'Confessions' is a collection of sexually provocative stories. Intelligent, sexually frank and stimulatingly revealing, the stories cover ferocious affairs, secret liaisons and powerful fantasies. Stories are written by strong new talent. They are chosen for their literary merit as much as their erotic content - and most importantly - for their ability to turn women, as well as men, on.
The themes in this collection range from 'Ritual' a portrayal of illicit passion through 'Afraid of the Dark' a tale of strange erotic experiences in a darkened room with a very willing onlooker, to a raunchy threesome in trendy New York in 'The Lecture' to a frank confession of sex in a crowded public bar in 'Control'. A heady blend of fantasy and reality bangs the drum for yet another twist in the development of the Agent Provocateur branded books keying in to the trend for memoirs of sexually license (following in the high-heeled footsteps of The Story of O; Anais Nin's short stories and 'Belle De Jour: the Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl' (Weidenfeld).
Joseph Corre and Serena Rees opened the first Agent Provocateur shop in December 1994, arousing a media frenzy usually reserved for superstars. The response was both exceptional and overwhelming! At the heart of Agent Provocateur philosophy is a profound belief in the intimacy of the experience that they offer. Rees and Corre introduced their vision of lingerie avoiding the British prudery that insists on categorising anything to do with sex as sleazy or smutty. The aim was to create an availability of high quality designer lingerie with creative flair to stimulate, enchant and arouse both wearers and their partners.