BDSM: Bondage and Discipline, Dominance and Submission, Sadism and Masochism. The concepts, recently brought to such extraordinary prominence by 50 Shades of Grey, are perennially popular erotic themes.
This collection of over 40 outstanding new stories by some of the best writers of erotica and romance, including Kay Jaybee, K. D. Grace and Rachel Kramer Bussel – all shortlisted for the Erotic Writer of the Year award – Donna George Storey, Sunday Times bestseller Vina Jackson, Booker-shortlisted Matt Thorne, Portia da Costa and Kristina Lloyd.
Consent is not the absence of ‘NO’, it is an enthusiastic YES!
While seemingly straightforward, Tia and Bryony hadn’t considered this subject too seriously until it comes up in conversation with their friends and they realise just how important it is.
Following the sexual assault of a classmate, a group of teenage girls find themselves discussing the term consent, what it actually means for them in their current relationships, and how they act and make decisions with peer influence. Joined by their male friends who offer another perspective, this rich graphic novel uncovers the need for more informed conversations with young people around consent and healthy relationships.
Accompanying the graphics are sexual health resources for students and teachers, which make this a perfect tool for broaching the subject with teens.$22.00 Add to cart
In this groundbreaking new look at rape edited by writer and activist Jaclyn Freidman and Full Frontal Feminism author Jessica Valenti, the way we view rape in our culture is finally dismantled and replaced with a genuine understanding and respect for female sexual pleasure.
Feminist, political, and activist writers alike will present their ideas for a paradigm shift from the “No Means No” model—an approach that while necessary for where we were in 1974, needs an overhaul today.
Yes Means Yes will bring to the table a dazzling variety of perspectives and experiences focused on the theory that educating all people to value female sexuality and pleasure leads to viewing women differently, and ending rape.$17.00 Add to cart
Who knew the ancient world could be so downright . . . arousing?
Like uncovering a sexy diamond in the rough, Legends of Lust reveals the fiery passions lying dormant behind your favorite mythological stories. This adults-only, debut collection of fourteen steamy, erotic short stories by Autumn Bardot is an explosion of sexy, nasty, and romantic retellings that will take your love of myths to a whole new level.
Run wild in your personal Elysian fields of pleasure with this spicy, irreverent peek into the sensual world of our most beloved gods, heroes, fairies, and shape shifters from every corner of the earth.$18.00 Read more
A delightful coloring book full of 30+ original, diverse mermaids. Drawn by Ashland Author Micah BlackLight.
A wonderful de-stressing tool for accessing your creativity while simultaneously celebrating the diverse range of body types, weights, hairstyles, ages and ethnicities on display herein. An excellent gift for the mermaid aficionado as well as the person who’s always wanted to see alternative examples of mermaids.
The Transgender Heroes Coloring Book features illustrations and short biographies of 45 real life figures from Marsha P. Johnson to Elagabalus!
Learn about trailblazers in trans history while you color images drawn by some of today’s finest trans cartoonists. Published by Stacked Deck Press.
A comic book for kids that includes children and families of all makeups, orientations, and gender identities, Sex Is a Funny Word is an essential resource about bodies, gender, and sexuality for children ages 8 to 12 as well as their parents and caregivers.
Much more than the “facts of life” or “the birds and the bees,” Sex Is a Funny Word opens up conversations between young people and their caregivers in a way that allows adults to convey their values and beliefs while providing information about boundaries, safety, and joy.$24.00 Add to cart
Think rope bondage is just for one kind of person, or one type of body? Think again! This heartfelt tribute to the beauty of rope bondage proves that any body can be into rope, regardless of size, shape, gender, or physical ability.
“The best rope/kink resource I’ve seen in years.” —Stacy W., psychologist$35.00 Add to cart
The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability is the first complete sex guide for people who live with disabilities, pain, illness, or chronic conditions.
Useful for absolutely everyone, regardless of age, gender, or sexual orientation, the book addresses a wide range of disabilities — from chronic fatigue, back pain, and asthma to spinal cord injury, hearing and visual impairment, multiple sclerosis, and more. Expertly written by a medical doctor, a sex educator, and a disability activist, The Ultimate Guide provides readers with encouragement, support, and all the information they need to create a sex life that works for them.
