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Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond “Gay” and “Straight” Review

Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond “Gay” and “Straight” Review

By | March 27, 2014 at 2:09 pm | No comments

Anything That Loves: Comics Beyond “Gay” and “Straight” Edited by Charles “Zan” Christensen Northwest Press, 2013 In world that prefers its stories with a clear beginning, middle, and end, bisexuality tends to muddy the waters a little bit. Not quite gay, not...

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The Strange Tale of Panorama Island Review

The Strange Tale of Panorama Island Review

By | February 26, 2014 at 9:50 am | No comments

The Strange Tale of Panorama Island by Suehiro Maruo based on the original story by Edogawa RampoLast Gasp, 2013 Any identity-swap story worth its salt is going to be rife with symbolism, and Suehiro Maruo's adaptation of The Strange Tale of Panorama Island is no exception....

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Lost Girls Review

Lost Girls Review

By | January 30, 2014 at 12:57 pm | No comments

Lost Girlsby Alan Moore and Melinda GebbieTop Shelf Productions, 2006 Alan Moore's Lost Girls was a groundbreaking erotic comic, and for all the right reasons: having been inspired by three classic children's books, its literary chops are undeniable; the artwork is rigorously...

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The Smart Girl’s Guide to Porn Review

The Smart Girl’s Guide to Porn Review

By | January 24, 2014 at 3:21 pm | No comments

The Smart Girl's Guide to Porn by Violet Blue Cleis, 2006 I'll give The Smart Girl's Guide to Porn this much: it starts off with a bang. Violet Blue is an engaging writer, and her promise to delve deep into porn's heart of darkness and lead female viewers to the best,...

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Sex Criminals #1-3 Review

Sex Criminals #1-3 Review

By | December 13, 2013 at 12:51 pm | No comments

Sex Criminals #1-3 words by Matt Fraction drawn by Chip Zdarsky Image, 2013 I know what you're thinking: nothing good can come from a comic book called Sex Criminals. When I told my friends what I was reviewing, I got a number of eyebrows arched my way, and it's not exactly...

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Comtesse Review

Comtesse Review

By | November 25, 2013 at 4:44 pm | No comments

Comtesse by Aude Picault BD Cul, 2010  In my work for xoxoamore, I've read a lot of erotic comics. I've seen many variations of grimy Japanese gangbangs, lesbian trans women, flannel-clad gay hipsters, and BDSM-futurist pornos. They all have their charms—some are funny,...

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The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability Review

The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability Review

By | October 31, 2013 at 4:03 pm | No comments

The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability by Miriam Kaufman, MD., Cory Silverberg, and Fran Odette Illustrated by Fiona Smyth Cleis Press, 2007 A confession: I love sexual health reference guides. There's something so interesting about leafing through an encyclopedia of human...

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Hot & Steamy Vol. 1 Review

Hot & Steamy Vol. 1 Review

By | October 5, 2013 at 9:32 am | No comments

Hot & Steamy Vol. 1 by Hiroshi Itaba Project-H, 2012 Hiroshi Itaba's Hot & Steamy is a volume of erotic manga that combines a behind-the-scenes look at Japanese hot springs tourism with slick, sexy scenes of couples making passionate love. It's an interesting...

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The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys

The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys

By | September 28, 2013 at 3:20 pm | No comments

The Adventurous Couple's Guide to Sex Toys By Violet Blue Cleis, 2013 (2nd edition) If you've ever found yourself in a sex toy store, or watching a bit of exotic porn, and wondered, "What exactly am I looking at?" Violet Blue can help you out. Her book The Adventurous...

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Dark Secret Love: A Story of Submission Review

Dark Secret Love: A Story of Submission Review

By | August 29, 2013 at 12:02 pm | No comments

Dark Secret Love: A Story of Submission by Alison Tyler Cleis, 2013 With more than twenty-five erotic novels under her belt, and countless at the editorial helm of various anthologies, Alison Tyler is a legend of erotica. She's brought her distinctive voice to magazines like...

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