La Petite Mort Book Launch

Posted on July 11, 2011 by


Here at MoSex, we carry quite a few Taschen titles and we’re psyched about the latest one. La Petite Mort means “the little death,” a euphemism for orgasm. Photographer Will Santillo conceived this project eight years ago: capturing photos of a thorough cross section of women masturbating in front of the lens. The one constant would be that each would decide and direct how she masturbated to climax while he captured the moment. Editor and author Dian Hanson provides framework for the photos by having interviewed 37 of the women and sharing their candid insights on overcoming inhibition and achieving orgasm in front of a stranger.

To celebrate the launch of Santillo’s new tome, get your copy signed (and meet featured models from the book!), join Taschen for the La Petite Mort launch party this Thursday, July 14th from 7:00pm-9:00pm at the TASCHEN Store New York, 107 Greene St. The event is free and open to the public. Please make sure to RSVP to store-ny(at)