Proclaimed "girl-pervert" Oriana Small, AKA Ashley Blue, a veritable artist at heart, weaves through the intricacies of a decade in and out of the adult film industry, love, drugs, and her own firebrand of what it means to live ecstatically. From accolades to agony, Girlvert illuminates the surreality of a life lived beyond all comprehension.
Lainie Speiser - Confessions of the Hundred Hottest Porn Stars
The biggest names in the adult entertainment biz in one big tell-all! The stories don’t come any more sexy, funny, or raw than they do in _Confessions of the Hundred Hottest Porn Stars_. They’re all here. One-hundred of the world’s most famous porn stars—including Nikki Benz, Tera Patrick, Nick Manning, Jesse Jane, Sunny Leone, Tabitha Stevens, Ron Jeremy, Breanne Benson, Brooke Haven, Mr. Marcus, Brittany Andrews, Stoya, Joanna Angel, Lupe Fuentes, James Deen, Bree Olson, Kayden Kross, Kelly Divine, Misty Stone, Peter North, Taylor Wane, Phoenix Marie, Evan Seinfeld, Gina Lynn, and Sophia Santi—and they’re not afraid to share their innermost thoughts on: —what really turns them on —their favorite sexual positions—both on- and off-camera —their innermost sexual fantasies —the fun of threesomes, foursomes, and orgies —the joys of double penetration —being married to another porn star and why open marriages and relationship work best Penthouse publicist and columnist Lainie Speiser, who has worked behind the scenes of the adult industry for 20 years, gets the hottest people in the business to open up and share their secrets, offer advice on sex, and tell you about their hidden desires and favorite toys. The stories are shocking, gripping, surprising, and fun, revealing what these porn stars really think about themselves and their sex lives. And each confession is accompanied by the star’s favorite photo.
Robert Rosen - Beaver Street
For sixteen years Robert Rosen worked behind the X-rated scenes of such porn magazines as _High Society_, _Stag_, and _D-Cup_. In _Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography_, Rosen blows the lid off the lucrative and politically hounded adult industry, providing a darkly engaging account of its tumultuous decades–from the defining Traci Lords scandal and the conception of 'free' phone sex to the burgeoning success of smut in cyberspace in the twenty-first century.
Tristan Taormino - The Ultimate Guide to Kink
The Ultimate Guide to Kink is the first major guide to BDSM in a generation—a bold and sexy collection of essays that run the gamut from expert how-to tutorials to provocative essays that delve into complex questions about desire, power, and pleasure. The book brings together diverse voices from the kink community in an unprecedented way: each chapter is written by a different sexuality/BDSM educator. Divided into two sections, the first section features thorough, thoughtful pieces—on everything from flogging to bondage—packed with techniques and beautifully illustrated with original images from artist Katie Diamond. The second section is dedicated to role-playing fantasies and personal manifestos. From age play to masochism, these chapters cover some of the edgiest, most taboo and controversial elements of kink in depth. The Ultimate Guide to Kink features the expertise of renowned educators writing passionately on their favorite subjects, including Patrick Califia, Midori, Laura Antoniou, Barbara Carrellas, Lee Harrington, Jack Rinella, Lolita Wolf, Madison Young, Hardy Haberman, Felice Shays, Ignacio Rivera, Sarah Sloane, Mollena Williams, FifthAngel, and Edge. It will educate, inspire, and challenge both newcomers to the world of kink and experienced BDSM players.
