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Kevin Killian on the Hot-and-Sweaty Huddle

e5saNlBnIYKVCMfVcKj9wTJQpbYU2w4EUYByW8KGl04So, did we ever tell you what the amazing Kevin Killian told Angela Tavares about her hot collection, Huddle: Sex with Sporty Queers? He said (*clears throat*) “I enjoyed it thoroughly!”

Thoroughly, I tell you!

Kevin Killian, reading your praise made our jock straps kinda sweaty.

Speaking of perspiration, Huddle, if you haven’t heard, is a collection of erotic stories by Dario Dalla Lasta, Benji Bright, Tamsin Flowers, Theophilia St. Claire, and Christopher Stoddard. In this don’t-show-your-grandma-unless-she’s-into-it tome, the sports field gets sweaty, the cloakrooms get even sweatier, and the boy-on-boy bodies, well, they’re the sweatiest yet. I’m proud of Angela’s collection, and the stories by these bold and bitchin’ authors, because they’re not afraid to enjoy sex to the full — and feel it honestly and hotly on the page.

Wanna see some of Dario Dalla Lasta’s story, “Game Set Match”? Click here.

Now, I told you that to tell you this: GDP author Jacob Louder is currently completing his final draft of a novella called First. First isn’t your usual erotica. And if you get upset about Nabakov’s Lolita, stop reading now. Because First follows the hot exploits of Nico Ericsson, a 14-year old queer with a passion for teens of all genders, including Robbie and his acceptance of his genderqueer identity, Hannah with her incredible — oh God — incredible mouth, and a whole lot of others.

Because teenagers have sex. And we all know it. What’s more, powerful authors, like Dennis Cooper for instance, show us this, time and again. And teen sex is not only some of the hottest sex possible — it is also the sex where we’re often finding ourselves, accepting ourselves, challenging ourselves, expressing ourselves. Whether solo or partnered, teen sex is the place where our sexual bodies are born, where we are told we are shameful but explore it all anyway, where our inner heroes are born and raised, where many of us give the finger to what we’re told to be.

Yes, teenagers have sex. With themselves, with teens, and sometimes with adults. And as an anti-censorship publisher who is fed up of being told we can’t write about certain kinds of humanity, we couldn’t be more excited about Jacob’s First.

Now, Jacob won’t tell you this, but I can: It’s beautiful. And hot. And it’s told from the heart and loins.

Watch this space for your free sample, coming soon. YES!

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Why Do Women Love Gay Male Erotica?

I loved Angela’s post yesterday about Barbara Carrellas’s sexuality/spirituality workshop.  In fact, she reminded me of the sheer amounts of women who read and enjoy gay male erotica.  (Check out articles and discussions on this, if you’re interested).  In fact, there are whole presses who claim that their gay male erotica regularly sells to female readers.  It seems that the same goes for gay male porn.  And then we have the common notion, as Angela reminded us below, that it is common for heterosexual men to be aroused by women having sex with women.  So what does all this suggest about sexual desire?

As an erotic writer and erotic writing instructor, I have my own theory:  Desire is hot.  Period.

This is why I often ask my writing students whether they’re writing from inside their characters, regardless of what their sexual or gender identity might be.  A talented erotic writer will enter a character’s sexuality so fully that they feel their sheer longing.  And then, such writers can get turned on by their character’s desires — their vulnerability, sensations, power, compulsions…  It’s the same if you’re writing non-erotic fiction. When a good writer is creating a character who longs to become a lawyer, the writer doesn’t have to long to be a lawyer in real life.  But they do have to tap their character’s desire.  Empathy is key.

That’s why, in my erotic writing seminars, the first task demonstrates that desire is what makes a scene hot.  To hell with body parts!  This is about feeling compelled, smitten, thrust into a mindset we can barely control.  That is what makes a scene hot.  That is what makes a scene human.

I come across a lot of erotica that focuses more on body parts and inner sensations than it does on actual desire.  And I never find it as hot.  Besides, if there isn’t a story behind the erotic scene, with high stakes, crushing needs, and characters that feel real, how will we ever buy the sexiness?

Sure, you can read Nabakov’s Lolita just for the sex scenes.  But why on earth would you want to?  You, hopefully, are not the sort of person who would seduce a real-life underage girl…yet Humbert Humbert’s longing is compelling, and the reader, if they are brave enough, can connect to his longing.

So if you find a writer (or filmmaker, or actor, or artist etc.) who has the guts to enter their character’s longing so deeply that you, as a reader, feel it too, please get them to send us their work!

Because baby, we want the real thing.

-Lana

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