About Tasting Him: Oral Sex Stories
Tasting Him: Oral Sex Stories was edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel and was published in September 2008 by Cleis Press. Along with the companion volume Tasting Her: Oral Sex Stories, Tasting Him won the 2009 IPPY (Independent Publisher) Award for Erotica.
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Below is the Table of Contents:
Introduction: The Power and Pleasure of Cocksucking
Gloss by Rachel Kramer Bussel
A Treatise of Human Nature by Robert Peregrine
Quite a Mouthful: Confessions of a Sweet Cocksucker by Tish Andersen
This Just In by Heidi Champa
Blessed Benediction by Radclyffe
How I Learned to Give Good Head by Amanda Earl
Without Eyes by Terri Pray
Tony Tempo by Tsaurah Litzky
A Tongue is Just a Tongue by Michelle Robinson
It’s a Wonderful Blowjob by Simon Sheppard
Down on the Beach by Alessia Brio
Getting Used to It by Tenille Brown
Cocksucker by Lori Selke
Prego by Alison Tyler
Equanimity Unbounded by Craig J. Sorensen
Fellatio: A Love Story by Scarlett French
Logic by Jacqueline Applebee
Frosted by Kristina Wright
Long Relief by T. Hitman
Open Wide by Marina Saint
Sketch of a Suckoff by Thomas S. Roche
Sculpted by Shanna Germain
After Dinner Mint by Donna George Storey
Introduction: The Power and Pleasure of Cocksucking
It’s common knowledge that I have a decided oral fixation, and to me, nothing signals the culmination of that fixation better than giving a blow job. In so many ways, it’s my favorite erotic act in and of itself, or as foreplay. Sometimes, our culture sends the message that those who enjoy going down are somehow only doing the bidding of someone else who’s getting all the pleasure. Caitlin Flanagan asked in The Atlantic Monthly in a rambling review of the young adult novel Rainbow Party, “Whatever happened to the hand job? Whither the dry hump? Why do girls prefer the far more debasing, uncomfortable, and messy blow job?” What she doesn’t realize is that some of us enjoy blow jobs precisely because they can be “debasing, uncomfortable, and messy.” We like to savor those sensations, engage with the power play, get off on being “ordered” to do it. Or we lustily get down on our knees and demand that our lovers give us their cocks. We know that the power of a good blow job goes both ways, and now, we want you to know just how hot it makes us.
What’s special about Tasting Him, though, is that these aren’t your usual blow jobs. There’s no rush to get the “job” aspect of it over with. There’s power play in these blow jobs and, just to be clear, they’re not all “him”s receiving them. Oh, no. Here, cocks are real and metaphorical, made of solid flesh and even more solid silicone. Here, men and women get down on their knees and take what’s rightfully theirs. Women discover the power of getting a blow job, while a few men surprise themselves with their own prowess.
Recently, I read an amazing story, “Me, When I’m with You,” by Matthilde Madden, in my friend Alison Tyler’s anthology H Is for Hardcore. In it, a woman gives a man a blow job. Nothing that unusual there…except that she’s the top in the story, a woman who rules the roost, who orders her lover to spend whole days naked. She reigns over him, and yet she manages to go down on him without losing control. She reclaims the act of taking a man’s member into her mouth, showing him who’s really in charge. Madden wrote, “I love sucking your cock. It took me a while to find a suitably dom way of sucking your cock, but eventually I discovered that if your hands were tied behind your back and your ankles were forced apart with a spreader bar and your nipples were clamped and I had a vibrator tight against your arsehole, that worked for me.”
That is precisely the kind of energy I wanted to bring to this book. There are blow-job queens and blow-job virgins, those who are squeamish and those who are shy. There are those who live to suck cock and those who live to get their cocks sucked. There are lessons of the practical and more ephemeral to be learned here.
While I can’t guarantee that this book will lead to better blow jobs (though I do encourage you, like the protagonist in Scarlett French’s “Fellatio: A Love Story,” to check out Violet Blue’s how-to book The Ultimate Guide to Fellatio), I can strongly predict that you won’t be able to make it all the way through these twenty-four tales without having to put your hands down your pants. Whether you possess one or not, you’ll likely want to get your dick sucked by the end of this book, unless your mouth is too busy watering.
