The brain is the most erotic part of the human body. Orgasm happen in the mind. The body does not respond unless the mind is in the mood. And the mood can depend on one anywhere, anytime, triggered by anyone - all that's required is the activation of pleasure principle. This is precisely what this volume proposes to do. In The Pleasure Principle, editor G.Sampath brings together some of the finest contemporary fiction writers on a singular thematic platform: erotica. Naturally, the stories make for an exciting read - exciting in all senses of the world. In this volume, you will read about what happens when online lust goes offline, when a perverse desire consumes the life of a middle-aged teacher, when two women discover their attraction for each other, or when the cleaning lady turns up without clothes on. You will read about the six tapes of ancient gods, the amorous misadventures of a small-town youth, a nanny's encounter with a baker in a Croatian patisserie, a nine-year-old's accidental introduction to sex, and the unravelling of a repressed god-woman. The stories are diverse in style, voice and treatment but they all have one thing in common - an authentic rendering of the emotional landscape of sex. For all its physicality, sex is the realm where human beings are at their most vulnerable, or most violent, or most tender. The Pleasure principle is a bold attempt to explore the pleasures and torments of this realm. Join the adventure - you know this is one ride you can get off when you want to.