Down There Press

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Down There Press
Founded1975; 48 years ago (1975)
FounderJoani Blank
Country of originUnited States
Headquarters locationSan Francisco, California
Key peopleJoani Blank
Publication typesBooks, DVDs, Audiobooks
Nonfiction topicssexuality, health, erotica, self help
Owner(s)Worker owned

Down There Press is an independently run feminist book, DVD, and audiobook publisher that focuses on sexuality. It publishes both visual and literary erotica,[1] and is known for its publications on youth and adolescent sexuality.[1]

Down There Press was founded by sex educator Joani Blank in 1975 in San Francisco, California.[2] Blank's 1975 book The Playbook for Women About Sex was the first publication.[1] Blank has published all of her work through the press.

Herotica, a collection of women's erotica, was the first fiction series that the press published.[3]

Down There Press carries titles from authors such as Carol Queen, Jack Morin, Isadora Alman, Kate Dominic, Susie Bright, Cathy Winks, and Martha Cornog.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c Anderson, Byron (2006). Alternative publishers of books in North America. Duluth, Minn.: Library Juice Press. p. 48. ISBN 9781936117222. Retrieved 2 December 2015 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Sides, Josh (2009). Erotic city : sexual revolutions and the making of modern San Francisco. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 122. ISBN 9780199703395. Retrieved 2 December 2015. Joani Blank.
  3. ^ Juffer, Jane (1998). At home with pornography : women, sex, and everyday life. New York University Press. p. 124. ISBN 9780585314723. Retrieved 2 December 2015 – via Google Books.