Summer Book Club: Erotica


It may come as a surprise to some, but "50 Shades of Grey" isn't all that taboo. In this Summer Short, Cristen and Caroline discuss several classic erotica titles and whether BDSM themes are bad for women.

Episode sources:

Christopher Hart's Top 10 Erotica Books. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2002/feb/13/bestbooks.fiction

Discreetly Digital, Erotic Novel Sets American Women Abuzz. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/10/business/media/an-erotic-novel-50-shades-of-grey-goes-viral-with-women.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Erotica: Better reads than Fifty Shades of Grey. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/may/29/erotica-fifty-shades-of-grey

Erotic Fiction (Bookshelf). http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Erotic_Fiction_%28Bookshelf%29

Fifty Shades of Grey Thrusts Erotica Into the Mainstream. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/apr/25/fifty-shades-grey-erotica-mainstream

Fifty Shades of Grey: Who knew women like erotica? http://books.usatoday.com/happyeverafter/post/2012-03-15/fifty-shades-of-grey-who-knew-women-like-erotica/648743/1

Mommy Porn Revolution? http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/mommy-porn-revolution-women-seek-erotica-written-woman/story?id=16182264#.T-ogW5GriSo

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women. https://books.google.com/books?id=QAOUAgAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

The 25 Greatest Erotic Books of All Time. http://www.amazon.com/Greatest-Erotic-Books-All-Time/lm/R3S5H2C2DXA7QU

The Evolution of Porn and Erotica. http://www.oprah.com/relationships/Lisa-Ling-Reports-on-Adult-Films-Porn-and-Erotica/4

What Distinguished Erotica from Pornography? http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolution-the-self/201104/what-distinguishes-erotica-pornography

What the Internet reveals about sexual desire. http://www.salon.com/2011/05/02/sex_internet/

Topics in this Podcast: Summer Book Club, BDSM, taboos