About Dorothy Freed:

I am, as of this writing, sixty-nine-years-old and still passionately interested in all things erotic: art, literature, films, and fantasies—not to mention hot, personal interactions when opportunities arise. Although I was led to believe that in my post-menopausal, estrogen deprived life, I would come to prefer travel, cooking, hiking, or gardening, to the allure of intimate encounters—this has fortunately proven to be untrue. My sexual life now spans a half century, and against all odds and aside from age related restrictions imposed by my body, it continues to unfold.

Dorothy Freed is a pseudonym—the name of the central character in my soon-to-be-completed book, PERFECT STRANGERS : One Woman’s Journey Through The Swinging Seventies—an upbeat, tongue-in-cheek account of self-exploration and sexual liberation—and of the process of inching toward personal empowerment, via three-plus years of rampant promiscuity. Somewhere along the way, the vibrant, uninhibited character I created took on a life of her own and devotes herself, with great enthusiasm, to the erotic side of life. This arrangement works well, since it leaves the person bearing my legal name free to write about everything else.

About Dorothy Freed’s writing:

Is it memoir, or is it fiction? At my age, and given the sexually active life I’ve led, I imagine that even the most fictional of my stories contains some seed of personal experience, even when liberally laced with make believe. Unless specifically stated that a certain piece is memoir, I leave it to my readers to decide.



  1. An auspices beginning to what should be a very interesting blog. It should be fun reading about the exploits of dorothy in swingerland.

  2. Like your site and particularly your blog. Let’s have more on the books you read–I’m sure you’ll turn me on to reads/books I don’t even know of. And more, too, about the writer’s life from your perspective!

  3. Dear Dorothy, I read your wonderful statements, and thank you for your very intelligent perspective on this problem. Your website greatly interests me, and I am very excited to have found it.

  4. After connecting on Twitter, I instantly liked you. Still do after coming here. Used to live in the city and East Bay before moving to Truckee. And used to be your age until my birthday last month. So from living loving and writing I guess we have a lot in common. Love, Somraj

  5. I’ve heard it said the best writing comes from imagination and experience. The three short stories — “Golden Rule,” “I Really Do Belong to You,”, and “Plug Play” — have the ring of experience behind them. Each is different; all excite the imagination. Well done.

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