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Erotic Literature: Sex, Taboos and Empowerment

April 28, 2020
Lexi Sylver Erotica SDC presents Seek Discover Create Podcast

Welcome back to my playground, my Lexual fiends and friends!

I’ve just released my collection of very Lexual erotic short stories, Mating Season! My passion for writing erotica, based on tales of my own life, are condensed into a juicy, 280-page book filled with fantasy and naughty thrills!

As a contributing force to the growing market of erotic literature, I’m awed by the strong female-identified forces that shape this space – like my podcast guest, Rachel Kramer Bussel, who has written and edited countless erotic stories and anthologies.

Why has female-focused erotic literature become so popular in recent years? Often portrayed in mainstream porn from the perspective of a man’s journey, a woman’s sexual expression is viewed as something that exists for male pleasure; women’s sexual fulfillment is less important — or not important whatsoever — during male-centric porn scenes.

But that’s changing with female-focused erotica. From the classics to the contemporary, women all over the world are indulging in erotica that focuses on their journeys, fantasies, and personal taste.

Some of the biggest names in erotica are vague and mysterious, wanting to keep a more discreet persona. Who are they? How do erotica writers get inspiration for their stories? Are they shaped by real and personal experiences, or truly formulated by the depths of imagination? In this podcast, Rachel Kramer Bussel talks about her own creative process and unveils the woman behind the erotic literature.

Does erotica help us explore your sexuality and help us break down taboos? Depending on the culture we grew up in, it’s common that folks, especially those who are female-identifying, are discouraged by society from pursuing our true sexuality, which is often portrayed as something to be ashamed of. But picking up an erotic novel can take you on a shameless, sensual journey; one that you can keep in the living room bookshelf (or on your Kindle!). You can indulge your curiosities and embrace your Lexuality in a safe, consensual, and exciting new way.

Join me as I chat with erotic author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel to discover more about the sexy world of erotica.

Erotic Literature | Rachel Kramer Bussel | Lexi Sylver
Listen to Lexi Sylver's erotic podcast SDC Presents Seek Discover Create

In this episode, Rachel reveals what inspires her to write her erotic stories, and how she first came to start writing erotic literature. We discuss why women’s erotica continues to gain popularity and the current trends in the industry. With past themes sticking to the traditional romance in the binary of man and woman, the space is expanding. Exploring the diverse selection of new stories written with representative characters of different backgrounds, we can see multiple gender identities, relationship styles and sexuality. A spot for everyone, our deepest fantasies and adventures can become a part of our imaginations.

Finally, we discuss how female empowerment has contributed to the emergence of erotic stories that break down sexual shame and taboos and explore the pursuit of pleasure. With strong representations of women who own their pleasure, get their needs met, and demand respect, we really CAN have it all.

Rachel and I also answer some questions from the audience during Letters to Lexi.

So listen to this hot podcast episode tonight at 8 PM EST / 5 PM PST on Voice America’s Variety channel!

If you missed tonight’s episode, or want to catch up on my podcast, you can listen to episodes on demand on my Voice America channel and via: iHeartRadio
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Until next time, Stay Lexual and connect with me on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, where you can get all of my most recent updates, down to the dirtiest little detail!

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Lexi Sylver

Lexi Sylver is the Montreal-based erotica author of Mating Season and All the Queen’s Men. She enjoys having a kinky and unconventional lifestyle and sharing her stories and experiences with others. Lexi hosts and produces SDC.com’s sexuality podcast, Seek, Discover, Create with Lexi Sylver. As an entrepreneur, advocate, educator, public speaker and coach for consensual non-monogamy and the swinging lifestyle, she journeys the world to attend travel events and conferences. She regularly contributes articles about sexuality and relationships to Pornhub’s Sexual Wellness Center, ASN Lifestyle Magazine, SDC.com and her personal blog. As the Media Director for SDC.com, the world’s largest adult sex education and swingers dating platform, Lexi collaborates with sexuality, health and relationship experts to provide reliable resources for those who seek it. In her work as an advocate, educator and coach for consensual non-monogamy and the swinging lifestyle, she travels frequently to conferences and speaks publicly at events like The Montreal Taboo Sex Show (Le Salon de l’Amour et de la Séduction). Lexi wrote and creatively produced many movies, series and scenes in the adult entertainment industry and was nominated in 2017 for an AVN award for Best Screenplay. She is a published erotic author with her new book, a collection of erotic short stories called Mating Season, now available. Her mission is to promote empowerment and education by guiding you to shamelessly explore your Lexuality!

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