Catherine Millet - Catherine M. szexuális élete
Az ismert francia művészettörténész, Catherine Millet arra vállalkozott, hogy elbeszéli saját szexuális életét. Méghozzá zavarba ejtő nyíltsággal és egyértelműséggel. A Catherine M . szexuális élete minden idők egyik legmerészebb és legmegdöbbentőbb könyve, az erotikus irodalom unikális darabja. Ha Freud olvasta volna C. M. könyvét, egész koncepcióját sutba dobta volna a női szexualitásról. Catherine M.-nek számtalan alkalmi partnere mellett vannak állandó társai (akikkel csoportos szexet és mindenféle egyebet is űz), azonban a nagybetűs Szerelem mint olyan soha fel sem merül lehetőségként kapcsolataiban. Szeret a férfiaknak örömet szerezni és szeret maga is örömet kapni tőlük. Ennek különféle módjait számtalan történetben örökíti meg, miközban mindent a nevén nevez. Szexuális fantáziálásairól, maszturbációi során szerzett részletes és alapos megfigyeléseiről is beszámol. És ezenközben nem közönséges, sokkal inkább tárgyilagos. Catherine M. szexuális életéből tanulni is lehet. Nem szexuális fogásokat, hanem a partnerhez, a másik emberhez való elfogulatlan és - bármily szokatlan is egy erotikus munkával kapcsolatban ezt kiemelni, de - tiszteletteljes viszonyulást. Akiben a gyöpös előítéleteknél és fülledt tabuknál nagyobb a kíváncsiság a lehető és létező emberi dolgok iránt, az nagy élvezettel fogja olvasni ezt a könyvet.
Kovács Kovi István - Bűnös élvezet
Különleges könyvet vehet kezébe szeptember végén az olvasó. Sok tekintetben: rendkívüli könyvet. Szerzője ugyanis egy tökéletesen zárt világ, a magyar szexipar legismertebb alakja. Aki most úgy döntött, megnyitja előttünk ezt a zárt világot. És mesél. Mesél a kezdetekről, a rendszerváltás idejéről, a félig illegális forgatásokról. A külföldi pornósokról, akik elözönlötték Magyarországot és szó szerint nem tiszteltek senkit és semmit. A sikerekről, és az elnyert pornó Oscarokról. Mesél a szereplőválogatásokról, az önként jelentkező hírességekről, a pornósról, aki ma már politikus, az ismert táncdalénekesnőről, aki az utolsó pillanatban állt el a forgatásról. Mesél a pornó nagy sztárjairól, és apró titkairól, a legendákról, melyeknél az élet még sokkal, sokkal izgalmasabb. És nem megy el szó nélkül a fél világot behálózó, prostituálthálózatok, a "dubajozás", az egyre népszerűbb swinger klubok mellett sem. Mesél különleges forgatási helyszínekről, a lassan hírhedté váló Gellért fürdőről is. Miért áll most elő ezzel? Ne kérdezzük. Csak élvezzük, hogy belelátunk egy világba, melyről eddig, valójában, fogalmunk sem volt. Figyelem! A szerző őszintesége miatt a könyvet csak 18 éven felülieknek ajánljuk!
Cacilda Jethá - Christopher Ryan - Sex at Dawn
Since Darwin's day, we've been told that sexual monogamy comes naturally to our species. Mainstream science--as well as religious and cultural institutions--has maintained that men and women evolved in families in which a man's possessions and protection were exchanged for a woman's fertility and fidelity. But this narrative is collapsing. Fewer and fewer couples are getting married, and divorce rates keep climbing as adultery and flagging libido drag down even seemingly solid marriages. How can reality be reconciled with the accepted narrative? It can't be, according to renegade thinkers Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá. While debunking almost everything we "know" about sex, they offer a bold alternative explanation in this provocative and brilliant book. Ryan and Jethá's central contention is that human beings evolved in egalitarian groups that shared food, child care, and, often, sexual partners. Weaving together convergent, frequently overlooked evidence from anthropology, archaeology, primatology, anatomy, and psychosexuality, the authors show how far from human nature monogamy really is. Human beings everywhere and in every era have confronted the same familiar, intimate situations in surprisingly different ways. The authors expose the ancient roots of human sexuality while pointing toward a more optimistic future illuminated by our innate capacities for love, cooperation, and generosity. With intelligence, humor, and wonder, Ryan and Jethá show how our promiscuous past haunts our struggles over monogamy, sexual orientation, and family dynamics. They explore why long-term fidelity can be so difficult for so many; why sexual passion tends to fade even as love deepens; why many middle-aged men risk everything for transient affairs with younger women; why homosexuality persists in the face of standard evolutionary logic; and what the human body reveals about the prehistoric origins of modern sexuality. In the tradition of the best historical and scientific writing, Sex at Dawn unapologetically upends unwarranted assumptions and unfounded conclusions while offering a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do.
