Rye (genderQueer erotica)

Meet Sam Rosenthal and hear excerpts from Rye Shameless Grounds’ new location! Saturday April 6th, 2013; 7PM; 1901 Withnell; St Louis MO 63118 With three trans* identified characters relating polyamorously and negotiating BDSM scenes, author Sam Rosenthal takes on quite the challenge in representing erotic love and friendship in all of these forms. His first […]

Show Me: Anthology Deadline Extended!

We’ve received some wonderful submissions for our upcoming St. Louis erotica anthology, Show Me, and we’re happy to announce that the deadline has been extended! You now have until July 1st, 2012 to submit your stories and photography! DO YOU HAVE SAINT LOUIS FANTASIES? SHOW ME. Send us your fiction or non-fiction submission of sex […]

Typography Porn

Penguin Classics recently released a new translation of Vatsyayana’s Kama Sutra. I must say that, despite have little interest in reading the book in the past, the new design makes me wish I owned a copy: The porno-typography is the work of illustrator Malika Favre, and the new edition “offers a compelling modern translation of […]

Oh, No! James Deen Makes Girls Like Porn!

I know that this ABC Nightline report wasn’t supposed to make me happy, but it did: video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player “It’s your fault that people are looking at you!” “…and?” Maybe I have the same taste in straight porn as teenage girls, but James Deen is one of the few male-porn-stars-from-straight-porn that I actually […]

How To Tell a True Porn Story

One of the lessons I’m going to give you in my writing talk tomorrow is a simple and important one: sit your ass in the chair and write. Ironically, I missed my own personal deadline for writing and posting this blog, so perhaps this is an important lesson in why I’m not perfect. Tomorrow’s event […]

SEX+STL Out Loud: Author, Marie Haynes

by David Wraith Some say the first rule of writing is “write what you know.” If this is true, then it’s safe to assume that St. Louis area author, Marie Haynes, knows sex, sadomasochism and… food. Her novel, Tasting Pleasure, is the tale of an American expatriate trying to launch a catering company in Great Britain. […]

Don’t Be It, Dream It

Natty Soltesz is one of the most prolific gay erotica writers that I know. His work has been included in several anthologies (many of which include the word “best” in the title) and he’s contributed dozens of stories to the Nifty Erotic Archives, where I first came across his work (pun possibly intended.) I’ve had […]

Watching Porn in Public

The first time I watched porn with other people, it was five years ago. My partner and I threw this party… Wait, that’s a lie. The first time I watched porn with another person was years before that. My best friend and I found a small box of porn films and we watched them together. […]

Literary Nudes July 17

Literary Nudes is having a special extra nude edition on Sunday, July 17, 7pm, at Shameless Grounds. Proceeds go to Sex Positive St. Louis, so come on out and join the intellectually enlightened nude community! Burlesque performer Sugar Cyanide gives us the lowdown. Kendra Holliday: What is Literary Nudes? Sugar Cyanide: Literary Nudes is a […]