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Join venerated erotica publisher Cleis Press, EdenFantasys and SexIs in an ongoing online book club for inquiring minds who love to read about all things sexual—from the politics of pornography to the erotically evocative boundaries of desire.

News, meeting announcements, reviews, book readings and more can be found on The Naked Reader Book Club Blog.

Featured Books from Cleis Press
To find out about upcoming featured titles, visit The Naked Reader Book List for a listing of books to be featured in the coming months.

The Naked Reader Book Club Store
Visit the official NRBC store to purchase past, present and future featured book titles.

Reviews
2- 4 books are featured each month and reviewed by a select group of Eden Fantasys Contributors. Reviews are highlighted on the NRBC Blog.

Book Club Meetings
The Naked Reader Book Club meets twice a month to discuss a selected book. Visit the Naked Reader Book Club Blog for a calendar of scheduled meetings.

If you are interested in more information on the Naked Reader Book Club, please email The Naked Reader.

  • Pride and Prejudice and Porn

    Armed with choice words for the would-be literati who condemn her latest effort, writer Mitzi Szereto becomes Jane Austen by way of “Fanny Hill.”

  • Gay Tripping, Part 2

    We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’d Like A King Beachview, Please

  • Gay Tripping — Part 1

    Gay resort chains are nothing new abroad, but what about closer to home? As the tendrils of marriage equality take root and the gay community continues its slow, measured march toward ubiquity, are LGBT hotels becoming just another no-big-deal niche in the travel industry?

  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang —Why we shouldn’t knock the quickie.

  • Fairy Tale Lust: Mother Goose Was A Naughty Bird, Part 2

  • Fairy Tale Lust: Mother Goose Is A Very Naughty Bird, Part 1

    “Grandma, what big teeth you have...” Even as a child–perhaps, a slightly peculiar one–I noticed there was something more provocative about the wolf’s teeth than there should've been. I could see him, hulking and hirsute in grandma’s nightie, bed frame creaking beneath his sinewy bulk as he surveyed the young girl, his sinfully long tongue wetting those ominous, luminous canines. Slavering.

  • Naked Reader: Top Ten Voyeuristic Scenes in Film History

    There's something fascinating about watching someone who doesn’t know you're there. Catching someone during their most private moments can be exciting, funny, or very strange. What we do in the privacy of our own homes can be very different from how we present ourselves in public, and the act of catching someone at their most relaxed is like having a window into the deepest part of that person.

  • Forget the Hearts & Flowers: A Kinkier Guide to Valentine's Day

    Not everyone is a “roses-n-chocolates” kind of lover. Some of us are even irked by the idea of a greeting-card-industry “holiday.” But that doesn't have to stop them from making the most of the sexy mood permeating everything from grocery stores to restaurants come February 14. Here are some suggestions for enjoying V-Day for those of us with darker tastes & kinkier vibes (including singles)!

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s sublimely subliminal contest: “Disguises, costumes and props. Romantic role-player or kinky character, I see by your outfit that you are a…what?”

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s sublimely subliminal contest: “What was your best-ever XXX-vision when you were deep in your zzzzzzz’s?”

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week's winter-banishing contest: “What’s the nicest thing a lover of yours has ever said to you?”

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week's winter-banishing contest: Generating Heat.

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for our Special Holiday Edition: New Year's sexual resolutions—What will you be doing to improve your sex life in 2011?

  • Naked Reader Twitterotica Special Holiday Edition

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence.

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: Readers' choice. Whatever tickles your fancy, floats your boat or otherwise gets you off...

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: When I was younger, I would have been so much happier with sex, if only I had known... what?

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: Cream colored panties and men dressed as poodles/Silk slips and bull whips and girls bent like noodles/Dildos and strap-ons and cocks that have rings... What are a few of your favorite things?

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: The magic lamp is at your fingertips... Rub it right and the sultry genie will grant you one wish. The catch? It must be sex related. What do you wish for?

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: “One morning, I woke up and realized I didn't need to ... (fill in the blank) to be sexy.”

