Feminism Friday: Erotica covers

Have you ever noticed how the covers of erotic novels are, to put it bluntly, a bit fucking sexist? Despite the fact that many of these stories sexualise men for the titillation of women, the images that appear on the covers mostly appear to objectify women. Even though heterosexual women enjoy looking at men, apparently... Continue Reading →

Recommendation: Lovehoney

One of my most exciting discoveries at Eroticon last weekend was, oddly enough, one of the sponsors. The lovely ladies from Lovehoney arrived at the conference with lots of sex toys, plenty of knowledge, and loads of enthusiasm for talking to strangers so I had to have a chat with them. They were a fantastic... Continue Reading →

Speaking to the press

When you read a story in a magazine or newspaper, how often do find yourself judging a person quoted in the article because of the angle that journalist took? Have you ever looked at portrait photographs alongside a headline or caption and then made some assumptions about the person you see solely because of that... Continue Reading →

Eroticon 2012

On Saturday 3rd March, an interesting collection of erotica writers and sex bloggers gathered in Bristol for Eroticon 2012, the first UK conference dedicated to "writing sex right". I had been invited by the organiser, Ruby Kiddell, to sit on a couple of panels and so arrived bright and early on Saturday morning to collect... Continue Reading →

Writing Sex Right

One of the many things I enjoy in life is talking about sex. Whether the subject is how to do it, what turns you on, who you do it with, or who you tell, talking about sex with the right crowd of people can be fascinating. Writing about sex is fantastic too. Blogging about sexual... Continue Reading →

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