Macho Sluts

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Overview

When it was first published in 1988, Pat Califia's Macho Sluts, a collection of S/M stories set in San Francisco's dyke bathhouses, sex parties, and S/M gay bars, shocked the lesbian community and caused an upheaval in the field of queer publishing. Nobody had ever written so frankly about the kinky potential of woman-to-woman sex (and nobody has ever done it any better). If any book is responsible for the formation of the modern lesbian leather community, this one is it. Despite its graceful language, ...
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Overview

When it was first published in 1988, Pat Califia's Macho Sluts, a collection of S/M stories set in San Francisco's dyke bathhouses, sex parties, and S/M gay bars, shocked the lesbian community and caused an upheaval in the field of queer publishing. Nobody had ever written so frankly about the kinky potential of woman-to-woman sex (and nobody has ever done it any better). If any book is responsible for the formation of the modern lesbian leather community, this one is it. Despite its graceful language, imaginative scenarios, and abundant humour, the lesbian press trashed Macho Sluts, and it became a focal point for the infamous legal battles between Canada Customs and Little Sister's, the gay and lesbian bookstore in Vancouver. But readers loved it, and to this day Macho Sluts remains a vital and moving classic that still has the power to educate, radicalize, and expand our notions of the body's potential to provide us with pleasure, pain, and love. This new edition, part of Arsenal's Little Sister's Classics series resurrecting classics of LGBT literature, includes a new foreword by the author, and an introduction by Wendy Chapkis, a Professor of Sociology and Women & Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. There are also essays by Jim Deva, co-owner of Little Sister's, and Joseph Arvay, chief counsel for the bookstore during its trial against Canada Customs.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781458780447
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
  • Publication date: 7/9/2010
  • Pages: 620
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Califia's writing and activism have revolutionized the concept of queer sex. He has written over a dozen books, including Coming to Power, Melting Point, No Mercy, and Speaking Sex to Power; his work has been translated into six other languages. He lives in San Francisco.

Wendy Chapkis is a Professor of Sociology and Women & Gender Studies at the University of Southern Maine in Portland. She is also the co-author of Dying to Get High: Marijuana as Medicine (New York University Press, 2008).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2006

    hot hot hot

    Any woman interested in bdsm life style will learn what its like first hand from an experienced author. Filled with erotic, edge of your seat scenes that make you feel your living, learning the life style. Any submissive or Dominant can learn from these well written short stories. It will take you a week to finish the first story from stoping so often to take care of business...( wicked grin )

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2000

    I Love Lesbians

    I believe that this book is for anyone who has just come out. This is a highly recomended book and that is why I decided to read it. I loved it.

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