Like French’s character, there are many teachers and students here, some eager to learn all they can about how to make the experience hotter and juicier for their lovers, and some who are shown the ropes by those who care enough to explain exactly what gets them off. In stories like Robert Peregrine’s “A Treatise on Human Nature,” a man tries to teach his new female lover “how to give head like a man,” while in the kinky “Quite a Mouthful: Confessions of a Sweet Cocksucker” by Tish Andersen and “Without Eyes” by Terri Pray, the women in these stories get over their fears and let their masters take control of their mouths, then thrill to the slurping sounds and sensations of real submission. And “Tony Tempo,” the title character in Tsaurah Litzky’s story, shows you’re never too old to enjoy a perfectly pursed pair of lips.
Another natural theme here also involves oral pleasure of a different sort. Food and fellatio seem to go, well, hand in mouth, as seen in Alison Tyler’s inventive “Prego,” involving, yes, the spaghetti sauce, Kristina Wright’s cinnamon roll treat “Frosted,” and Donna George Storey’s exploration of the famed powers of an “After Dinner Mint,” or in this case, liqueur, on a blow job. All speak to the sensual power of a hungry mouth, and show the ways both appetites can be satisfied at the same time.
The getter and giver are both worshipped in these stories. While many tell of an insatiable yearning for a full mouth, others share the thrill, both corporeal and visual, of the blow job, along with the pronounced power dynamics. In “Blessed Benediction,” prolific erotica writer Radclyffe gives us some insight into what it’s like to watch the one you love put her pretty little lips to good use:
Now, the reason my girl is such a great cocksucker is that she understands that a blow job is as much about the show as it is about her hot, wet mouth sliding up and down my cock until I come in her mouth. She doesn’t go down on me like it’s a chore, or penance, or a favor. She turns giving head into a work of art. Every move is designed to let me know she gets off on my cock, and that teasing my rod makes her cream.
Hers and other stories here show that you don’t have to be a man to have a cock, or to enjoy having it licked, sucked, and swallowed. Getting a blow job is about both the physical sensation, and the view, whether she’s blindfolded as in Pray’s story, or staring up at you while her mouth is full.
Tasting Him pays tribute to those who enjoy the act, and art, of fellatio wherever it occur–in a bed, in the crashing surf, as in Alessia Brio’s “Down on the Beach,” or at a kitchen table, as in Tenille Brown’s “Getting Used to It.” I hope it turns you on as much to read these tales as it did me to edit them.
Rachel Kramer Bussel
New York City
About the Authors
Tish Andersen (a pseudonym for this shy erotica lover) was born in the South but now lives north of the Mason-Dixon line, New York City’s East Village/Lower East Side, to be precise. She spends the bulk of her time reading, writing, editing, taking pictures and managing the subsequent—and dreaded—postproduction work. She’s most comfortable behind a lens, focusing on the fabulous freaky folks that surround her. A fan of all things naughty, Tish is a kinky voyeur and a shameless romantic.
Jacqueline Applebee is a black British woman, who breaks down barriers with smut. Jacqueline’s stories have appeared in Iridescence: Sensuous Shades of Lesbian Erotica, Travelrotica for Lesbians Volume 2, Best Women’s Erotica 2008, and Best Lesbian Erotica 2008. She also has a paranormal novella, entitled Fallen Soldiers, that includes sex with ghosts! Her website is at http://www.writing-in-shadows.co.uk.
Alessia Brio is a sexy, sassy tart masquerading as a frumpy soccer mom. She writes poetry and erotic fiction, designs cover art, and edits the Coming Together charity anthologies (and she’s won awards for each. Ms. Brio is also humble). Her fetishes include Sudoku, stainless steel, and rare steak. Alessia currently lives in the mountains near Pittsburgh with her three kids, two cats, and one ex-husband. Readers can find her online at alessiabrio.com.
Tenille Brown’s erotica can be found in such anthologies as Iridescence, Got a Minute?, F Is for Fetish, Sex and Candy, J Is for Jealousy, Dirty Girls, and Rubber Sex. She keeps various blogs on her website, www.tenillebrown.com and on her MySpace page.
