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October 12th, 2014

So.

In Seattle, right now, at Geek Girl Con. It’s been ages since I’ve been to a con. Also ages since I’ve seen my buddy, Corrina Lawson.

She talked me into this. Specifically to do a panel called Sex Scenes and the Female Gaze.

Yeah, I did it. I read sex in public. Don’t tell my mom.

But it was a blast. We packed the room. A good time was had by all. But, of course, people want a list of the things we talked about, so here goes.

The Penthouse Letter:
Oh fer God’s sake people. You can find something better than this.
For people not there: a pool boy has sex with an older women (in her mid 40’s) who is ALL ALONE.
And immediately wants to have sex with the pool boy. When I was in my mid 40’s, the kids were still young, and I kept asking WHY AM I NEVER ALONE? LEAVE ME ALONE!!!!!!

Also, why did I have no pool boy? Probably because I had no pool.

WHERE’S MY POOL?????

I digress. It was a bad sex scene, from the male gaze.

Diana Gabaldon Outlander.

I resisted this series for years. I was wrong.

The first 8 part series just ended on Starz, find it, or read the books. A WWII nurse goes back in time and meets a 24 year old virgin, hot Scot. But she has a husband back home willing to go down on command.
Also, she begins the wedding night with hot Scot by talking, for hours. With that accent? Yes, that’s erotic.

#1 son’s question of first ep:
“I thought this was a story about a woman boning a Scot. Why is she boning an English guy?”
This led to a discussion on whether men bone, women bone, or everyone bones. (I am still not sure. But personally, I think it is gender specific).

Jennifer Crusie Faking It
The bad sex scene. And so much more. I freakin’ love this book, since it is funny, and has a con man, and a line about how all hit men love Grosse Point Blank (it’s their Casablanca).
Anything by Crusie, actually. But this one is my favorite.

From Cory’s List:
Linnea Sinclair Hope’s Folly
Good romance. Good SF. Erotic handling of weapons. And her paperback fell open, automatically, to the dirty parts.

And, from Sheena McNeil of Sequential Tart
“Stuck on You” by Nekoni is a fanfic based on Alice in the Country of Hearts manga series based on a Japanese otome game of the same name by QuinRose.

Alice and Boris the Cheshire Cat. Because, cats! And apparently, they are better at sex then the pool boy in the Penthouse letter.

More soon.