Best Sex Writing 2009 - book by Cleis Press Inc. - review by Morgana Moon

Best Sex Writing 2009

Book by Cleis Press Inc.

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everything I love in a book!

Its always nice to learn something and be entertained at the same time. And that's what this book is; informative, challenging, sexy, and written well enough that even if the subject matter isn't that appealing to you, one of the many writers will make you want to keep reading.
easy to read. well written. smart. funny. interesting.
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useful review
Searching for something to spark my interest other than a sex toy, I came across this book, Best Sex Writing 2009. The cover is racy and even the title suggests more of an erotic content, and if that is what you're looking for, then prepare to be disappointed. What is inside though, is amazing and brilliant- I loved every word of this book. A compilation of work from a range of authors including sex workers, journalists, scholars, and other miscellaneous writers from all walks of life.

Topics that I found interesting include:

Amanda Robb spending time with a girl who believes it is her spiritual gift to serve her husband, and waited until marriage to then give herself to him.

Brian Alexander discusses what "Normal Sex" is and what can be categorized as a disorder or just odd.

As times change, our American Psychiatric Association also has to update some of its lingo and criteria. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has to be reevaluated as certain behaviors no longer are considered disorders but actually natural and encouraged, masturbation for instance.

In Kelly Davis's chapter about sex offenders, she describes how some of these laws prohibiting sex offenders from residing in certain areas are actually forcing them onto the street and also how many of the monitoring devices used to constantly track these so called offenders cost millions upon millions of dollars.

David Levy discovers Japans crazy sex doll infatuation.

These are just some of the works that I stuck my old receipts and candy wrappers in to mark the pages so I could easily go back and re-read.

I found every piece in the Best Sex Writing book to be so well written that no matter the content, I was captivated, and didn't mind that I spent an entire day in the dentists waiting room because I could concentrate on this book. Some of the chapters are only a few pages, and some require a smoke break in between, but overall, despite the content being informative and often sexy, it's a breeze to read. Absolutely loved every minute of it!
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  • Mamastoys
    sounds like an interesting book...thanks for the review
  • Adriana Ravenlust
    I am finishing this up and getting ready to write my review. I found the topics interesting but thought some of the 'stories' droned on far too long - like the one about Japanese sex dolls. I just could not finish it. Still a very good book, overall.
  • racoons
    Nice review! thanks!
  • chantalgiardina
    great review! thanks
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