Book Review: Best Women’s Erotica 2015

I’m having trouble writing this review of Best Women’s Erotica 2015 because I just want to say, “I masturbated a lot to this book.” As someone who lives and breathes erotica, I rarely find it sexually arousing to the point of needing to release tension. The more erotica you read, the less novelty there is […]

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Book Review: Hot Highlanders and Wild Warriors

So here’s a little known fact about me: I really like a good historical romance. Sure, genre romances usually follow a predictable formula and lack complicated character development, but there is something comforting and satisfying about sinking into a huge page-turner full of lush description and sexual tension. Generic historical romances are my cotton candy. […]

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Bye Bye Berkeley: Sexual harassment, self-esteem, and social media

I move home next week. After two and a half months in the Bay Area I’ll board a plane at SFO direct to JFK and start the next, next chapter of my life. I wanted to write a blog post to acknowledge this, to talk about how important and intense this summer has been, but […]

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Book Review: Dark Secret Love and The Delicious Torment

As some of you may know, I am writing my undergraduate thesis about feminist erotica. This requires two main steps: thinking about what makes erotica feminist by devouring anthologies and classic work deemed landmark women’s fiction like Delta of Venus and Fear of Flying, and then writing my own fiction by applying that analysis. Political […]

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