The Amorist has been launched by Rowan Pelling, who launched The Erotic Review in 1997.
The Amorist has been created for readers who want to lose themselves between the sheets of a publication that’s as romantic about sex as it is discursive, philosophical, truthful, wayward, wry, flirtatious, occasionally baffled and downright engrossed. A magazine that has a strong historical perspective, because there’s no erotic distraction our forebears haven’t perfected long before us. Science and technology form a strong part of our brief too, since the age of the robot lover is already upon us. And we’ll interview the Casanovas and Cleopatras of our age.
In short, our content will include features, a diary, original fiction and poetry, photographs and illustrations, profiles, first-person articles and wide-ranging reviews.
The Amorist seeks to counter the modern tendency to see sex through a purely functional prism. We applaud the notion of courtship, flirtation, mystery and erotic connection. We do not believe anything is as good as sex – especially not chocolate, scented candles and expensive cars. We believe complicity and a little mystery are integral to long-lived relationships. That many lengthy marriages resemble the teetering, ancient village houses your see in the French Midi, all the more picturesque and enviable for the moss, cracks and weathered stones. We believe sexual love is the greatest and most compelling mystery of human existence. We invite you to explore it with us.