What is e[lust]? It is a regular publication of links to self-submitted blog posts about sex.
That’s the really broad definition.
e[lust] can’t pretend to be something innovative and new; it’s not. It was born from the absence of the “founding father” of the sex blogger digest, Sugasm. Sugasm provided an excellent source for the sex blog community and I hope that e[lust] can somewhat pick up the reigns. Bloggers of all types submit what they feel is their best/favorite post (of their own) during the specified submission period for each digest.
While e[lust] is meant to include a large variety of sexuality topics and types of entries, e[lust] is now officially practicing “sex-positive blogging” and will only accept entries that are sex-positive. Largely, most entries and most bloggers will fall under that umbrella term (and this will be updated with a better definition soon) but it is up to the discretion of the editor and the revolving panel of judges to determine if a site and/or post is too commercial, not sex-positive, spreading incorrect sex “education”, etc. To keep with the integrity of blogging that nearly all participants subscribe to uphold, occasionally a submitted post will not be included if the editor or judges feel it is inappropriate.
With e[lust] I hope to draw a larger reading base to everyone’s blogs, and provide a broader audience with both informative and hot posts about sex and relationships. A lot of people incorrectly assume that erotica is the preferred type of blog post for e[lust] – it’s not. I really want to equally showcase smut and smart commentary. Advice, OpEd, personal stories and more are very welcome and encouraged. Be it sexy, kinky, political ….. I want it all. Whenever a writer participates in an edition of e[lust], they are bound by the big rule – they must re-publish the digest in full on their blog. This means that regular readers of an erotica blog will be exposed to advice and editorials; and vice versa.
Participating in e[lust] also gets the blogger more traffic, more exposure and more readers.
Don’t be shy about submitting your posts – it doesn’t have to be perfect, it doesn’t have to be a specific length or topic. Just pick your favorite post (posted during the acceptable time period per each edition) that you would like to get more exposure on. When you submit, pick the best category for your piece to be filed under.
The People in Charge
Molly – Editor in Chief 2013-Present (current site owner)
Dangerous Lilly – Founder and Editor in Chief 2009-2012 (resigned)
Erotic Writing – This can be posts of fantasy, fiction or reality that don’t primarily fit into the Kinky category. Flash fiction, poetry and general sexiness of the written form will go in this section.
Kink & Fetish – Fantasy, fiction or reality posts that primarily focus on BDSM, kink or fetish.
Thoughts & Advice on Sex & Relationships – Informative and helpful non-fiction pieces directly pertaining to sex and relationships
Sex News, Interviews, Politics & Humor – The catch-all category for just about anything else that is non-fiction and does not better fit in any of the above categories.
To be informed and active you should subscribe to the RSS feed – this will notify you when e[lust] is open for submissions and when the latest digest is out.
If you have any questions, please ask!