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 BrinkerΒ 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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Take Me To Church: Being GAY is NOT a CHOICE

This post really struck a chord with me so I just had to share it! I’ve heard Take Me To Church on the radio a few times and thought it was pretty catchy, I had no idea what a powerful message it was actually telling. What a heartbreaking video.

Fantastic post πŸ™‚

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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. πŸ™‚

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I’ve always wanted to kiss girls

I remember when I was eight years old, sitting on my best friends bed playing with our dolls and knowing I wanted to kiss her.

It’s crazy thinking about it, I was so young yet I already knew I liked other girls. I mean they’re so pretty, softer and nicer than boys. Inside it just felt right. This little eight year old girl wanted to kiss other girls and that was okay. I wasn’t confused or scared, it felt like the most natural thing to want to do and you know what? I did it.

Thinking back to this, it’s made me a strong believer that a persons orientation is in their DNA, it’s something that’s with people from birth. It’s not a “choice”, you can’t suddenly decide to like a particular sex. The same goes for being influenced by others. When I was eight, a lesbian didn’t persuade me to kiss a girl, there wasn’t a lesbian cult going round the neighbourhood perverting young girls minds.

It’s in our genes and to quote Lady Gaga we’re “born this way” πŸ˜‰ – it’s just a shame not everyone sees it like this.

I came across this really interesting article from the bbc about homosexuality called The evolutionary puzzle of homosexuality which goes in to detail about it (more detail I care to go in to on a Friday night after a few glasses of wine!).

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The Mentally Exhausted Lesbian

IMG_20140901_165217These past few weeks I’ve lost all forms of motivation and I just can’t get myself out of it. Lately I feel like work has been sucking the life out of me. I work full-time and some days it’s like a work demon, draining me mind, body and soul.

Work DemonThis doesn’t give me much motivation to do anything else, like study for my exam in December, read all the books on my bookshelves and well focus on anything for longer than ten minutes! Even holding a conversation is harder than usual. All I want to do is eat, watch tv and sleep.

I need energy and lots of it. If I don’t get myself out of this soon, I fear I’m going to be in this zombie state for some time!

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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’veΒ never read what I’d call a sex guide before so I was pretty intrigued to see if I’d learn anything. πŸ˜‰

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. πŸ˜›

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If you could…

If you could go back to any place in time and take one thing with you, where would you go and what would you take?

This was a conversation I had one Saturday with a friend. At first I didn’t know what to answer, I mean I could pick absolutely anything! The world was my oyster and time had no restrictions. I gave it some thought and I replied with this…

If I could pick anywhere I’d go back to October 2012 when me and my girl went to Venice. I’d take a bulldog puppy with me because I would love to have one and it wouldn’t matter because Rosanna would be there waiting!

My friend thought it was a great answer but informed me that most people would go back in time with the winning lottery numbers or place a bet on a winning team.

That made me laugh because it never entered my mind to think like that. Going back to Venice was the first thing I thought of because I have some great memories of the two of us being there.

It made me realise I’m really happy in my life right now and I thought of nothing else but reliving some amazing memories, with the addition of a puppy of course! Who needs lots of money when you have love? Well it probably doesn’t hurt to have both!

So now I ask you…If you could go back to any place in time and take one thing with you, where would you go and what would you take? πŸ™‚

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