Confessions: Admissions of Sexual Guilt

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Confessions: Admissions of Sexual Guilt

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A confession is a dangerous gift — at times poisonous, at times exhilarating. Here writers explore the devastating or invigorating outcomes of sexual confessions. From the gigolo who finds his conscience upon baring his soul, to the "other woman" who comes clean (to her lover's wife!), the results of confessions range from hilarious to life-altering. Among the writers included are Hugo- and Nebula-award-winner Mike Resnick; the poster child of self-publishing success, M.J. Rose; horror and erotica writer Lucy Taylor; Bram Stoker- and Aurora Award-winner Edo van Belkom; Maxim Jakubowski, Marilyn Jaye Lewis, Stephen Dedman and many others.

Through stories and essays, Confessions explores compelling questions such as:
· What makes a person confess and how does that simple, deliberate act affect sexual decisions going forward?
· Do confessions feed or starve the libido?
· Is sex better if one lives with guilt or spills one's guts?
· Are some sexual errors in judgment best left ignored? If so, which ones?
· When is the payoff for confession better than the silence?
· What role do confessions have in sex play?

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About the Author:

After more than a decade in the banking industry, Sage Vivant decided that erotica was more important and certainly more fun than early withdrawal penalties. In 1998, she established Custom Erotica Source, where individual clients who crave tailor-made erotic tales can find satisfaction. She has written hundreds of stories for wide ranging tastes and with partner M. Christian, has co-edited anthologies and teaches the class Writing for Your Sex Life.”

M. Christian is the widely celebrated author of four collections of short stories, two novels, over 200 short stories appearing in a wide range of magazines, Web sites and anthologies, and the editor of 18 anthologies. In erotica, M. Christian is the most published contemporary erotic writer, having stories featured in just about every acknowledged master erotica anthology series. While she enjoys writing erotica, she is more than just a 'sex writer,' as evidenced by more than respectable credits in many other markets and genres, such as SF, fantasy, and horror.

They both live in San Francisco.

From Publishers Weekly:

The mixed bag of stories that comprise this decidedly uneven erotica collection feature characters who, as the editors write, "do what they believe is necessary to continue to get, enjoy, avoid, justify, or understand sex." Few of the milder taboos are left unbroken-S&M in Stephen Dedman's "Below the Cut," adultery in Edo Van Belkom's "Playing the Part," voyeurism in Morgana Baron's "Voyeuse"-but the characters' sexual exploits come off as gratuitous and painfully deficient in the credibility department-even in this forgiving genre-most notably in B. D. Faw and Mike Resnick's "Odd Habit," about a randy nun's encounter with a "pulsating manhood," a "pulsating organ," a "throbbing in her palm," a "deep throbbing pulsation" and, eventually, a "diminishing manhood." This volume tries to position itself as a springboard for discussions about the nature of guilt and the benefits and drawbacks of confession, but the tawdry writing undermines the editors' lofty vision.
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