On Writing Daddy Porn

(Heads up about content: as is likely clear from the title, this post is about writing Daddy porn, and thus describes and gives specific details about different sorts of Daddy play, including references to ageplay, Daddy play with trauma survivors, and consensual non-consent.) I write Daddy porn. In fact, a good portion of my published […]

Queer and Trans Calls For Submission–Fall 2014

(Updated 10/4/14) These are LGBTQ calls that are not specific to erotica. Erotic content may be welcome. Erotica calls are listed here. Queer and Trans Calls Riptide Publishing is looking for romance submissions on the theme of rainbow families (11/1/14) ConQueer zine is looking for submissions on the theme of Bodies (11/1/14) Vetch seeks work by trans poets in […]

Erotica Calls-Fall 2014

(Updated 10/6/14) Delilah Devlin (Cleis Press) is looking for women’s erotic romance featuring rogues with hearts of gold (10/10/14) Alessia Brio (Coming Together) is looking for holiday erotica (10/15/14) (for charity, no payment) Alessia Brio (Coming Together) is looking for erotica for a charity anthology to benefit Dear Author’s Legal Defense Fund (10/31/14) (For charity, no payment) Ily Goyanes (Liz […]

The problem I have when I read “no cis men (yes trans guys)” on a dating profile

(Note: this post was sparked by a post on Fetlife on this topic. I am bringing my thoughts here because I want them to be publicly accessible. There is already a lively dialogue on the OP, which I encourage you to explore.) I’m sitting at my computer, checking out another queer’s profile on Fetlife or […]

A few resources on kink and chronic pain

In kink communities, we don’t talk a lot about chronic pain. We talk about pain as solely sexy, as punishment, as desired. In general our communities want to spend time talking about fun, hotness, and desire, and are much less interested in conversation about things like oppression, illness, disability, nonconsensual violence, or chronic pain. Someday, […]

Writing Erotica for Trans Readers, Part 1: Being a Trans Reader

When I heard about #OutWriters, I knew that I wanted to write about this subject, which is one of the central projects in my erotica writing. This is Part 1 of a three part blog series. Here is part 2. Part 3 is here. Being a Queer and Trans Reader There’s a thing that queers […]

Imagining Disabled Characters in Erotica

About two years ago, Sharon Wachsler asked Sinclair Sexsmith this question, as part of an interview about Best Lesbian Erotica 2012: “what would it add for you to find more disabled characters in erotica?” I thought it was a really useful question, and I wanted to contemplate it, and perhaps blog about it. It’s taken me […]

e lust #63

Photo courtesy of A to sub Bee Welcome to Elust #63 – The only place where the smartest and hottest sex bloggers are featured under one roof every month. Whether you’re looking for sex journalism, erotic writing, relationship advice or kinky discussions it’ll be here at Elust. Want to be included in Elust #64? Start […]