  • The Naked Reader Presents: Vanilla Gone Wild

    For some, third base is a handjob. For others, it’s knife play and Velcro sheets. Regardless of where your line is, you know you’ve thought about crossing it. To those bold enough to step over, I raise my sugar cone in salute.

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: “The kink that (almost) got away.”

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: “Take something tried and true, add spice, turn up the heat and you’ve got... what?”

  • The Naked Reader Presents: Bed, BDSM and Beyond

    When you take kink, not just to the next level, but to the next life—or even outer space—the paranormal erotica that emerges can have a startling effect on your sex life. In a good way!

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: Things that go bump in the night. Scary sexy. What sends shivers up your spine?

  • The Naked Reader Presents: Come as You're Not

    Or come as you really are. Or come as a massive vagina. It doesn’t really matter, and that’s what makes Halloween so great.

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest Returns!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting the outstanding entries for: “When I come, it's like...”

  • The Naked Reader Presents: The Role-Play’s The Thing

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: The soundtrack of your sex life.

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: Fortune cookie sex advice.

  • The Naked Reader Presents: Snatch: The Delicate pH-Balance of Girl Power

    White power. Black power. Power to the people. Exceptionally potent phrases, all.

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: “Sweet spots, hot buttons and...oh, yeah, right THERE.”

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: “Girl Power! Unleashing Your Inner Sex Goddess.”

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: “Sex with the stars. What famous person do you want to do?”

  • The Naked Reader: Sex and Travel Cinema

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: “Fire. Steam. Lava. Embers... How hot is hot?”

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: “Trains, Planes, Ships...Rocket Ships?”

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: “Get Out of Town!”

  • The Naked Reader: Erotica 101, Part 2

    A Beginner’s Guide to Turning On Your Audience and Your Editor

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: “Back to Basics.”

  • The Naked Reader: Erotica 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Sex Writing

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: “Embracing the Strange.”

  • Coming in Colors: The Landscape of African-American Erotica, Part 2

    From launching the niche to going mainstream, black writers are finding their market—and it's not necessarily defined by color lines.

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: Dénouement.

  • The Naked Reader: Coming in Colors: The Landscape of African-American Erotica, Part 1

    What is erotic? Ask the question of 100 people, 100 different answers volley back like flaming arrows toward a castle under siege. Each is as unique as the stripes on a tiger, some markedly more dangerous, all indisputably valid.

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: The face in your mirror.

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    Another week, another hot topic, another 140 characters of steamy micro-erotic excellence. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: Simultaneous Sexual Combustion.

  • The Naked Reader Book Club: Spontaneous Sexual Combustion

    If there’s anything that can rival the intoxication of nude bodies grinding together in a rush of passion, it’s bodies that were so wild with desire they didn’t have time to get nude.

  • The Naked Reader Twitterotica Contest!

    One week, 140 characters...and your imagination. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: What is the taste of a woman that's most enticing to your tongue?

  • The Naked Reader Book Club: Eat and Be Eaten

    For a sexual position that so majestically mirrors the harmonious Yin-Yang, the 69 sure stirs discord between the sexes.

  • The Naked Reader Book Club Twitterotica Contest!

    One week, 140 characters...and your imagination. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: The Flavor of man is like...

  • The Naked Reader Book Club Twitterotica Contest!

    One week, 140 characters...and your imagination. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: "You taste like..."

  • Going Down in History, Part 2

    A dozen years have passed since a curvy intern and the President of the United States launched an infamous sex scandal that left a mark infinitely more indelible on our culture than a telltale DNA stain on a blue dress.

  • The Naked Reader Book Club Twitterotica Contest!

    One week, 140 characters...and your imagination. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: "I can't believe we just..."

  • The Naked Reader Book Club: Going Down, an Oral History, Part 1

    June is a month that honors many things. Among its most delightful designations: Oral Sex Month. In honor of this fine tradition, in the coming weeks, our Naked Reader selections will be consumed with all things oral, sensual and pleasurable.

  • The Naked Reader Book Club Twitterotica Contest!

