it’s just this amazing subset of society that has a rich history that I find alluring.… More
I’ve been devouring the enormous pile of books I received for Christmas this year lately, so I haven’t picked up an erotica in a while. When I got a copy of Best Lesbian Romance 2011 from my friends at Cleis Press, I figured it was time to put down the Heinlein and pick up some smut!… More
A few months back, I got a chance to review Erotic Bible to Europe, an interactive website featuring a detailed map of every sex toy shop, swinger party, lingerie store and more, that Europe has to offer. Of course I was blow away by not only the brilliance of the idea, but the flawless execution. But then again, the project was created by the fabulous Erika Lust, porn director extraordinaire, so honestly, I’m not surprised. And now this awesome guide to everything frisky on the other side of the pond comes in book form as well!… More
Arsenal Pulp’s Hot & Bothered 4 is not a new book. Hell, it’s nearly eight years old at this point, but good writing is timeless and I love this collection of short tales of lesbian love and lust.
One thing I really appreciated about this book is that it took me back a few years to a time when I was just out of college and had few concerns outside of meeting girls & drinking beer.… More
Two of my favorite things in the whole wide world are beautiful women and the great outdoors, so I kind of feel like Emma Delves-Broughton’s Kinky Nature was made just for me. It’s packed full of gorgeous girls decked out in their rubber and heels and will have the biggest couch potato lacing on their hiking boots and heading into the woods in hope of catching just one glimpse of these sexy nymphs!… More
Tristan Taormino wasn’t kidding when she named her latest book “The Big Book of Sex Toys!” The book is huge! Well, not huge as in you can barely carry it to your coffee table, but massively packed full of more knowledge than you can shake a dildo at (and don’t worry, you’ll learn exactly how to shake it just right).… More
It’s banned book week and I thought I’d celebrate with a list of my five favorite smut collections! If you’re a big fan of the first amendment, I suggest you check out my list and then check out the ALA website to learn more about the ridiculous books that are challenged in our public libraries year after year.… More
Picture via The Chicago Queer Books Meetup
While The Porn Librarian may be the obvious pick when it comes to readers here are HMFH, all of us smut peddlin’ gals are actually avid readers.
I learned about masturbation from a Betty Dodson book. When I was younger, I found it in my house and just had to see what exactly “the joy of self love” was.… More