Category Archives: Lesbian Literature

HerShe

Maybe I just wanted to brag but one of my posts is currently featuring in HerShe magazine and that’s pretty cool if you ask me :). Their chosen post is my Lesbian Pulp Fiction post, so maybe I need to write less and include really cool pictures of half-naked ladies and I’d be a famous blogger? Well I could give it ago!

If you’ve never been on the HerShe website I definitely recommend you checking it out (and I’m not just being biased) there is some pretty neat stuff on there. I particularly enjoyed reading How Does Your Garden Grow? by Edie Wyatt. Here’s a little excerpt…

“I prefer to keep myself completely clean shaven.  But this is a post-becoming-a-lesbian thing. In my life before, I was a bit… hairier, as if I wasn’t so concerned about how the dining was for my male paramours.  And to be honest, I guess I wasn’t? I mean, I wasn’t unkempt. But…what I’m trying to say is that there was quite a bit of (neatly groomed) hair down there and I never really thought much about it.”

Anyway if you’re anything like me and you like to read cool stuff from like-minded ladies then go check out HerShe!

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Lesbian Pulp Fiction – Beebo Brinker

beebo brinkerLesbian. Such a soft word, mellifluous on the tongue; such a stab in the heart to someone very young, unsure, and afraid.

I love that line, it was worth reading this book just so I could remember that sentence. It’s so poetic and in my opinion it still rings true today. It also sums up the book perfectly.

Beebo Brinker is about a young girl who leaves her small town (of closed-minded people) for the big city, she’s alone, she feels abnormal and she’s terrified of telling any one her secret desires for women.

Yes it’s about a young girl’s self discovery and has a colourful range of characters some very stereotypical of the era but there’s more to it than that. It’s surprising how the fundamental issues brought up in a book first published over 50 years ago are still relevant today.

It’s quite sad really, all that time has passed yet people, young and old are still being disowned because of their sexuality. We’re still experiencing homophobic remarks and everyday sexism in and out the workplace. This madness amazes me!

If you’re interested in LGBTQ studies or just enjoy reading lesbian fiction this is a great book. It was an easy read which I love. There’s nothing worse than re-reading a paragraph ten times and still not having a clue what you’ve just read! (Is it just me?).

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Lesbian Pulp Fiction

I love a good book but what I love more is book cover art and lesbian pulp fiction novels have a great selection! I love how comical they are (although The Big Book of Lesbian Horse Stories does sound concerning!). The covers fit the age they were penned in but it doesn’t stop me from having a chuckle at 21 Gay Street or Dyke Monger. 🙂

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Let’s talk lesbian sex… book

whole lesbian sex bookRecently I had the opportunity to read The Whole Lesbian Sex Book by Felice Newman. I’ve never read what I’d call a sex guide before so I was pretty intrigued to see if I’d learn anything. 😉

To quote the back cover, “Whether you are lesbian, bisexual, queer, butch, femme, androgynous, or transgender – and even if you have just discovered that you want to have sex with a woman – The Whole Lesbian Sex Book is for you.”

This book covers the lot, desire, masturbation, every kind of sex play and sex toy, to name just a few chapters! It’s also accompanied with a few illustrations which break up the copy nicely (and are quite entertaining *giggles*). As well as the joys of sex with a lovely lady, it covers serious topics like sexual trauma and STD’s.

As a naive woman who’s oblivious to the world around her this book has taught me a few things, for one I’ve learnt that anal fisting is a thing. I mean sweet jeebus, anal fisting is a thing?! Well if that’s what you’re in to ladies, this book has it!

I found my self flicking through the pages at night interested to see what else I’d find. Personally I think The Whole Lesbian Sex Book is a great reference and I wish I had a copy years ago. I mean it certainly could have helped some sexually awkward situations… maybe!

It is literally a sexy lesbian bible. 😛

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