I don’t want nice and clean,” Alison Tyler writes, I want hot and fast. Dark and dirty. I want hardcore.” These writers deliver with stories that locate that special intensity that elevates sex from ordinary to hardcore. In Radcylffe’s Sweet No More” a young dyke visits a sex club for the first time hoping to finally live out her private fantasies, only to discover a playmate who offers possibilities she never imagined. And in Jean Roberta’s In the Hold” what starts as a bit of frivolous role play for Amy and her married lover veers into dangerous territory when his wife arrives to claim what’s hers.