Insatiable: Porn – A Love Story by Asa Akira

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I can’t tell you what compelled me to purchase and read porn star (or “anal queen”, in Akira’s own words) Asa Akira’s “Insatiable: Porn – A Love Story”. Well, it might have partly been the alcohol flowing through my veins at half past midnight in the lead up to one hell of a Sunday morning. But that’s a story for another day and another place. Anyway, when I saw the beautiful cover sitting on my Kindle, I decided to dive in, each page a slow reminder of what I had gotten myself into several nights before.

1.) Who is Asa Akira?

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To be honest, I had no idea before I dove into this book. I’m not into porn, nor do I have some boyfriend stuffed away in a dark office that consumes it like candy. Akira is a hardcore porn star, and an award winning one at that. You know all the stereotypes about porn stars? Yes, she fits pretty much all of them, except she’s Asian (Japanese to be exact). Fake breasts, skimpy outfits, tiny waist, and very, very into sex of all types with all varieties of people.

2.) What is “Insatiable” about?

Basically, think of a memoir and throw that thought out. Akira’s “memoir” is more of a retelling of a lot of events in her porn life. We don’t really get to know her beyond her reactions to various scenes, various male performers, her husband (also a porn star) and their D/s relationship, and her strange relationship with a family in Florida when she was a stripper. Oh, and her adventures as an escort and sugar baby. If you were ever wondering what it was like for an older man to dote on you for a lot of money, you can find your answer here.

If you’re expecting more than just 75% retellings of porn scenes, this book might not be for you, but if you’re interested in the reasons why women get into porn, are empowered by porn, and why women are so into sex, you might consider it.

None of that answers WHY I read INSATIABLE. In fact, I don’t think I know that myself. It was a thing that happened that I kind of regret, because it put my mind firmly in the gutter and it was very hard to leave. It’s not really a memoir. Think of it more as a porn star’s journal of conquests, events, and memorable scenes. It’s…different.

There isn’t much more to say about it than that. I liked what I read, but more so for the tales than for the substance. There is no substance here. For that, you might want to turn to retired porn star Belladonna’s 20/20 special that aired a few years ago that she quickly disowned – if you can find it. Now THAT was eye opening.

But if you want to know more without picking up the book, this article via the NY Post is quite the eye opener on Akira and her status as one of porn’s top stars.

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  1. I liked this quite a bit too. The author Tweeted me a sweet response after I posted my review…although then I started getting followed by weird Twitter users, like “Hot Nude Asian Babes.” Not a Pulitzer-prize-winner by any means, but still has some cool things to say about sex and women who enjoy it.

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