March 21st, 2012

Recommended Reading #91: Erotica Writing

      “All About Pleasure: The Politics of Arousal” by Donna George Storey (Sex and Culture, Politics, Writing, Psychology) 3/18/12

I really appreciate Donna’s point about fiction in general being created to arouse. Why would it be more noble/moral/acceptable to arouse sadness, fear, or mirth, for example, than sexual excitement? I especially love the last line of this piece.


      “Multi Faceted People” by Lucy Felthouse (Writing, Sex and Culture, Sociology) Undated

While of course this seems obvious, it also sometimes seems to need to be said, and I feel Lucy did so beautifully.


      “Legal Censorship: PayPal Makes a Habit of Deciding What Users Can Read” by Rainey Reitman (Writing, Sex and Culture, Censorship) 2/29/12

Though it seems PayPal has rescinded the overreaching policy that evoked a recent firestorm, it seems to me the content of this piece remains keenly relevant and would be well heard and considered.


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2 Responses “Recommended Reading #91: Erotica Writing”

  1. I always look forward to my Thursday fix of provocative reading–how cool to have my ERWA post on the list this week! Censorship of erotica is an issue that will be relevant for a long time to come, unfortunately. But the more we talk about it, the less shame there will be (and the less power those who seek to use our shame against us will have!)

  2. Emerald says:

    Thank you so much, Donna. And of course it was my pleasure to feature your piece—thank you for writing it! I agree that expositions such as yours are of pointed significance as such.

    Thank you for coming by! Xoxoxoxo

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