It is just after twelve. I am sat on a sofa in a flat in London. Notebook, computer, post its and green tea. The very first Smutathon has begun.
Smutathon, founded by Coffee and Kink, is an 12-hour intensive sex writing challenge. Each of the writers – and we have writers in Australia, America and the UK – are dedicating twelve hours to writing about sex. Some of us are setting specific targets, others are embarking on new project or bringing together ideas that have been forming for some time.
We are receiving donations through Just Giving until Monday. Half the total will go to Rape Crisis England and Wales, a feminist organisation that exists to promote the needs and rights of those who have experienced sexual violence. The other half is going to Backlash, an organisation dedicated to campaigning for sexual freedom for consenting adults, as well as providing legal support for sexual minorities.
I am so happy to be involved in this first writing event. We’ve been going for about an hour now. I’m feeling incredibly fortunate to be sat amongst sex writers collaborating for such worthy causes. I get to write about a subject I love, for causes I am passionate about. Pretty good Saturday so far.
Please follow our progress on Twitter #Smutathon2017 and donate through Just Giving. Your support means everything to us.