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Pitching Your Novel...
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Hard Business
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Get All Worked Up
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About Secrets
The Perfect Fuck
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The Age of Consent
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Kids and Sex
The Price of Beauty
The G.O.P.
All Worked Up About Hate
Real Men

Pondering Porn
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Good Sex: A Physics Lesson
Meet Frankenstein
Thoughts on the Orgasm Gap
The Very Bloody Marys
The Doomsday Erection
Online Threesome Porn

Secrets of Porn Star Sex
by Marcelle Perks

Book Review by Ashley Lister

Some days I think it would be great to live in a porn movie. Itís a recurring fantasy of mine that partially explains the cheesy Seventies-style music thatís always playing from my carís stereo. The other reason for that music is that the tape has been wedged in there since I bought the car, and Iím not sufficiently technically-minded to force it out with a screwdriver.

Or use the eject button.

But I think the main thing I enjoy about the idea of living in a porn movie fantasyland is the prospect of riveting dialogue and witty exchanges that could be enjoyed in such a surreal world.


Me: "Could you please fill her up with unleaded?"
Busty female petrol pump attendant (wearing a skimpy uniform):
"How would you like to fill me up?"


Me: "Please may I have a dozen links of your Cumberland sausages?"
Busty female butcher (wearing a skimpy uniform):
"How would you like to fill me up?"


Me: "Iím wanting to get my hands on a Longfellow."
Busty female librarian (wearing a skimpy uniform):
"How would you like to fill me up?"

But, I strongly suspect, the reality wouldnít be half as entertaining as the fantasy. After reading Marcelle Perksís latest title, Secrets of Porn Star Sex, Iíve begun to realise that Porn Stars are not the bubble-headed bimbos that the media would have us believe. In truth the gentleman and ladies in this much-maligned industry are intelligent, articulate and erudite.

For those of you who havenít read Marcelleís work before, it should be noted that she is enormously intelligent and hurls herself into reams and reams of research. In her previous titles, The Userís Guide to the Rabbit and Incredible Orgasms, she has produced books that draw on a wide range of pertinent resources, from university professors, and business executives through to those on the front-lines with the raw and relevant experience.

And in Secrets of Porn Star Sex, she has again gone above and beyond the call of duty in her search to find out how us mere mortals can enjoy the experience of sex in the fashion of venerated porn stars.

Of course, readers first need to decide if they want to have sex like a porn star. If youíre a sad pathetic creature (like me) and assume that porn star sex is simply a matter of responding to pick-up lines like the ones mentioned above, then you donít need this book. You need psychotherapy.

However, if you have bought into the milieu of the porn movie genre, and recognize that it is filled with confident characters, multiple-orgasms and gratuitous satisfaction, then this book could be the ideal travel companion as you explore the landscapes and scenery of this brave new world.

Naturally, the truth is that even porn stars donít always have sex like porn stars. The glamorous sets, athletic positions and stupendous stamina are all part of the movie magic that makes each orgasm earth-shattering and every climax climactic. But Marcelle has had the insight to look beyond the superficial surface level to unearth the secrets and details that make the prospect of porn star sex sound like fun.

For such a small book, this title has a lot to offer. The interviews are short, incisive and allude to a different element of the porn dynamic that many readers might not have considered. However, although itís compact, Marcelle has thoughtfully included an extensive list of websites as well as a filmography for those who want to take their studies further.

Secrets of Porn Star Sex includes contributions from a host of male and female porn stars. There are opinions from bondage experts, industry newcomers and veterans, as well as medical professionals with firsthand experience of the adult movie business. Secrets of Porn Stars Sex is one of the most level-headed and practical reads you are ever likely to see pertaining to the adult movie industry. Whether you want a book that can help add the extra zing of celluloid sex to your own love life, or are simply curious to read the thoughts and opinions of those involved with this much-maligned niche market, Secrets of Porn Star Sex is an absolute must.

Ashley Lister
July 2007

Secrets of Porn Star Sex by Marcelle Perks

(Infinite Ideas Limited; August 20, 2007; ISBN-10: 1904902901)
Available at†/ Amazon UK

© 2007 Ashley Lister. All rights reserved.

About the Author:  Ashley Lister is a UK author responsible for more than two-dozen erotic novels written under a variety of pseudonyms. His most recent work, Swingers: True Confessions from Today's Modern Swinging Scene (Virgin Books; ISBN: 0753511355), a non-fiction book recounting the exploits of UK swingers, is his first title published under his own name.
Ashleyís non-fiction has appeared in a variety of magazines, including Forum, Chapter & Verse and The International Journal of Erotica.  Nexus, Chimera and Silver Moon have published his full-length fiction, with shorter stories appearing in anthologies edited by Maxim Jakubowski, Rachel Kramer Bussel and Mitzi Szereto.  He is very proud to be a regular contributor to ERWA.

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