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Voice Actors & Actresses Needed For Paying Audio Erotica Gigs

Voice Actors & Actresses Needed For Paying Audio Erotica Gigs | Sex Work | Scoop.it
I've been contacted by a new company to give them a hand finding voice talent for their recorded erotic stories. They are looking for voice talent -- especially male voice talent -- to create (reco...
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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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Poetry Brothel puts the bawd in bard

Poetry Brothel puts the bawd in bard | Sex Work | Scoop.it
A party where you can pay to have verse read to you in a bordello-style setting is packing in the punters – but are poetry and sex work really comparable? asks Sarah Theeboom


...Prostitution and poetry, they claim, are not the uneasy bedfellows they might seem. “Sex work and poetry are two of the oldest professions,” says Berger. “Both are incredibly intimate acts that explore love, fantasy and the underside of people.”


Adamski agrees. “It’s all about intimacy. You can have pretty good sex or you can enjoy a poem without it. But if it connects to you intimately, it’s so much better.” And that’s what they sell at the Poetry Brothel, he says: an intimate experience of art with the artist who created it.

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I am utterly smitten by this!

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Erotica writing tips @ Reddit

Erotica writing tips @ Reddit | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Given that we all know how easy it is for people to write bad sex scenes - the Bad Sex Awards are proof enough of that. What tips so people have...
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Examples of euphemisms overused in #romance #novels

Examples of euphemisms overused in #romance #novels | Sex Work | Scoop.it
When it comes to fiction, particularly romance, writers are in grave danger of using silly words and cheesy euphemisms to sound more poetic. Let’s face it, saying penis, vagina, and mammary glands is not very romantic. Bad descriptions of private parts and how they interact are also the result of trying desperately to avoid ‘dirty’ words: most notably the ‘p’ word or ‘c’ word for women, the ‘c’ word or ‘d’ word for men, and the ‘f’ word for the deed itself.

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What are the worst terms you’ve seen used to refer to sex and sexual parts?

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BDSM Writers Con August 21 - 24, 2014

BDSM Writers Con August 21 - 24, 2014 | Sex Work | Scoop.it

BDSM Writers Con is for EVERYONE interested in writing about or exploring the world of Dominance and submission.

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Erotic Romance Writers and Poets Pursue Their Ambitions with Secret Erotica

Erotic Romance Writers and Poets Pursue Their Ambitions with Secret Erotica | Sex Work | Scoop.it
With the sheer amount of freely available erotic stories online and the relative ease of modern self-publishing, it is only a matter of time before we find more erotic literature finding its way to the bookstores and our own personal bookshelves. London, England UK - July 17, 2014 /PressCable/ — Erotic literature has been a popular genre amongst (mostly) female readers for many years. However, the recent explosion of the Fifty Shades trilogy and the S.E.C.R.E.T erotica series onto the scene has created many more avid fans of provocative romance. This truth is clearly reflected by the large increase in the number of people trying to achieve success through writing and publishing erotic novels.
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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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Hello~~!! I am a Female Erotica Illustrator, AMA! [ NSFW ] : IAmA

Hello everyone!! **I am 28, female, and run my own business drawing people's desires for money! I make my entire livelihood off of erotica work!** A... (Hello~~!! I am a Female Erotica Illustrator, AMA!

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Erotica: The Little Sister Who Suffers In The Shadows

Erotica: The Little Sister Who Suffers In The Shadows | Sex Work | Scoop.it

While there has been much talk about what erotica is, I think there's more to the story, such as what do we do with erotica? (Not that way, as in the treatment of erotica.)


The general book industry shuns erotica

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Written in 2005, but, sadly, still applies and is even worse/

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The Erotica Queen

The Erotica Queen | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Sex sells. No doubt. But writing on sex and sexuality is not easy, especially when one has to clarify innumerable times that she is not selling porn but erotica. "The difference between erotica and porn is the line that separates sex from sensuality. It is extremely unfortunate erotica is considered same as porn," says Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, writer of Sita's Curse which in her own words is India's first feminist erotica. "It has been the greatest challenge – to resurrect an age-old Indian cultural tradition, while also trying to adapt the genre to the changing mind and body of a modern Indian protagonist," she says.

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Some hair-splitting to denounce "porn", but worthy of a read ~ esp for the Indian cultural POV & points about sex ed.

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Why Many Young Chinese Women Are Writing Gay Male Erotica

Why Many Young Chinese Women Are Writing Gay Male Erotica | Sex Work | Scoop.it

An antipornography campaign in China has netted many young female writers of danmei, erotic fiction focusing on relationships between gay men, a popular outlet for those seeking to escape stifling social identities, scholars say.


...Danmei is part of an ‘‘ongoing sexual revolution’’ with feminist characteristics in China, perhaps the country’s first, said a Chinese academic who requested anonymity. China is currently undergoing a crackdown on pornography that has netted danmei writers and website managers, and closed some sites, sexual rights advocates said. ‘‘The campaign is really having an impact,’’ the researcher said.

