Y is for YA: Sense and Sensuality
Apr29

Y is for YA: Sense and Sensuality

The Young Adult genre has recently achieved validation above and beyond the rather clumsy and gratuitous posturing of the lovesick Bella that invoked hordes of fans to choose sides and cast away all notions of credibility as angst and self-absorption reached staggering new heights. What, you aren’t a fan? Didn’t say that… Team Jacob. [Don’t judge me.] From wildly dystopian futures or alt histories, to coming-of-age, to the...

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X is for Xenophobia and other biasses #atozchallenge
Apr28

X is for Xenophobia and other biasses #atozchallenge

Biasses.  You gotta love them.  And it all comes down to one person deciding another person’s choices are distasteful to them, and that they need to be punished somehow for it.  And then it turns into people saying that something shouldn’t be, and you know, that’s the point where lives are destroyed.  And I’m not saying you’re not entitled to an opinion, but y’know, being nasty to someone for even...

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V for Virginial and other (incorrect assumptions) #AtoZchallenge
Apr25

V for Virginial and other (incorrect assumptions) #AtoZchallenge

Y’know what drives me absolutely bonkers about people getting into erotica is that in some books are just downright terrifying as to what they ‘represent’ as fact.  One of the absolute crackers are the ‘natural, virginial’ women that just happen to tame the slightly rogue dominant master who is jaded and tired of the scene, and suddenly finds his/her freedom nirvana ‘teaching’ a virgin. Let me...

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Transgressive Taboos and Why We Love Them #AtoZChallenge
Apr23

Transgressive Taboos and Why We Love Them #AtoZChallenge

Erotica is transgressive by nature.  Someone smarter than me said “Simply discussing female pleasure is an act of rebellion.”  I don’t remember who.  Probably Camille Paglia or Naomi Wolf or some other icon of things I only barely begin to understand.  But what I do understand is that while pleasure and sex may be transgressive in some circles, in many it’s not.  BDSM has even gone through a normalizing over...

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Porn in Picture by Pavarti K Tyler #AtoZChallenge
Apr18

Porn in Picture by Pavarti K Tyler #AtoZChallenge

Such pretty things are the things of porn.  Such lovely curves and deliciously hard lines.  Why then does Porn for Porn’s sake turn me off so.  I love to see the moment when a mouth opens in ecstasy, when a leg wraps over a hip to pull the body of their lover closer, when a hand drops down to tease the softness below… Recently, I’ve discovered that it isn’t porn that bothers me, but professional porn....

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