This is the first time I have been involved in a virtual book tour (who knew there was such a thing?!). Essentially it’s like a real life book tour, but the book ‘tours’ blogs for a month. Bloggers read the book and write a piece about it.
So, I’m delighted to be part of the Best Sex Writing 2012 virtual book tour.
Firstly, my sweet hearted perves, I have to tell you up-front that this is *not* a porn or erotica book.
Are you still here?
This is an anthology of wide ranging non-fiction topics and personal essays from the serious (slut walks addressing sexual violence against women) to media criticism (New York Times and Newsweek articles are examined for their handling of sex-related crime reporting) to personal revelations about sexuality (dating with an STD). A book for ‘sex nerds’. Go and take a look at the table of contents for a full list of the stories in this anthology.
I love hearing people’s personal stories the best, especially when they are delivered with brutal honesty.
Hugo Schwyzer writes a revealing piece called “I want you to want me” about wanting to be sexually desired, and it resonated with me in echoing my writing previously on men as sex objects. Schwyzer observes that:
… I came to see that our cultural myths about desire hurt everyone. We shame women for wanting, and we shame men for wanting to be wanted.
By putting the focus on managing male desire, women are taught to ignore or suppress their own desires. That’s a loss for women, and it’s a loss for men.
I also enjoyed very much the wit and humour of an essay entitled “Adrian’s Penis: Care and Handling” by Adrian Colesberry where he talks in detail about his cock, handling of his cock and issues with his cock in his sexual relationships.
A typical first time with Adrian Colesberry plays out like a
physical comedy routine where every time the thirsty heroine
bends down to the water fountain, the stream retreats to a dribble.
He’ll go down on you until he gets his erection, but he’ll lose it as
soon as he reaches for the condom. If you’re kind enough, you’ll
get him hard again in your hand or mouth, but right when he
tears open the condom, he’ll go all floppy again.
*laugh* Brutally honest and hilarious.
The anthology has some really interesting essays in it. If you think you might be a sex nerd, you can go and take a peek at the book on Amazon where they have the preview feature that allows you to read a little to see if it’s something you might be interested in.