Best Sex Writing

NYC Launch of Best Sex Writing of the Year

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NYC Launch of Best Sex Writing of the Year
April 29, 2015 7:00 PM
April 29, 2015 10:00 PM
646 457 0859
April 19, 2015
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
646 457 0859
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
Best Sex Writing
Join Cleis Press in launching Best Sex Writing of the Year—a thought-provoking collection that traverses the spectrum of the contemporary sexual landscape.Editor Jon Pressick and contributors David Henry, Sterry, Stoya, and Lux Alptraum will read from their contributions as well as conduct an informal question and answer session exploring the intersections between sex and writing and how those can then be informed and affected by society and our personal selves.
Always thought provoking, these passionate yet incisive essays boldly confront the controversies surrounding our most deeply held assumptions about sexuality.
Jon Pressick ( is a Toronto-based writer, editor, blogger, radio personality and gadabout specializing in topics related to sex and sexuality for more than fifteen years.

Currently, Jon contributes to and has been published on/in New York Magazine,, XtraQuill & Quire and in the books Secrets of the Sex Masters and Best Sex Writing 2013. He primarily publishes to his blog, Sex in Words, sharing and contributing analysis of sex-related news stories, feature interviews and erotic fiction.

As one of the hosts and producer of Toronto’s sex radio institution Sex City, Jon has interviewed some of the sex community’s biggest names, including Cindy Gallop, Candida Royalle, Sunny Megatron, Susie Bright, Tristan Taormino, Kate McCombs, Reid Mihalko, Carol Queen, Dr. Charlie Glickman and many others (including many of the contributors to this collection!).

When he pulls himself away from the keyboard, Jon occasionally performs burlesque, DJs, speaks at sexuality conferences, acts as a juror for the Feminist Porn Awards, curates an erotica library and offers prostate pleasure and erotica workshops.

Throughout the years, Jon’s efforts have earned him TNT’s Sex Journalist of the Year Award and recognition as one of Broken Pencil‘s “50 People and Places We Love”.

Lux Alptraum is a writer, sex educator and consultant specializing in sex technology. Past projects have included gigs as the editor, publisher, and CEO of Fleshbot; a sex educator at an adolescent pregnancy prevention program; an HIV pretest counselor and the founder of ThatStrangeGirl, an alternative porn site, and Boinkology.


David Henry Sterry(, author of sixteen books, is a performer and activist. His bestselling memoir Chicken Self: Portrait of a Man for Rent has been translated into a dozen languages.Hos, Hookers, Call Girls and Rent Boyswas featured on the cover of the Sunday New York Times Book Review.


Stoya is an adult performer and writer. She recommends that you refrain from Googling her while at work. Read more of her words at