S L I C K: Come Inside

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

I wake up on Day 15 in the usual way at first: a few naive seconds of general life appreciation followed by a scramble to recall an undoubtedly demented erotic dream about a celebrity or platonic friend I’d not previously considered sexually, which typically overlaps with remembering everything like a ceiling collapsing onto my soul.

But today, a triumphant finale: TODAY I WILL BE HUGGING ANOTHER HUMAN BEING.

On my nightstand next to my alarm clock, a circular cross-stitch reads “ANTICIPATION IS THE PUREST FORM OF PLEASURE,” positioned to replace the empty spot left by the framed photograph of me and my ex-wife Ali in Iceland pretending to be happy. It's a Flaubert quote I honestly only know 'cause Joey Potter's professor cited it late in Season Five of Dawson's Creek, which I've recently finished rewatching in its entirety while learning to cross-stitch. Next to it, my phone...

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Riese is the 37-year-old CEO, CFO and Editor-in-Chief of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker, low-key Jewish power lesbian and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 2817 articles for us.