Thursday, November 12, 2009

Erotic Thoughts

There has been a lot of discussion lately about erotic content in books. How far is too far? Okay, sure, there are the usual things, no sex with minors, no rape (or only off-scene if relevant to the story line), no sharp objects in body orifices and of course no scat. (Vampire blood sharing/draining is a bit different and for me and in a separate category) But other than that, what constitutes too much erotica? Are multiple partners okay? Is it okay to show bondage/slavery between consenting partners? Is dubious consent okay?

Call me old fashioned, but I feel that between consenting adults pretty much anything goes. I enjoy writing (and reading) about two people in love--or falling in love--who explore each others bodies. I mean, isn't that what being with another person is all about?

Okay, there may be some sex toys involved, that's fine, but really, tongues, fingers and lips work just fine for me. Skin on skin is so sexy and I believe that's all that required. Okay, that skin can belong to a vampire or a werewolf or an alien, but when it all boils down, it's two people doing what two people do when they find that spark between them.

That's my take on it all anyway.Erotica is selling very well at the moment. Is that because as a society we don't like to discuss the 'S' word? We'd rather read about it.Dunno? Interesting, isn't it?

Thoughts welcome.


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