And it is this trust that creates the foundation of epic play; when you and your partner created a container of experience. A container rooted deeply in desire, supported by the assurance that everyone is doing exactly what they want to be doing right now.
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One of the reasons I have more sympathy for those of us on the organizing side now is because I understand a truth that I didn’t before: you can’t really control who gives you authority.
Dirty Dates is the latest Cleis Press produced anthology edited and overseen by Rachel Kramer Bussel. If this is the… Read more Dirty Dates
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So all that to say, many of these stories tugged at my heart, but Missing Daddy did so in unexpected ways. And I guess that’s the thing that I like about West’s writing – even before I got to know a bit more about the person and the mind behind the erotica. Xan is willing to destroy the fantasy to talk about something much hotter; real life. Play with real pain and vulnerability. Moments of power exchange building on tentative trust. Sex that isn’t afraid of rage and the complicated messy glory of human identities.