Constellations #3: Bennett & Reina Turn Concrete to Sand

S L I C K is an erotica series for A+ members about titillation, torture, fucking and getting off.

Reinette was Bennett’s longest running play partner. They met at a queer burlesque night in 2005 when Bennett was performing a heavily choreographed lip sync with two other butches and one genderqueer femme to “My Humps,” and Reina surprised everybody by singing “Don’t Cha,” over a karaoke track, even the Busta Rhymes parts. She came out in a long-haired silver wig, curls bouncing everywhere. Her makeup was over the top, and she wore leather pants, a fishnet off-the-shoulder crop top over a silver bra, and silver sneakers.

She shamelessly flirted with everyone, backstage and on stage, but she went home with Bennett.

After she fisted Bennett — and they came, seeing stars — she lay back on the black bedsheets (Bennett was single and 25, and kept their place more like a bachelor pad than they would admit now) with her hands behind her head. Her dark skin was shiny with sweat...

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Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them) is “the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queer women” (AfterEllen), who “is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places” (Autostraddle). ​Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Sinclair identifies as a white non-binary butch dominant, a survivor and an introvert. Follow their writings at Sugarbutch Chronicles.

Sinclair has written 40 articles for us.