Move over Fifty Shades - Retro Erotica Hits the Spot!

Bridget Harrison | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Bridget Harrison

When EL James's book exploded onto the scene with tales of - shock horror - how ordinary women were suddenly sneaking off to their bedrooms for a bit of self pleasure with a book, I thought: big deal, some of us have been doing that for years.

These New Tom Of Finland Stamps Are Pretty Damn Hot (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

What’s that? Your letter arrived emblazoned with a pert pair of male buttocks with a handsome, moustachioed face peeking out from between a pair of ...

Getting Saucy at the Museum of London

Sarah Biddlecombe | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sarah Biddlecombe

It's Friday afternoon and I'm in the museum's entrance hall, about to begin a "Shoreditch's Saucy Side" archeological tour. I'm joined by seven others hoping for a fun and humorous exploration of erotica. But with Linda and her fellow tour guide, Jeanette, unable to utter any "naughty" words, we're not off to a promising start...

Fifty Shades of Liberation?

Sonia Hendy-Isaac | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sonia Hendy-Isaac

The eruption of 'mommy porn' typified in E.L James' 50 Shades series has been argued by some as a marker for female sexual empowerment. I will agree that it has enlightened a change in coffee table conversation, in a similar way to the emergence of Ann Summers' parties; but here's the rub - the series isn't actually representative of BDSM or female empowerment - it's simply about male possession.

Slow Metabolism in Times of Fast Food: The State of the Book

Ewa Zubek | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK
Ewa Zubek

I recently read a fascinating article by John Seed, cleverly entitled 'An Alluring Woman with Fries and McDonaldization in Art'. Among other things, John noted that a McDonaldised culture - one that focuses on efficiency and so becomes predictable - may be upon us.

Arts Review: Shunga Exhibition, British Museum

Victoria Sadler | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

With access to pornography and sexualised imagery the subject of intense debate in British society, the British Museum's exhibition on Shunga - Japanese erotic art - couldn't be more timely.

In Defence of Vanilla Sex

Emily Buchanan | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Buchanan

But I want to reclaim vanilla sex, if I may. To remind and reassure you that it's a lovely way to spend the afternoon and truly nothing to be ashamed of. Enjoying it doesn't make you any less of a woman or indeed, a man, and you don't have to the Kama Sutra to be a memorable lover...

Fifty Shades of the Georgians: Bonkbusters Are Nothing New

Adrian Teal | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Teal

I offloaded some well-thumbed books on my local British Heart Foundation outlet recently, and the volunteers' relief that there wasn't a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey amongst my offerings was palpable. Charity shops in every corner of the realm are being inundated by used copies of E. L. James's spank-fest, it seems.

Win: Erotic Book Collection That Spanks 50 Shades Of Grey

Posted 01.10.2012 | Home

Given that it's now outselling Harry Potter, we're going to go ahead and assume you've read the Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy. The question is, ...

PHOTOS: Would You Eat Your Dinner Off These Erotic Plates?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Searching for the perfect wedding gift for a couple of newlyweds? Feeling a bit saucy after reading Fifty Shades Of Grey? Or simply fed up with your d...

The Books Banned By Paypal

Bernard O'Leary | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home
Bernard O'Leary

Smashwords is one of the biggest indie publishers in electronic literature, with over 100,000 books in its catalogue.

Pride and Prejudice and Pitchforks

Mitzi Szereto | Posted 14.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Mitzi Szereto

The controversy surrounding my new book Pride and Prejudice: Hidden Lusts has come as a bit of a surprise, particularly after the huge success of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.