Note to family members and others who don't want to know about my personal sex life: This post mentions my personal sex life. It doesn't talk about it in any great detail, but it mentions aspects of my personal sex life that may be seriously too much information. If you don't want to know about that stuff, please don't read this post.
I wanted to take a few moments to tell you about a new book that I have an essay in. The book is Best Sex Writing 2008, and it's exactly what it sounds like: an anthology of non-fiction writing about sex. Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, the book has a really good assortment of smart and interesting writing, on an almost hilariously wide range of topics: from black male porn stars to online sex predators, from sex on wedding nights to sex in Iran. (The sex in Iran piece may be my favorite. Other than mine, of course. And maybe even including mine.)
My piece is titled "Buying Obedience: My Visit to a Pro Submissive." And the title is also pretty self-explanatory: it's a detailed descriptive essay about, well, my visit to a pro submissive: why I did it, how it worked, what we did, what it was like, whether I'd do it again. I think it's one of the best pieces I've written, and it's on a topic that doesn't get written about much: for all the reams and tomes that have been written about sex work in recent years, very little has been written from the customer's point of view.
If that interests you, or if you just want a good, smart read about sex, I encourage you to check it out. Enjoy!