Naked Reader Book Club Discussion: Take Me There -Trans and Genderqueer Erotica, Edited by Tristan Taormino (January 24, 8-10 PM EST)

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Naked Reader Book Club Discussion: Take Me There -Trans and Genderqueer Erotica, Edited by Tristan Taormino (January 24, 8-10 PM EST)

bzzingbee bzzingbee
Being able to relate to the characters really did make them easy to connect with.
01/24/2012
melovecoffee melovecoffee
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Originally posted by NuMe
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Sent you an email, wanted to make sure you got it
01/24/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by bzzingbee
Being able to relate to the characters really did make them easy to connect with.
Thats the mark of any good author/story, IMHO.
01/24/2012
NoOneNosMe NoOneNosMe
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Originally posted by Willow Wand
In high-school, I had SUPER short hair, dressed in all black and wore chains connected to my wallet, yes, wallet, NOT purse! I went to the bathroom and one girl said "The boys room is over there!" She totally thought I was a boy though, I ...
That's totally awesome. I love chain wallets.. I only just cut off my hair back in December 2010. I went from shoulder length hair to a very short buzz. I have grown it out quite a bit now but it is still a male hair cut. I love it this length.
01/24/2012
melovecoffee melovecoffee
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Originally posted by NoOneNosMe
That's not bad at all. Gender is fluid in all cases. YOU decide what parts of gender you want to express. It's for your benefit. Not anyone else's.

I love being recognized as male. I used to work at Dairy Queen (I was of course ...
"That's not bad at all. Gender is fluid in all cases. YOU decide what parts of gender you want to express. It's for your benefit. Not anyone else's."


I really like that! Very true!
01/24/2012
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by Antipova
Oh! I should clarify, the pronouns that had me confused as I was reading were

"hyr"
and
"zir"
Yea. I was a little confused at times about those too!
01/24/2012
Blue Koi Blue Koi
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Originally posted by Brendada
I can take it!
You can only go if you have a tiny erotic manicure link
01/24/2012
Sacchi Sacchi
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Originally posted by Brendada
I can take it!
Be sure to take pictures and post them!
01/24/2012
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by Top Kat
Hi Kiki - your story was one of my favorites!
Ditto!
01/24/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Sacchi
Another question: do you think some readers might be put off by the extent of BDSM and general kink in the book? Not you lot, of course--I know you too well--but others?

I was actually tickled to find a bit of dungeon gadgetry in "Out on ...
I ... really couldn't say. I know I loved it, and everything felt like it was done tastefully to my mind. I id feel a little ... on the outside looking in, sort of, for "Out On Loan," just because I'm not very familiar with the formality in those sorts of BDSM relationships. But most of the stories with power dynamics, I'd call them "power dynamics" rather than "BDSM," and I think the fact that they're spontaneous and flow naturally should mean they will be approachable by most readers.

But that's just my impression, I'm curious to hear what others think too!
01/24/2012
specialKandL specialKandL
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Originally posted by Sacchi
Be sure to take pictures and post them!
oo yes please!
01/24/2012
melovecoffee melovecoffee
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Originally posted by NoOneNosMe
I can't wait to read it. I was born physically female but present as male
That's cool! I really think it will open you up to more erotica, I think it's such a safe outlet to express yourself and test boundaries.
01/24/2012
NuMe NuMe
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Originally posted by melovecoffee
Sent you an email, wanted to make sure you got it
I did. Thank you. I'll probably send that out in the morning.
01/24/2012
NoOneNosMe NoOneNosMe
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Originally posted by melovecoffee
"That's not bad at all. Gender is fluid in all cases. YOU decide what parts of gender you want to express. It's for your benefit. Not anyone else's."


I really like that! Very true!
It really is true. No two gender queers are the same. Much like no two people are the same. We all have our own likes and turn ons. Do what you makes you happy.
01/24/2012
bzzingbee bzzingbee
Another story I loved was 'Punching Bag'
01/24/2012
Brendada Brendada
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Originally posted by NoOneNosMe
I am now officially jealous!!!
Ru was really working a Beyond Beyonce look, "Beyondce" I guess you could say...
01/24/2012
wrmbreze wrmbreze
I like learning/reading about people who are different yet not quite so different than I am.
01/24/2012
specialKandL specialKandL
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Originally posted by bzzingbee
Being able to relate to the characters really did make them easy to connect with.
definitely! even though i'm not transgender or genderqueer there were characters that you could relate to emotionally
01/24/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Sacchi
Uh oh, I blew it. I'll have to tell Giselle, not Anna. But here's what Anna wrote about her perspective as a femme in "Femme Fatigue."


Anna Watson—Femme Fatigue

"I think a lot about femme invisibility and how ...
She did a great job making her thoughts clear in this story! The lead character described all of this perfectly.
01/24/2012
NoOneNosMe NoOneNosMe
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Originally posted by melovecoffee
That's cool! I really think it will open you up to more erotica, I think it's such a safe outlet to express yourself and test boundaries.
This is actually the first erotica I've ever read. I've always been interested though. Knowing that there is actually erotica that I can relate to makes it so much better and enticing for me
01/24/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
Just made it in! My stupid class just let out
01/24/2012
specialKandL specialKandL
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Originally posted by wrmbreze
I like learning/reading about people who are different yet not quite so different than I am.
in the end we're all humans
01/24/2012
NoOneNosMe NoOneNosMe
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Originally posted by Brendada
Ru was really working a Beyond Beyonce look, "Beyondce" I guess you could say...
That's totally awesome! That sounds like the event of a lifetime
01/24/2012
bzzingbee bzzingbee
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Originally posted by NoOneNosMe
This is actually the first erotica I've ever read. I've always been interested though. Knowing that there is actually erotica that I can relate to makes it so much better and enticing for me
I'm glad your first experience has been so good!
01/24/2012
Willow Wand Willow Wand
I REALLY want this book. I am TOTALLY attracted to genderqueers. I don;t know why, I just am! Jiz Lee, Buck Angel (OMG he is YUMMY!) I find the whole genderplay (whether it be play or everyday life) to be totally erotic. I have no idea why...
01/24/2012
bzzingbee bzzingbee
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Originally posted by Ryuson
Just made it in! My stupid class just let out
welcome!
01/24/2012
Sacchi Sacchi
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Originally posted by bzzingbee
Another story I loved was 'Punching Bag'
I really liked that one, too. One of the very best I've read from Rachel Kramer Bussel, and that's saying a whole lot.
01/24/2012
bzzingbee bzzingbee
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Originally posted by Ryuson
Just made it in! My stupid class just let out
favorite story?
01/24/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by NoOneNosMe
That's not bad at all. Gender is fluid in all cases. YOU decide what parts of gender you want to express. It's for your benefit. Not anyone else's.

I love being recognized as male. I used to work at Dairy Queen (I was of course ...
"Gender is fluid in all cases. YOU decide what parts of gender you want to express. It's for your benefit. Not anyone else's. "

I'm glad you said that, it's so important!

Even though I'm cis-female, I'm in a male-dominated field, and I'm always really refreshed when people look to *me* to see who I am, rather than making judgements based on that I'm not wearing a tie like all the men are.
01/24/2012
bzzingbee bzzingbee
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Originally posted by Sacchi
I really liked that one, too. One of the very best I've read from Rachel Kramer Bussel, and that's saying a whole lot.
I love most of her stuff anyways, but that one was realy great
01/24/2012
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