Her publishers were extremely apprehensive about the release as well as its commercial potential.
Sex was released alongside her fifth studio album Erotica, which went on sale a day earlier.
Madonna wrote the book as a character named "Mistress Dita", inspired by 1930s film actress Dita Parlo.
It also includes cameos by actress Isabella Rossellini, rappers Big Daddy Kane and Vanilla Ice, model Naomi Campbell, gay porn star Joey Stefano, actor Udo Kier, socialite Tatiana von Fürstenberg, and nightclub owner Ingrid Casares.
The book was edited by Glenn O'Brien and was released on October 21, 1992, by Warner Books, Maverick and Callaway Books.
One was that she conceived the idea of an erotic photography book during the shooting of the film A League of Their Own in the summer of 1991.
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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.
It's really to present another way of seeing things." The pictures were taken almost entirely in Super 8 format, and most of the photo shoots took place in New York City and Miami.