The authors cover all aspects of sex and disability, including building a positive sexual self-image; positions to minimize stress and maximize pleasure; dealing with fatigue or pain during sex; finding partners and talking with partners about sex and disability; adapting sex toys; and more.$16.95 Add to cart
Edited by Tristan Taormino
Cleis Press’ most lauded editor, Sacchi Green assumes the helm of one the most-heralded and best-selling series, Best Lesbian Erotica. This match made in book publishing heaven is also a fan fave whose readers range from 18 to 80 and who can’t get enough of the Lambda Award–winning Sacchi Green’s scorching hot stories of lesbian sex. From lust-at-first sight quickies to long-time companions, this voracious volume is the stuff of every woman’s fantasy. With secret desires, coming-out, and coming-of-age stories and deeper explorations of what Green describes as “the fiercer shores of sex,” Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year, Volume 1 aims to please and leave you satisfied.$16.95 Read more
Confronting one of our last and most deeply rooted taboos—masturbation—noted sex expert and pro-sex feminist Betty Dodson, Ph.D., takes the shame out of self-love by creating a straightforward and appealing guidebook that reveals masturbation as a satisfying, vital form of sexual expression.
Using Science to Get Over Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Freak-outs, and Triggers
Sometimes it seems like your own brain is out to get you—melting down in the middle of the grocery store, picking fights with your date, getting you addicted to something, or shutting down completely at the worst possible moments. You already told your brain firmly that it isn’t good to do these things. But your brain has a mind of its own. That’s where this book comes in.
With humor, patience, and lots of swearing, Dr. Faith shows you the science behind what’s going on in your skull and talks you through the process of retraining your brain to respond appropriately to the non-emergencies of everyday life.
If you’re working to deal with old traumas, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, or addiction, or if you just want to have a more measured and chill response to situations you face all the time, this book can help you put the pieces of the puzzle together and get your life and brain back.
The New Mom’s Guide to Sex After Baby
Are you wondering why sex is difficult since you became a mother? You are not alone. The truth is having a baby can change everything you thought you knew about sexual intimacy and desire.
From Ouch! To Ahhh…The New Mom’s Guide To Sex After Baby addresses what most new moms wonder but few know who to ask: Why is sex so different after baby? Why do I feel so disconnected from my partner? What happened to my libido? Is something wrong with me?
Drawing on interviews with moms, sexual health and relationship research, and the author’s own experience as a mom of two, this book uncovers the answers to common new mom sexual challenges and provides practical solutions to empower and reassure.
How Female Sexuality Unfolds at Every Stage of Life
This third edition of Rhythms of Women’s Desire, is a provocative and informative book about female sexuality and life changes that will empower cisgender women to understand their sexuality in the context of an entire lifetime.
Author Elizabeth Davis’ focus on sexual changes over time is what makes this book unique; she gives insight into what is natural at each sexual stage and how it all fits together. This book envisages menarche (first menstruation), childbirth, and menopause as transformative, biological turning points and gives the reader a view of what these events have in common hormonally and psychologically.$18.00 Add to cart
Your Guide to Dealing with Daily Drama, Stress, and Difficult Emotions Using DBT
Does a teenager in your life ever feel like their emotions are out of control? Is it hard for them to make friends, get a date, or get along with their parents? They aren’t alone! For some people, good relationships seem to come easily. But if you are like many others, you may need a little help.
This book offers evidence-based strategies to take control of reactions in order to respond effectively to peer pressure, bullying, cyberbullying, and gossip, helping to navigate the many social issues that make these years so challenging.
This dynamic book offers teens powerful tools based in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) to help regulate emotions and build better relationships with parents, friends, and peers.$18.00 Add to cart
Personal narratives from bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, sexually-fluid, and other non-monosexual perspectives.
Compiled by Faith Beauchemin, How Queer! is a curated collection of fourteen autobiographical essays from ordinary bisexual, pansexual, and sexually fluid people.
Intertwined with commentary from Beauchemin, join these narratives as they tackle all too common themes in the LGBTQ community such as activism, homophobia, religious bias, non-monosexual visibility, and constant double-edged experiences.
In this frank, funny and poignant book, trans activist Juno Roche discusses sex, desire and dating with leading figures from the trans and non-binary community.
Calling out prejudices and inspiring readers to explore their own concepts of intimacy and sexuality, the first-hand accounts celebrate the wonder and potential of trans bodies and push at the boundaries of how society views gender, sexuality and relationships.
