Now, I’m not a huge reader of erotica of any kind. I’d much rather tuck into my own imagination instead of a book when I want to get turned on.
I’m definitely a less-is-more kind of girl. Sometimes a slight sliver of skin is sexier than, well, the full monty.
Case in point: Last night, I was casually browsing for lesbian content on WordPress. Paging through pictures of rainbow flags, Jodie Foster, studs, bois, butches, femmes. And there it was. It looked angry and shocked. All pink and exposed. I thought it might be useful for teaching the finer points of female genitalia to novice gynecologists but certainly not for turning on this lesbian.
I chalked it up to a lesbian post for guys and not for actual lesbians. It’s never very hard to tell the two apart.
Random thoughts on erotica:
- Erotica is very personal. What might float this butch’s boat, might not float yours. So, an anthology containing 20 or so stories might only have two or three that get my motor running.
It’s not always the most well-written prose on the market. If I have to choose between Joyce Carol Oates‘ newest novel and Lesbian Samurai Zombies (real title), well, Oates will win out just about every time. I often think that I could write lesbian erotica that’s just as good as, if not better than, what’s currently available. Maybe I’ll give that a shot this year. I’ll need to start working on a pseudonym pronto.
- I can only remember one erotic story from over the years. It didn’t even involve any actual sex. Just some sexual tension. But it had a great ending image involving a woman clad in a pair of tall black leather boots. (This butch has a thing for women in high leather boots.)
Anyway, The Harder She Comes is pretty good as far as lesbian erotica goes. I find the whole butch/femme dynamic fascinating.
I’ve found myself evolving over the years from tomboy to lesbian to soft butch to butch. I’m thinking that this year I might want to butch up a little more.
I’ll no doubt blog more about my quest to become a butchier butch, but I thought I would plant the seed in this post.