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'"Colour. I see colour. I feel heat and pressure and the edges of everything become indistinct. I hover at the edge of a thought. When I fall over the edge I am surprised. Pleased. It is as if I have succumbed to colour. I am filled with it, and full of the idea of smell. My body pulses in the aftermath of this transformation.

This is my first orgasm. I can name it now. I can re-live it. But back then, at the beginning of things, there was no line between the colours and the heat and the scent."

When she was a child Krissy Kneen fell deeply, helplessly in love with her own sexuality. As a young woman she pursued her desires down whatever risk-strewn paths they led. Now, middle-aged and happily married, she remains driven by the need for orgasm, racked by obsessive lust, constantly in thrall to the temptation of pornography.

Could this be a problem?

'Affection is the true story of a woman, her body and the extraordinary adventures they've shared. (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Anthony Husband, lover, friend
  • Author's note: I have changed names. Memory is fallible. Time changes all things.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2009 .
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      Extent: 276p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 3 August 2009.
      ISBN: 9781921520617 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Romancing the Tome Jane Scott , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 30 November - 6 December no. 861 2011; (p. 37)
'Exploring the diversity of the human sexual response satisfies this local author and her readers.'
Some Pornography is More Equal Than Others Krissy Kneen , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , October no. 7 2011; (p. 38-47)
'Krissy Kneen, pornography enthusiast, challenges the myopic zeal of radical feminist and anti-porn crusader Gale Dines.' (Publisher's abstract)
Krissy Kneen : Sex and Magic Richard Fidler (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Conversations with Richard Fidler : In-Depth Interviews from the Popular ABC Radio Show 2010; (p. 16-31)
On Not Writing About Sex Krissy Kneen , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Perilous Adventures , vol. 10 no. 2 2010;
Super Sex Me Emma Tom , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , December vol. 4 no. 11 2009; (p. 21)

— Review of Affection : A Memoir of Love, Sex and Intimacy Krissy Kneen , 2009 single work autobiography
Review of the Week John Bailey , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 16 August 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Affection : A Memoir of Love, Sex and Intimacy Krissy Kneen , 2009 single work autobiography
Books Adair Jones , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 8 - 9 August 2009; (p. 20)

— Review of Affection : A Memoir of Love, Sex and Intimacy Krissy Kneen , 2009 single work autobiography
Sexy Romp Told with Affection Kate Lee , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 - 16 August 2009; (p. 21)

— Review of Affection : A Memoir of Love, Sex and Intimacy Krissy Kneen , 2009 single work autobiography
Honest, It's Not Just the Sex Emily Maguire , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 22 August 2009; (p. 27) The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 September 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of Affection : A Memoir of Love, Sex and Intimacy Krissy Kneen , 2009 single work autobiography
The Joy, or Not, of Sex Linda Jaivin , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 August 2009; (p. 15)

— Review of Affection : A Memoir of Love, Sex and Intimacy Krissy Kneen , 2009 single work autobiography ; Do You Want Sex with That? : One Woman's Journey through Childhood, Adulthood and Motherhood in Australia Claire Halliday , 2009 single work autobiography
A Life Stripped Bare Benjamin Law , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Sunday Life , 16 August 2009; (p. 18-19)
Krissy Kneen N. A. Bourke (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: Perilous Adventures , vol. 09 no. 5 2009;

'I write because if I don't write I become incredibly sad. It is the one constant in my life. It is my place of escape. When I am not writing well I feel awful about myself. It is where I get my self esteem. Even though I have a great day job, I get no sense of achievement from it. The happiest moments of my life have come after finishing a major work like a book or a particularly good short story. I write to get that high back, I suppose. I also have this burning desire to write something truly beautiful and can't stop until I feel like I have achieved this.' (Source: Author)

On Not Writing About Sex Krissy Kneen , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Perilous Adventures , vol. 10 no. 2 2010;
Krissy Kneen : Sex and Magic Richard Fidler (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Conversations with Richard Fidler : In-Depth Interviews from the Popular ABC Radio Show 2010; (p. 16-31)
Some Pornography is More Equal Than Others Krissy Kneen , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , October no. 7 2011; (p. 38-47)
'Krissy Kneen, pornography enthusiast, challenges the myopic zeal of radical feminist and anti-porn crusader Gale Dines.' (Publisher's abstract)
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