Madonna wrote the book as a character named "Mistress Dita", inspired by 1930s film actress Dita Parlo.
The book has since become one of the most sought-after out-of-print books ever released and still remains the fastest-selling coffee table book of all time.
The second one is that Judith Regan, vice-president and editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster, flew to Los Angeles in March 1991 to meet with Madonna and her manager Freddy De Mann, armed with a proposal for a similar collection of photo-erotica.
By the end of the meeting Madonna had agreed "in principle" to do a book called Madonna's Book of Erotica and Sexual Fantasies.
But I realized it might be confusing or look like I was copying Spike [Lee].
Besides, Sex is almost as powerful: it's universal, it doesn't need translation - and it's only two letters more than X." Madonna originally wanted the book to be of an oval shape in order to simulate a condom but the printing and manufacturing of such a book would have been too expensive.