Bussel, Rachel Kramer, editor. “Baby Got Back: Anal Erotica”, Cleis Press, 2013.
When we see the name Rachel Kramer Bussel on a book cover, we know we are getting some good erotica. This time she looks down and back at the anus and brings us some backdoor tales. The stories are diverse and daring, fascinating and totally erotic.
Anal sex, which you can see plenty of from websites similar to young sexer, was once such a taboo that it was never spoken of aloud but times have changed. Now we not only speak about but there are books about it. This might be Bussel’s first book on anal sex and it opens the doors for others to follow. We get a look at “what happens when men and women check their inhibitions at the door. You’ll find bend over boyfriends, butt plugs”. The selections contain stories that are as cheeky as the title of this anthology and they capitalize on that part of the body that is often spoken about just not sexually. Here we don’t read just how the cheeks look but how they feel.
Tenille Brown in “Brenda’s Booty” tells us the story of a woman who was totally opposed to sex of this kind but then she met Lewis who taught her the ropes and how to play. “Rectified” (clever title) by Tiffany Reisz features Brad Wolfe (the name fits perfectly) who despite his arrogance and self-confidence is able to show Lela how to enjoy a different kind of sex. Emerald’s “Delivery” shows us the decadence of Las Vegas and is set in the confines of a men’s room during a short period of time. In “A Winter’s Tale” by Veronica Wilde takes us to an unusual happening with anal beads and double penetration and shows that fate does not always come as expected. Steph relates to her friend what to do but surprises change everything in Anya Levin’s “My Turn”. A dominant and a sub and the way they play is what Medea Mor shares with us in “No Rest for the Sick”. Ebobintica makes us sweat in “ Vin Rouge Pour Trois” is about… you guessed it—a threesome. If you have ever been a member of a support group, I doubt that you will recognize Fiona Curtis’s “The Support Group”. “What You Feel Like” by Talon Rihai and Salome Wilde introduces us to Kavi and Spark which gives a whole new meaning to the word “topping” and a change in attitude. If you have ever wondered what happens when the lights go out you can find out by reading Angela R. Sargenti. And of course a perfect last story is by the editor herself which I will not discuss but highly recommend.
Other writers in this 23 story anthology include Mina Murray, Annabeth Leong, Shoshanna Evers, Maggie Morton, D. Fostalove, Thomas Roche, D.L. King, Giselle Renarde, Kathleen Tudor, M. Howard and Laura Antoniou. For those of you who are wondering what the sexual breakdown here is, there are stories that include m/f, m/m/f, m/m, f/f and transgender. In other words, there is something for everyone. And as the stories are varied so is the writing and it is all good.