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Book Review: Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us

If you are a constant reader of the Unlaced Librarian, you already know very well that I am a pervert. Lucky for me, I found a book that argues: so are you.

“Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us” (Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux) is a 2014 book by Jesse Bering that pries apart the elements of sexual expression – from the mundane to the taboo.

As an award-winning columnist and psychologist, Bering delivers a book packed with information that is also fun to read. Furthermore, he gives readers that might be struggling with some aspect of sexuality a very valuable resource for having an open and fair discussion about sex.

By dissecting historical attitudes about sex, developments in psychology and clinical diagnosis, as well as a vast range of paraphilias and fetishes, the author takes particular details to paint a picture about what makes people tick when it comes to sex and arousal. I’m happy to say I picked a few missing puzzle pieces of my own picture from this work.


Sacred & Profane: Priest Erotic Romance | Release Week!

This week's blog post comes a day early since this is the release week for an erotica collection that I am simply over the moon to be a part of: Sacred & Profane: Priest Erotic Romance. You can purchase the book in print or as an ebook.

I do have a story included in this collection, which I will be telling you about more in a future post. Today, I'm delighted to bring to readers an interview with the editor of this anthology, Torrance Sené!

TS: Thanks so much for having me, Leandra!

LV: I am so excited about this anthology! The theme is priest erotic romance. Could you describe in a few sentences what readers get to experience with this collection?

TS: Readers are in for a dance along the dangerous edge of divinity and blasphemy, and where love and lust bring them crashing together.

LV: What was the most enjoyable part of editing this collection?

TS: The actual technical editing process. Once I had the final stories chosen and laid out, as I edited them, it began to sink in tha…

Book Review: The New Topping Book

Last week, I reviewed The New Bottoming Book, and this week I’m following up with the companion title, The New Topping Book (Greenery Press, 2003) by Dossie Easton and Janet W. Hardy. Just like The New Bottoming Book, you don’t have to be a top to enjoy and gain a lot of insight and information from The New Topping Book. Both are excellent staples to have in your BDSM collection, and I most definitely recommend these titles to those who are curious about or just beginning to experiment with aspects of Power Exchange. The New Topping Book is slightly longer than the New Topping Book. The biggest difference in The New Topping Book is the inclusion of interludes between some of the chapters. In these interludes, a scene that the author’s or one of the author’s friends experienced is written out like a short story. These interludes illustrate with words how a scene flows from beginning to end and how the top interacts with the bottom, including things like safety, consent, and keeping the s…

Book Review: The New Bottoming Book