Exotic locations lend themselves to sexual exploration. Travelers are free from the mundane details of ordinary life, their senses filled with the sights, sounds, and aromas of faraway places. Here, Alison Tyler has collected twelve stories of lush, exotic sex. In “Spider” by Donna George Storey, an English teacher in Kyoto has always been afraid of spiders until she meets a man whose surprising ropework makes her feel securely wrapped in a web. In Shanna Germain’s “Native Tongue,” a translator in Costa Rica indulges in a wordless affair with an artist who shares no common language.