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News

New Look For The Erotic Review

Our magazine is being brought up to date: we’re running on the latest version of WordPress on a super efficient server. There are still essential changes to be made and there will be a few glitches while we adjust and fine-tune. Re-inserting some lost authors’ names is just one. On the plus side, something that wasn’t available before: a back catalogue of  features going back to 2011 has been made more easily accessible. Thanks for your patience!

What’s New

Assessing Your Cliteracy

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I had my first partnered orgasm after discovering I could rub my clitoris at the same time my man was plowing the furrow. I stumbled upon this little trick well into my 30’s and, though elated, figured it was my body’s begrudging way of finally achieving what I assumed most other women were getting without such frenetic efforts: an orgasm from PIV (penis in vagina) thrusting alone. read more

Fiction

Love, Russian Style

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Saturday night – 7:30 p.m.

I haven’t had a date in months. Tonight I’m finally going out with Dimitri, the buff Russian with bad teeth. He spotted me at the gym this morning. In the middle of his sweaty, mad run on the treadmill he came to an abrupt stop and approached me.
“What are you doing tonight?” he asked, cornering me up against the leg machine.
“I’m not sure.” read more

Reviews

Sharing With The Group

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It is conventional wisdom that men don’t read books by women very much. I am not sure of the basis for this belief. It may well be true and is probably because in our prejudiced way, men are not much interested in women’s ideas. Or it might also be because it is a bit frightening to know what they really think about life and their experience of the male. The female gaze can fall far short of romantic. read more

Love & Sex

Assessing Your Cliteracy

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I had my first partnered orgasm after discovering I could rub my clitoris at the same time my man was plowing the furrow. I stumbled upon this little trick well into my 30’s and, though elated, figured it was my body’s begrudging way of finally achieving what I assumed most other women were getting without such frenetic efforts: an orgasm from PIV (penis in vagina) thrusting alone. read more

Galleries

Lockdown Love Letters

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An expanding collection of collaged letters, started in the Coronavirus lockdown of 2020. These are mostly large collages made from original envelopes, vintage books, illustrations and some of my own print making.

I am a collage and assemblage artist with a strong interest in storytelling.
I have worked as an artist for 30 years, as well as teaching art and running a gallery in the Yorkshire Dales where I am based. read more

Articles

A’rm a-gedden outta here

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Our US and Canadian readership is now greater than that of the UK, so let me apologise to our North American friends and cousins in advance: from time to time we’ll be publishing a bit of escapism that is more focussed upon British politics than theirs. Which isn’t to say that we’re not riveted by the fortunes of one D. Trump – just rather less qualified to comment. read more

The term ‘blow job’ originated in the Victorian era. ‘Blow’ was slang for ejaculation, and ‘blowsy’ prostitute. Consequently, by the 1930’s fellatio became known as a ‘blow job’.