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- Print Length: 256 pages
- Publisher: Cleis Press (October 1, 2011)
- Publication Date: October 1, 2011
- Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00608G0L4
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #398,268 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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, "Shoes Are Meant to Get You Somewhere" by Dean Scarborough, "Taking the Toll" by Kiki DeLovely, "Dixie Belle" by Kate Bornstein, "The Visible Woman" by Rachel K. Zall, "Canadian Slim" by Shawna Virago, "Self-Reflection" by Tobi Hill-Meyer, and "Face Pack" by Penelope Mansfield.
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.
Take Me There indeed! I just hope, somewhere down the line, Tristan chooses to take us there again.
I had originally planned on making special note of some of my favourites, and quickly discovered that I just couldn't choose, they all had so many reasons for me to love them, and artfully put together so that you couldn't help but keep going once you started. I didn't put this book down until I'd finished the whole thing, then I picked it up and started all again. Thank you, each and every author who contributed to this book, for giving me many, many happy dreams.
This is one of the ones that deserves such prominence. And let me not hesitate to say, even five years after its publication, work like this is still very much needed. This is a snappy and well written collection of transgender erotic tales which are in no way lacking in three-dimensional character development. Taken all together, these stories seem to amount to a kind of mini education in the world of hot transgender sex. This is a work that goes way beyond simply presenting characters with various manifestations of transgender identity or what they do in bed: it shows them as individual human beings, and not as two-dimensional erotic “types” such as “dick chicks,” and so on.
This is a text that radicalizes and re-imagines how we look at our own genitals and bodies and how they connect to who we are. The stories range from hot, but realistic tales to hot but more fantastical narratives, such as one of my personal favourites here: “Dixie Belle the Further Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Kate Bornstein, who is probably best known for her ground breaking book, GENDER OUTLAW (1994). Written in the style of Mark Twain, the story postulates Huck Finn becoming a sex worker in drag and loving every minute of it. And this is not just a cute idea, by the way, but marvellously well executed, with a genuine feel for Twain’s prose.
One really does not need to be transgendered, by the way, to enjoy these stories. Hot sex and the human psyche. What more can you ask?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A true guide for the " cis " public to be aware some of the possibilities and fluidities of tran existencePublished 15 months ago by Melanie E. Spritz
Every single thing about this anthology is phenomenal. Each story has its own spirit and tone and each is brilliantly sexy in all its different ways.Published on October 2, 2013 by Amazon Customer
I purchased this book not expecting much erotic literature. From the first story on it has not stopped delivering nights of deep intellectual and physical pleasures.Published on May 25, 2013 by D. Redd
what a variety! what a celebration of the many different ways people love themselves and each other! does the genre proud.Published on May 20, 2013 by Andrew Tobias Nelson
Here's a book that we need more of, something that shows that gender variant people are real human beings and have sex just like everyone else (or rather, sex that's different yet... Read morePublished on March 24, 2013 by Lisa Sinclair
So... I read this book right after suffering through "50 Shades of Grey" so some of my enthusiasm may be in response to that, but the stories in this anthology were amazing! Read morePublished on July 12, 2012 by Kinky, Sexy, Geeky
Wow! I have never read a book without gender parameters. This collection of stories was well written and made me re-think all my definitions of gender. Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by Karen Blue
As an avid collector of all things erotic, this was the book I've been waiting for. Tristan Taormino never fails to impress me, excite me and surprise me. Read morePublished on May 6, 2012 by Vee N.
I don't read too much erotica I must be honest, most of it just seems too "gender-normative" for my tastes. Read morePublished on January 19, 2012 by Ainan
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