Skip the rest and go for the best... erotica!
Selecting erotica that's right for you is as difficult as choosing a new toy. Reviews are always subjective, and novels are pretty hit or miss. Fortunately, our favourite erotica editors know what its like, and our shelves are always packed with best of the best anthology collections. Erotic anthologies come in a variety of flavours: some focus on a particular sex act or type of sex (like BDSM or anal erotica); some collections are grouped loosely around orientation or gender (like the 'Best Women's Erotica' series); and then some erotic anthologies are thematic (like Cowboys).
This week, we're so pleased to present the 2010 editions of The Best Lesbian Erotica and The Best Women's Erotica 2010 which are both excellent additions to both long running series, and The Best Sex Writing 2010 which isn't strictly erotica, but also isn't strictly un-erotic either - it is one of our favourite books in our 'brain sex' collection. We've finally posted Original Plumbing #2 online and #3 should be out soon too, so keep your eyes peeled!
Here's what's new in books this week at Come As You Are:
|Best Lesbian Erotica 2010
Perhaps the best collection of today's outstanding lesbian erotica. Stories of a seductive cupcake-shop femme, two lovers producing classic pin-up porn for each other, one-off trysts between two butches, and a deliciously dirty text message relationship that ends up being more than the participants bargained for make this edition definitely one to pick up. A great collection of a bunch of different types of stories, all written well and impossible to put down. $19.95 | more
|Best of Best Women's Erotica 2
A great collection of well-written erotic tales written from a women's perspective, Best of Best 2 illustrates deep, dark desires including blowjobs on trains, dirty talking with strangers, and much more. A variety of different types of stories to satisfy anyone's taste. $19.95 | more
|Best Sex Writing 2010
Best Sex Writing falls in line with previous years' editions - throught-provoking, entertaining and educational essays on 25 topics directly relating to sex. This year's topics include first-time swinging experiences, the sexual aspect of the Twilight saga, teen sexting, a straight man obsessed with having sex and relationships with lesbians, and much much more. Always a great read. $18 | more
|Best Women's Erotica 2010
Back again with the newest edition, Best Women's Erotica promises to be the most racy volume yet. Juicy tales of vegetable garden sex, a female cop forcing a flirty male collegue to strip in the line-up room, a sexy shoe shine from a stranger and much more. Dirty and explicit without being too raunchy. An excellent collection of 18 great erotic stories. $19.95 | more
|Original Plumbing Issue 2
When we heard the there was going to be a new zine created for, and made by, FTM trans guys, it caught our attention to say the least. When we finally had a chance to take a look at it, we were absolutely thrilled with the results. Original Plumbing features hot, full-colour photos of diverse models, witty, humourous and interesting interviews, and much more. This zine is flying off our shelves, and for very good reason. Published quarterly. $8 | more
|Sometimes She Lets Me
You know what they say about how opposites attract, and sometimes the strongest attraction can be between butches and femmes. Sometimes She Lets Me is a collection of the best butch/femme erotica out there on the market. Stories include "Tag" where two lovers play the game naked in the woods and find eachother by scent; "Homecoming Queen" in which members of different high school cliques meet up by chance for a little role play; and the super-charged "Roulette", which tells of a powerful, manipulative femme schooling patrons at a rough butch bar. $18.50 | more
Written in an informative yet extremely readable format, Transgender History traces back the ups and downs of trans rights and movements over the last half century. Discusses underground scenes, political changes, stand-out figures, health care battles, acceptance in different communities, and much more. A great intro to trans studies for anyone! $19.95 | more