The book opens with Elizabeth Coldwell’s “The Waiting Game,” in which a woman who finds that “the more frequently I come, the weaker, less enjoyable and harder to achieve those climaxes become,” is teased by her husband for days before she is allowed to release, until “the pleasure that has been building and building with no outlet for some many days now comes gushing forth.”
A similar scene unfolds in Rowan Elizabeth’s “Hurdles,” when a woman who finds it hard to come gives her lover the explicit instructions needed to send her over the edge. And in Donna George Storey’s “The Big O,” a woman surprises her husband while he is away on vacation by embarking upon a “sexercise” regimen aimed at strengthened her Kegel muscles and improving their orgasms.
In Velvet Moore’s “Chemistry,” a woman’s arousal is triggered by the smells of a science lab, and in Susie Hara’s “Fixing the Pipes,” a woman reaches climax when her husband pretends to be a horny plumber. Voyeurism (and sexy heels) takes a turn in Neve Black’s “Animal Inside.”
Sex toys also play a role in several of the stories. In Lolita Lopez’s “The Chair,” a sexual submissive earns the right to sit in her master’s inventive sex chair, complete with motorized vibrators. In Dusty Horn’s “Share,” two women explore the thrills of the double dong. And a toy robot does the trick in Sylvia Lowry’s “Old Faithful.”