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Best of the Best Lesbian Erotica (2000) — Editor — 99 exemplares
Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica (2011) — Editor — 92 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 2004 (2003) — Editor — 68 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 2007 (2006) — Editor — 68 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 2002 (2002) — Editor — 67 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 2000 (1999) — Editor — 66 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 1999 (1998) — Editor — 64 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 1997 (Annual) (1997) — Editor — 59 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 2003 (2002) — Editor — 58 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 1998 (1998) — Editor — 56 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 2001 (Best Lesbian Erotica Series) (2000) — Editor — 55 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 2005 (2004) — Editor — 52 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 2008 (2007) — Editor — 51 exemplares
Best Lesbian Bondage Erotica (2007) — Editor — 50 exemplares
Sometimes She Lets Me: Best Butch Femme Erotica (2010) — Editor — 50 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 2006 (2005) — Editor — 49 exemplares
Luscious: Stories of Anal Eroticism (2006) — Prefácio — 44 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 2009 (2008) — Editor — 44 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica 1996 (1996) — Editor — 39 exemplares
Ritual Sex (1996) — Editor — 31 exemplares
Best of Best Lesbian Erotica 2 (2005) — Editor — 31 exemplares
Hot Lesbian Erotica (2005) — Editor — 23 exemplares
Best Lesbian Erotica, 1996 & 1997 (1998) 20 exemplares
Stripped Down: Lesbian Sex Stories (2012) — Editor — 11 exemplares

Associated Works

Carrie's Story (1995) — Prefácio, algumas edições260 exemplares
The Femme Mystique (1995) — Contribuidor — 145 exemplares
Heatwave: Women in Love and Lust (1995) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
Chick Lit 2: No Chick Vics (On the Edge : New Women's Fiction) (1996) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares

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This book changed my life. I was interested in polyamory and this book not only gave me tips on how to make it work, it also gave me a term to describe my flavour of it - solo polyamory. This book is an excellent resource for anyone interested in learning about alternatives to monogamy. The second half of the book applies to all types of relationships. A must-read.
 
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mktoronto | 12 outras críticas | Jan 25, 2023 |
I've been trying a lot of erotica lately because we're doing a project at work where I'm fielding some requests for New Adult books. This was okay, but some of the writing was more flowery than I like and a few of the stories were more depressing than I'd look for in romance. The short story format was interesting though, and I feel like it could be a good way to discover an author you love so you can search for their other work.
 
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bookbrig | 1 outra crítica | Aug 5, 2020 |
If you’re a regular reader/visitor, you’ll know I don’t normally interject a lot of hyperbole into my reviews. Generally, I try to keep them well-grounded and professional, with just enough personality to add a little colour and (hopefully) make them a more interesting read. With that in mind, I beg your indulgence for just a moment, as I try to sum up Tristan Taormino’s Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica in a few words:

Absolutely amazing. Beautifully breathtaking. Compellingly creative. Deliciously diverse.

I could go on – after all, there are 22 letters I haven’t alliterated yet – but you get the point. On a list of my top 10 reads for the year, Tristan is looking down upon her peers from a very high perch indeed!

As she states in her introduction, this is a collection of “erotica by, for and about transfolk, FTMs, MTFs, genderqueers, gender outlaws, as well as two-spirit, intersex, and gender-variant people.” Almost immediately, you notice these are stories where gender (in all its forms) is almost taken for granted, without the ‘surprise confession’ or ‘shocking reveal’ common to mainstream erotica/porn, and without the arbitrary focus on simply passing or being acknowledged. This is a collection where trans lovers can feel intimately and comfortably at home amidst stories of being treasured, loved, desired, and adored.

Considering the wide variety of authors, genders, and subjects explored, I’m pleased to say there’s not a single story here that didn’t, on some level, resonate with me. Indeed, they are all wonderful, but there were certainly some stand-outs that I must call attention to:

"The Therapist and the Whore" by Giselle Renarde - Giselle at her romantic and thought-provoking best, turning the tables on our expectations with a kind, lovable, transsexual whore who serves as a remarkably effective bedroom therapist.

