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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N is for Naked truth #AtoZchallenge
Apr16

N is for Naked truth #AtoZchallenge

 What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains. —Tennessee Williams from A Streetcar Named Desire, 1947   Truth is a frippery, an excuse. Declare it once and done, it becomes the safe harbor and a platform upon which fantasy and desire inflict open wounds. Love is the Truth that disrupts, corrupts, interrupts. Jack White penned it, pinned it—a...

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J is for Jumping in….#AtoZchallenge
Apr11

J is for Jumping in….#AtoZchallenge

I guess one of the most amazing things about erotica is there’s no right way to get into it (although, personally I’d argue that 50 Shades of Gray is the wrong way, but others think it’s perfectly good, so that’s all right).  You can just jump right in. So, I thought today I’d share my top erotica books, and you can too, in the comments. To make it fair though, I’ve not chosen the team members of...

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I is for Invasive – an Introduction of Darian Paige #AtoZChallenge
Apr10

I is for Invasive – an Introduction of Darian Paige #AtoZChallenge

An unfortunate side-effect of being a composite recluse and introvert wishing to embark upon an artistic journey is that at some point you have to step out from the shadowed edges of the big room you’re haunting and announce yourself.  With luck and some clever social maneuvering you may find a segment of the room where the conversation is interesting, the company is simpatico with your own tastes, and hopefully judgments and...

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