Book Review: The Big Book Of Orgasms

14 Jan

big book of orgasms I love erotica but sometimes I don’t want to invest the time it takes to read an entire erotic novel or even a long story. Sometimes I just want a quickie 😉 & The Big Book of Orgasms in the perfect answer. This erotic anthology edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel contains … you guessed it … 69 short erotic stories that run the gamut from sweetly seductive to incredibly kinky. All of the stories have one thing in common, orgasms – big orgasms, small orgasms, quiet ones and loud ones. Orgasms from toys, fingers, spanking, tongues and thoughts. “Orgasm offers endless erotic possibilities – not only in the countless way humans have devised to have orgasms, but also in the types and kinds of orgasms we can have”.*  And that’s what this book is all about!

The fantastic thing about this book, like so many of Bussel’s other anthologies, is the wide range of sexual expression that can be found.  So often, erotica focuses only on one gender or one type of sex – not so here.  One of my favorite stories, “Hard Knocks” by Malin James, revolves around a challenge to make someone orgasm just by spanking them (hint: he succeeds)! “Squirt”  by Evoe Thorne is a gorgeous story about an older butch / femme couple that take  a vacation to their mountain cabin to reconnect with each other and they make it their goal to get each other to squirt for the first time. Their relationship is portrayed so beautifully and it was great to read erotica with an older couple at the forefront. “Open Doors” by Thea Landen shows us a fun romp between a corporate woman and a handsome, stubbly stranger in an elevator stuck between floors. And one of the most striking stories, “Look At Yourself” by Maxine Marsh depicts a husband who forces his wife to look at herself in a mirror as he brings her to orgasm in order to help her get over her self-loathing and her feelings of imperfection. “I want you to see what I see when you come. How beautiful you are.” It’s a moving story for so many who move more towards self-hate than self-love.

As Barbara Carrellas says in the forward to this book, ” Orgasm is an adventure, a surprise. No matter how many orgasms you’ve had – or how few – the potential for new and different orgasms is just one erotic encounter away”. This book shows orgasms in all their varied glory and I have no doubt it will  inspire many folk’s erotic encounters for a long time to come!

What: The Big Book of Orgasms: 69 Sexy Stories

Editor: Rachel Kramer Bussel

Publisher: Cleis Press

Rating: 5 of 5

* Quote from forward by Barbara Carrellas

One Response to “Book Review: The Big Book Of Orgasms”


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