The 2011 edition of Best Women's Erotica continues the tradition of well-written stories showcasing women's sexual fantasies and experiences. This year the stories have a different quality than previous years; a bit of an edge, a bit "dirtier", though not in the way that something like Penthouse Letters is "dirty". Some of the scenarios are very intense. There are some lovely intimate moments scattered throughout the book, but for the most part these are stories of casual encounters supercharged with erotic energy. A few stories include dominance & submission as a part of the dynamic as well. Most of the stories are heterosexual, with very few featuring interactions between 2 women.
This collection is a good choice for someone who has adventurous tastes in erotica. You'll find threesomes, exhibitionism, submission, lots of fellatio (a whole story around that theme), lots of penises, and a lot of women's pleasure. There are stories that really push the envelope, not quite non-consensual but definitely playing with the edge of consent, so this is not a good choice for anyone for whom the fantasy of almost-coercion is a turn-off.
Edited by Violet Blue, with stories contributed by Alison Tyler, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Sommer Marsden, Jacqueline Applebee, Donna George Storey, Cecilia Tan, Louisa Harte, Louise Lagris, Chrissie Bentley, Alyssa Turner, Lana Fox, Amelia Thornton, Giselle Renarde, Valerie Alexander, Velvet Moore, Lola Olson, Kirsty Logan, Cynthia Hamilton, and Janine Ashbless.