Aftercare: In Kink and Erotica

I’ve been sick lately, but not just with migraines (which have me avoiding screens and all light and sound), so I have finally been able to break in my new (free!) TV, and DVD player ($16!) with a double feature: Pride and Prejudice (1940 version) and Bride and Prejudice (2004 Bollywood-style musical parody by Gurinder […]

Erotica Featuring Group Sex

Group sex is one of the things I come back to again and again as an erotica writer and reader.   First, I wanted to share a few of my favorite group sex moments in erotica as a reader. These are group sex scenes that I read early in my coming into consciousness about being […]

Working with Alison Tyler

The galleys for Never Say Never arrived this week and I got to see excerpts from my work in Alison Tyler’s upcoming book, used to illustrate some of the many tips and tricks this book offers for lovers. My stories that are excerpted in this book: “Compersion”, first printed in  I Like To Watch “Strong”, first printed […]

Independent Body Parts in Erotic Fiction

We have been having a lively discussion about Independent Body Parts (IBP) on an erotica listserv. What is an independent body part? It’s when your hand or cock or mouth, etc. move on their own. For example: Her cock demanded that I pay attention; it was relentless and deliciously cruel, and I loved it. His […]

My Trans and Genderqueer Erotica

As a trans reader of erotica, I spend a lot of time looking for representation of trans and genderqueer characters, especially stories that center those characters. So I thought I might make it easier for trans and genderqueer readers to find my trans work, by providing a list of my published erotica that centers trans […]

Desiring Faggotry

“Baxter’s Boy”, my story printed in the new anthology, The Big Book of Orgasms, was a long time coming. I’ve written elsewhere about how this piece is connected to my development as a smut writer, and is set in a very specific moment in my dykey college town, when trans men were coming out in […]

Xan West reading at Pre-Folsom Perverts Put Out in SF 9/28

I am very pleased to announce that I will be reading my erotica at the Pre-Folsom Perverts Put Out, in San Francisco. When: September 28, 2013. Doors open at 7pm. Reading starts at 8pm. Where: The Center for Sex and Culture in SF. 1349 Mission St. between 9th and 10th What: Perverts Put Out! is […]