Heidi Champa has been writing for years, but just recently decided to let other people read it. Her work has been published on Literotica.com and blushed at by friends. When she is not working her menial day job, or writing dirty stories, she keeps a blog, which you can find at angryinky.blogspot.com. She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband.
Amanda Earl’s sexually explicit fiction appears in Lies With Occasional Truth (www.lwot.net), Front & Centre Magazine (Black Bile Press), He’s on Top: Erotic Stories of Male Dominance and Female Submission (Cleis Press), Iridescence: Lovely Shades of Lesbian Erotica (Alyson Books), Cream: The Best of The Erotica Readers and Writers Association (Thunder’s Mouth Press) and The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica (Carroll and Graf). Amanda enjoys life with husband, friends and lovers in Ottawa, Canada.
Scarlett French’s erotic fiction has appeared in Lipstick on Her Collar, Best Women’s Erotica 2008, Fantasy: Untrue Stories of Lesbian Passion, Best Women’s Erotica 2007, Tales of Travelrotica for Lesbians, First-Timers: True Stories of Lesbian Awakening, Best Lesbian Erotica 2005, and Va Va Voom. Having procrastinated for long enough on her first novel, she has decided to instead write an erotic novel, in the hope of getting past chapter four. “Fellatio: A Love Story” is for MTS, her lover.
Shanna Germain loves to write about things that go bump in the night. Not surprisingly, her favorite genres are erotica and horror. You can read more of her award-winning writing in places like Absinthe Literary Review, Best American Erotica 2007, Best Gay Romance 2008, Best Lesbian Erotica 2008, He’s on Top and Hide & Seek. Visit her online at www.shannagermain.com.
T. Hitman is the nom de porn of a writer who knows a thing or two about the world of sports–especially baseball, his favorite, a game that can get as sweaty and sexed up in nine innings as any adult video. He routinely contributes to a number of national magazines and fiction anthologies, and has authored several novels and nonfiction books, as well as the occasional script for television. His story “Long Relief” is very loosely based upon a tale he was once told by a painfully handsome jock who swung a mean bat both on and off the field, and who couldn’t get enough oral sex.
Tsaurah Litzky’s erotica has appeared in over sixty publications, including eight times in Best American Erotica. Her erotic novella “The Motion of the Ocean” was published by Simon & Schuster as part of Three the Hard Way, a series of erotic novellas edited by Susie Bright. Tsaurah teaches erotic writing at the New School. She believes it’s never too late for love.
Robert Peregrine is a freelance web developer in New York City. Peregrine is originally from Birmingham, Alabama where he was a member of numerous psychedelic punk bands. He has had erotic stories and essays published on a few websites, but this is his first work to appear in print.
Originally from England, Terri Pray now lives in Iowa with her husband and their children. Her work, which ranges from the mild to the wild, can be found both in print and e-book format from various publishers.
Radclyffe is the author of numerous lesbian novels and anthologies including the Lambda Literary Award winners Erotic Interludes 2 and Distant Shores, Silent Thunder. She has selections in A Is for Amour, H Is for Hardcore, L Is for Leather, Rubber Sex, Hide and Seek: Erotic Stories, and Best Lesbian Erotica 2006, 2007 and 2008, among others. She is also the president of Bold Strokes Books, an independent LGBT publishing company.
Michelle Robinson’s erotic short story “Mi Destino” is included in the New York Times bestseller Caramel Flava. In addition to Caramel Flava, Michelle is also a contributing author to the anthology collections Succulent: Chocolate Flava II, Asian Spice and Missionary No More: Purple Panties 2. She has recently completed work on four novels, Color Me Grey, Pleasure Principle, Serial Typical and You Created a Monster, and is currently working on the screenplay adaptation of “Mi Destino.” Michelle can be reached at robinson_201 at hotmail.com as well as on www.myspace.com/justef.
Thomas S. Roche is the author of hundreds of published erotic stories in many different subgenres, and a four-time contributor to the Best American Erotica series. He can be found at www.thomasroche.com. “Sketch of a Suck-off” was inspired by his disappointment on viewing the movie Cloverfield–great idea for a monster movie, but not nearly enough cocksucking. “Sketch” is intended as a companion to his story “Treatment for a Tongue Job” in Tasting Her.
