Episode 2: Telepaths Don't Need Safe Words by Cecilia Tan
This is one of my favourite pieces of erotica and the title piece in a chapbook written by Cecilia Tan. I was pleased to gain permission from her in order to read it.
Cecilia Tan is "simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature," according to Susie Bright. For over 25 years she has been writing erotic fiction and promoting BDSM community activism. RT Magazine awarded her Career Achievement in Erotic Romance in 2015, she's a member of the Saints & Sinners LGBT Writers Hall of Fame, and she has a stack of leather and BDSM community awards, including the Pantheon of Leather President's Award, the NLA: International Lifetime Achievement Award and the NLA Woman of the Year. She is the founder of Circlet Press and the author of many books, including the ground-breaking erotic short story collections Black Feathers, the erotic BDSM romance Slow Surrender, and the Magic University series. Her short stories have appeared in Ms. Magazine, Nerve, Best American Erotica, Asimov's Science Fiction, and tons of other places. She identifies as a bisexual bigender switch and wants you to know, in case you didn't, that trans women are women no matter what a billionaire British fantasy novelist wants you to think.