Leonard Nimoy - I Am Spock
The long-awaited memoir by the actor behind the most beloved character from the Star Trek universe--Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock. From the first incarnations of the character through Nimoy's triumphant appearance on a special episode of The Next Generation, this memoir gives a faaascinating behind-the-scenes look at the making of a phenomenon--and the creation of a legendary character.
Cassandra Eason - A Magical Guide to Love and Sex
This text shows the reader how to use ancient wisdom, rituals and magic to encourage a rich and fulfilling love life. It looks at how to attract and maintain love, and the secrets of love and fertility.
George Carlin - Last Words
One of the undisputed heavyweight champions of American comedy, with nineteen appearances on the Johnny Carson show, thirteen HBO specials, five Grammys, and a critical Supreme Court battle over censorship under his belt, George Carlin saw it all throughout his extraordinary fifty-year career, and made fun of most of it. Last Words is the story of the man behind some of the most seminal comedy of the last half century, blending his signature acerbic humor with never-before-told stories from his own life, including encounters with a Who’s Who of 1970s celebrity - from Lenny Bruce to Hugh Hefner - and the origins of some of his most famous standup routines. Carlin’s early conflicts, his long struggle with substance abuse, his turbulent relationships with his family, and his triumphs over catastrophic setbacks all fueled the unique comedic worldview he brought to the stage. From the heights of stardom to the low points few knew about, Last Words is told with the same razor-sharp wit and unblinking honesty that made Carlin one of the best-loved comedians in American history.
Caitlin Moran - How to Build a Girl
What do you do in your teenage years when you realise what your parents taught you wasn't enough? You must go out and find books and poetry and pop songs and bad heroes - and build yourself. It's 1990. Johanna Morrigan, 14, has shamed herself so badly on local TV that she decides that there's no point in being Johanna anymore and reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde - fast-talking, hard-drinking Gothic hero and full-time Lady Sex Adventurer! She will save her poverty stricken Bohemian family by becoming a writer - like Jo in Little Women, or the Brontes - but without the dying young bit. By 16, she's smoking cigarettes, getting drunk and working for a music paper. She's writing pornographic letters to rock-stars, having all the kinds of sex with all the kinds of men, and eviscerating bands in reviews of 600 words or less. But what happens when Johanna realises she's built Dolly with a fatal flaw? Is a box full of records, a wall full of posters and a head full of paperbacks, enough to build a girl after all? Imagine The Bell Jar written by Rizzo from Grease, with a soundtrack by My Bloody Valentine and Happy Mondays. As beautiful as it is funny, How To Build a Girl is a brilliant coming-of-age novel in DMs and ripped tights, that captures perfectly the terror and joy of trying to discover exactly who it is you are going to be.
Saitou Tamaki - Hiroki Azuma - Beautiful Fighting Girl
From _Cutie Honey_ and _Sailor Moon_ to _Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind_, the worlds of Japanese anime and manga teem with prepubescent girls toting deadly weapons. Sometimes overtly sexual, always intensely cute, the beautiful fighting girl has been both hailed as a feminist icon and condemned as a symptom of the objectification of young women in Japanese society. In _Beautiful Fighting Girl_, Saito Tamaki offers a far more sophisticated and convincing interpretation of this alluring and capable figure. For Saito, the beautiful fighting girl is a complex sexual fantasy that paradoxically lends reality to the fictional spaces she inhabits. As an object of desire for male otaku (obsessive fans of anime and manga), she saturates these worlds with meaning even as her fictional status demands her ceaseless proliferation and reproduction. Rejecting simplistic moralizing, Saito understands the otaku’s ability to eroticize and even fall in love with the beautiful fighting girl not as a sign of immaturity or maladaptation but as a result of a heightened sensitivity to the multiple layers of mediation and fictional context that constitute life in our hypermediated world—a logical outcome of the media they consume. Featuring extensive interviews with Japanese and American otaku, a comprehensive genealogy of the beautiful fighting girl, and an analysis of the American outsider artist Henry Darger, whose baroque imagination Saito sees as an important antecedent of otaku culture, _Beautiful Fighting Girl_ was hugely influential when first published in Japan, and it remains a key text in the study of manga, anime, and otaku culture. Now available in English for the first time, this book will spark new debates about the role played by desire in the production and consumption of popular culture.
