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BOOKS

Bending. An erotic novella, edited by Susie Bright. Published by Simon & Schuster as part of the three-novella collection Three Kinds of Asking For It, July 2005.

Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients. A consumer guide/etiquette manual for sex work customers, written by sex workers and former sex workers. Edited and with contributions by Greta Christina. Published by Greenery Press, July 2004.


ARTICLES, ESSAYS AND FEATURES

Girls Gone Wild. Essay analyzing the ethical, cultural, and erotic meaning of the "Girls Gone Wild" video series. Discusses consent and exploitation issues presented by the videos, the reasons for their popularity, and the reality of the videos compared with the publicity for them. Published in the anthology Everything You Know About Sex Is Wrong, edited by Russ Kick, Disinformation Press, October 2005.

Comforting Thoughts About Death That Have Nothing to Do with God. Essay examining the emotional and philosophical difficulties that can come to religious doubters and skeptics with the contemplation of death. Offers some ways to think about death that are comforting and meaningful without resorting to a belief in God or an afterlife. Published in Skeptical Inquirer, Vol. 29, No. 2 (March/April 2005).

Are We Having Sex Now or What? Semi-humorous, semi-serious personal essay on the problems of defining what is and is not sex. Describes how definitions of sex change with time and experience, and discusses the problems associated with trying to define what exactly sex is. Published in the anthology The Erotic Impulse, edited by David Steinberg, Tarcher Press, September 1992. Reprinted under the title "Are We Having Sex Yet?" in Ms., November/December 1995. Reprinted again in the anthology The Philosophy of Sex: Contemporary Readings, edited by Alan Soble, Rowman & Littlefield, 1997. Reprinted again under the title "Are We Having Sex Yet?" in the anthology In Our Own Words: Writings From Women's Lives, edited by Mary Crawford and Rhoda Kesler Unger, McGraw-Hill, 2000. Reprinted again in the anthology Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader, edited by Mindy Stombler et. al., Allyn & Bacon, 2003.

Not Butch, Not Femme. Opinion piece on the common lesbian assumption that all lesbians fall into the butch/femme categories, and why this assumption is problematic. Published in Girlfriends, October 2003.

Loaded Words. Essay on the difficulty of agreeing on definitions of words that are emotionally or politically loaded. Published in the anthology Pomosexuals: Challenging Assumptions about Gender and Sexuality, edited by Carol Queen and Lawrence Schimel, Cleis Press, 1997. Reprinted in the anthology Perspectives: Gender Studies, edited by Renae Bredin and AnaLouise Keating, Coursewise Publishing, 1999.

Woman Eats Brownies, Gets Laid. Semi-humorous, semi-serious essay on being fat. Originally published under the title "Big" in San Francisco Bay Times, July 29, 1993. Reprinted with the current title "Woman Eats Brownies, Gets Laid" in the anthology Looking Queer: Body Image and Identity in the Lesbian, Bisexual and Gay Communities, edited by Dawn Atkins, Haworth Press, 1998.

These Are the Feminists My Mother Warned Me About: Undercover at a "Rules" Workshop. Semi-humorous, semi-serious article on a workshop held by "The Rules" authors Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider. Published in Spectator, July 1997. Reprinted in Fishnet, August 1997.

The Thinking Woman's Guide To Buttfucking. Humorous and educational essay on the how's and why's of anal sex, oriented towards a female audience. Published in Taste Of Latex magazine, Fall 1992. Reprinted in Fishnet, August 1997.

Being Single. Essay on being voluntarily single in a society geared towards marriage and relationships. Published in San Francisco Frontiers, July 4, 1996.

Bi Sexuality. Essay on the sexual politics of bisexuality and the connection between sex-negativity and biphobia. Published in the anthology Bisexual Politics: Theories, Queries and Visions, edited by Naomi Tucker, Haworth Press, September 1995. Reprinted in Frontiers November 17, 1995, and in San Francisco Frontiers, November 23, 1995.

How To Actually Enjoy Your Incredibly Inane and Stupid Job Without Becoming a Brainwashed Zombie. Satirical article on coping with workplace trauma. Published in Processed World, Issue 30, Winter/Spring 1992/93.

Drawing the Line: Bisexual Women in the Lesbian Community. Political/philosophical essay on bisexual women in the lesbian community. Suggests that bisexuality poses a challenge to clear, secure boundaries of lesbian identity that might not be questioned otherwise. Published in On Our Backs magazine, May/June 1990.

