It’s late afternoon here and I am finally in a place where my fingers will work and possibly my words, too, so forgive me if I ramble and sound like an idiot.
This morning, while at a stop light about a mile from my office and listening to a round up of Super Tuesday results on NPR, I checked my email.
The Top 100 Sex Bloggers 2015 list was out and I was #1.
What. The. Fuck.
I burst into tears and laughter simultaneously. I couldn’t read much because the light turned green and so I sped off chattering over and over, “Holy shit!”, “Oh my god!”, and “What the fuck!” for the short drive to my parking lot.
I still can’t really believe that I deserve the honor, but I’m doing my best to accept it graciously. I feel like I could be so much better, but I’ll let this spurn me on to live up to Molly and @domsign’s kind assignment.
This feels a bit like thanking the Academy — and I don’t want to come off as sounding at all delusional — but when something as precious as my work here on my blog is loved by two people I esteem it leaves me a bit breathless.
Congratulations to everyone else who made the list, too. Those I already know about, you inspire me with your talent and friendship and community every day; those of you I don’t know, I look forward to changing that!
Ever humbly yours,
Below is the list in its entirety including past winners and New Voice of the Year Award(s):
… Past winners of this list: Sinclair SexSmith (2008); Coquitten (blog no longer available. 2009); (No #1 winner in 2010); Guy New York (2011); Molly’s Daily Kiss (2012); Lady Pandorah (Blog no longer open. 2013); Girl on the Net (2014).
New Voice of the Year Award
This award goes to a blog that is new this year and therefore have not been around long enough to qualify for the Top Sex Bloggers list. After much sole searching I have decided that there are two winners of this award this year.
Melina Greenport: I discovered her blog through Wicked Wednesday and have fallen increasingly in love with her sexy, intelligent, beautiful writing. Seriously, if fabulous erotic fiction is your thing then this lady is going to rock your world.
Exposing 40: Exposing 40 has launched herself into the blogging world with style, grace and passion. Her site is a body positive adventure, centred around life in your 40’s. This blog is an unashamed look at, not only her body, but both male and female guests and challenges the traditional ideals of youth = beauty/sex and I am really looking forward to seeing where this project takes her in 2016.
And now with the previews done lets launch ourselves into the main event!
Top 100 Sex Bloggers 2015
When I started this project I knew Hy was going to make the top 10 but once all the scoring was done she emerged a worthy winner of this years list. Her writing is fearless, bold, honest and raw. She never shies away from the realities of herself when it comes to her writing. She is funny, sexy, intelligent, thought-provoking, sometimes heart breaking, and often heart warming. She also runs the fabulous #Boobday meme ‘a place for us to honour breasts of all shapes and sizes belonging to all types of folks’. In my opinion she is a most worthy winner!
- Follow her on Twitter: @adissolutelife
I have long been a dedicated reader of Cheeky Minx but 2015 has seen her completely blow me away. Her photography is second to none and when coupled with her deliciously sexy prose packs a lust filled punch that will leave you breathless and returning again and again for more.
- Follow her on Twitter: @LoveHateSexCake
3. Malin James
Malin’s blog is a delightful mix of quality sexy erotica and thoughtful intelligent opinion pieces. One moment she will be knocking your knickers off with her erotic fiction and the next she will have you pondering the vagaries of life. She is a skilled and passionate writer, insightful, self aware and utterly engaging, her blog is one of those places that you can happily loose hours of your life in.
- Follow her on Twitter: @MalinMJames
Lilly is all the things you want in a sex toy reviewer; honest, smart, dedicated, and knowledgeable. Her no nonsense writing is engaging and informative and damn can she make me laugh. This woman really knows her stuff, and she is my go to site when when I want to get an opinion on a sex toy. She is one of those bloggers who comes across as being totally and utterly herself and her blog is possibly one the best designed and easiest to navigate on this whole list.
- Follow her on Twitter: @dangerouslilly
I first discovered Ginger Nic’s blog through Elust but doing the research for this list caused me to delve a lot deeper into her site, what I found totally hooked me in. Her writing is intelligent, artistic, and covers a wide range of topics. It is a true glimpse into her life and thought processes that will make you want to read on. There really is something for everyone here, regardless of your persuasion
- Follow her on Twitter: @ginger_nic
In my opening post about the list back in January I said if you knock my knickers off you are going to do well and these guys totally did that. In fact they didn’t just knock them off they tore them off and threw them across the room. Their photography is quite frankly smoking hot. From suggestively erotic to devilishly filthy these guys have it covered, or should that be uncovered? This blog is a fabulous journey through one couples sex lives in the bedroom, living room, dinning room, bathroom, staircase and beyond and whenever I visit there I always end up leaving with the urge to indulge in a damn good fuck.
If, like me, you like your erotica raw and gritty with not a happy ever after ending in sight then RG’s writing is the stuff for you. Combine that with strong, well reasoned opinion pieces and you have got yourself a winner. In my opinion RG is one of the best writers of short erotic literature of our time. She has the power to make you think about human desire and eroticism in a way that will at times leave you uncomfortable whilst also turning you on.
- Follow her on Twitter: @remittancegirl
There is no one else quite like Stranded in the sex blogging community in my opinion. A fine writer, he has a talent for combining sci-fi and fantasy with humour and hot dirty sex that will have you returning again and again to his site. 2015 has been the year of self publishing for him but that has not slowed him down when it comes to his blog. He is prolific in his writing and there is always something new to enjoy on his site.
- Follow him on Twitter: @stranded_in_to
This blog was completely new to us and both of us were completely taken with it. It is beautiful presented, easy to navigate and his pictures of the products that he reviews are not only beautifully done but also numerous so you really get to see the products in detail. Oh and this guy is funny. He has a wonderful turn of phrase that resulted in us both sitting here chuckling to ourselves as we read. I have a feeling that hanging out with Dave in real life would be a total blast and he most definitely has been added to the list of sex bloggers I would one day like to meet in person.
- Follow him on Twitter: @thebiggayreview
10. Domme Chronicles
I have been a very long time reader of Ferns, in fact over the years I am fairly sure there is not much of her content that I have not actually read. Despite the fact that her kink is pretty much the direct opposite of mine I am an avid reader of her site. She is a phenomenal writer and her blog is an honest frank account of what it means to her to be a female Domme.
- Follow her on Twitter: @Ferns_