[Also posted to Amazon.com]
In order to be completely transparent: I received The Big Book of Orgasms for free in exchange for an unbiased review.
If I had to use only three words to describe The Big Book of Orgasms they would be: Creative, Explosive, and Hot!
The stories are well-written and wonderfully curated by Rachel Kramer Bussel. While I would not call any of them vanilla, the stories range from scintillatingly “tame” all the way to jaw-droppingly kinky. The short format of each tale made reading a deliciously excruciating experience. But that was easily assuaged as it moved onto another titillating treat.
As a sexologist and sex educator, I am more than aware of and very comfortable knowing that there are some kinks or turn-ons that do not align with my own. And that is perfectly okay. That being said, and without giving anything away, there were some scenes whose themes might have squicked me out without the context, but reading this collection, they were just steamy, sexy stories.
The pansexual pairings make this an anthology that will appeal to a wide range of individuals. I happen to relish a book that holds stories of people of many sexual orientations.
The Big Book of Orgasms is one erotica anthology that I know I will come back to again and again.
If you are interested, you may order your copy at Good Vibrations.