Down There Press

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Down There Press
Status Active
Founded 1975; 43 years ago (1975)
Founder Joani Blank
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location San Francisco, California
Key people Joani Blank
Publication types Books, DVDs, Audiobooks
Nonfiction topics sexuality, 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. They are well known for their publications regarding 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 their first publication.[1] Blank has published all of her work through the press.

Down There publishes erotica both visual and literary.[1]

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.

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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. 
  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. 
  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. 

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