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Do Men or Women Write Better Erotica?

Female Erotica Editor Says Men Write Better Sex

The debate over who can pen a better ménages à trois tale became an audible argument this week when British magazine Erotic Review named Kate Copstick its editor. It's an interesting choice, because she doesn't think women write erotica particularly well. Women, she told BBC's Radio 4, "have an agenda, they complicate sex, they make layers, it’s conditional."

Maybe she's just telling it like it is and that's why she's editing an erotic magazine, but if anything I'd say women are more likely to prefer erotica by women. Or maybe she's trying to compensate for the womanly touch she'll bring. (Porn will not go soft on her watch!) She ensured that by saying she'd seek male writers so the magazine won't be "drowned in estrogen."

Perhaps it's all just a publicity stunt. After all, isn't it about the finished product and not who wrote it? Who ever said women can't write about sex? Besides Kate Copstick (Copstick!).

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genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Depends on the writer. I'm sure some men don't go beyond "wham-bam-thank you ma'am"
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
Henry Miller's sex scenes kinda suck, IMO. At least for prurient interests. I remember one scene, from the POV of a man having sex with a woman in a vestibule. Some change falls out of her coat pocket and the man makes a mental note to pick of the change so he'll have bus fare. Observant and clever? absolutely. But it wasn't hot
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
So she basically wants to be the next editor of Penthouse Forum? Have fun with that
wackydeli wackydeli 8 years
two words: henry miller
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 8 years
Um, shouldn't the end of the title be "Men Write Better Sex"? As for the better writer, there should not be such a generalized idea that men are better and women make the "stories" too complicated. Depends on the author, not the gender.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
I dont think men write better erotica, It really just depends on the writer.
Ac2366 Ac2366 8 years
"Men Writer Better Sex"
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