For June, the theme of the Sexis Naked Reader Book Club was oral sex. One of the books I received for review from EdenFantasys for the book club was Tasting Him, a collection of short stories focused on blowjobs from Cleis Press.
Tasting Him is 184 pages and published in 2008. This is an oversized paperback (8” by 6”), with a black and white photo of a man and woman on the cover which is repeated on the back. It contains 23 short stories by different authors, all of whom have a short author biography at the end.
This book is edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel. Rachel is the editor of over 20 erotica books, and she’s also had her stories published in numerous anthologies. She has written for many publications, including Bust, Cosmopolitan, the New York Post, and Penthouse, and even appeared on the Martha Stewart Show. Rachel provides an introduction to the stories that she has selected, and she also has one of her own in the collection.
The first and third person stories included in this collection mostly feature heterosexual couples, although there are a few that feature homosexual couples and one that involves a threesome. Some of the cocks are flesh and blood, while others are of a manmade variety. The characters range from reluctant but interested to enthusiastic, new to blowjobs to pros at giving head.
How different can blowjob stories be? Quite a bit, it turns out. Whether it’s teachers and students, food, masters and slaves, friends and lovers or husbands and wives, each story sets a tone for a pleasurable (for its participants) encounter.
I found some of the stories a bit bland or not to my taste, while others were erotic and arousing. Some of the stories I highly enjoyed involved a bit of fantasy and also had some scenarios that would be fun to try.
In “Quite A Mouthful: Confessions of a Sweet Cocksucker” by Tish Andersen, a woman shopping in a sex store fantasizes about the hot blowjobs she gave her lover during some bondage sessions.
“This Just In” by Heidi Champa tells the tale of a girl who gives a blowjob to her guy while he pretends to read the news on set.
In “Without Eyes” by Terry Pray, a woman is sharp to her master and forced as atonement to give him a blowjob without the use of her hands or eyes.
“Frosted” by Kristina Wright presents the art of the blowjob with cinnamon roll icing.
“Tony Tempo” by Tsuarah Litzky tells the sad yet satisfying tale of an old “horn dog” who finds love in a nursing home.
By far the most wildly erotic story in this collection for me was “Prego” by Alison Tyler. In this hot tale, a wife catches her husband fucking a jar of Prego sauce while he’s cooking dinner and guests are waiting in the dining room. A sloppy (although tasty) blowjob follows, with the risk of discovery providing extra sexual tension.
If you enjoy stories about oral sex, this is a good collection to check out. There’s a little bit of everything here, and while not all of it may be to your taste, you’re sure to find several stories that arouse you.
Thank you to EdenFantasys for sending this to me for free to review! You can check out the Sexis Naked Reader Book Club this month for more great selections featuring oral sex. If you’d like to read Tasting Him you can get your copy from EdenFantasys.
This product was provided to me free of charge by EdenFantasys in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines