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Macho Sluts: Erotic Fiction Paperback – Jul 1 1994


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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Alyson Books (July 1 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155583115X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555831158
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 13.6 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 372 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #224,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Patrick Califia is a noted pornographer and cultural critic whose writing and activism have revolutionized queer sex. Among his most noted books are Coming to Power, Macho Sluts, Melting Point, No Mercy, and Speaking Sex to Power.

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The trouble with what literary people like to call erotica and what the rest of us know as porn is that either it's terribly hifalutin and trails off into a row of dots just before it gets good, or else it's dismally badly written. The great virtue of Macho Sluts is that Pat Califia is, apart from anything else, a damn good writer who doesn't smear Vaseline on the lens, as it were. I'm not the only person to testify that you don't have to be into S&M, or a lesbian, or even a woman, to enjoy this book. (Though if you can't imagine what it might like to be one or all of the above, then you won't find it very rewarding - like the person below who claimed that it was all sex scenes. Well, duhh.) The Calyx of Isis is one of the most extraordinarily arousing things ever written; truly, the hormones have reason, of which the stated sex on your birth certificate knows nothing. I wouldn't want to advise anybody not to read this book - but please, with a title like Macho Sluts, you should at least have some idea of what you're getting into.
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It's a classic, it always was a classic, it opened up a genre. When first I saw Macho Sluts just the title appalled me. I'm a control freak and I get very formal behind my glasses. I could not put those two words together. You
can be a butch. You can be a fem. You can think you are both. But MACHO AND SLUT, it was tough, tough in 1990. But when I picked up Macho Sluts, I didn't stopped reading it for days. {And I believe, off the record I orgasmed
3 times} Damn good book. It was the first ever, S AND M compilation of stories by one woman, and breaking taboos. (not a female writer pretending to be a man in order to be published)
Pat Califia is a sincere believer that we can cross
all gender and sexual lines, when it's done well. There is no need to stick within our boundaries Submissives can be dominant, gays can act like heterosexuals, women can be fucked like men. Life is good. Books don't get much better than Macho Sluts. It covers so many topics. When I talk to my friends, there's always one that they just couldn't take and it's always a different one. For everyone there's one story that's too much and one that is perfect. If you're like me, you're going to buy copies and send them to your friends.

Stephanie Locke
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Most sex fiction is either too crude to be transporting or too highbrow to be sexy. Califia establishes a new benchmark in her work, which is achingly hot and filled with memorable images and characters. Some material in Macho Sluts is frightening, some hilarious, but all of it is lovingly crafted in the spirit of seeking and giving joy and asserting one's right to use one's body as an instrument of pleasure. No matter what your level of experience in the S & M world, you will find something to challenge and surprise you. While Califia's primary audience is women, I loved it from the first sentence despite my Y chromosome. NOTE: DON'T READ THIS BOOK UNLESS YOU'RE WILLING TO HAVE YOUR DEFINITIONS OF PLEASURE AND PAIN EXPLORED AND CHALLENGED IN SOMETIMES TROUBLING WAYS. IT'S DEFINITELY NOT FOR KIDS, OR FOR GROWNUPS WHO AREN'T CONFIDENT AND ADVENTUROUS.
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By A Customer on May 3 1999
Format: Paperback
I bought this book and thought, "Well, this will be ... different." I'd never read SM porn before. Honestly, the first read-through, I thought, "This is interesting but it really bothers me." Now it's my favorite bedtime reading. If you are tired of lesbian "erotica" that somehow manages to leave out the sex, you'll like this book. There are lots of detailed, long sex scenes, and if one is not your cup of tea, another will be. It also had a good variety of scenarios, and each one is well-written. Even if you aren't interested in SM, Pat Califia is the best lesbian-porn writer out there, and you probably will find something you like in this book.
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By A Customer on Aug. 4 2000
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This was my BDSM "coming out" book. No, MACHO SLUTS, isn't for the faint of heart. I first read it many years ago and was both shaken and thrilled to have my ideas about what constitutes normality,pleasure,pain and love so thoroughly brought into question. It was a riveting read. I had trouble putting it down even when I was finished. To this day I will pick up my ragged copy and re-read it. Again, it's NOT for the faint of heart -- or for those who are dyed-in-the-wool vanilla. If your mind is closed and your world is small, this book will scare the s--- out of you. Personally, I loved it. It's one of my all-time favorites.
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This is such a classic. If you like BDSM, lesbians, Pat Califia or well-written AND hot erotica, then you'll love Macho Sluts. All of the stories in this collection are excellent, and most of them are surprising in some way.
The best story in this collection is "The Hustler" which will make you cream your panties while you worry about the direction feminism and our government are headed. Yes, I'm serious. And anyone in the life, especially anyone who has lost a Mistress or a mentor to the streets, will identify with the characters and their motivations.
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