Like a candy store for the curious and dirty-minded, Best Sex Writing 2006 offers glimpses of erotic escapades, the burgeoning sex industry, and the often unpredictable intersections of love, lust, and exploitation. The authors brought together here prove to be witty and authentic witnesses to the sexual state of the union.
Shalom Auslanders "Wheres The Sin? An Anti-Sermon" explains why he longs for the old days of sexual repression. In "The Pole Test," Natalie Y. Moore and Natalie Hopkinson explore black strippers' relationships with their fathers. Stephen Elliott's heartbreaking "Just Always Be Good" describes the healing paradise of being bound, slapped, and sent into rapture by a new lover. In "The Nutty Confessor," Michelle Orange recalls the dreamy boy she picked to take her virginity ("He must have had dorkball girls like me following him around every minute of the day, fresh, unfocused need coming off us like paint fumes.")
Find words to agree with, argue with, or dog-ear for nightly re-reading in this hornucopia of sexual politics and inspired journalism. Brainy, raunchy, riveting, Best Sex Writing 2006 is sure to get your panties in a twistor in a little heap on the floor.