This post is by Rachel Alpert.
This post is NSFW and contains some explicit material.
There is a deep hunger for more erotica that specifically addresses the transgender and gender queer experience. As a collection, Take Me There by Tristan Taormino has gone where few erotica collections have been willing to venture. The collection has a number of stories that can satisfy a wide variety of sexual interests or perhaps entice you into discovering something new. In the creative juices of these stories, you are safe to explore a variety of nooks and crannies in your mind and body. Toy with new ideas, sex play, partners, bodies, and of course… sex toys.
The brain truly is one of the most important sex organs a person has and this collection of erotica is a reminder of how powerful our minds are in any experience of sexual pleasure. Reading erotica engages our mind in this way, yet some of the stories in the collection also highlight the intensity with which our minds help achieve orgasm, help you truly feel the power of a blowjob through a strap on, or experience someone “deep throating” your clitoris. The power of imagination and engaging our minds heightens the intensity of pleasure and also allows us to be seen, felt and heard in the ways that we find most erotic.
One of the most powerful themes in this collection focuses on the concept of “being seen”- Seen, for who you are, as a powerful sexual being regardless of the confines of your body. Of additional importance is the social commentary this provides on seeing members of the trans and gender queer community as people, and as people who are deserving of sexual pleasure and adventure. The variety of sex play stories in this collection also highlights the variety of sexual desires anyone might have, regardless of where in the alphabet soup they might identify. The erotica in this collection covers vanilla sex and kinky experiences and lots of fun things in between.
The collection is both intimate and playful. The stories flirt with you like a lover, some intense and deeply probing, some light and whimsical. Whether the story is about a master and slave or two people out on a more vanilla date, these stories convey the love and caring that sexual partners have for each other as they seek out sexual pleasure- wherever it may reside. However you may identify, this book can certainly be a great companion on your search for pleasure.
Rachel Alpert is a Licensed Social Worker in Denver, Colorado. She is a therapist and speaker and provides “collaborative and compassionate relationship and sex therapy” to clients for a variety of sexuality related concerns. For more information about Rachel you can visit her website at www.RachelAlpert.com.