Empowering and necessary, this collection shows all trans people deserve to feel brave, beautiful and sexy.$19.00 Add to cart
A guided, illustrated journal filled with empowering writing practices for approaching your body with compassion.
What would life be like without the negativity surrounding our bodies? Body shame, reinforced by socially entrenched beauty norms and intensified by social media, is incredibly difficult to shake. In this guided journal, author Fariha Róisín prompts you to explore a new language for thinking about your physical self.
Addressing concepts like “compare and despair” and the false connection between thinness and happiness, this journal walks you through the process of cultivating confidence in yourself, while advocating for a broader definition of beauty for all. It features sumptuous illustrations throughout and quotes contributed by a diverse array of body positive advocates, writers, and influencers.$17.00 Read more
Queer Cosmos is a contemporary, fresh look into astrology, personal insight, and relationships for the LGBTQ+ community! Astrologer Colin Bedell from Cosmopolitan and QueerCosmos.com has brought together fifteen years of research, client interviews, and astrological mastery to create a spiritual guide for not only resistance and resilience, but also personal insights and relationship compatibility.
Unpacking complex issues like shame and worthiness, Queer Cosmos explores Astrology as an antidote to feelings of hopelessness and provides language for authentic practices of self-expression. Leaving behind gender-normative pronouns and assumptions, Queer Cosmos explores more nuanced patterns of the archetypal energies expressed in queer experiences.
After all, the only way to forge deep, meaningful relationships is to first forge a relationship with yourself. Drawing on research from experts in the field like Dr. Harville Hendrix, Brene Brown, and Esther Perel, Bedell goes deep to provide practical relational theory that can empower readers to find successful and healthy relationships.$19.00 Add to cart
For the first time, the entire spectrum of four-plus decades of queer cartooning is collected under one cover.
Featuring groundbreaking crossover successes like Alison Bechdel, Howard Cruse, Eleen Forney, Dan Savage and David WOnjnarowicz. Additionally, international superstars like Ralf König and Nazario and dozens of other cartoonists who have rarely been read outside the greater queer community. Editor Justin Hall has assembled an invaluable piece of comics history and LGBTQ culture.
These comics have forged their aesthetics from the influences of underground comix, gay erotic art, punk zines, and the biting commentaries of drag queens, bull dykes, and other marginalized queers. They have analyzed their own communities, and their relationship with the broader society. They are smart, funny, and profound. No Straight Lines will be heralded by people interested in comics history, and people invested in LGBT culture will embrace it as a unique and invaluable collection.$35.00 Add to cart
A Two-Spirit Journey is Ma-Nee Chacaby’s extraordinary account of her life as an Ojibwa-Cree lesbian.
From her early, often harrowing memories of life and abuse in a remote Ojibwa community riven by poverty and alcoholism, Chacaby’s story is one of enduring and ultimately overcoming the social, economic, and health legacies of colonialism.
Over the following decades, she achieved sobriety; trained and worked as an alcoholism counsellor; raised her children and fostered many others; learned to live with visual impairment; and came out as a lesbian. In 2013, Chacaby led the first gay pride parade in Thunder Bay.$28.00 Add to cart
Wondering how to come out to your family and friends, what it’s like to go through cross hormonal therapy or how to put on a packer?
In Trans Teen Survival Guide, Trans youth activists Fox and Owl have stepped in to answer everything that trans teens and their families need to know.
Frank, friendly and funny, the Trans Teen Survival Guide will leave transgender and non-binary teens informed, empowered and armed with all the tips, confidence and practical advice they need to navigate life as a trans teen.$25.00 Add to cart
Queer history didn’t start with Stonewall. This book explores how LGBTQ people have always been a part of our national identity, contributing to the country and culture for over 400 years.
It is crucial for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth to know their history. But this history is not easy to find since it’s rarely taught in schools or commemorated in other ways. A Queer History of the United States for Young People corrects this and demonstrates that LGBTQ people have long been vital to shaping our understanding of what America is today.$18.95 Add to cart
Fairy tales shape how we see the world, so what happens when you identify more with the Beast than Beauty?
If every disabled character is mocked and mistreated, how does the Beast ever imagine a happily-ever-after?
Amanda Leduc looks at fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm to Disney, showing us how they influence our expectations and behavior and linking the quest for disability rights to new kinds of stories that celebrate difference.$17.00 Add to cart
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