Take Me There: Trans and Genderqueer Erotica
In mainstream media, the erotic identities, sex lives, and fantasies of transgender and genderqueer people are often oversimplified, sensationalized, or invisible. Take Me There
is an erotica collection unlike any other that celebrates the pleasure, heat, and diversity of transgender and genderqueer sexualities. The power of seeing and being seen is a central theme in the anthology; it's not simply about passing or not passing (an idea often explored with transgender characters), but about being acknowledged and desired in a sexual context.
The book takes you from San Francisco to Israel, from heartache to lust, from stranger sex to a 10 year anniversary, from ballet shoes to butt plug bondage tables, from fumbling teenagers to leatherclad bears, from MTF and FTM -- and in between and beyond.
Featuring renowned authors Kate Bornstein (Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation
), Patrick Califia (Speaking Sex to Power
), S. Bear Bergman (Butch is a Noun
), Ivan Coyote (Missed Her
), Julia Serano (Whipping Girl
), Laura Antoniou (The Marketplace
), Helen Boyd (My Husband Betty
), Rachel Kramer Bussel (Gotta Have It
), Toni Amato (Pinned Down by Pronouns
), Alicia E. Goranson (Supervillianz
), filmmaker Tobi Hill-Meyer, musician Rahne Alexander, singer/songwriter Shawna Virago, bloggers Andrea Zanin and Sinclair Sexsmith, and more.
What people are saying:
"Take Me There is a smokin' hot sampling of sassy smart smut that took me where I'd never been before in print; this is the most gender-diverse erotica collection I've ever seen anywhere." --Susan Stryker, Ph.D. Director, Institute for LGBT Studies, University of Arizona
"Finally, a book that has something for everyone whose gender and sexual fantasies don't fit into the usual boxes. I loved it. WOOF!!" --Buck Angel Pioneering Filmmaker, Educator, and Advocate
"As someone who is androgynous-identified, it feels positively monumental to hold in my hands an erotica anthology where trans* desire is not the token, but the topic! In making our desires visible -- within our own communities and beyond -- our gender expressions, our fantasies, our very lives are made real. Take Me There
brings us HERE." --Jiz Lee, GenderQueer Porn Star
"There are multiple theories of desire out there; many histories of sexuality; lots of studies of sexual practices, but, until now, there were few accounts, fictional or otherwise of the multiple ways that queer people eroticize gender variant bodies. This collection is hot and steamy, boiling with new lust, bubbling with new languages of desire, new ways of naming the body, different modes of telling each other 'I want you.' Ask what you need from this book, it will take you there. I promise." --Jack Halberstam, author of Female Masculinity
"Finally, a satisfying resource that more of us can offer, with a sly smile, when they ask us what exactly we do
with one another." --Scott Turner Schofield, author of Two Truths and a Lie
"Tristan Taormino found my 'V' spot and werqued it." --Justin Vivian Bond, author of Tango