First Times. Personal essay on childhood sexuality. Remembrances and analysis of the discovery and exploration of sexual feelings as a young girl. Published in On Our Backs magazine, July/August 1989.


COLUMNS AND REGULAR APPEARANCES

Sex in the News. Published in online magazines for alt.com and adultfriendfinder.com, March 2005 - present. Bi-weekly column of sexually oriented book, movie, video, and product reviews.

Watch It/Read It/Try It. Published in On Our Backs, August/September 2002 - April/May 2004. Regularly featured video, book, and product reviews. Several reviews reprinted in On Our Backs Guide to Lesbian Sex, edited by Diana Cage, Alyson Publications, 2004.

Mind in the Gutter, Eyes on the Stars. Published in Fishnet (fishnetmag.com), November 1996 - October 1997. Regularly featured column of essays and commentary about sex and sex-related issues.

Shelf Life. Published in San Francisco Frontiers, May 1996 - December 1997. Regularly featured column of book reviews. Focus on books of interest to the gay and lesbian community.

Sextracts. Published in On Our Backs magazine, July/August 1989 - July/August 1991. Regularly featured column of news and commentary. Focus on lesbian culture, sexuality and sexual politics, feminism, pornography, and censorship.


FILM REVIEW COLUMNS

Spectator, July 1995 - April 2003. Regularly featured film reviews. Focus on reviews of Hollywood films, with some independent films covered. Reviews centered on sexuality and sexual politics. Some book reviews written as well.

San Francisco Frontiers, April 1999 - January 2001. Regularly featured film reviews. Focus on reviews of Hollywood films, with some independent films covered. Some longer film-related articles written as well.

Bay Area Reporter, September 1995 - November 1995. Regularly featured film reviews. Focus on reviews of independent and gay-themed films.

San Francisco Bay Times, August 1993 - July 1995. Regularly featured column of film reviews. Focus on reviews of Hollywood films, with some independent films covered. Often, but not always, written from a lesbian/gay or progressive political perspective. Some book reviews, news articles, and longer film-related articles written as well.


INTERVIEWS

All Good Fun: Interview with "Bar Girls" Writer/Producer Lauran Hoffman. Published in San Francisco Bay Times, March 23, 1995.

Time For A Change: "Threesome" Star Lara Flynn Boyle. Published in San Francisco Bay Times, April 7, 1994.

To Write About Myself: A Conversation with "Philadelphia" Screenwriter Ron Nyswaner. Published in San Francisco Bay Times, January 13, 1994.


FICTION

The Rubber Chicken Scene. Humorous short story about an SM scene involving a rubber chicken. Published in Whipped: 20 Erotic Stories of Female Dominance, edited by Carol Queen, Penguin, February 2006.

The Back of the Truck. Short story about a series of encounters in a troubling lesbian SM relationship. Published in Whipped: 20 Erotic Stories of Female Dominance, edited by Carol Queen, Penguin, February 2006.

A Live One. Short story about an interaction between a dancer at a peep show and one of her customers. Published in Penthouse, February 1997. Reprinted in Penthouse: Between the Sheets, Time/Warner, 2001. Reprinted again in Best American Erotica 2003, edited by Susie Bright, Simon & Schuster, 2003. Reprinted in Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients, July 2004.

View From the Fourteenth Floor. Short story about an anonymous encounter between two women in a New York hotel room. Published in On Our Backs, April/May 2003. Reprinted in On Our Backs: The Best Erotic Fiction, Volume Two, edited by Diana Cage, Alyson Publications, 2004. Reprinted again under the title "Humiliate Me" in Best S/M Erotica 2, edited by M. Christian, Venus Books, 2004. Reprinted again in Best American Erotica 2005.

Dear Marla. Short story about sexual pleasure increasing over the years of a long-term relationship. Published in Five Minute Erotica: 35 Passionate Tales of Sex and Seduction, edited by Carol Queen, Running Press, 2003.

His Hands. Short story about a woman's fixation on her lover's hands in a troubled and clandestine liaison. Published in Five Minute Erotica: 35 Passionate Tales of Sex and Seduction, edited by Carol Queen, Running Press, 2003.


EDITING

Paying For It: A Guide by Sex Workers for Their Clients. See Books, above.

Fishnet. Managing and contributing editor of World Wide Web magazine about sex, sexuality, gender, body image, pornography, censorship and related topics. November 1996 - October 1997.

     

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