Clarisse Thorn

Biography

Clarisse Thorn is a feminist, sex-positive educator who has delivered sex-related lectures and workshops to a variety of audiences, including New York's Museum of Sex, San Francisco's Center for Sex & Culture, and universities across the USA. She created and curated the original Sex+++ sex-positive documentary film series at Chicago's historic feminist site, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. She has also volunteered as an archivist, curator and fundraiser for that venerable S&M institution, the Leather Archives & Museum. In 2010, Clarisse returned from working on HIV mitigation in sub-Saharan Africa. Her writing has appeared across the Internet in many many places, from The Guardian to Jezebel. She blogs about feminist sexuality with a focus on S&M at clarissethorn.com, and tweets @clarissethorn.

Where to find Clarisse Thorn online


Books

BDSM And Culture: Fifty Shades of Stereotype
By Clarisse Thorn
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,360. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
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. Clarisse Thorn has traveled the world teaching about sex and culture, and she brings years of experience to this book.
Violation: Rape In Gaming by Clarisse Thorn and Julian Dibbell
By Clarisse Thorn
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 51,370. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
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 anthology, the tech writer Julian Dibbell and the feminist S&M writer Clarisse Thorn collaborate with ten others to explore the concept of virtual rape.
Switch Seductress: An S&M Romance
By Clarisse Thorn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,220. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction
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?
The End Of An Age: A Ramayana
By Clarisse Thorn
Price: Free! Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2012. Category: Fiction
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 S&M Feminist: Best of Clarisse Thorn
By Clarisse Thorn
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 130,080. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
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Clarisse Thorn has been writing about love, S&M, sex, gender theory and relationships since 2008. She's been published all over the Internet, from The Guardian to Jezebel, and she has lectured at universities and museums across the world. Here, she's compiled almost 50 of her best articles from 2008-2012, plus commentary and reading guides!
Short Free Sample: The S&M Feminist
By Clarisse Thorn
Price: Free! Words: 53,780. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Clarisse Thorn is a feminist activist who has been writing about love, S&M, sex, gender theory and relationships since 2008. She's been published all over the Internet, from The Guardian to Jezebel, and has given lectures at universities and museums across the USA. Here, she's compiled fourteen of her best articles from 2008-2012. This is a free sample — the full version is much awesomer!
Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser: Long Interviews with Hideous Men
By Clarisse Thorn
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 133,960. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
There's a huge subculture of men who trade tips, tricks, and tactics for seducing women. Clarisse Thorn, a feminist S&M writer and activist, spent years researching these guys. She observed their discussions, watched them in action, and learned their strategies. By the end, she'd given a lecture at a seduction convention. This is her story — and her theories about feminism and seduction to boot.

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