Creating and consuming danmei is a way for women to explore their long-repressed sexuality, said Ms. Jacobs.

‘‘I think Chinese culture is still harsh on women in terms of how far they can go in developing a fantasy life or erotic art forms,’’ she said. ‘‘I think they have to be very careful in coming out with their fantasies. The norm is stifling.’’

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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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Writing Bondage Fiction

Writing Bondage Fiction | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Bondage fiction is a lot like heavy metal...the lyrics don't really matter as long as the sound is right. Lots of poseurs try to fake their way through the motions, but true believers can always suss the real deal after the first three notes. Cool costumes help, but aren't always essential. And girls can play lead, too.

In other words, it's a genre, and hallowed be its tenets, customs, mores and conventions.

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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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Smut Peddler 2014 submissions are now OPEN

Smut Peddler 2014 submissions are now OPEN | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Ladies and gentlemen, Smut Peddler 2014 submissions are now OPEN.


Iron Circus Comics is looking for between ten and fifteen short, erotic comics to run alongside work from the all-star pervs listed above.
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News: Cliterati Founder Seeks Female Sex Fantasies for New Book - Cliterati

News: Cliterati Founder Seeks Female Sex Fantasies for New Book - Cliterati | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Four decades on, women aren’t just admitting to having fantasies, they’re also writing them down and some are even becoming millionaires as a result. But have their fantasies changed or are we eroticising the same things as our mothers and grandmothers before us? Have the changes in society affected what we think about, and how we use our fantasies? How close is reality to fantasy now that the internet makes all manner of assignations  infinitely easier than they were four decades ago? Do we accept our fantasies more now than before, or is there still a stigma about female fantasies? Are we making our dreams come true – or still keeping our real desires to ourselves for fear of being judged?

 

Cliterati founder, Emily Dubberley, is investigating this in her latest book. If you’d like to add your voice to it, please fill in one of the following surveys (you can skip any questions that you feel uncomfortable about regardless of the survey you choose.) Please elaborate on your fantasies as fully as possible.

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Also, erotica authors may get a promo.

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So What Do You Do, Zane, New York Times Bestselling Erotica Author?

So What Do You Do, Zane, New York Times Bestselling Erotica Author? | Sex Work | Scoop.it

She is credited with bringing erotica from the back of the bookstore and into the mainstream with the explosive success of The Sex Chronicles: Shattering the Myth. Was it the detail of the love scenes, the sexually liberated female characters, or just the juicy plots that did it? The millions of readers who catapulted her titles onto the New York Times bestsellers list a whopping 26 times and made Zane's Sex ChroniclesNo. 1 on Cinemax would probably say all of the above.

 

Yet, despite her philanthropic efforts and work in bringing other authors into the limelight through her imprint with Atria/Simon & Schuster, Zane is not without her critics. She's been attacked for everything from her large number of young fans and her support of the LGBT community to, of course, her explicit content.

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The erotica author talks empowering women, why publishers are under appreciated, and the one thing you need to pen a juicy romance novel.

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Courtney Phoenix White's curator insight, July 17, 2013 9:12 AM

One of my many inspirations for why I write.  PERIOD.  Explicitness is in our nature.  ENDULGE a lil.....BE HUMAN.  IMAGINE.  Love Zane.  #PHOENIX

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Good sex in literature: why is it so hard to find?

Good sex in literature: why is it so hard to find? | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Stuart Jeffries: Julian Barnes claims that British novelists feel obligated to write love scenes and so make a hash of it, replacing euphemisms with cliches. So what is so tricky about literary sex?

 

...Why is sex so hard to write well? Perhaps, the most lovely passages of sex in fiction are those that concern the moments before or immediately after rather than in what highbrow critics call mid-rumpypumpydom.

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Why I Write Erotica

Why I Write Erotica | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The short version of why I write erotica probably isn’t very different than the reason most writers have. It’s a chance for me to channel my sexual ima...
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Income From Erotic Stories & Fetish Literature

Income From Erotic Stories & Fetish Literature | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A discussion on where the money is and (maybe) isn't in writing erotica.

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Why women are writing about sex - without shame

Why women are writing about sex - without shame | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The UK's first conference for sex writers reflects a surge in confessional blogs and the rise of 'clit lit'.
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Today's Phone Sex Tip: Cleaner Dirty Audio

Today's Phone Sex Tip: Cleaner Dirty Audio | Sex Work | Scoop.it

"Recreating the mood, the magic of the performance, may be possible; but it's exhausting and not necessarily the best way to spend your time. You could be on the phone, live, with a caller! Or finally getting around to that marketing you've been putting off. But, before you delete that recording and begin again, see if you can clean-up the audio file by removing the background noise."

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Legal Censorship & The Marketing Whore Is Back | The Marketing Whore

Legal Censorship & The Marketing Whore Is Back | The Marketing Whore | Sex Work | Scoop.it

The past, present & future of PayPal’s legal censorship

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