The Making of Nervous Boy

It all started with a Craigslist post. Back at the time when Craigslist was one of the best places in the Bay to pick up other queers for casual sex and kink. When I was still a newish top, on my semi-annual visits to San Francisco, I would skim the ads in internet cafes looking […]

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 […]

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 […]

Full list of readers for PPO 9/28

I am going to be reading my erotica at the Pre-Folsom Perverts Put Out at the Center for Sex and Culture in SF on September 28, at 8pm. The full list of readers has been posted, and I’m in great company. Jen Cross Greta Christina Philip Huang Steven Schwartz horehound stillpoint Naamen Tilahun Xan West (that’s me!) […]

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 […]

How much realism *should* be part of BDSM erotica?

A few years ago, I was reading my work at a BDSM themed erotica event. I chose to read a story about two trans guys because there were no other queer stories being read (in fact one of the stories that was read had some rather intense homophobia in it), and I wanted to have […]

Win a free copy of Best Gay Erotica 2013

From Mar 1-22, 2013, The Erie Gay News has a contest going where you can win a free copy of Best Gay Erotica 2013. BGE2013 features my story, “Missing Daddy”, which was originally printed in the anthology, Daddies. The guest editor this year, Paul Russell, describes my story as a “breathtaking foray into extreme sex”. […]