    One week, 140 characters...and your imagination. Presenting our weekly winner, runner-up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: "I want you, but I can't tell you."

  • The Naked Reader Book Club Twitterotica Contest!

    One week, 140 characters...and your imagination. Presenting our weekly winner, runner up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: The Unknown

  • The Naked Reader Book Club: That is So NOT Sexy!

    There is good erotica, and there is bad erotica. When it's good, it's very, very good. When it's bad...it's almost always usually good for a laugh. But why is it so hard to write the good stuff? Here's one man's theory.

  • The Naked Reader Book Club Twitterotica Contest!

    One week, 140 characters...and your imagination. Presenting our weekly winner, runner up and the outstanding entries for last week’s topic: Anticipation.

  • The Naked Reader Book Club: Public Displays of…

  • The Naked Reader Book Club Twitterotica Contest!

    One week, 140 characters...and your imagination. Presenting our weekly winner, runner up and the outstanding entries for last week's topic: Solo Sex. How tweet it is!

  • The Naked Reader Book Club: Bedtime Stories—Lust and Long Distance

  • Naked Reader Book Club—This is Your Brain on Smut: How the Erotic Impulse Connects the Mind to the Genitals

    It might be a graceful phrase from Anais Nin or Pat Califia, sought out or stumbled on, but as with any sexual attraction, once it chooses you, your heartbeat quickens, you’re aware of your breathing, and you become a bit stupid with horniness. That’s what reading erotica does to you—at least good erotica.

  • The Naked Reader Book Club: Playing the Race Card

  • The Naked Reader Book Club: Rewiring the Sexual Disconnect—How Surrogates Put People Back in Touch

    When the rules of society overrun the path to sexual satisfaction, sometimes, the only way to get back on track is with a little—or a lot—of hands-on help.

  • The Naked Reader Book Club: Literary Lessons In—And Out of—Monogamy

    In fiction, you get to push the envelope—and whether that's testing the waters of polyamory or having an affair—the chickens don't come home to roost in real life. That's what happens when art imitates life, but when life imitates art? That is an entirely different thing altogether.

  • The Naked Reader Book Club: The Subversive Universe According to Krassner

    Paul Krassner is a writer, agitator, humorist and social watchdog extraordinaire. Where the establishment is matter, Krassner is antimatter. He speaks with the voice and the conscience of a generation who knew better than to trust the status quo. His message of thoughtful rebellion is as timely now as it was in the ’60s… perhaps even more.

  • The Naked Reader Book Club: Cleis Press Co-founder/Publisher, Felice Newman

    Today, expressions of sex positivity, acceptance, and celebration of every gender and lifestyle are part of the fabric of modern society, but it wasn’t all that long ago being different often meant not having a voice to speak in public, much less sing. Pioneering publisher Felice Newman looks back from then to now and beyond.

  • The Naked Reader Book Club: Ars Erotica, Part 2

    From censored to celebrated, erotica emerges from its dark alley and brown-paper-wrapper past to stake its claim on the bookshelves along with classic literature of every genre.

  • The Naked Reader Book Club: Ars Erotica, Part 1

    In 1978’s The History of Sexuality, Michel Foucault coined the phrase “Ars Erotica” (a.k.a. “the Art of Pleasure”) to differentiate between the “Eastern perception of sex as an art form” and “the Western approach of laboratory and statistical.” Erotica, as old as the human race itself, has evolved on a parallel course, and like the society from which it springs, continues to be a work in progress.

  • The Naked Reader Book Club Debuts!

    SexIs joins celebrated erotica publisher Cleis Press for some spirited reading that's sure to stimulate the body and the mind.

  • Where Literate Libidos Get Their Sexy On

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  • The AIDS Awareness Project

    In the interest of raising awareness about HIV/AIDS, SexIs presents a series of essays that speak to the innate mistakes and inherent kindnesses of the human animal, our spirit of community, the necessity of anger—and the absolute power of hope.

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    by Rayne Millaray
  • The Green Project

    Sexis asks: How do our sex lives—and the industries that support them—affect the earth? Starting with the basics, we present an open-ended dialogue on how our sexual choices impact our relationship with the planet and its ever-dwindling resources.

