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About sex work and help for sex workers, which includes escorts, professional service providers, erotica authors, phone sex operators, adult bloggers, etc. http://www.sex-kitten.net/blog/
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Forget 50 Shades, Read About 40 Years ~ In Porn: The Irv O. Neil Interview

Forget 50 Shades, Read About 40 Years ~ In Porn: The Irv O. Neil Interview | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Irv O. Neil is a New York-based writer and editor who has been in the porn business since 1974. Yes, that's him as a mad doctor with a foot fetish in a 1998 Leg Action pictorial with Maya Moore (ph...
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40 years an erotica author

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Booker winner Richard Flanagan nominated for 2014 Bad Sex Prize - Telegraph

Booker winner Richard Flanagan nominated for 2014 Bad Sex Prize - Telegraph | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Richard Flanagan's The Narrow Road to the Deep North on the shortlist for prize highlighting the worst description of sex in fiction
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List of nominees; "award" on December 3rd.

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So bad it's good? ...Well, at least it makes ya laugh.

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How To Write About Sex Without Being Boring

How To Write About Sex Without Being Boring | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Sexuality is one of our most basic drives, but it's also fundamental to our identities as people. Which means sex is the subject of a million cliches, and tons of terrible writing. Not to mention, stupid prejudice. The good news? Science fiction and fantasy writers have a special opportunity to look at sex afresh. Here's how.
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OK, So Here's The Thing... #sexwork #erotica

OK, So Here's The Thing... #sexwork #erotica | Sex Work | Scoop.it

When I began writing erotica and non-fiction articles on sexuality I took a pen name for privacy. But it might surprise those of you who do not write to know that one of the biggest reasons was to separate one writing career from another.

Anyone who writes, as a profession or a hobby, knows that over-all perception of erotica authors is poor and no where is this belief held more firmly than within the writing community. "They're not real writers," other they say (or type). It's not just that we dare to write about sex (or even profit from it) but if we write about it, it must be because we "can't really write" and this is our last resort.

Anyone who writes erotica (dirty stories, erotic literature, porn -- whatever you choose to call it) will tell you that writing smut takes extra skill. For not only must you obey all the rules of writing but you must make it arousing too. Just trying to find synonyms for "cock" (without sounding cliched) and "orgasm" (virtually non-existent) is a challenge. But 'the real writers' will giggle and sneer. I've seen the cruelty in writer's groups and online forums firsthand.

Even mainstream editors and publications may reject your work on these very notions, or just from the fear of any association. Even for non-fiction works this happens. Mention you write 'about sex' in any fashion (or have them discover you do so) and you're blackballed. So in order to preserve my professional mainstream writing reputation, I created a pen name upon joining the ranks of smut writers.

You'd think that a group which has experienced such persecution and unfair devaluation would be wiser. But they are not.

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Why Is It So Hard for Women to Write About Sex? - The Atlantic

Why Is It So Hard for Women to Write About Sex? - The Atlantic | Sex Work | Scoop.it
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Why Is It So Hard for Women to Write About Sex?
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Novelist discusses her early-’90s stint working as a copy editor” at Hustler magazine.

Novelist discusses her early-’90s stint working as a copy editor” at Hustler magazine. | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Rest Was Just Imagination - An interview with Lydia Millet


BLVR: Your book Everyone’s Pretty is reportedly based on your time working with LFP. Could you talk about this influence in specific terms? The book doesn’t seem concerned with reporting on or analyzing the pornography industry.


LM: No, that was other people’s bailiwick. To me, mass-produced pornography is excruciatingly boring and the industry only a little less so. I was mostly interested in the styles of neurosis I met there.

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Regarding Millet's book, Everyone's Pretty, which we reviewed at Sex Kitten here: http://www.sex-kitten.net/2453411133339.html


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Regarding Millet's book, Everyone's Pretty, which we reviewed at Sex Kitten here: http://www.sex-kitten.net/2453411133339.html


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