Tropic of CancerHenry Miller. A variety of masochistic acts, including anus widening, make up the contents of this classic erotic fiction novel by the French author Anne Desclos, who published the book under a pen name. The story centres on the beautiful Parisian fashion photographer O and her willingness to partake in acts of female submission.
Erotic asphyxiation refers to intentionally cutting off oxygen to the brain for sexual arousal. It is also called asphyxiophiliaautoerotic asphyxiascarfingkotzwarraism, or breath control play. Colloquially, a person engaging in the activity is sometimes called a gasper.
The 40 most gruesome deaths in literature. Remember those stories you used to write at primary school? Well, some of the time anyway.
Love, yearning, loss, truth and deceit, freedom and constraint: these themes have long occupied a place in our literary canon. Within the subtext of these two classic stories of love, lies a narration of sex and sexual desire, necessary, though invisible, beneath the unfolding of more sanctioned themes. Yet, it appears that we still have some way to go before sexuality gains recognition as a valid theme for literary exploration.
Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. It is also the experience from death investigations that there is usually no knowledge among the next of kin about such sexual preferences.
This article appears in the March '17 issue of Esquire. Sex in fiction, like sex on a beach, ought to be a no-brainer. On the one hand, there's, well, sex, a source of mystifying pleasure and profundity that for most people rarely elicits any articulation other than a contented grunt, groan, or gasp.
Erotic asphyxiation variously called asphyxiophiliahypoxyphilia or breath control play is the intentional restriction of oxygen to the brain for the purposes of sexual arousal. The term autoerotic asphyxiation is used when the act is done by a person to themselves. Colloquially, a person engaging in the activity is sometimes called a gasper. The erotic interest in asphyxiation is classified as a paraphilia in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association.
Autoerotic fatalities are accidental deaths that occur during sexual self-stimulation when an apparatus, device or prop that is being employed to enhance pleasure causes the death. Autoerotic asphyxia is the leading cause. Both of these lead to autoerotic asphyxia.
From ancient poetry to Fifty Shades of Greysexuality is a constant theme in artistic expression. Like all literature, erotica often provides social commentary of the age in which it was published, exploring taboo subjects such as adultery, prostitution, and fetishes. Many authors include the sexual experience for shock value, while others use it for humor. This collection of erotic poems and novels is not a complete list, but they are just as important for their contributions to history as they are valuable literary works.