Second Edition now published!

La Petite Mort by Taschen

After selling over 20,000 hardcover copies of La Petite Mort world wide, Taschen is pleased to announce a pressing of a second edition, now in softcover.


La Petite Mort—‘the little death’—is a euphemism for orgasm, but the women who masturbate for Toronto photographer Will Santillo ripple with the pleasures of life. This book presents the finest of Santillo’s intimate portfolio, in which each model decided and directed how she would self-stimulate to climax. In accompanying interviews, Dian Hanson speaks with 37 of Santillo’s models about overcoming inhibition and achieving orgasm in front of a stranger with a camera.

Will Santillo, Dian Hanson
Softcover, 20.5 x 28.9 cm, 208 pages



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