Media Reviews

Ask Bex- Gender Expression and Book Recommendations

Ask Bex

Hi Bex! I am in a poly relationship and I struggle with my bisexual role with my girlfriend. I want to explore being more “butch” as it feels right with her but that isn’t my day to day identity with my husband or my boyfriend/Dom. I can’t get my brain and social norms to stop influencing my behavior when I am with her. We have talked about this before and she is understanding and wants …

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Review: Come Again Sex Toy Erotica

Come Again Book

As you might have noticed, I have feelings about sex toys. Opinions. Strong ones. I’m a bit finicky about my erotica too for that matter, because when it’s good I love it, but when it’s bad, it’s really, really, laughably bad. So when Rachel Kramer Bustle decided to combine the two with Come Again, an anthology of sex toy themed erotica, I was… concerned. I knew that these stories would, primarily (if not exclusively) be …

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Six Scenes From the Queer Porn Film Festival That You Need to Watch!

Queer Porn Film Festival Program

Just this Sunday, April 19th, thanks to the amazing Courtney Trouble, Tobi Hill Meyer, and Jacqueline Mary, the first ever Queer Porn Film Festival was hosted in Brooklyn. As you might imagine, it was pretty damn fantastic! There was Porn and Pancakes, discussion panels, workshops, and even a live porn shoot at the end of the night staring Courtney Trouble and Tobi Hill Meyer themselves. Unfortunately I had to miss the second half of the …

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Review: Best Bondage Erotica 2015

This isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed a bondage themed anthology and in my review of The Big Book of Bondage I suggested that I might be a bit biased, destined to love any collection of bondage you throw in front of me because, well, bondage. Luckily I don’t have to turn in my unbiased reviewer membership card because as it turns out this isn’t the case at all. Best Bondage Erotica 2015 was a roller coaster …

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Review: As Kinky As You Wanna Be

It has begun. As the release of the movie begins the second coming of 50 Shades, so too begins the rush for sex educators to flood the bookstores and Google searches of the world with accurate and reliable kink education (instead of abuse and kinky fuckery dangerous stupidity). We saw this a few weeks back with the phenomenal 50 Shades of Kink (from the even more phenomenal Tristan Taormino) which I instantly fell in love with …

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Penthouse Variations on Oral

Penthouse Variations on Oral

Penthouse Variations on Oral is mainstream porn in written form. It’s heteronormative and formulaic, it’s full of pretty people in pretty places having pretty sex. Frankly, it’s boring. I should have expected this when I saw it was from Penthouse, but “It’s an anthology full of oral sex!” I told myself “How bad could it be?” Apparently pretty bad, it’s bad straight down to the characters. They’re all the sort of people the media tells me I’m supposed …

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The Act Itself Review

The benefit of the internet it has made it easy for anyone and everyone to publish their work and get their voices out there, but that doesn’t mean that everybody should and unfortunately this is the case with The Act Itself, a new erotic quarterly magazine from Bear Manor Media. Despite being a professionally published magazine, The Act Itself feels more like a personal blog, and while I obviously have no qualms about blogs, but I feel …

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Review: A Princess Bound

A Princess Bound

When I first got this anthology I was simultaneously excited and nervous, the title and cover had me concerned that I would be in for over 200 pages of sappy romance and happily ever afters but luckily I was wrong. Instead, the stories in this book blend two of my favorite things, bondage and an interesting twist on classic fairy tales. Not only that, but the authors often (though not always) manage to avoid being …

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Review: 50 Shades of Kink

50 Shades of Kink

This book needs to come bundled with every copy of 50 Shades that is ever sold. Seriously. It needs to be in the nightstands of every housewife in middle America, next to the fuzzy handcuffs and Ben Wa Balls bought from the sleezy sex shop down the road; and then they need to read it and throw away the fuzzy handcuffs. This book is written for readers of 50 Shades of Grey, and as many …

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Review: Dark Secret Love

Dark Secret Love

Dark Secret Love by Alison Tyler is a bit of a tough book for me to review because, well, I frankly don’t know what angle to come at it from. I cannot call it fiction, pick apart the characters and scenes the way I normally would, because it is not fiction; Nor can I review this book as non-fiction, it isn’t full of verifiable facts or advice, it’s just a story. Dark Secret Love is part …

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