I admit it. I am just a little bit of a grub, and unapologetically so. I like reading porn, erotica and romance! I am a total book geek. Naked photos, boytoons with big cocks and yes I do have a copy of Dorm Porn. I like it and it’s cool because sex and sensuality, in all its myrriad forms, are beautiful. Not to mention healthy!
Recent ebook reading has been ok. There has been the odd moment of brilliance but several seem to be suffering from some seriously vanilla sex. The good old insert tab A into slot B… fade to the fireplace shot and a whisper of Whitney and how she’ll always love you can be heard faintly in the background. I’m often left feeling like I’ve just watched an episode of The Red Shoe Diaries-porn minus the cock. That crescendo of mutual orgasms and happily ever afters. meh.
See, they should be thinking more along the lines of Kylie and her song Slow. Whitney smacks of a missish mindset whereas Kylie and Slow are just a bit less worried about decorum – Slow down and dance with me, Yeah, slow…(and don’t tell me you wouldn’t want to be Kylie lying about with all those men! See here.)
There should be celebration of the male body in ALL its glory and I come away feeling a bit dissatisfied with the book if it does not do that. The sex should flow naturally within the story and not be some perfunctory fuck at the end. Some tension and toe curling moments that fit within the narrative might be nice. I understand that some authors have more erotic story lines and content, I get that. But even though I am reading a whole crap load of books at the moment the sex is often the same, and tedious. Would it be of benefit to visit banana boys or sticky pen perhaps?
There is a definite difference, obviously, between porn and something more romantic. When I read porn, it’s porn, erotic and luscious usually minus the romantic entanglements. When I read something that is aimed at a more romantic audience I want to feel that connection between the characters but I also want the sex to be good. Remember, they’re boys and boys can be dirty, which I love. Sex is not clean, it’s dirty, sweaty and hot. Frequently, I am sure there is a certain hesitancy in authors to explore all facets of sexuality in a m/m book. Yes, I know you have a word count and you cannot perform sexual gymnastics all though the story, there does need to be a plot after all. But come on!!
There are some authors who I think that get it right. I am trying to to sound like a rabid fanghirl but JL Langley is one. There is that bit in With Caution-
– Jake pushes Remi against the wall and sinks to his knees and unzips his fly… and then a bit later says, “Be still, pup, and don’t come.” (hot damn)
I could go on! There are other authors who write beautiful sex in their novels, but I am afraid not everyone does. As this is important part of my why I purchase a book, maybe I need to start being a little more frugal and wait for more reviews. There is nothing worse than feeling like I’ve just wasted up to $7.00 US (appx $11.00 NZ) on Whitney, when what I really want is Kylie and some Slow heat, passion, feeling, romance and well written sex. Less vanilla and more neapolitan please!
Photography is all Joe Oppedisano. Hot are they not?