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...
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....
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...
The Smart Girl's Guide to Porn
by Violet Blue
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,...
Sex Criminals #1-3
words by Matt Fraction
drawn by Chip Zdarsky
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...
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...