Pat Califia


Patrick Califia is the author of Speaking Sex to Power, Sex Changes, and Sensuous Magic. He lives in San Francisco.

Public Sex

"Always intelligent but never academic, Califia takes bold unpopular stances on censorship and sexual freedom…No aspect of sex is too forbidden or too undignified to merit Califia's critical attention." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Such a book is a beacon of common sense, political savvy, and intellectual and moral honesty." —Michael Bronski, Lambda Book Report

"These sexy, sometimes funny essays penetrate our sexual politics and remind us that internalized homophobia and child pornography are as much our responsibility as is wearing a condom." —The Advocate

"Lucid, intelligent, brave and true." —Dorothy Allison

"This highly recommended book should be available in public and academic libraries…" —Library Journal