Group Sex, BDSM and Bisexuality Among Taboo Themes in New Erotic Book
An explicit collection of erotic short stories has just been released by author and sexuality podcaster Lexi Sylver.
Sylver’s first volume of erotica, entitled Mating Season, includes ten short stories partly based on her real-life sexual experiences. These tales explore taboo topics like bisexuality, threesomes, open relationships, BDSM, voyeurism and exhibitionism, with graphic descriptions of each scene. The longest story in the book, The Secret Passage, delves into swinging, kink and sexual exploration against a backdrop of Amsterdam’s sex-infused subculture.
With Mating Season, the author and ethical non-monogamist wants to empower others to “open your mind to new things and embrace your fantasies and your authentic self, rather than repressing them or feeling shameful about them,” as reads the book’s foreword. While some authors are private about their identities and personal lives, the front cover of Mating Season features a photo of Lexi Sylver pictured from behind, wearing lingerie and wielding a flogger.
“Erotica for women has become more popular, and offers what male-centric pornography doesn’t: authentic female orgasms,” says Sylver. “In that respect, Mating Season places the sexual power in the hands of women, shamelessly showcasing our desires and pleasures as we want them — not as a performance for men."
Female-focused erotic literature written by women has increased in recent years. Books like 50 Shades of Grey have brought erotica into the mainstream and opened up dialogue about female sexuality. “Erotica for women has become more popular, and offers what male-centric pornography doesn’t: authentic female orgasms,” says Sylver. “In that respect, Mating Season places the sexual power in the hands of women, shamelessly showcasing our desires and pleasures as we want them — not as a performance for men."
Residing in Montreal, Lexi Sylver supports and is involved in the local swinger and kink communities. She speaks publicly about open relationships, sexuality and self-confidence at events like Canwest’s Taboo Sex Show. As the Media Director for SDC.com and host and producer for their podcast, Seek, Discover, Create with Lexi Sylver, she discusses sex and relationships with guests like Dr. Justin Lehmiller and Dr. Jessica O’Reilly, among others.
Sylver was nominated in 2017 for an AVN award for Best Screenplay when she worked as a scriptwriter and creative producer in the adult entertainment industry. She writes about sex and relationships for Pornhub’s Sexual Wellness Center, ASN Lifestyle Magazine and SDC.com.
Lexi Sylver is the erotica author of Mating Season and All the Queen’s Men, available on Amazon, Amazon Kindle and Lexisylver.com. As an entrepreneur, podcast host and producer, writer, coach, advocate and public speaker, Lexi brings a sex-positive approach to educating about sex and open relationships.