"Shoes Are Meant to Get You Somewhere" by Dean Scarborough - Plays to the clothes fetishist in me, complete with ballet slippers, stockings and garters, and a tightly laced corset, but it's also a remarkable literary dance of gender exploration.

"Taking the Toll" by Kiki DeLovely - Deliciously naughty and provocative, a tale of a young woman who is aroused by Sunday morning church bells, and her genderqueer lover who is only too happy to put her in a schoolgirl uniform and hear her confession.

"Dixie Belle" by Kate Bornstein - A gloriously genderqueer sequel to Huckleberry Finn, with young Huck settling quite contentedly into a new career as Miss Sarah Grangerford, high-class N'awlins whore. It's been years since I last read Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn, but Kate recaptures the magic perfectly.

"The Visible Woman" by Rachel K. Zall - This is a story that begins with an in-your-face fantasy of public confrontation, settles into a lovely domestic scene of transsexual bliss, and ends with the lovers playing to the voyeuristic public outside their apartment window.

"Canadian Slim" by Shawna Virago - Still erotic without being overtly sexual, this is the heart-warming story of a transsexual who has tired of being the fetish/freak secret partner, and who has found love with a fellow transsexual who fits her perfectly.

"Self-Reflection" by Tobi Hill-Meyer - Trippy and bizarre, this is one I'm cautious of saying too much about, but it doesn't get much sexier or self-aware than a post-op transsexual visiting her pre-op transsexual self for a little show-and-sell.

"Face Pack" by Penelope Mansfield - This is a bold, blatantly sexual story that challenges the pornographic mainstream, claiming the bukkake experience as a visual validation of the narrator's new-found femininity. It takes an act most would seem as vulgar or degrading, and transforms it into something cleansing and rewarding.

Not only are the stories contained here erotic, imaginative, and exciting, but they are also beautifully written. As Tristan asks in her introduction, “our language is severely limited when it comes to describing the bodies of transpeople,” and there is a significant challenge in writing stories that are both erotic and respectful. Fortunately, the authors here have the words to do so, and the talent to use those words well.

I’d like to leave you with a brief passage from Rachel K. Zall’s "The Visible Woman" that sums it up better than I ever could:

A stranger looking at us now would call us “MTFs” instead of women, would name us by our genitalia—“pre-op,” “nonop”—would call us trans before they called us anything else, if they did call us anything else. A stranger would call our bodies gender ambiguous: her cock about to enter me, my clit poking out of her fist, her tiny breasts on her large rib cage and the shadow across my cheeks and chin. A stranger would say that, and that stranger would be wrong: our bodies aren’t ambiguous at all, only the meanings people misapply to them. She’s a woman and her beautiful body is a woman’s body; I am a woman and seeing how beautiful her body is makes me think my body might be beautiful too.

Take Me There indeed . . . I just hope, somewhere down the line, Tristan chooses to take us there again.
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bibrarybookslut | Jul 5, 2017 |
I found out about this book in a post by my friend Ian MacKenzie, "Love Will Be the Death of Us."

I've read a few other books on polyamory, but this one definitely feels the most useful. Taormino paints the picture that non-monogamy can be anything other than monogamy. The point is that it's outside of the box, for us do define. Through a multitude of case studies, the reader learns of numerous creative solutions people have come up with for organizing relationships in their lives. I think it could be useful even to the conservative reader, as it's important to realize the structures we [often subconsciously] consent to in our relationships.

I actually just came across a post that better summarizes the subject than I could, "The Coffee Break Primer on Polyamory" by Adam Powers.

Taormino wraps up the book by going in depth about safe sex, legal agreements, and child rearing. Although some readers might be tempted to skip over these more technical sections, they get into the details of how to really make a relationship work, of any sort.

I will say that I wasn't very into the writing style of this book. It felt dry and detached. I don't feel as though I got to connect with the author at all. But the information is of a quality and accessibility that I'm willing to overlook this.
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willszal | 12 outras críticas | Jul 26, 2016 |

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Membros
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Críticas
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ISBN
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