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  • The BDSM Project

    BDSM—kink—fetish: what are they? How does one do it? And, most importantly, who’s doing it? The answer might just be staring back at you in the mirror.

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  • The Safer Sex Project

    What is safer sex? We bring together clinical and practical data on STDs and their prevention, including information on identification and treatment, as well as social/cultural significance and stigmas.

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  • The Man Project

    Famed humorist Will Rogers once noted: "There are three kinds of men: The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." But, just what the hell does it mean to be a man, anyway? In this series, SexIs turns the spotlight on the male of the species to explore where our culture stands regarding male sexuality, what’s lacking from the conversation—and how the questions we aren’t asking effect us all.

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  • AIDS–the Arts and the Legacy of Activism

    Nowhere have the effects of HIV/AIDs been more strongly felt than in the arts. But even in the face of devastating loss, AIDS also inspired an enduring array of works destined to become the masterpieces of our time, and spawned a new breed of activists, whose art both offered hope and raised funding for research, outreach and education. SexIs spotlights the pioneers who polarized the movement, as well as those who carry the torch today, passing it forward, until a cure can be found.

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    by Renee Veronica Lucas
  • The Appetites Project

    Lust. Hunger. Thirst.   More than just basic human needs designed to perpetuate the species, these complex motivations can lead us to the edge of obsession or euphoria, fulfillment or torment, despair or ecstasy. Without satisfaction, these desires can consume our lives. SexIs takes a closer look at the intersection between food and sex. What makes us lust for food? What foods increase our hunger for sex? In what ways do we creatively and compulsively feed our appetites? It’s food for thought.

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  • Porn Club

    EdenFantasys and SexIs have teamed up to create Porn Club, the hottest online adult video discussion club. Each month, two porn releases will be discussed in a live public conversation on the Eden forums, often with porn stars, directors, and producers in attendance! Join us for fun and lively conversations every month, as dozens of real people share their perspectives on the many genres of pornography we’ll be reviewing. These discussions are a no-holds-barred look at everything from the set up to the money shot. In addition to interviews and articles on SexIs, the Club also has a calendar of events, news, commentary and contests on the [http://www.edenpornclub.com/|Eden Porn Club Blog]

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  • The Breast Cancer Awareness Project

    October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sexis presents a series of stories that highlight those who have fought, those who have survived and and those who continue to bring inspiration, hope and strength to everyone who faces the battle against breast cancer.

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  • The Sexual Challenges Project

    Not everybody is created equal. That is, we each face unique challenges in life, some more difficult to overcome than others. From disability to dysfunction to emotional disconnection, the impediments to enjoying sex are many and varied. The Sexual Challenges Project aims to examine, discuss and educate our readers about these issues that some, if not all of us must overcome to achieve a fulfilling and satisfying sex life.

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  • Sexy YOU

    We asked our writers and community what is sexy to them. As you can imagine, the responses were diverse. From losing weight, to wearing sexy lingerie, to going out dancing with a partner, the possibilities are endless. So tell us. What’s sexy to you?

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  • Define This

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    We support all types of sex workers, from sexual surrogates, to cam girls, to "ladies of the night." Here, they'll tell you their stories.

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  • SexIs Subjective

    Every month, we'll ask a question, and we want your honest opinion in 500 words or more. These articles are purely the opinions of our contributors. While we support their right to express them, we do not necessarily agree with or stand by their opinions.

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  • EdenU: The Sex Ed Project

    Educating you about sex, sexual health, sexuality, and much more at SexIs Social. Take control of your sex education. [http://www.edenfantasys.com/sex-forum/edenfantasys/sexis-suggestions/-sexis-september-sexis/|Find details on contributing here.]

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    Sharing our sexual experiences in the name of education. Find out how to participate by reading [http://www.edenfantasys.com/sex-forum/edenfantasys/sexis-suggestions/-sexissocial-project/|this thread].

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    The Valentine's Day is coming and we decided to create a project with everything about love, romance and relationships.

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