Bottoms Up: Writing About Sex: Writing about Sex

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Diana Cage
Counterpoint Press, Sep 27, 2004 - Fiction - 150 pages
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Bottoms Up: Writing About Sex is a collection of writing about desire. The stories are not straight-up sexual narrations but pieces, poems, and stories that explore the concept and manifestation of desire itself. Rather than merely describing the physical acts of sex, these writings limn the impetus, experiences, thoughts, and feelings that drive desire.

The stories in the collection are varied but share a fascination with breaking down conventional conceptions of gender in favor of a wider view of sexuality. They include an examination of iconoclastic sexuality (musing on what it would be like to have sex with James Dean and like James Dean), finding the apex of desire in Lenny Kaye's sweat-soaked leather pants after a Patti Smith Group show, genderqueer cruising, the connection between sex and loss, and more. Contributors include Patrick Califia, Eileen Myles, Michelle Tea, Red Jordan Arobateau, Lori Selke, Victoria Brownworth, and Robert Gluck.

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About the author (2004)

Diana Cage is the editor of On Our Backs magazine, The On Our Backs Guide to Lesbian Sex, and On Our Backs: The Best Erotic Fiction 2. She is the author of Lick: the Get it On Guide to Oral Sex and a contributing writer for Girlfriends magazine. Her work appears in numerous anthologies and journals, most recently in Kitchen Sink, Blithe House Quarterly and From Porn to Poetry 2. She lives in San Francisco and is currently finishing an M.F.A. in Creative Writing at San Francisco State University. In her spare time she watches a lot of porn.

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