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These stories are works of fiction. Names, characters, places and plot are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is coincidental.

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Illustration Credits

Unless otherwise specified, all digital art included in this ebook is protected by copyright and licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license. (CC BY-NC 4.0) Some works listed here are in the public domain and are shown with the (PD) abbreviation by their name. Many of the public domain and creative commons pieces were originally found on Wikimedia Commons with the same title.

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Ebook Cover. Eugenia Loli designed the cover art for Existential Smut 1. Loli is a filmmaker and modern vintage collage artist originally from Greece and now living on the West Coast of USA.

“The Deal.” Raphael and La Fornarina (1813). Ingres (1780-1867), (PD)

“The Porn Star and the Choir Boy.” ISPs (Internet Sex Photos) Pr0nography, digitally edited to remove the figures. (Approximately 2001). Jon Haddock (USA),, (CC BY-NC). View Haddock’s full gallery here (Yes, it’s SFW)

“Germs.” Student Prison, (Studentenkarzer), Heidelberg. (approximately 2008). Photograph by N.C. (USA), (CC BY-NC 4.0)

“Miniature Golf.” Fore (1909). Harrison Fisher, (1875-1934)(USA), (PD)

A Marriage Counselour Reminisces About the Future.” Cupid and Psyche, 1891. Annie Swynnerton, (1844-1933)(UK), (PD)

“Teenage Girl Masturbating – Multiorgasmic.” Półakt kobiecy (1900). Franciszek Żmurko (1859-1910)(UKR/POL), (PD)

“Elementary School Amore.” The Painter’s Honeymoon (1864). Sir Frederic Leighton (1830-1896)(UK), (PD)

“Immaterial Woman.” The Fisherman and the Syren (1856-8). Sir Frederic Leighton (1830-1896)(UK), (PD)

“The Kinkiest Thing You Can Imagine.” Absinthe Drinker (1901). Victor Oliva (1961-1928)(CZ), (PD)

“The Good Pussy, the Bad Short Story.” Zuleika (1907). John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) (USA), (PD)

“The Reluctant Lover.” Bacchante (1885). Witold Pruszkowski (1846-2896)(UKR/POL), (PD)

“Was the Door Locked?” Unidentified Shungu. Suzuki Harunobu (1724-1770) (JP), (PD)

“Revolting Breast.” The Model (1887-1888). Lord William Merritt Chase(1849-1916) (UK), (PD)

“Yes, I’m Beautiful Too.” Orchestra Musicians (1870-1). Edgar Degas (1834-1917) (FR), (PD)

“Negotiating Tactics.” Andrew Semansco and model at work, Bangkok 2007. Andrew “Sonny” Semansco (USA/JAP), Source: Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0). (Model is unidentified).

“September 27, 7:00PM EST.” The Confession (1896). Frank Dicksee (1853-1928) (UK), (PD)

“The Ice Cube.” In the Water (1914). Eugen von Blaas (1843-1931)(AT), (PD)

“The First Time, the Last Time.” Brave Geraint (1860). Arthur Hughes (1832-1915) (UK), (PD)

“Erotic Worlds of Marco Vassi.” Images of book covers from four Vassi novels are copyrighted. They are reproduced in low resolution format in compliance with U.S. fair use guidelines regarding the use of book covers for criticism, comment, scholarship and research. Cover art for In Touch came from the 1975 edition published by Manor Books Inc. and no artist was credited. Cover art for Other Hand Clapping was by Bruce McGowin and originally appeared in the 1987 edition published by Permanent Press. Cover art for Saline Solution was by Brian Lynch (and cover design was by Steve Powell) and originally appeared in the 1993 edition published by Second Chance Press. Cover art for Erotic Comedies came from the 2014 ebook edition published Open Road Integrated Media (No artist was credited).

“Erotic Interlude Illustration #1.” Les Amoureux (1888). Emile Friant (1863-1932) (UK), (PD)

“Erotic Interlude Illustration #2.” Masqueraders (1875–78). Federico de Madrazo y Kuntz (1815-1894) (SPAIN), (PD)

“Erotic Interlude Illustration #3.” Insect Drawing (approximately 2007). Ohla Pryymak (UK/UKR), (CC BY-NC 4.0)

“Erotic Interlude Illustration #4.” Au Bord de Lac, 1930. Andre Favory (1889-1932) (FR), (PD)

Quotations and Poetry Epigraphs: Sources

This ebook includes quotations which are still protected under US copyright law, but are used here in a fair use way. Several quotes from other texts are used for commenting upon or critiquing a copyrighted work. Other quotations are used as epigraphs, in accordance with the Code of Best Practices for Fair Use developed by the Center for Media & Social Impact (CSMI).

“Germs.” Epigraph is last dialogue line from John Sayles’ 1983 film Baby It’s You. (View the scene on YouTube here).

“A Marriage Counselour Reminisces About the Future.” Epigraph comes from Petrarch: The Canzoniere by Petrarch (1304-1374). Translated by Mark Musa. Indiana U. Press, 1999.

“The Good Pussy, the Bad Short Story.” Epigraph comes from Verse 46 of Passion by Bhatrihari (5th century CE). Translated by Greg Bailey. From Love Lyrics, (Clay Sanskrit Library, 45), 2005.

“Essay: Erotic Fiction of Marco Vassi:”

  • The Michael Perkins quotations come from The Secret Record: Modern Erotic Literature. Rhinoceros Books: 1992. Chapter XI. “The Metasexual Novel” pp. 235-258.
  • The “fucking quotation” was cited by Ashley Montagu in the book Anatomy of Swearing, U. of Penn. Press, 1967 pp. 314-315.
  • Quotation came from What Wild Ecstasy: Rise and Fall of the Sexual Revolution, John Heidenry, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1997.
  • Quotes from these Marco Vassi novels were included in the essay: The Erotic Comedies (The Vassi Collection Book 11), In Touch (The Vassi Collection Book 7), The Saline Solution (The Vassi Collection Book 4) and The Other Hand Clapping (The Vassi Collection Book 12). All of these come from the Open Road Media ebook editions (2014 Kindle).
  • Quote about celibacy in Notes section comes from the April 2, 1986 letter in Shepherd and the Nymph: The Erotic Letters of Marco Vassi and Eve Diana. Edited by David Sternberg, Red Alder Books, 2020. Ebook.

“Interlude: Backup Dreams.” Epigraph quotes an imaginary book mentioned in the 1924 silent film Girl Shy starring Harold Lloyd and directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor. (View entire movie on YouTube. The quotation comes at the 9 minute mark).