By Clarisse Thorn

There is a large way of life of guys who exchange assistance, tips, and strategies for seducing ladies. in the final ten years, those underground "pickup artists" have burst into the preferred attention, aided via Neil Strauss’s bestselling ebook "The online game" and VH1’s hit fact express "The Pick-Up Artist."

Some males within the seduction neighborhood are sleazy misogynists who wish not anything greater than strength and keep an eye on. a few are shy wallflowers who do not know easy methods to say hello to a lady. the single factor all of them have in universal is a using have to allure women.

Clarisse Thorn, a feminist S&M author and activist, spent years discovering those men. She saw their discussions, watched them in motion, and realized their techniques. by way of the tip of all of it, she'd given a lecture at a seduction conference and determined opposed to changing into the following nice courting trainer. In "Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser," Clarisse tells the tale of her time between those Casanovas, in addition to her personal unorthodox reviews with intercourse and relationships. She examines the conflicts and harmonies of feminism, pickup artistry, and the S&M neighborhood. such a lot of all, she deconstructs and reconstructs our perspectives on intercourse, love, and ethics — and develops her personal grand conception of the game.

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Clarisse Thorn is a sex-positive educator who has added sexuality workshops and lectures to various audiences, together with museums and universities around the united states. In 2009, she created and curated the continued Sex+++ sex-positive documentary movie sequence at Chicago’s ancient feminist web site, Jane Addams Hull-House Museum. She has additionally volunteered as an archivist, curator and fundraiser for that venerable S&M establishment, the leather-based information & Museum. Clarisse's writing has seemed around the net in locations just like the dad or mum, AlterNet, Feministe, Jezebel, the nice males venture, Role/Reboot, and trip Chicago.

Find Clarisse's web publication at, or persist with her on Twitter @ClarisseThorn.

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