Alexis Trevelyan Writes…

The Secrets of Sarah-Jane: 1. The Tease combines hot, saucy erotica and action thriller, in a fast-paced story that introduces the sexy assassin’s assistant Sarah-Jane Winchester, and her amorous friend Maria Gorrochachega. When her guardian aunt catches young Sarah-Jane in bed with Uncle Steven she gets packed off to the Elysium, a strict finishing school

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Preview: Sex Sells

This October sees the launch of a major new art show from three excting artist, exploring the sexual, the sensual, and the sinister. Encompassing the macabre, the kinky and intensley sexual, each artist explores the erotic realms, each in their inimitable style. Celebrated designer Jess Eaton has saturated the national press with her subversive and

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The Face of Trafficking

I am often asked if, by calling “sex trafficking” a myth, I’m saying that there is no such thing as coercion in sex work.  The answer, of course, is “not at all”; what I’m saying is 1) that coercion is much rarer than “trafficking” fetishists pretend it is; 2) that the term “trafficking” is used

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Alas, the phallus (again)

“Stop waving your dick around – we’ve all seen it now so you can put it away!” I had got particularly annoyed by an arrogant and patronising email sent by a male contact and a female work colleague was suggesting how I could respond – in an ideal world. It did get me thinking that

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Preview: Circus of Men

Cliterati was rather excited to hear about Circus of Men – apparently “London’s newest, most erotic, sexual and dynamic all male show, featuring the UK’s most spectacular and jaw dropping male performers. From cute ‘boy next door’ to all out, dirty, tattooed cover-guys, it accommodates an audience with extraordinary taste and class and rockets the

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Book Extract: Timeless Desire by Lucy Felthouse

Emily received some strange looks and frowns from the people she passed as she walked across the graveled drive towards the front entrance of Westbury Hall. She could appreciate their confusion. It was closing time for the stately home and the last of the visitors were being politely ushered out of the building, yet she

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Intersectionality

As I’ve previously explained, a large part of the process of writing my blog (and these Cliterati essays) consists of scanning Twitter (and emails from readers) for likely stories to write about: The majority of sex work-related items end up in my weekly “That Was the Week That Was” [TW3] news summary, which normally appears

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Sprechen sie Deutsche?

Everybody looks the same, or so the song says. But European travel – which I hadn’t done for a few years – proves it. A few years ago one could go to a typical Spanish, Greek, Italian or French hotel/complex and be able to pinpoint, from hairstyles and clothes alone, a person’s nationality. Now we

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Erotica: The Futility of Resistance by Cheeky Minx

It begins on this night. It begins on this night with a word, with a look. It begins with one syllable, more growled exhalation than utterance coherently spoken, released from your lips in a way that ignites the crisp air hanging low, that has me struggling to contain my desire, my need to reach out

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Cardboard Cutouts

To those who aren’t sex workers and don’t make a full-time job out of following the developments in our  persecution, it must sometimes seem as though I’m exaggerating the awfulness of the situation.  Furthermore, those same people may not think the difference between decriminalization (as practiced in New Zealand) and legalization (as practiced in The

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Ann Summers Launches Sex Position Guide

A new sex position guide written exclusively for Ann Summers by Cliterati founder, sexpert and author Emily Dubberley has been launched on the Inspire Me’ section of the brand’s website. The newly-launched ‘Inspire Me’ content ‘hub’ features tips and guides on all things sex, as well as behind-the-scenes action from Ann Summers HQ alongside informative,

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On the (school) run

I walk briskly through the school gates, my head down, trying to avoid eye contact with any of the parents waiting outside. I also try not to stand too close to anyone, just in case they smell that I’ve recently downed two or three glasses of red wine. I tuck a bedraggled strand of hair behind

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Let Me Help

Last November a reader asked me to explain my view on “sex trafficking”.  She wrote, “I…understand your disdain for people who assert that no educated person could ever choose the life of a prostitute, and I understand that most people who work for anti-human trafficking orgs assert that every single sex worker needs to be saved from herself,

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Relax and don’t do it!

So, you’re 18 and it’s your first holiday away from your folks. No more boring treks around museums and old ruins, no more tedious family meals, followed by board games. You want to go clubbing, drink cocktails and get your end away. I hear you and I understand that now you have reached that age

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Belle Knox, Libertarianism and the politics of freedom

What pops into your mind when you think of Libertarianism? (Or Classical Liberalism, if you’re from the UK). It’s about liberty- as its name suggests. Freedom from government and moral regulation, hence its socially liberal and fiscally conservative tendencies. It’s been used to justify everything from consensual incest to legalising drugs to the Snowden leaks.

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Instant Criminal

I’ve written on many occasions about what I call universal criminality, the crowning achievement of the modern police state, under which there are so many vague, overbroad and counterintuitive laws that every single person is in violation of at least a few of them at all times.  Nearly any encounter with the police can be

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I can’t do this any more

A small tear trickled down my cheek, then another, and another, until I found myself sobbing uncontrollably and burying my soggy face in a pillow. My ex had given me some divorce papers to read and something in the wording had unexpectedly triggered this reaction. I wasn’t crying because I wanted my husband back, but

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Extract: Out of This World by Maggie Morton

She woke up what could have been either minutes or hours later. Or even days. But she didn’t see any clocks nearby to tell her how long it’d been, and the mattress she was lying on was lumpy and uneven. As she opened her eyes, her memories came shooting back into her head. The lost

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Books: Devil’s Game by Joanna Wylde

Devil’s Game is the third book in the Reapers MC series by Joanna Wylde, and I’m still enjoying it very much, and looking forward to the next book. This book does actually repeat quite a bit of the previous book, but from a different respective, which was a shame, really. Having said that, it did allow

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Buyer’s Remorse

Most people have probably had the experience of buying something, and then regretting it later.  Sometimes it’s because the product is substandard, or because it was deceptively advertised and turned out not to be what the buyer expected.  Sometimes one simply gets caught up in the moment, as at an auction or while on a

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