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Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More [Kindle Edition]

Greta Christina
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

These are not nice stories.

They're filthy. They're fearless. Some are even funny.

Greta Christina's erotic stories are written to get you hard and wet -- and to change the ways you think about sex. Be forewarned -- stuff happens here that's borderline consensual. Or not at all consensual. These are dirty, kinky stories about shame, about pain, helplessness and danger, reckless behavior and bad, bad ideas....

A baby dyke is manipulated into fetish porn by her beautiful, self-absorbed porn-star lover.

A good Christian wife follows her duty to obey, even as her husband's sexual demands become bizarre.

A student, hungry for punishment, seeks it from a professor who should know better.

A woman with a dedicated fetish finds a lover who meets her more than halfway.

And then there's the one about the unicorn and the rainbow...

Raw, exciting, joyful, intensely believable, Greta's stories are written with a fierce respect for erotic fiction -- and for sex itself.

"Located at some far vanishing point of sex and language, Greta Christina's wildly hot and masterfully written stories make you rethink what you supposed you already knew -- about command and consent, fantasy, belief, and that whole body-mind thing. The payoff is pleasure; the price of the ticket is to leave a few certainties at the door."
- Molly Weatherfield, author of "Carrie's Story" and "Safe Word"

"If books are sex, this one is a sticky, urgent alleyway fuck that you carry in your limbs forever."
- Adele Haze, BDSM model and writer

"One of the most exciting things about fantasies is that they let us explore and get turned on by things we might not want to actually do in real life. And sometimes, we get turned on by things that we might not even want to admit to thinking about. But that doesn't mean that those fantasies aren't hot! In Bending, Greta Christina shares stories that'll get you excited, bring a blush to your cheeks, make you laugh, and even make you stop and wonder why you're enjoying them so much. It's full of twists and surprises, hot sex, raunchy details, and lots of edges. Will you like all of the stories? Probably not. But the ones you do enjoy will quickly become favorites that you'll come back to, again and again. So if you like to play on the edge, or if you simply get turned on thinking about it, pick up a copy of Bending and discover just how far sexy goes."
- Charlie Glickman, Ph.D., sexuality educator, author of "The Ultimate Guide to Prostate Pleasure"

"Greta Christina makes me want to live in one of her stories -- actually, most of her stories! Not because of the smoking hot sex, kink and power exchange alone, but because her characters are bold, brazen and willing to go to any length to live out their fantasies. Bending is a must read for anyone with an erotic imagination -- or who wants to develop one."
- Rachel Kramer Bussel, editor, "Orgasmic" and "Cheeky Spanking Stories"

"I have just one word for Greta Christina's erotic writing: Wise. What I mean by wise is, you won't want to pick it up at all if you don't want to know something deep, thoughtful, surprising, maybe troubling, and certainly inspiring about sex. (Sex, and spanking.)

"Well, actually, on second thought, I do have a few more relevant words: Completely freakin' knowingly and on purpose filthy dirty pervy.

"In a wise, deeply wise, way.

"There. That about covers it. So if you want to know more, a lot more about sex: Read Greta's book. Money in the bank."
- Carol Queen, PhD, cultural sexologist and author, "The Leather Daddy and the Femme"

"When I want the best erotica in the world, give me Greta Christina. Her new stories go where other writers dare not tread -- and I love her for it. Greta gives me throbbing clitoral erections and huge orgasms every time. Gracias Greta! I'm going to reread a story right now!"
- Annie Sprinkle, Ph.D., sex worker artist turned EcoSexologist

Product Details

  • File Size: 376 KB
  • Print Length: 196 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Dirty Heathen Publishing (April 11, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,868 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fap fap fap... April 21, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Okay, so I just finished Greta Christina's new book of edgy erotica, Bending. So how is it? Well, pretty damn good, frankly, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you should read it.

