Literary Links: Love, Sex, and Gender Edition

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Today at Flavorpill, it seemed like everywhere we turned there was more dreary weather and book bloggers posting items about love, sex, and gender. (PS: A quick thank you to Carolyn Kellog for posting about our Granta contest pegged to Eleanor Catton’s debut novel, The Rehearsal, which clearly falls under the sex category.) We know none of you want to discuss the weather, so let’s cut the foreplay and get down to it.

Meet the woman who ruined John Wray’s sex life [via NY Mag] Finally, a consideration of love that doesn’t end with marriage, routine, or cliche [via The Smart Set] After the Ford-Rhys affair: a correspondence [via Maud Newton] Top 10 literary ménages à trois [via The Guardian] Chicks can’t write sex [via LATimes] What a Girl Wants: The Girl Detective Edition [via Chasing Ray]

Also, to add these to your reading list: Madam Bovary’s Ovaries: A Darwinian Look at Literature ; Spent ; My Name is Will: A Novel of Sex, Drugs and Shakespeare ; The Ethical Slut