The rise of the burlesque movement has brought glamour back into style and now an erotica anthology has been inspired by that glamour to help people with cancer gain practical, medical, emotional and financial support.
Created by Burlesque Against Breast Cancer, Ultimate Burlesque is an anthology of 30 erotic stories with a burlesque theme from best-selling authors including Katie Fforde, Jo Rees, Kristina Lloyd, Portia da Costa, Jo Rees, Mat Fraser, Maxim Jakubowski, Alison Tyler and Olivia Darling. Contributions range from sweet stories of couples revitalising their relationship with a hint of glitter and flash of feathers to torrid tales of group sex, domination, bondage and more.
The anthology is co-edited by Cliterati founder, Emily Dubberley and Alyson Fixter (previously Scarlet magazine Cliterature editor) and introduced by best-selling author, Chris Manby. All writers donated their stories free of charge and all profits go to Macmillan.
Chris Manby says: “I lost my cousin Clare to breast cancer when she was just 35. In our conversations as she neared the end of her brave fight, she reminded me how important it is to enjoy life to its fullest. Don’t worry about having an extra inch on your bottom. Just stick on your high heels and wiggle it! That’s why I’ve jumped at the chance to be involved with Burlesque Against Breast Cancer.”
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. It affects 44,000 women – and 300 men – per year. That means that by the end of today, over 100 women – and probably one man – will have found out that they have the disease.
Acclaim for the book comes from Mil Millington, author of ‘Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About’. He says: “A worthy charity, and filthy, perverse, sexually aberrant writing. Nope – this really doesn’t have a down side, does it?”