: A. Roth
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MILLENNIAL SEX is a volume of short stories that explore issues of consent, desire, and millennial sexuality. This volume explores key themes of Consent, Trust, Fetishization, Trauma, Intimacy, and Respect. MILLENNIAL SEX is a vivid, gripping exploration of sexuality today. At times heartbreaking, at times cynical, at times enchantingly hopeful, and always gloriously erotic, this series takes us into the minds and experiences of thirteen very different narrators as they each develop from a state of sexual dissatisfaction or naïveté to sexual maturity through several key sexual experiences. The varied and unique intimate moments they each create for themselves allow each character to discover a partner who in turn helps them understand their own desires and sense of self. We meet and experience MILLENNIAL SEX through these narrators, who are as varied in their identities and sexual interests as in their perceptions of the world they live in, and we discover more and more about each character as the series unfolds, both through their own perceptions, and through the eyes of their partner. In the first volume in the trilogy, I've Never Done This Before, we try something new with each of our first five narrators- whether it's losing their virginity, trying something taboo, or engaging in digital cruising- each of these new experiences changes each person's perceptions of their self and their sexuality. Too often the moments that shape who we are exist in the unspoken shadows, in the quiet space of our inner being, unnoticed and unresolved. These are the moments we explore through the perspectives of our narrators, through their hopes and fantasies, traumas and desires; through things they've never done before. Experience the erotic and intimate moments of a generation with MILLENNIAL SEX. In the first story, we meet Erin, a young woman who is ready to taste what college has to offer during her visit to campus, where she meets Quinn, a young man who eroticizes the sexual dynamics of domination and submission he sees in internet pornography. Erin and Quinn consummate a matter-of-fact attraction with surprising maturity and open communication about safe words and the nature of consent. Next, we follow J, a college sophomore and masculine black lesbian as she pursues Cata, a gorgeous freshman who is her lab partner (and the girl of her dreams). She happens to be what Cata is looking for as well, and a sensual and deeply intimate first sexual experience celebrating the awakening of female sexuality unfolds between them. The next story is about Brett, a professional gay man who turns to soliciting casual sex on a hookup app for the first time to regain his sense of power after the conclusion of a long relationship with a powerful closeted politician. He meets Tom, a mature Silicon Valley techno-futurist executive who challenges his understanding of power, sex, and even death as the two enact a problematized, self-aware sexual scene of racialized fetishization and domination. Our fourth story is told by Jaime, a perfectionist high school senior and virgin seeking to escape the constraints of her judgmental parents through an ongoing hook up buddy relationship with classmate Ian. Ian rapes Jaime, sexually traumatizing her and leaving her with even more questions about her own sexuality and desire. This piece is graphic and disturbing, and we choose to include it as an unflinching commentary on the pervasive sexual violence experienced by far too many. The final short in I've Never Done this Before is narrated by Michael, a Taiwanese American grad student at a small liberal arts college in the Midwest. Michael has secured his intellectual hero, renowned philosopher Dr. Miriam Lenard, as the faculty advisor to his research, and the charmingly intimate intellectual relationship between the two develops in ways that cause both of them to rethink their understandings of gender, desire, sex, and betrayal.