• Musings

    Writing a disabled perspective into erotica

    [Note: Xan West does not use pronouns and goes by “Xan.”] Language is powerful. It has the ability to enhance and validate someone’s experience, just as it has the ability to invalidate. Erotica writers are especially imbued with this influence, as their work requires them to describe bodies, sexual acts, and lived experiences more intimately…

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    After Christmas sale — 15% off select items!

    Did Santa forget to put a sexy gift in your stocking? Perhaps you received a She Bop gift certificate that’s burning a hole in your pocket? The holidays have gone by in a flash, but we still have some presents under the She Bop tree. From today through Wednesday, December 31st, we’re putting…

  • Musings

    The not-so-secret lives of erotica writers

    In some ways, erotica authors are just like the rest of the population. But not in every way. Ebook recommendation website The Fussy Librarian recently surveyed 103 authors of erotic romance novels, with some interesting results.  The vast majority of respondents were heterosexual married women aged 24-54. The average age that they lost their virginity was…

  • Events

    Erotica reading with Rachel Kramer Bussel!

    Wednesday, September 10th — 7:30 p.m. — FREE Join erotica author and editor Rachel Kramer Bussel with readings from her latest anthologies, Hungry for More: Romantic Fantasies for Women and The Big Book of Submission: 69 Kinky Tales. Joining her will be contributors Tiffany Reisz, author of the popular Original Sinners series, as…

  • Musings,  New products,  News

    Ageless Erotica: more than added wrinkles

    Ageless Erotica

    As big fans of senior sex educator Joan Price (author of Better Than I Ever Expected and Naked at Our Age), we were excited when she posted a call for submisssions for a senior erotica anthology in November of 2011. A book like that was desperately needed, and we knew Price was just the person to make…

  • She Bop's Picks,  Valentine's Day

    She Bop’s Picks: Valentine’s Day

    Is it any surprise we’re big fans of Valentine’s Day? Of course, we believe in love and pleasure all year round, but it’s nice to have a day set aside for celebrating in style. In fact, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to scout out something new for your bedroom adventures. Here are our…

  • New products,  News

    New product round-up for September

    This month, Spareparts has done it again with their unbelievably cute Sasha underwear-style harness! It features their signature stretchy O-ring, and is decorated with sexy rouching over the butt. We also now have Spareparts’ Pete packing underwear in the trunks style, in case you prefer trunks over briefs or jock straps. Choices galore!   We’ve also added…

  • Events

    Sexy On the Page: Writing & Publishing Erotica

    Monday, September 10th — 7:30 p.m. — $20 Always wanted to write sexy stories for money? Unsure how to start sending out those steamy tales to publishers? Award-winning writer and editor Shanna Germain will give you her hottest tips for writing and submitting erotic stories and novels. Shanna Germain is a writer, editor,…

  • Events

    Bound By Lust: Reading and Writing Erotica

    Thursday, August 9th — 7:30 p.m. — FREE — RSVP on Facebook Come and hear award-winning writer Shanna Germain read from Bound by Lust, a collection of BDSM-focused erotic romance. After, she’ll talk about the saucy, sexy (and sometimes just plain silly) life of a full-time erotica writer and will answer questions about…

  • Events

    Say Please reading with Sinclair Sexsmith + local authors!

    Sunday, July 8th — 7:30 p.m. — FREE In Say Please: Lesbian BDSM Erotica, editor Sinclair Sexsmith presents a cornucopia of queer kink: tantalizing tales rich in variety and saucy details of girls put in their place — and held there firmly. Whether readers dream of surrendering to a lover or of taking…