Exploring the delicious dichotomy between pleasure and pain, Tristan Taormino's collection of erotica features stories with characters as varied as a femme vigilante, a virgin baby butch, and a snake charmer. Performing with a current of sexual tension in her voice, versatile narrator Emily Cauldwell is at turns impish and shy, wicked and innocent. Listeners will be treated to salacious stories like Quinn Vertiz's "Jubilee", where a truckful of butch dykes take a trip to a trailer brothel in Nevada or Kathleen Warnock's "After Lunch", where the most delectable dish in a small-town restaurant isn't on the menu.
Where else but a Tristan Taormino erotica collection can you find a femme vigilante, a virgin baby butch, and a snake charmer jostling for your attention? The salacious stories in Stripped Down draw you in like honeyed voices from an upstairs room. In Peggy Munson's "Into the Baptismal", two farm girls decide to test their virginity pledges one rainy summer night. Quinn Vertiz's "Jubilee" describes a classic American rite of passage a trip to a trailer brothel in the Nevada desert but with a truck full of butch dykes in place of the local boys. In Skian McGuire's "Phoebe's Undercover Bon Voyage," a group of well-equipped tops indulge a friend's cop fetish before she a real cop goes undercover. And Kathleen Warnock's "After Lunch" makes it clear that the best dish in a small-town restaurant isn't on the menu. Guest editor Eileen Myles adds her street smarts and lyrical dynamism to Tristan Taormino's powerful collection of riveting girl-girl erotica.