Sexy Saturday Round-Up
By Liz Everly and the Lady Smut Bloggers.
Hello, Sexy! Whew, I’m glad this week is over. How about you? We’ve been hard at work finding you some, fun, sexy, funny, and thought-provoking reads this week. So dig in!
Sex facts that will make you laugh.
What a Buddhist Writing Retreat taught one writer.
What makes a romance novel great?
It’s a big country, so no surprise the expanding phenomenon is Chinese Web Romance.
Calling all speshul snowflakes: Women who feel entitled are more likely to support benevolent sexism (no surprise, surely).
Joanne Harris on how gender affects journalism on literary prizes.
Since a self-appointed crusader decided that “all werewolf porn is bestiality” and the hysteria trickled down to professional hand wringers The Daily Mail, bookseller chain WH Smith and Kobo have gone into panic-and-remove mode. But is this just another “some porn is better than other porn” controversy? As Laura Hazard Owen admits,
The book industry reaped massive profits from the bestselling erotic trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. If that’s okay, but other porn isn’t — if, for instance, child rape porn is unacceptable — retailers will have to be much more explicit in publicly declaring what is and isn’t acceptable. They’ll then have to employ humans to ferret out offending books and keep those books’ authors from reposting them under different titles or descriptions. And that is likely to be more than a full-time job.
From Madeline Iva
Where’d you get that fabulous tent? Huffington Post discusses the controversy over Elle’s cover of Melissa McCarthy. (James Franco’s butt is included in the great slide show at the bottom.)
August McLaughlin discusses the girl boner.
Got a long commute? Here are some Classics in Audio Romance from Audiogals.
Hate housecleaning? “ But It burns calories–it’s good exercise.” Ha! Says this BBC news report on cleaning.
What do you think? 6 erotic romances better than Fifty Shades.
Masturbating on TV? Oh my!
Get your spook on for Halloween! The new version of Carrie opens this weekend – check out the hair-raising trailer.
Or, if you’d rather stay home and raise your hair another way, hot off the press is the Big Book of Orgasms.
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