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Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets - Andy Warhol

Obviously the above quote isn’t always true – some sex scenes in literature are so appallingly written that they’re laughable (see every sex scene in the… 1,573 more words

Touching her everywhere....

“When she closed her eyes she felt he had many hands, which touched her everywhere, and many mouths, which passed so swiftly over her, and with a wolflike sharpness, his teeth sank into her fleshiest parts. 42 more words


The Curing of a Bibliomaniac Part 14: Under a Glass Bell (Anais Nin, 1948)

Books left: 12. Weeks left: 19 (lucky I’m dreadful at maths, otherwise I might be intimidated).

I was not moving any more with my feet. The cave was no longer an endless route opening before me. 505 more words


- Anais Nin, Erotica -

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”- Anais Nin

My friend R told me about her experiences on reading Anais Nin’s “Delta of Venus”, she didn’t seem to be enjoying much of it, as the stories seemed brutal. 277 more words


Delta of Venus

In the 1940s, French-born novelist, passionate eroticist and short story writer Anaïs Nin wrote the following passionate letter to the Collector and made her known frustrations — frustrations caused by his repeated insistence that they leave out the poetry, feeling and emotion and instead concentrate on sex. 860 more words



Dear Sleepy Jean:

Wake up!  (See what I did there?  How clever I was slipping in a line from a song?  Look Ma: no quotation marks!  269 more words


Shades of Anaïs Nin

“I gathered poets around me and we all wrote beautiful erotica. As we were condemned to focus only on sensuality, we had violent explosions of poetry. 192 more words