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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Year’s End

I’ve been writing for Cliterati for a year now, and have covered a plethora of topics.  In my own blog, I always do a year’s-end retrospective of the top stories, but since I only do one column per week here versus seven for mine (and none of these are multiple-item news columns), I think I

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Caring Professionals

Sometimes synchronicity (or coincidence if you prefer) helps me to make a point better than I could have made it myself.  Less than 24 hours after last week’s essay “Skin To Skin” appeared, this story was carried in The Sun and several other newspapers: Prostitutes have been invited to a care home to have sex with

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Skin To Skin

Few people would deny the importance of skin-to-skin contact in the psychological, emotional and even physical health of the newborn infant; study after study since Harlow’s seminal work with Rhesus monkeys in the 1950s have demonstrated that even if all of a baby’s physical needs are met clinically and dispassionately, it will not thrive in

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Wise Council From Susan Quilliam: When Do I Disclose My Disability?

Dear Susan, I broke my back earlier this year in a skiing accident and am now in a wheelchair. I’m coping well physically though I know it’s unlikely I’ll ever walk again, and emotionally I’m fine. But my fiancé just couldn’t cope with it and a few months ago he called the wedding off and

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Events: Apocastrip Wow!

“It’s 2012 and the end of the world is nigh.  Bunker down with Julie Atlas Muz (USA) and Mat Fraser (UK) at Priceless London Wonderground on the Southbank and get your last six months on earth rollicking with their cataclysmic cabaret sideshow striptease spectacular, Apocastrip Wow!” So reads the blurb for Apocastrip Wow! which recently

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Features: Disability and Sex Myths

It has been my experience that, unfortunately, there are lots of able-bodied people out in the world with mixed up ideas about disabled people having sex lives. Sometimes these ideas are reinforced so strongly that disabled people themselves struggle to reconcile their own feelings and desires with what they perceive ‘society’ expects of them. The truth

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Erotica: TFI Friday

I am so pissed off! What a terrible day. Right now I need to do something to cheer myself up, make it all better and put a smile back on my face… Earlier I had arrived home from a shitty day at work – not just any old shitty day, but one of the super crap ones

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Web Review: Accessible Sexuality

Accessible Sexuality is a brand new sexy site, created for disabled people (whether single or in relationships) and able-bodied partners of disabled people. They also welcome anyone else who is interested and wants to support the site and help project a positive image of disabled people within society. On the site you will find a regular blog on all

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