Clit Lit

I’m really tired of hearing about “Chick Lit” and seeing pink and turquoise book covers sprinkled with sparkling wedding ring graphics. I make no judgments about the contents of these books as I’ve never read any myself. I am more into what I like to call “Clit Lit,” juicy novels that talk about sex from a woman’s point of view, realistically. That is, books that are not obviously written by men or subconsciously teaching women that marriage is the greatest thing we can hope for. Personally, I would rather have some fapping material so I can hope for really great sex. So, in honor of swollen clits everywhere, I introduce the first list of books that will make your panties wet wet wet.

1. The Bride Stripped Bare – Nikki Gemmel

Originally published with an anonymous byline, Gemmel tried to keep her name hidden because this book is DIRTY. Someone found out who the author was a leaked it to the Australian press and now you can find copies with Gemmel’s name attached. My friend A found this book in an indie bookstore in New Town, Sydney and locked herself in her dorm room for 2 days to read the thing in one sitting. In the tradition of junior high girls gleefully smuggling dirty books between every 7th grade female, A then passed the book to me and I consumed it in a single sitting as well. The Bride Stripped Bare is about a new wife who finds out something suspicious is happening between her husband and maybe her best friend so she sets off to discover her own sexuality with a hot spanish lover, teaching him how to make love and do all the things she could not do with her husband. The book is dirty. So dirty I feel like I should keep it under my mattress instead of on my bookshelf. I would give it five out of five swollen clits for maintaining an interesting plot while being filthy, if I had a rating system.

2. Anything by Erica Jong

Seriously, this lady loves to talk about sex. Fear of Flying is the book that made her big and forever attached the “zipless fuck” idea with her name. Her first autobiographical “novel” is about an independent young woman deciding if she wants to stay in her marriage or have hot sex with smart older dudes. It’s an interesting read but if we’re going for more actual hot sex I prefer Any Women’s Blues, the story of a successful artist who is in an obsessive relationship with a hot younger dude. The artist tries her best to get over and away from her hot boy toy but the sex is hard to leave. She does find some comfort boning an Italian hottie in Venice but his ice princess wife makes that hard. Lots of sex. Very hot. Jong has other books that I need to read and rate for their boner factors which just means there’s more clit lit to come!

3. Delta of VenusAnais Nin

My first masturbation material, I found Delta of Venus in my parent’s bookshelf and hid it by my bed only to be discovered years later when my parents moved. The book is a collection of sexy stories about young hot Europeans sexing each other. I remember having to skip through a lot of the build up to get right to the good stuff. Nin puts a bit more finesse on her writing than a common smut peddler but readers can still tell her stuff is pretty much pornographic. I also have Henry & June, which promises to be very clittastic if the movie version if any indication, sitting on my shelf ready to be devoured next.

4. Memoirs of a Beatnik – Diane di Prima

One of the few female beatniks to produce their own artistic output versus being a muse, di Prima hung out with all the big names that young people now worship like Gods. Even better, she fucked a lot of them too. When I first started reading this book I was all, “oooh, this is hot.” But as I kept going I realized that was pretty much all it is. Which makes sense when you learn that when di Prima turned in rough drafts she received them back with “MORE SEX” written in big red letters across her words. If you’re looking for some insight into female members of the Beat movement, I suggest Joyce Johnson’s amazing Minor Characters or perhaps some of di Prima’s other stuff like Dinners and Nightmares. However, if you’re looking for unadulterated sex sex sex, this if the book for you.

5. Forever – Judy Blume

This is a great book when you’re young and new to sex and relationships. Forever is the story of a young girl’s first real relationship and sexual experiences. It doesn’t shy away from the confusion and pain related with the first time you have sex and fall in love, but it also talks realistically about how it feels to be a young woman experiencing so many firsts. I had heard about this book for a long time before I got around to reading it. My freshman year of college I trekked out to the Boston Public Library, wondered into the young adult section, found this book, found a chair, and sat there for a couple hours reading the novel from front to back. I wish I had read it earlier but I still think all women should read it sometime in their lives. The sex is not super hot but when you think of having sex for the first time with the first person you ever loved, it’s pretty good. Buy this book for your little sisters and nieces.

That concludes our first Clit Lit round up. There are always more books to read and reviews to write. Can you think of a book that really gets your juices flowing that isn’t a collection of erotica? Recommend it here!

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