From the editor of Dirty Girls comes a new anthology of steamy stories for women who don’t fit into a size zeroor two, or fourand the men and women who love them.
In this voluptuously erotic collection, editor and best-selling author Rachel Kramer Bussel showcases the sensual side of having “more to love,” from the sexiness of big butts and plus-size corsets to the irresistible allure of pregnant bellies. No aspect of full-figured female sexuality is left unexplored, whether heterosexual or same-sex, raunchy or romantic, femme or butch. Bussel also includes seductive stories featuring characters of varying ethnic and racial backgrounds, exploring how different cultures approach size and eroticism. From trysts between long-time partners to one-night stands, from vanilla encounters to kinky romps, Curvy Girls is an all-inclusive celebration of the sensuality of larger womenin all their curvy glory.
|Publisher:||Da Capo Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Rachel Kramer Bussel is a New York-based author, editor, blogger, and reading series host. She has edited more than thirty erotica anthologies, and has won five IPPY (Independent Publisher) Awards, three of them golds for Erotica (Tasting Him, Tasting Her, and Do Not Disturb). She is Senior Editor at Penthouse Variations, a sex columnist for SexisMagazine.com and has hosted and curated In The Flesh Reading Series in New York since October 2005. Her writing has been published in more than 100 anthologies, including Susie Bright’s X: The Erotic Treasury, Best American Erotica 2004, Best American Erotica 2006, Zane's Purple Panties, and the New York Times bestseller Succulent: Chocolate Flava II. She has also contributed to publications such as Cosmopolitan, The Daily Beast, Fresh Yarn, mediabistro.com, Newsday, the New York Post, Penthouse, Time Out New York, and Zink.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Curvy Girls exceeded even my high expectations to a striking degree. Since I thought the theme was marvelous, I expected to enjoy the book, but as far as I'm concerned, Curvy Girls is truly an exceptional anthology. There is no question that the lovers in this book find the protagonists sexy--breathtakingly so in many cases. The overt and often verbal appreciation the protagonists' admirers have for their beauty mesmerized me in story after story. As I saw it, these stories tended to come either from the angle of a larger woman who experiences comfort and contentment about that or from one who struggles with the standards postulated by an abstract society, bringing us as readers face to face with those unconscious judgments and compelling us to confront them from the inside out--all of which I see as of great value. While this book may be fiction, it seems to me that as with much fiction, it is reflective of some part of reality. Despite various media's constant bombardment to the contrary, there are obviously individuals who perceive this way, who see non-supermodel-shaped bodies as individually beautiful and unique, and to whom it would make no more sense to fetishize such than it would captivating eyes or luxurious hair (not that those things can't be experienced as fetishes, but fetishization has not commonly been perceived as their only potential attractiveness, which has sometimes seemed the nonsensical case with larger-sized women). I highly recommend this book for all who are at all interested in the theme or simply in discerning, thoughtful (and very hot!) erotica.