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How a flea beat out a fly in the race to erotic narration 125 years ago

Who hasn’t wished they could be a ‘fly on the wall’—nearly invisibly dropping in on a particularly juicy conversation or event? And what kind of event would be juicier than an erotic one? So when I was thinking of how best to recount the goings-ons in the court of Catherine de Medici—the 16th century Queen […]

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Still funny after all these years…

With all the recent buzz these days about erotica, you’d think that sex in literature was a recent development. It’s amazing how many people seem to have just ‘discovered’ the genre! It’s almost as though folks figured that the human race just didn’t read or write about sex for a few thousand years when, in […]

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