Young women aren’t looking to reinforce their traditional values, they want to test boundaries. They want adventure. They seek vicarious thrills.
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By Rebecca Brooks When it comes to desire, books and movies can make it look easy. You see the one, and you know. Unless you have no idea. Or you know what you want, sometimes, but then other times it’s not so clear. Or part of you wants something and the other part says, “No
“Why don’t you write something like Fifty Shades of Grey?” We romance writers get asked this question by friends and family. I have to admit this question puzzles me. Each time I’m asked I wonder: Do you mean, why don’t I write something about two people seeking love and connection? Do you mean, why don’t
By Alexa Day Shonda Rhimes’s book, Year of Yes, came out a little over a year ago, and I jumped on it as soon as it was released. I picked it up again a few days ago, now that I’m deciding what the next year is going to look like. I’ve tried to say yes
By Alexa Day The first version of this post was much angrier. In the days since then, I’ve walked things back a little. I don’t feel great about doing that because it feels like I’m giving in, but the truth is that I’m exhausted. I’m not interested in going high. As a woman of color
By Alexa Day I was enjoying a long, lazy summer when I first wrote about Snctm this past May. The goop.com sex issue sent me right through the looking glass. I go into a lot of detail about Snctm in that post, but in essence, Snctm is a sex club catering to men with money.