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,...
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...
Hot & Steamy Vol. 1
by Hiroshi Itaba
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...
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...
Dark Secret Love: A Story of Submission
by Alison Tyler
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...
The Adventures of a Lesbian College School Girl
Story by Petra Waldron, Art by Jennifer Finch
I've loved The Adventures of a Lesbian College School Girl ever since I first picked it up. It's funny, it's well-drawn, it's sexy — all the hallmarks of the best...
My Cute Crossdresser
It's not uncommon for folks who aren't a fan of hentai manga to wrinkle their noses at the genre. "It's so weird," is a common refrain, followed maybe by "Isn't that the stuff with the tentacles?" But there's more to...
Lips Like Sugar
Edited by Violet Blue
Foreword by Thomas S. Roche
Cleis Press, 2012
Women's fantasy tends to get the short end of the stick: in the popular imagination, what we want is oiled-up hunks rubbing our feet as we leaf through fashion magazines. It's a lot of...
Strokes of Genius
by Aaron Manczyk
This month's erotic comics double down on May's Wayward Girls. Toronto artist Aaron Manczyk's Cum Lung and Strokes of Genius both follow in Michiel Budel's absurd, dreamlike footsteps and also provides the reader with a...
Wayward Girls 2
by Michiel Budel
Secret Acres, 2012
Wayward Girls isn't what most people would consider an erotic comic. Michiel Budel, the Dutch creator of Wayward Girls, has a soft-focus style that's more pastels and pigtails than pasties and pornography,...