So far, I’ve published six books as Clarisse Thorn. I mostly write about sexuality and culture. I’ve also written fiction — if you like fiction, then scroll down past the first four books.

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THE LATEST:

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Everyone knows what a dominatrix is. We all know what Fifty Shades Of Grey is about. Or do we? If you want to know about the real scandals, visionaries, history, and culture that shape BDSM, then this book is for you.

BDSM & Culture was published in late 2013. You can buy it on Amazon for Kindle; you can get non-Kindle ebook formats at Smashwords.

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THE STAPLE:

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Clarisse Thorn is a sex-positive activist who has been writing about love, S&M, sex, gender, and relationships since 2008. Her writing has appeared across the Internet in places like The Guardian, AlterNet, Feministe, Jezebel, The Good Men Project, and Time Out Chicago — and this is a selection of her best articles. Also included is Clarisse’s commentary on the context in which she wrote each piece, the process of writing it, and how she’s changed since then. Plus, there are “study guides” to help readers get the maximum mileage from each section!

The S&M Feminist was published in mid-2012. You can buy it on Amazon for Kindle; you can get non-Kindle ebook formats at Smashwords. You can even buy the paperback!

“I wish we could make it so everyone buying a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey would buy Clarisse Thorn’s The S&M Feminist.”
~ A.V. Flox, editor of BlogHer’s Love & Sex section

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THE HIT:

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There’s a huge subculture of men who trade tips, tricks, and tactics for seducing women. Clarisse Thorn spent years researching these guys. She observed their discussions, watched them in action, and learned their strategies. By the end of it all, she’d given a lecture at a seduction convention and decided against becoming the next great dating coach. In Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser, Clarisse tells the story of her time among these Casanovas, as well as her own unorthodox experiences with sex and relationships. She examines the conflicts and harmonies of feminism, pickup artistry, and the S&M community. Most of all, she deconstructs and reconstructs our views on sex, love, and ethics — and develops her own grand theory of the game.

Confessions Of A Pickup Artist Chaser was published in early 2012. You can buy it on Amazon for Kindle; you can get non-Kindle ebook formats at Smashwords. And here’s the paperback!

“Insightful, thoughtful, engaging, and very well-balanced. Clarisse talks about all sides of the community — the positive, negative, and horrendous — and she draws larger lessons about society and human nature.”
~ from a Psychology Today interview with Clarisse by cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman

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How does it feel to be virtually raped? Who would decide to commit rape in a game? Should we, as a society, worry about people who pretend to rape software? What does “rape in gaming” even mean, and why does it happen? In this groundbreaking volume, the technology writer Julian Dibbell and the feminist S&M writer Clarisse Thorn collaborate with ten others to explore the concept of virtual rape.

I’m thrilled to report that we’re donating 10% of the profits to the Electronic Frontier Foundation — “defending your rights in the digital world.”

Violation: Rape In Gaming was published in late 2012. You can buy it on Amazon for Kindle; you can get non-Kindle ebook formats at Smashwords. You can even buy the paperback!

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In the time of myth, gods and demons walk the world. Exquisite Sita, wife of heroic Prince Rama, is kidnapped by the Demon Prince Ravana and held in his mercurial mirrored Demon City. Her husband wages an epic war to win her back … but will he want her when he finds her? In this short story, feminist writer Clarisse Thorn has created a unique retelling of a Southeast Asian legend: The Ramayana.

The End Of An Age was published towards the end of 2012. You can buy it on Amazon for Kindle; you can get non-Kindle ebook formats at Smashwords.

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Kara, a beautiful escort-turned-history-professor, has married the man of her dreams. He’s an ethical, dedicated activist who loves to torture her sweetly — and loves ordering her to seduce and destroy his political enemies from Corporate America. But Kara is falling for one handsome corporate target. Can she keep her hot dominant husband, her hot submissive lover, and stick it to the Man?

Switch Seductress was published towards the end of 2012. You can buy it on Amazon for Kindle; you can get non-Kindle ebook formats at Smashwords.

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