Alan Cumming - Not My Father's Son
In his unique and engaging voice, the acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career. A beloved star of stage, television, and film - “one of the most fun people in show business” (Time magazine) - Alan Cumming is a successful artist whose diversity and fearlessness is unparalleled. His success masks a painful childhood growing up under the heavy rule of an emotionally and physically abusive father - a relationship that tormented him long into adulthood. When television producers in the UK approached him to appear on a popular celebrity genealogy show in 2010, Alan enthusiastically agreed. He hoped the show would solve a family mystery involving his maternal grandfather, a celebrated WWII hero who disappeared in the Far East. But as the truth of his family ancestors revealed itself, Alan learned far more than he bargained for about himself, his past, and his own father. With ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight, Alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time, integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as a film, television, and theater star. At times suspenseful, deeply moving, and wickedly funny, Not My Father’s Son will make readers laugh even as it breaks their hearts.
Warren Farrell - The Myth of Male Power
The Myth of Male Power documents how virtually every society that survived did so by persuading its sons to be disposable–disposable in war, disposable at work–and therefore, indirectly, disposable as dads. Universities teach our children that we live in a patriarchal world controlled by men to benefit men at the expense of women. Dr. Warren Farrell’s The Myth of Male Power says “false”: the world has not been controlled by men, but by the need to survive. By redefining power as “control over one’s life” and examining the sacrifices both moms and dads made so their children's lives would be better than theirs, The Myth of Male Power paves the way to love and appreciation between the sexes. Dr. Farrell says failure to understand men hurts everyone. It makes women feel oppressed and angry; it makes men feel unloved and unappreciated. It fuels hate between the sexes at a point in history that would otherwise possess great potential for love between the sexes. It does this by keeping us ignorant of male pain and powerlessness. The Myth of Male Power is a captivating journey around the world, throughout history, biology, the Bible, the law, and everyday life, challenging every currently-held assumption about men, women and the family. It empowers both sexes to ask the questions we need to began a genuine dialogue, such as: If men are the powerful sex... * Why are they the suicide sex? (Why are we unaware that our grandfathers are 1350 percent more likely to commit suicide than our grandmothers?) * Why did men live one year less than women in 1920 but five years less than women in 2013? * Why are our dads more likely to die earlier of the leading causes of death even as we have seven federal offices of women’s health, and none of men’s health? * Why are our sons still sex expected to pay more for the 5 D’s: drinks; dinners; dates; driving expenses; and diamonds (as in “every kiss begins with Kay”)? * Why do myths such as “men earn more money for the same work” persist even though they’ve been disproven? * Why do men receive longer prison sentences for identical crimes? Dr. Warren Farrell is the only man ever elected three times to the Board of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in New York City. He started more than 300 men and some 200 women’s groups. He is the developer of a new method of highly-effective couples’ communication, Cinematic Immersion. Dr Farrell has listened to both sexes for about a half century. Unique in his ability to write in a way that articulates men’s feelings, he helps women feel more love for the men in their lives. He helps us understand: * Why feminism freed women to discover alternative senses of purpose to raising children, but nothing has freed men to find an alternative purpose to raising money; * How this void of purpose contributes to a boy crisis; * Why the very process required for men to succeed at work often leads them t fail at love; * Why no one benefits when we feel that God could be a she but not that the devil could also be a she; * What both sexes can do to minimize date rape and domestic violence. Dr. Farrell contends that the historic “battle of the sexes” has become a war in which men put their heads in the sand and hope the bullets will miss. He proposes neither a women’s movement blaming men nor a men’s movement blaming women, but a gender liberation movement that fosters a transition from rigid roles of our past to more flexible roles for our future. The potential? A transition in our love from that of role mates to soul mates. The Myth of Male Power focuses on men’s perspective to facilitate men’s voice, so there can be deeper dialogue, so there will be deeper love...
