Out with the new

DSM is moving into a new phase in her life: ‘new man’ is going to have a name change. I felt that after six months, ‘new man’ probably does not qualify as ‘new’ anymore. I was going to use his initials, as I have with previous male ‘characters’ but this also didn’t seem right. No,

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Letter

Dear __ I write this letter, because in speech I am often inarticulate and clumsy, or the words fail to make the journey from my brain to my mouth. Don’t worry – this is not to bare you bad news. This is not a ‘dear John’ letter – quite the opposite. I just wanted to

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Not love, actually

Diane Lane jumps into a lake and frantically swims across to John Cusack, who is sitting in a rowing boat, looking a little bewildered. But it’s John Cusack in all his crumpled, unconventionally handsome glory- who wouldn’t jump in a lake to plead for another chance? ‘Must Love Dogs’ – with the ending described above

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Now you tell me

Now you tell me, after five years of waiting and hoping, five years which made me question everything. Five years of hurt, self-doubt, endless tears and heart ache. I gave you my body, my heart, my soul. I sacrificed time with friends, time with my kids, time for me. I looked deep into your eyes

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Barry and Sandra: The Christmas Special – Part 1

Sandra stands sideways in front of the mirror and sucks in her stomach. She has a slight belly pouch despite wearing her best ‘control’ pants. But still, her black sparkly dress with a floaty skirt looks pretty good. She has just had her roots done and her hair looks soft and shiny. As she puts

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Teardrop

He presses his body against her, his chest against hers and she feels his heartbeat drumming hard. He has just climaxed inside her and is suspended in post-coital exhaustion. She holds him tightly and buries her face in his shoulder as the warm tear water starts to fill the rims of her eyes. She tries

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Columns: A many splendored thing

I can count on one hand how many times it has happened to me – well, actually three fingers of one hand. But for some people, all their fingers and toes may not be enough, while for others a big fat fist of zero says it all. A simple, probably unoriginal comment on one of

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Erotica: Winter by Blacksilk

In winter, it takes ten minutes to get out the door and another ten to come in again. The second pair of socks are wriggled onto waiting toes, the second jumper meets cold shoulders. Then a coat buttoned high, a scarf wrapped tight around a neck meant for dappled sun and dappled kisses. A hat

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Erotica: “Good Morning Sir” by Molly Moore

I see him sleeping, the early morning light illuminating his shoulders and back and highlighting the curls of his hair. The steady rise and fall of his chest as he breathes the deep slow breaths of sleep show me he is deep in slumber. I sit and watch, mesmerised, studying his back and neck, memorising

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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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Offers: Free Sensual Bondage Hamper from Bibido

This Summer has seen erotica hit the mainstream. Everyone seems to be reading (or at least talking about) erotic fiction, but lots of people don’t know how to turn their fantasy into a reality. New company, Bibido, started thinking about how to solve this. What if they could deliver a themed mystery box each month,

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Erotica: The Rave

They’d always had some sort of chemistry, a kind of connection. You could even say some kind of lust for each other, since they first met. Every date they’d had since then, they went a little farther, wanted each other a little more than the last time. The first few weeks she thought maybe she

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Erotica: I Want Him

I want him. It’s a deep ache that ambles between my gut and my chest, making me crave his smell and desperate for his touch. I want my hand tangling in his chest hair. I want my lips around his cock. I want the smell of his come in my nose and the taste of

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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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Ask Cliterati: Why Doesn’t He Want Me?

My boyfriend and I have been together for almost two years. Recently our sex life has become almost none existent. I’m confident that he isn’t seeing anyone else as between work and seeing me he has very little time to get up to anything. I have tried to talk to him about it but he

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