Best Sex Writing 2008
The best sex journalism of the year in one unforgettable book
Do Jewish girls give better blowjobs? What does it mean to be a modern-day eunuch? Does abstinence-only sex education work? Would you want to work in the pink ghetto or live in the glass closet? How "hung" are African-American men? What happens to a celebrity sex tape star in Iran? Best Sex Writing 2008 answers these questions (and raises many more) as it probes the inner lives of those on the front lines—political, personal, and cultural—of lust.
From dangerous dildos to professional submissives, the erotic appeal of twins, sex work, pornography and much more, these authors delve into the underbelly of eroticism. Probing stereotypes, truths, and the tricky areas in between, Best Sex Writing 2008 opens the bedroom door and explores the complexity of modern sexuality with thought-provoking, cutting-edge essays and articles.
See Rachel's blog about it here.
"Rounding up the most incisive, provocative and bizarre articles on sex published in the last 12 months, author and senior editor at Variations magazine Rachel Kramer Bussel presents a selection as mouthwatering as her other area of specialist interest, the cupcake." —Forum UK
"This is one-hundred percent nonfiction, and nonfiction at its best—which is to say, it is often still erotic, even while delving into facts with the precision of a crack journalist or the analysis of a brilliant academician. This, without question, is Best Sex Writing 2008's greatest strength: it educates as it titillates, for a truly mind-blowing experience." —Lucrezia Magazine
"It is a stimulating collection—with evaluations of unexpected aspects of sexuality that are surprising, shocking, and funny." —Erotica Readers and Writers Association
Praise for previous editions:
"A fun, nimble book that never loses its sense of humor about itself." —Salon.com
RACHEL KRAMER BUSSEL is the editor of Crossdressing, She's on Top, He's on Top, Up All Night: Adventures in Lesbian Sex, Naughty Spanking Stories from A to Z, and the coeditor of Caught Looking: Erotic Tales of Voyeurs and Exhibitionists. She is also a senior editor at Penthouse Variations, a former sex columnist for The Village Voice, and current host of the In the Flesh erotic reading series in New York City.
Also by Rachel Kramer Bussel