She's very clear in the introduction that the following stories might rub some folks the wrong way. She makes a very good point that people, oddly, expect more veracity from erotica than they do from other forms of entertainment. These stories are dirty. They're not nice fluffy erotica and some of the things in them would be a bad thing in the real world. But this isn't the real world, it's fantasy. These stories are the things that get Greta off. They might get you off, too. Might not. You never can tell...

Anyway, I fully agree. After all, it's not that I actually want to be manacled and ravaged by a chubbly black female TSA agent. But there's no harm in fantasizing about it.

So, given that caveat, this is quality stuff. Greta's a superb writer in general and she's no less skilled in the realm of erotica. The stories are a good balance of set-up and pay-off. It's not just balls-to-the-wall sexual descriptions, but nor does it shy from those. For me, the build up and situation setting is just as important as the sex, so I was very happy. Many stories trail off, leaving the ultimate conclusion to your imagination. If I were going to pick nits, I would have liked them to trail off a little later then many did, though.

I found most of the stories to be blazing hot. A few didn't really do it for me, but that's to be expected. And I didn't dislike those few, they just didn't really hit the spot for me as well as the others did. (The unicorn and rainbow story, for example, was clever and a nice break, but didn't get me turned on. The Catholic one did.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mouth AND Pants-Dropping! June 13, 2013
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Greta and I worked together at "On Our Backs" in the 1980s. As llong as I've known her, she has been a visceral erotic philosophizer, the kind of person I'd want to put in a time machine just to go back and spar with De Sade.

I think she'd lay him out flat.

Christina is fearless about difficult topics-- and furthermore, taking a taboo, like "shame" or humiliation and putting them in a wicked sexual context where there are NO banal lessons to be doled out. This is not your after-school-special erotica.

I published her work repeatedly in "Best American Erotica," and her first novella "Bending," (reprinted here). I nearly added her essay "Are We Having Sex Now or What?" to my email signature! When she hands me a new manuscript, I cancel my evening plans... and I hope you will enjoy the same singular sensation. She is simply one of the best contemporary erotic writers alive, and this collection is mouth- and pants-dropping.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Literate erotica for the discerningly horny reader April 20, 2013
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Bending is excellently written -- and it's not the usual one-dimensional porn I've encountered on the internet (you know what I mean: the "Tab A goes into Slot B" kind of porn that reads like an Ikea manual, with lube). It's the kind of porn that explores what people are actually thinking and feeling, and it's stronger for it.

My only reservation, and it's not a criticism, is that it's got a focused theme. This is a book of stories about dom/sub relations and spanking, and it doesn't match up well with my personal kinks (which I will not discuss, except to note that the word "tentacle" only appears ONCE in the entire book, and then as a metaphor). But if it does align with your interests, expect quality arousal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good. Very good. May 28, 2013
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An exquisite exploration of boundaries. Finding them, testing them, and sometimes brutally crossing them. Unlike any erotica I've previously read, it is thought provoking as well as orgasm inducing. A nice combination.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Hot! May 25, 2013
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Living on the s side of the slash in a 24/7 TPE relationship, I loved this book. Read it and passed it on to my partner, perhaps it will give her a few ideas!
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More About the Author

Greta Christina has been writing professionally since 1989, on topics including atheism, sexuality and sex-positivity, LGBT issues, politics, culture, and whatever crosses her mind. She is author of Why Are You Atheists So Angry? 99 Things That Piss Off the Godless, and of Bending: Dirty Kinky Stories About Pain, Power, Religion, Unicorns, & More, and is editor of Paying For It: A Guide for Sex Workers for Their Clients. She has been a public speaker for many years, and is on the speaker's bureaus of the Secular Student Alliance and Center for Inquiry. She is a regular contributor to AlterNet, Salon, The Humanist, and Free Inquiry. Her writing has appeared in magazines and newspapers including Ms., Penthouse, Chicago Sun-Times, On Our Backs, and Skeptical Inquirer, and anthologies including Everything You Know About God Is Wrong and three volumes of Best American Erotica. She lives in San Francisco with her wife, Ingrid. She tweets at @GretaChristina, and has been writing about atheism on Greta Christina's Blog since 2005.

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