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Madonna changed her mind about the title being X, when Spike Lee's film Malcolm X began to be promoted (the film was released three weeks after the book).

Sex has photographs that feature adult content and softcore pornographic as well as simulations of sexual acts, including sadomasochism.

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 book was an instant commercial success, managing to sell over 150,000 copies on its first day of release and topping the New York Times Best Seller list.

Since by contract she had total artistic control over any of the work released by Maverick, the agreement she signed with Time Warner concerning what not to do in Sex became obsolete.

The book was also influenced by Robert Mapplethorpe's infamous three-part XYZ portfolio, particularly the X portfolio, with Madonna even having considered the latter as a title during the formative stages of Sex.

According to Baron, during the photo shoots "[Madonna]'d do something crazy and then we'd come up with something even crazier".