Review: Silence Is Golden from Sexy Little Pages

If someone is unable to speak, how do they communicate with their partner? If a sub or Dom can’t hear well in crowds but loves to play at parties, what mechanisms are in place to ensure everyone stays safe? The kink-inspired stories in Silence is Golden are sexy and bold. You’ll meet strong, diverse characters

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Book Extract: Standing Tall by Sienna St Cyr, from Silence Is Golden (a Sexy Little Pages anthology)

I’m a huge fan of erotica publisher Sexy Little Pages, and their latest anthology, Silence Is Golden, is notable not just because it’s hot and kinky as hell. It’s also very special because many of the characters have disabilities or health conditions, but these things aren’t presented as problems – in fact they’re often integral

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eBook Review: Sexy Challenges – 33 Adventures by Drs. Rob & Janelle Alex

This is your not typical sex and relationships manual, and those expecting such might be a bit shocked when Rob and Janelle Alex – presenters of the popular Mission Date Night podcast – start suggesting you conceive magickal children, experience past lives through your orgasm and supercharge your money with the power of sex. People

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Toy Review: LELO ORA 2 – Or, why I don’t do sex toy reviews

Part 1: The excuses So the very lovely people at LELO sent me a couple of toys to review for Cliterati. One was this, the ORA 2. The other was the LUNA Smart Bead. Both arrived in their beautiful, elegant boxes, looking absolutely perfect. The Apple-type packaging alone made me moist (this happens when I

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Event preview: Kinky Fire Magic for Halloween, London, 30 October

Learn how to set people on fire (safely!) at this afternoon workshop, and then discover how to use it for personal transformation in a kinky evening ritual with other likeminded fire-lovers. If it doesn’t change your life, it should at least be a lot of fun. The event, run by Camden’s Sacred Pleasures, is the

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Event preview: The Velvet Curtain, Hastings Storytelling Festival, 14 November 2014

Hastings Storytelling Festival is in its fourth year, celebrating the oral tradition of storytelling with original tales told through spoken word, poetry, puppetry, song and movement. With Sir Quentin Blake (best known perhaps for his Roald Dahl illustrations) as patron, it is probably the largest festival of its kind in the country. The Velvet Curtain

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London festival aims to create ‘sex positive space that is not just about sex’

Event Preview: Elsewhere, London 25 & 26 October Ruby May, a former sex worker whose portrait was banned from the National Portrait Gallery because it featured her pubic hair, is bringing to London a festival that aims to challenge the divide between sex and the rest of human life. Ruby was the subject of a

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Event Preview: Shibari With Santi, 8 & 9 November 2014, London

Shibari – Japanese rope bondage – is an unendingly popular form of kink, and these two workshops run by Sacred Pleasures‘ resident rope geek, Santiago Genochio, consistently sell out – so book early. The first day is for beginners, the second for those who have already attended one of Santi’s beginners’ days. Or you can

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Why do kink when you can do ‘Ecstatic BDSM’?

Why just do kink when you can do ‘Ecstatic BDSM’? That’s the question London Faerie aims to answer at The Purple Door, a two-day workshop in London, on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September. The workshop provides a comprehensive introduction to Ecstatic BDSM – sometimes also called ‘conscious kink’ – for anyone with any level of

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Event Review: Journey into Conscious Kink with Seani Love

  Seani Love is an ‘erotic and spiritual adventurer’ who provides a mix of services ranging from one-to-one life coaching and kinky sessions to group journeys into sexuality using BDSM, tantra and pagan/shamanistic rituals. He is one of a group of such sex workers who have started practising in the London area in the past

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Events: Adventures of a Slutty Soul – An Evening with Dossie Easton

The legendary co-writer of ‘The Ethical Slut’ (the polyamory Bible) makes one of her rare trips to the UK to talk about her many years exploring sexuality, polyamory, kink and spirituality. Dossie dropped out of college in the 60s to be a psychedelic revolutionary and in this evening discussion will recount anecdotes, insights and tips

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Books: Unmastered – A Book On Desire, Most Difficult To Tell by Katherine Angel

A fascinating book looking – as the subtitle says – at a topic that can be very, very difficult to discuss: female desire. It’s difficult for many reasons: because ‘good girls’, apparently, aren’t supposed to possess sexual desire at all; because feminists who admit to having certain desires are often shamed (whether by others or

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Book Review: Rewriting the Rules by Meg Barker

Ever read The Rules? The Game? Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus? If so, I strongly recommend this book as an excellent alternative – and antidote – to all of them. Rather than setting out a list of directives that are supposed to somehow transform your love life (and force you into a rigid stereotype in

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Event Reviews: Penny Arcade – Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!

Now 61, performance artist Penny Arcade is one of life’s true originals. Growing up in New York in the 60s within the city’s community of queers and trannies, Penny became an uber faghag and outspoken commentator on sexuality and censorship. She was best mates with Quentin Crisp, supported her friends through the horrors of the

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News: Pride London apologises for scaled-down event

The organisers of Pride London have apologised publicly for changes to tomorrow’s event, which will see all vehicles banned from the parade, no official outdoor events in Soho and an earlier finish. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to go to central London tomorrow for the gay pride celebration, which is one of the

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The Rules of Love… For Perverts*

*Otherwise known as the seven habits of highly effective kinky people. I thought I’d kick off my career as a cliterati.co.uk columnist by sharing some romantic stories, most of which involve consensual pain, bondage and/or bollock torture. Start as we mean to go on, eh? The course of true love never did run smooth, but

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