So, the erotic writer wants to know.
This will be a little different from my usual fair. As Tentacle and I write our minor and
degenerate magnificent Tentacle epic, we’ve been discussing (males that we are) the female psyche and the delicious question of pain, pleasure and women. We can’t agree, so we’re asking our readers, women (but also men if they dare). What is it about pain and pleasure that excites a woman? Is it more true of women than men? We think it is. Why do even women seemed to be aroused by the site of another woman who is thoroughly spanked, whipped, nipple-pinched and erotically dominated? And though we know this definitely not true of all women, there’s something about this that’s more true of the female psyche than not. What is it about punishment, erotic shaming, and submission that deeply appeals to the female psyche? — that make her lift her pussy on all fours? — that makes her tingle, warms her thighs and makes her wet? — that makes her, in the right place, at the right time, and with the right lover, press her cheek to the sheets and offer herself for the taking? And if you want to ask Tentacle or Mr. William Crimson an erotic question, in return, we promise to be candid.
Madeleine Mitchell has just posted her own thoughts on this subject. She writes:
“Our culture has recreated women as powerful and empowered, and this is a very good thing. But biology is stronger than society, which is why it may be that, even as women enjoy a new found social dominance, so many are drawn, individually, to fairy tales of emotional and sexual submission, ie: 50 Shades.”
She also invites your thoughts at her blog — cleverboots.