Erotica: Re-Encounter by JW

It’s been a few years since we were together and those occasions when we have met have been very well-behaved, although I still feel our special connection. I am always left aching for more than our relatively bland conversation and wondering whether you feel the same. I guess your wife wouldn’t like that and I

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Erotica: Skin Deep

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life, it’s that people are all too eager to judge on appearances. If someone’s fat, they’re considered lazy; if they’re thin people accuse them of being fashion-obsessed and desperate to impress; and if, like me, they’re blonde and large breasted, there’s only one possible explanation. They’re stupid. This

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Sex Science: Women Like Porn Too

Here’s a game: watch any sitcom, panel show, or stand-up act. When the topic turns to sex, see how long it is before a woman is painted as a gold-digger, a prude, or someone whose sole interest in sex is as a tool to get things from other people. Then turn the telly off. There

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Quickies: JL Scott

“I was sad to discover I didn’t belong with the kinky people. In some ways, the parties were magical: a place devoid of judgment where the conversation about where you live and what you do happened well after a “Can I tie you up and spank you?” request. But they all knew their limits. And

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News: Cliterati Defends Erotica Against Samantha Brick

Cliterati was lucky enough to be invited on to This Morning to defend erotica against Samantha Brick. The topic for debate: Is erotic fiction empowering for women or does it leave you a little cold? Writers Samantha Brick and Emily Dubberley debate the hot topic. Brick started the debate by saying she was no prude

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Book Extract: True Passion

One of the perks of fetish clubs, thought Katie as she looked at the crowd around her, was that everything was so safe. There were marshals everywhere keeping a strict eye on proceedings, and a universal safe word to make it easy for them to know if and when to interject. All Katie had to

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Artcore: Ms Coco De Ville

Coco Deville, is on the way up. As a performer, she’s already conquered the underground with ease and started to attract mainstream attention. Now, she’s producing regular Cabaret! Cabaret! Shows and has a legion of fans. So how did it all start? “I’m a trained performance artist but dance wise, I have just revelled in

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Artcore: Artist, Models, Ink

                Artists, Models, Ink is a collective of creatives and artist’s models who work together to offer ‘larger than life’ artistic inspiration. AMi create events and happenings based around life drawing, performance, tableaux vivants, spoken word and live music, designed to entertain, inspire and inform. Find your inner artist at one of their wonderfully creative Brighton

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Wise Counsel From Susan Quilliam: How Do I Get Him Back?

Dear Susan, My boyfriend of three years suddenly announced last weekend that he has fallen out of love with me and has now moved out. I can’t bear it – more, I don’t believe it. How can someone decide overnight that they don’t care any more? In hindsight he has been more withdrawn, spending more

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Sexually Cliterate: Introducing Toys into Your Relationship

Nowadays, over half of all women own at least one vibrator, a third of strap-on dildos are bought by straight couples to be used on the man and even sex toys for men are becoming more common. But is this a good thing? A lot of people – particularly men – feel intimidated by sex

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Erotica: I Couldn’t Resist

It had started innocently enough. We were out with a group of friends, chatting to each other about work and getting immersed in some debate about the latest case of insider trading. As we drank more, we became more touchy-feely. He’d emphasise his point with a hand on my thigh. I’d punch him in the

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Reviews: TheyFit Condoms

The idea of taking a ‘one size fits all’ approach to clothes seems laughable: after all, we’re all different shapes and now. However, when it comes to condoms, most people tend to use standard sizes – then wonder why the fit is less than ideal. New company, TheyFit, recognised the problems that this can create,

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Toys: The Happy Rabbit

The Rabbit has been the top-selling toy for years, achieving super-stardom courtesy of Sex and the City (and Charlotte’s somewhat unhealthy relationship with her toy). Something about the combination of penetration, G-spot pleasing and clitoral stimulation is a winning combination. Who’d have thought it? However, times change. The original rabbit is all very well, but

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Wise Counsel From Susan Quilliam: 50 Shades of Curious

Dear Susan I’m going crazy here. Six weeks ago, having missed a train from King’s Cross, I wandered into W H Smith, started leafing through a copy of 50 Shades of Grey because I’d heard so much about it, and felt my knees go from under me. Absolute arousal, the story speaking straight to me,

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Sexually Cliterate: How to Make Your Own Erotic Film

Lots of people have a video camera hidden away in the cupboard gathering dust. The camera that makes it out every now and again for holidays and Christmas, before its tapes sit in a drawer never to see the light of day. But in these credit-crunch evenings, more and more couples are staying in and

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Toys: The Rock Chick

The Rock Chick is a funky little brightly coloured number that follows the contemporary trend for non-phallic toys. While it looks a little strange, albeit in a very stylish way, this toy is surprisingly effective. One end slides inside you while the other rubs against your clit and pubic mound for twice the thrills. The bendy silicon

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Sexually Cliterate: A Beginner’s Guide to Fisting

If you’re into penetration then you might want to try vaginal fisting. Despite the word being as intimidating as hell, it can be an intense way to orgasm. It’s far easier with a partner unless you have very bendy wrists but, if you want to test out whether it’s for you, try it first with

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Ask Cliterati: Does Age Matter?

Can age gap relationships ever work? My partner is  45, while I’m 30. I’m worried that his friends see me as a bimbo – but when we’re on our own together, it feels so right. Am I just fooling myself? Is the relationship doomed to failure? Claire Well, Clare, fifteen years isn’t that much difference

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Web: Quiverz

Online dating is all very well but there’s only so much that you can glean from knowing that someone likes curling up with a nice bottle of red wine and a DVD. When the onus is purely on a shared desire to find a relationship, it can be limiting. New service Quiverz teams business introductions

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Erotica: Objectification

I’d like to think of myself as a decent bloke – not sexist, concerned about all the right ‘issues’ – developing countries, war atrocities all of that kind of thing – overall, pretty left wing. And so it’s hard for me to reconcile this with what I want in bed. I wouldn’t call myself extreme

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Sexually Cliterate: The Politics and Practicalities of Pubic Shaving

In the last few years, pube removal has been increasing in popularity, courtesy of porn, women’s magazines and, of course, The Only Way is Essex with its infamous vajazzling. And while waxing is the most talked about way to defoliate downstairs, many women (understandably) don’t want to go through the grief of having hot waxed

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Erotica: Phoning Home

  Hi sexy. I just had to give you a call to say thanks for last night. You looked stunning. I loved the dress you were wearing – the way that it hugs your hips and clings to your bum is perfect. It was all I could do not to rip your clothes off as

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