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Monday Reviews: Dirty Little Numbers

April 07, 2014
The CSPH

Screenshot 2014-04-07 at 11.08.44 PMEvery Monday, The CSPH takes a look at a book or film focusing on an aspect of sexuality. This week we are featuring the erotic anthology, Dirty Little Numbers.

Edited by Lana Fox and Angela Tavares, this book is an erotic anthology with stories clocking in at 500 words or less. Although these pieces may be short, they are not lacking; I am impressed at the variety of erotic scenarios captured in this 65 page book. Because the points of the stories must be made so quickly, the editors claim that erotic flash fiction is “radical,” a statement with which I wholeheartedly agree. These authors did a fantastic job at telling their tales, and each piece managed to leave a positive impression.

In particular, the story “Anonymous” stood out to me because it depicts how pregnancy can and does influence couples’ relationships. I don’t think this subject gets discussed enough, and I loved that this topic was the opening and closing component to this really hot story. Another story of note is “Too Much to Give” where a woman loves and fucks her own ass, but finds that it is “too much to give” to her boyfriend, who treats it like an ultimate threshold to cross rather than  an extra means to give her pleasure.

When reading some incredibly short erotica pieces, it’s only appropriate that one of them involves a quickie from an online ad. Additionally, I loved the hot gay Western short story as much as the piece involving a corncob. From the fetishization of waxing one’s partner to the sensations of fullness and pleasure that one can experience from a full bladder, this book pulls no punches. The depicted eroticism casts a greatly appreciated wide net of inclusion: types of groupings include solos, trios, and a range of genders and orientations.

From long distance relationships to break ups, foot fetishes to femdom, numerous topics are covered, and they are all erotic in their own right. While I appreciate that numerous life milestones are highlighted in this book, I can imagine that future installments of short stories would include even more topics of interest, such as: menopause, elderly romance, polyamory, and disability. Besides these suggestions, I really enjoyed the creative variety found in this indie erotica publication from Go Deeper Press, and I heartily recommend this collection to anyone looking for incredibly erotic short stories.

  • http://www.godeeperpress.com Lana Fox

    Thank you so much for this wonderful review! What an honor! (And thanks for your suggestions too. Of course, for all our anthologies, we’d love to see stories about menopause, elderly romance, polyamory, and disability — so, next time we have a call, we hope any writers out there that are reading this will submit stories that cover those issues!) Thanks again CSPH. You guys are fabulous!