Erotica

Batman, not Birdman, meets the RSPB!

James Christie | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Christie

You wouldn't think Batman would have much to do with The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), but knowing that Michael Keaton recently st...

Move over Fifty Shades - Retro Erotica Hits the Spot!

Bridget Harrison | Posted 14.04.2015 | 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.