The Amorist Magazine

This is a blog dedication to @amorist_the, who became my 250th Twitter follower earlier this month. They asked for a blog to celebrate the release of their new magazine, The Amorist, so I was more than happy to download the free sample and offer a mini review in anticipation of the first issue hitting the shelves. 

The Amorist is a collection of erotic literature, art and articles. It is edited by Rowan Pelling, who I met briefly at Eroticon this year. Rowan sat on the Pitching Panel and offered some great advice on how to approach editors. 

The sample of The Amorist, available here, is gorgeous. A mix of illustrations and photographs adorn the pages, the overall feeling is of elegance. There are articles about iconic works of erotic literature such as a piece on Lady Chatterly’s Lover, features on the femmes fatales of the Special Operations Executives of WW2 and a column from a sexy writing favourite of mine, Girl on the Net, greeted me from the pages of this publication. 

My favourite article was by Isobel Williams on the subject of Japanese rope bondage. The piece describes an evening spent at a pub in London, in the presences of riggers and bunnies – or tops and bottoms – all is explained deftly in Williams’ article. I found my absolute favourite quote halfway through: “The fetish community as a whole may be regarded as the nerds of the sexual universe but they themselves dismiss Japanese rope bondage fans as the ultimate trainspotters.”

The Amorist is offering six issues for a mere £6, that’s £1 for a magazine filled with beautiful artwork and provocative reading. You can take advantage of this offer here, or pop down to your local WH Smith’s for a copy from today. 

Just imagine picking up a copy of this along with your Guardian…

Twenty-Second Post: Guest Blog for Kayla Lords

I’ve written a guest blog for Kayla Lord’s website about squirting. 

Kayla and I met at Eroticon and we ate lunch together which for me was a moment of secondary-school-sit-with-us-at-lunch-type acceptance. Except we talked about squirting. I was inspired to write this blog for her, which describes an experience I had some years ago. 

A huge thank you to Kayla for publishing this blog. You can follow her on Twitter or check out the rest of her website for some really hot reading. 

Read my post here.

Seventeenth Post: Purple Prose: Bisexuality in Britain

Today Purple Prose: Bisexuality in Britain is published. 

I contributed a couple of passages to this book and attended the fundraising party last year to read these out loud. 

I backed the crowdfunding campaign and received my advance copy which I have loved browsing through. To read a collection of experiences and observations from bisexuals in the UK is really important. Within the book there is an amazing range of perspectives and I recommend this to anyone interested in learning about bisexuality or exploring their own sexuality.

Check out an early review from The Book Bag for more details.
It was great to be part of this project and to meet Katy Harrad, the editor, who has worked incredibly hard to bring this representation of British bisexuality to print. I also met some of the contributors, the chapter editors and Eve Rickert and Franklin Veaux, who own publishing company Thortree Press.

Their collection of published work is fabulous and I’ve had the pleasure of unexpectedly reading Frankin’s own book, The Game Changer.

Please check out Purple Prose (print and kindle versions are available) on Amazon or via publisher Thorntree Press’ website.