[Hannah Myers | Contributing Writer]
Admit it, everyone has read a piece of erotic fiction in their life, even if it was completely by accident. Erotic fiction is a way to escape the mundane, because I’ll be honest, I’ve never seen an advert in any DIY-shop to buy a “Red Room of Pain”. Before we start, I feel like I must remind you of the following: bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism (BDSM) is included in lots of erotica; the common principles of which are being safe, sane, and consensual.
Speaking of red rooms…
50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James
This well-known first in a trilogy, based off of the Twilight novels, seemingly inspired the world to express their desires to explore the world of BDSM. Anastasia “Ana” Steele is whisked up into the enticing world of BDSM, after interviewing the dashing Christian Grey. During their relationship he introduces her to his “Red Room of Pain”. Bear in mind that this book caused outrage within the BDSM community, as Ana never explicitly gives her consent.
Destined To Play by Indigo Bloome
Again, a first of three. The rules of this book are simple: no sight, no questions, 48 hours. Dr. Alexandra “Alex” Blake is swept up by university sweetheart Dr Jeremy Quinn. It only takes a couple glasses of champagne to make her spend another few nights with him. As the 48 hours ensue, Alex is exposed to things that she never thought that she’d experience again.
The Warlord’s Concubine by J. E & M. Keep
Bored of modern day erotica? How about valiant princes and princesses instead? The Warlord’s Concubine is a tale of two women and a dark wizard who dictates their fate. Mirella, a middle-aged handmaiden battles to save her princess’s life. So other than copious amounts of sex, you can also expect magic and mysteries.
Erotic novels can be a great way to diversify not only your reading experiences, but also your sexual experiences. And if you’re nervous that someone will judge you for reading them on your commute to and from uni, don’t worry – most are on Kindle.
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