I’m afraid I may have too much plot that is not sex in the new book, and need to be careful not to fall into the treacherous “real fiction” trap.
Cassell’s Rule of Fuck in Fiction: People need to be actually fucking/playing, thinking about fucking, or talking about fucking/playing at least 40% of the time.
I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be reading from Behrouz Gets Lucky in Oakland! Details are…Sunday, October 30th from 2 PM – 5 PM at Feelmore. Feelmore is located in the Uptown District of Oakland, 1703 Telegraph Ave. Other readers include the super talented crew of Sinclair Sexsmith, Xan West, and BD Swain. See the Kinky Queer Smut Facebook event page for more information and updates!
Every queer in this country owes it to themselves to read this book. I am not an academic, but am a queer writer and an artist. I loved this book and am so glad I bought a hard copy, because I’ll be rereading it.
I have not read such a transformative nonfiction book since reading Pat Califia’s “Public Sex” in 1994. This book is invigorating. There are so many sections that I loved; when she wrote about the dearth of lesbians in literature in chapter six, it was both a knife to the heart and a cry to battle.
This book was short enough not to intimidate me with academia, yet just the right length to compel me to buy Schulman’s new book, “Conflict is not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair.”
Me and My Boi (edited by Sasha Green) is an anthology that is hot and definitely worth the read. I bought this because god knows, there aren’t enough butch/boi/transmasculine couples written about in smut and I’d heard that this anthology contained a few. Butch/femme and femme/femme smut is awesome, but what tipples my nipple and floats my boat is butch/boi/transmasculine couples.
The stories with masculine couples were Sinclair Sexsmith’s “Five Blow Jobs”, Dena Hankin’s “Teamwork”, and Victoria Villasenor’s “Resurrection.” Of these three, “Five Blow Jobs” was the only one where the protagonists were hot for one another because they had similar gender presentations (they’re Daddy/boy), rather than despite it…and yes, it was tres hot. I love a good blow job description. “Teamwork” was about two long-time friends who unexpectedly hook up, and “Resurrection” was about a butch with a femme at home, but who has a penchant for seducing bois for sexual relief.
There were quite a few submissive bois, which was charming. I grew up in Iran, so was surprised by and attracted to Pavini Moray’s “Nisrine”, Inside for its sensuality, the lovely submissive boi Miki, and portrayal of a Persian dyke (!).
Please….give us more smut with butch/boi/transmasculine couples!
This incredible DIY book has instructions on making and fixing everything to see an urban dandy through the apocalypse, including over formulas for 10 hair pomades and products to keep you looking swell, spray starch to keep your shirts crisp, how to make a built-in ironing board, wax floor dressing so your home smells clean and fresh, smelling salts for when you have a spell, and silver polish to make sure your tea service is up to par.Then there’s even instructions for such butch home chores as electrical repair, wall-paper hanging, and concrete step-making. I highly recommend this practical and amazing book!