Another Fine Mess

All week long I collect sex-work-related news stories for my Saturday “That Was the Week That Was” news columns, and when I prepare the columns each item is filed under a subtitle which refers back to a previous post.  But as I explained in “Case Study”, “every once in awhile a story comes along which

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Books: Smokin’ Hot Fireman by Delilah Devlin (ed.)

I’m a sucker for a man in uniform, and although military uniforms are my preference, I also wouldn’t turn down a hunky fireman Sadly, in real life they’re few and far between, but between the pages of this sexy anthology, hunks are plentiful – hurrah! Edited by Delilah Devlin, and containing stories from popular names

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Sports day

Summer sports. You can’t get away from them – once the World Cup gets underway, there’s tennis, the Tour de France, cricket and golf. So, there’s plenty to keep us all sweating on the sofa with a few cold beers. And am I going to be joining in, cheering on my favourite cyclist, tennis player

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Business As Usual

After generations of ignoring the violence against sex workers which is directly or indirectly caused by either full (as in the US) or partial (as in the UK) criminalization, the public is slowly beginning to wake up to the reality: most of it is perpetrated by the police.  Prohibitionists and “authorities” want everyone to believe the opposite, that clients

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Book Extract: Smut by the Sea Volume 3

Karen grimaced as she drove the car onto the Dungeness estate. She knew for a fact she was on said estate because she’d just passed a sign proudly proclaiming her whereabouts. Personally, she couldn’t see what all the fuss was about. It looked pretty damn grim, in her opinion. She sighed. As soon as she’d

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Liam/memory block

He rescued me from a situation which probably would have ended with me being punched by another girl. So it had all started off rather strangely. I had been out with a group of people I barely knew. I had just got back in contact with an old school friend, Anne, after several years, and

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Toy Review: Cara Sutra’s Beginners Bondage Kit

I recently read a piece in a national newspaper by a well-known columnist, which was a positive review of a new novel. The praise may have been well-deserved, but it was only when I scrolled down to the Comments section that it became apparent that the columnist and author were great friends – something readers

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The Golden Afternoon

“Once upon a time there were three little sisters,” the Dormouse began in a great hurry; “and their names were Elsie, Lacie and Tillie, and they lived at the bottom of a well–”  –  Lewis Carroll While Americans celebrate July 4th as Independence Day, the anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, it’s

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Playing the Game

He’s sitting at a table in the bar when I walk in. I’ve been waiting for this moment for what feels like forever. He’s cooly sipping his pint, but his eyes have the same evil glint as mine do. Of course, we’re meeting as friends. But we both know that we’ll be leaving as lovers.

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The sculpted man

He was so perfect that it was almost as though he had been sculpted from the imagination of someone wanting to create the ultimate male Aryan specimen. Six feet tall, blonde, tanned, with broad shoulders and well-defined, but not over-bulging biceps. When his pale blue eyes fixed on me, I felt myself purr with anticipation.

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Erotica: The Other Woman by Cheeky Minx

Does she touch you? Does she touch you the way I would do? Does her lustful desire compel her to close the space between you, to seek you out as you stand in a crowd, to trace with her delicate hand the line of your broad shoulders, the curve of your back as the eyes

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Books: The Saint by Tiffany Reisz

I deliberately left it a day or so after finishing this book to write my review, because I was trying to figure out why I didn’t enjoy it as much as the other titles in The Original Sinners series. I finally came to my conclusion, so here’s my review. If you haven’t read any of the other

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Books: The Last Good Knight #5 The Last Good Night by Tiffany Reisz

The fifth and final section of The Last Good Knight novella,The Last Good Night (yes, without the K) wraps up the action very nicely. If you haven’t read the previous four sections of this novella, I wouldn’t recommend continuing to check out this review, as there will be inevitable spoilers. You have been warned… Nora is in a

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Bread and Circuses

Last Wednesday (June 25th), the US Federal Bureau of Investigation seized the venerable San Francisco escort website, MyRedbook, under the usual vague and evidence-free charges the US government always uses when it wants to destroy peaceful businesses who have hurt no one.  This time, as you can see above, the pretenses are “money laundering” and “racketeering”,

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Books: The Last Good Knight #4 Fit To Be Tied by Tiffany Reisz

Fit to Be Tied is part four of Tiffany Reisz’s The Last Good Knight novella, which is available either in separate parts or as one book. If you haven’t read the previous three books, I don’t advise reading this review as there will inevitably be spoilers. You’ve been warned  With the mysterious attacker caught, Nora and her fellow

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Books: The Last Good Knight #3 The Games Destiny Plays by Tiffany Reisz

The Games Destiny Plays is part three of The Last Good Knight five-part story by Tiffany Reisz. If you haven’t read the previous two books, I wouldn’t recommend reading this review, as there will inevitably be spoilers – you’ve been warned  Lance ends up seeing the bruises and welts Nora is sporting from her time with her ex,

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Not love, actually

Diane Lane jumps into a lake and frantically swims across to John Cusack, who is sitting in a rowing boat, looking a little bewildered. But it’s John Cusack in all his crumpled, unconventionally handsome glory- who wouldn’t jump in a lake to plead for another chance? ‘Must Love Dogs’ – with the ending described above

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Books: The Last Good Knight #2 Sore Spots by Tiffany Reisz

Sore Spots is part two of The Last Good Knight novella, which is available in five parts, or as one novella. I can’t really review this without giving spoilers to those who haven’t read the first part – so I’ll have to say, if you haven’t read part one, don’t continue reading this review! You’ve been warned  After

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Prudesville

There’s a persistent belief that some areas in the United States are more liberal and urbane than others, and while I suppose that’s true to some extent the differences are generally cosmetic.  It would be more accurate to say that some areas enjoy pretending to be more sophisticated than others, or at least that they

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Books: The Last Good Knight #1 Scars and Stripes by Tiffany Reisz

The Last Good Knight is a novella told in five parts, but I believe you can also buy the parts in a single book, too. This first book, Scars and Stripes, is a tale of Mistress Nora that fills in some of the blanks of what happens when she leaves Soren. At the 8th Circle, the underground

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Inge

When I’m 53 I want to be like Inge. She is my 50-something role model. With her toned, tanned body and dazzling white smile, she is a picture of health and happiness. But after 20 years of teaching yoga, she has much to smile about. Not for her the stress and mundanity of an office

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