Pierre Bourgeade (7 November 1927 – 12 March 2009) was a French man of letters, playwright, poet, writer, director, journalist, literary critic and photographer. A descendant of Jean Racine, he was also the brother-in-law of the writer Paule Constant.
Pierre-François Hugues, known as ‘baron d’Hancarville’ (Nancy 1719 – Padua 1805) was an art historian and historian of ideas. Pierre Francois Hugues was born in 1719 at Nancy, France, the son of a bankrupt cloth-merchant. He himself later added the title of ‘baron d’Hancarville’ to his name. Read: Edith Cadivec
V. M. (Viola M.) Johnson (born 1950) is an American leatherwoman, activist, author and archivist who embarked on her journey in the leather and BDSM scenes in the early 1970s. A strong advocate for the necessity of preserving leather/fetish/erotic history, Johnson speaks and writes on the broad spectrum of issues that concern her and her […]
Gloria Brame (born August 20, 1955) is an American board certified sexologist, writer and sex therapist based in Athens, Georgia. She is a member of the American College of Sexologists, and clinical sexologist. Her sex therapy practice specializes in consensual BDSM, sexual fetishism and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Brame is also an author, educator, and advocate […]
John Cleland (/ˈkliːlənd/; baptised 24 September 1709 – 23 January 1789) was an English novelist best known as the author of Fanny Hill: or, the Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. James Boswell called him “a sly, old malcontent”. John Cleland was the eldest son of the Scot William Cleland (1673/4 – 1741) and Lucy […]
Cassandra Rios, alias Odete Rios (1932, São Paulo — March 8, 2002) was a Brazilian fiction, mystery and specially lesbian erotica books writer. Her parents were Spanish outcasts from Spanish Civil war. Read: Laurell K. Hamilton