Ansel Adams - Mary Street Alinder - Ansel Adams
In this bestselling autobiography, completed shortly before his death in 1984, Ansel Adams looks back at his legendary six-decade career as a conservationist, teacher, musician, and, above all, photographer. Written with characteristic warmth, vigor, and wit, this fascinating account brings to life the infectious enthusiasms, fervent battles, and bountiful friendships of a truly American original.
Tiffany Reisz - The King
_Cunning._ _Sex._ _Pure nerve._ _Only this potent threesome can raise him to his rightful place as ruler of Manhattan's kink kingdom._ Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side—handsomely paid in both bills and blackmail fodder—Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive apathy—only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin. He plans to open the ultimate BDSM club: a dungeon playground for New York's A-list that'll change the scene forever. The club becomes Kingsley's obsession—and he's enlisted some tough-as-nails help. His new assistant Sam is smart, secretive and totally immune to seduction (by men, at least). She and Kingsley make a wicked team. Still, their combined—and considerable—expertise in domination can't subdue the man who would kill their dream. The enigmatic Reverend Fuller won't rest until King's dream is destroyed. It's one man's sacred mission against another's….
Alice Walker - The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart
From the author of THE COLOR PURPLE, fiction and autobiography blend in this fabulously rich collection of short stories 'These are the stories that came to me to be told after the close of a magical marriage to an extraordinary man that ended in a less-than-magical divorce. I found myself unmoored, unmated, ungrounded in a way that challenged everything I'd ever thought about human relationships. Situated squarely in that terrifying paradise called freedom, precipitously out on so many emotional limbs, it was as if I had been born; and in fact I was being reborn as the woman I was to become' The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart starts with a lyrical, autobiographical story of the breakdown of a marriage during the early years of the civil rights movement. Alice Walker then goes on to imagine stories that grew out of the life following that marriage. Filled with wonder at the capacity of humans to move through love and loss, this is an uplifting read that showcases the authors warmth, wit and wisdom.
Sherry Bosley - Toepicks, Cadaver Dogs, and Sports with No Balls
Sherry Bosley is a columnist whose insights of the skating years with her daughter, a former Team USA member, have entertained mandy. Follow her on a journey that has negotiated customs with crystal encrusted costumes, debated accountants who questioned disposable cash ventures, and sought the "right" competitive music, even in WaWa. Bosley offers a laugh-out-loud chronicle that has been compared to the musings of Bombeck, Evanovich and Ephron.
Jack London - The Road
"There is a woman in the state of Nevada to whom I once lied continuously, consistently, and shamelessly, for the matter of a couple of hours. I don't want to apologize to her. Far be it from me. But I do want to explain. Unfortunately, I do not know her name, much less her present address. If her eyes should chance upon these lines, I hope she will write to me." From "Confession" In this entertaining collection of tales and autobiographical essays, London relates the days he spent on the road. Each story details an aspect of the hobo's life - from catching a train to cadging a meal. The wealth of experiences and the necessity of having to lie for a living brought depth London's subsequent stories.
Roger Scruton - Sexual Desire
When John desires Mary or Mary desires John, what does either of them want? What is meant by innocence, passion, love and arousal, desire, perversion and shame? These are just a few of the questions Roger Scruton addresses in this thought-provoking intellectual adventure. Beginning from purely philosophical premises, and ranging over human life, art and institutions, he surveys the entire field of sexuality; equally dissatisfied with puritanism and permissiveness, he argues for a radical break with recent theories. Upholding traditional morality - though in terms that may shock many of its practitioners - his argument gravitates to that which is candid, serene and consoling in the experience of sexual love.