Marina Saint likes to make messes, in the bedroom and out. Her smutty stories have also been published in Naughty Spanking Stories from A to Z 2 and Secret Slaves: Erotic Stories of Bondage.
Lori Selke lives in Oakland, California, with two men and three cats. Her fiction has appeared in Fucking Daphne, 5 Minute Erotica, and online at Strange Horizons. Her not-so-secret passions include home cooking, kinky sex, spoken word, and gardening.
Called by San Francisco magazine “our erotica king,” Simon Sheppard is the editor of Homosex: Sixty Years of Gay Erotica and the author of In Deep: Erotic Stories, Kinkorama: Dispatches From the Front Lines of Perversion, Sex Parties 101, and the award-winning Hotter Than Hell and Other Stories. His work also appears in well over two hundred anthologies, including many editions of Best American Erotica and Best Gay Erotica. He writes the syndicated column “Sex Talk,” and hangs out at www.simonsheppard.com.
Craig J. Sorensen’s writing has been published in Tasting Her: Oral Sex Stories and on the websites Clean Sheets, Oysters & Chocolate, Lucrezia Magazine and Ruthie’s Club.
Donna George Storey’s erotic fiction has appeared in many anthologies including Yes, Sir; Dirty Girls; She’s on Top; He’s on Top; Best American Erotica 2006; Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 4–7; and Best Women’s Erotica 2005–2008. Her novel, Amorous Woman, the story of an American woman’s steamy love affair with Japan, was published by Orion in 2007. She currently writes a column “Cooking up a Storey,” about delicious sex, well-crafted food, and mind-blowing writing, for the Erotica Readers and Writers Association. Read more of her work at www.DonnaGeorgeStorey.com.
Called a “trollop with a laptop” by the East Bay Express and a “literary siren” by Good Vibrations, Alison Tyler is naughty and she knows it. Her sultry short stories have appeared in more than seventy-five anthologies including Sweet Life (Cleis), Sex at the Office (Virgin), and Glamour Girls (Haworth). She is the author of more than twenty-five erotic novels, and the editor of more than forty-five explicit anthologies, including A Is for Amour, G Is for Games, and D Is for Dress-Up (all from Cleis). Please visit www.alisontyler.com for more information.
Kristina Wright is an award-winning author whose erotic fiction has appeared in over fifty print anthologies, including Best Women’s Erotica, The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica and Dirty Girls: Erotica for Women. She is also a community college adjunct and holds a BA in English and an MA in humanities. For more information about Kristina, visit her website http://www.kristinawright.com.
About the Editor
Rachel Kramer Bussel (www.rachelkramerbussel.com) is an author, editor, blogger, and reading series host. She has edited or coedited over twenty books of erotica, including Spanked: Red-Cheeked Erotica; Naughty Spanking Stories 1 and 2; Yes, Sir; Yes, Ma’am; He’s on Top; She’s on Top; Caught Looking; Hide and Seek; Crossdressing; Rubber Sex; Sex and Candy; Ultimate Undies; Glamour Girls; Bedding Down; and the nonfiction collections Best Sex Writing 2008 and 2009. Her work has been published in over one hundred anthologies, including Best American Erotica 2004 and 2006, Zane’s Chocolate Flava 2 and Purple Panties, Everything You Know About Sex Is Wrong, Single State of the Union and Desire: Women Write About Wanting. Her first novel, Everything But…, will be published by Harlequin Spice. She serves as senior editor at Penthouse Variations, and wrote the popular “Lusty Lady” column for the Village Voice.
Rachel has written for AVN, Bust, Cosmopolitan, Curve, Fresh Yarn, Gothamist, Huffington Post, Mediabistro, Newsday, New York Post, Penthouse, Playgirl, San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out New York, and Zink, among others. She has been quoted in the New York Times, USA Today, Maxim UK, Glamour UK, GQ Italy, National Post (Canada), Wysokie Obcasy (Poland), Seattle Weekly, and other publications, and has appeared on the “Berman and Berman Show,” NY1, Showtime’s “Family Business.” She has hosted In the Flesh Erotic Reading Series since October 2005, about which the New York Times’s UrbanEye newsletter said she “welcomes eroticism of all stripes, spots and textures.” She blogs at lustylady.blogspot.com and cupcakestakethecake.blogspot.com.