09 May '12

Good Smut Event Day Two – Sessha Batto: Why I Write Erotica.

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I’ll be honest – I write erotica, explicit gay erotica. Before I go any further, let me clarify. I’m talking about sex in all its permutations, from barely consensual sexual torture to tender lovemaking and the entire gamut in between. My only real boundaries are no children and no women. I write about men exclusively because of the wonderful shifts of power and control possible in a same sex relationship . . . and because I love men. No offense to the ladies, but I don’t think I could explore the same boundaries of pleasure and pain without seeming overly abusive, and that is at the core of everything I write. Beyond that, there is something wonderfully vulnerable and revealing about the decision to relinquish power, and the potent eroticism of two strong, powerful men being tender with each other.

Remember the old ads in the back of comic books for x-ray specs? For me, sex is my x-ray specs. It strips a character down to his core truth and spotlights who they are with far more accuracy than pages of exposition ever could. Sex is the ultimate act of trust. Who we trust, why, and to what extent reveals much of our psyche that we would normally keep hidden. Sex is the catalyst for revealing hidden baggage, all the events and experiences we think are safely buried but which bubble to the surface under pressure. Our kinks highlight our transgressive natures, throwing into clear definition the whys and hows of our alienation from society in general. In short, it’s the knife I wield to cut to the truth. What knife do you use?

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4 Responses to “Good Smut Event Day Two – Sessha Batto: Why I Write Erotica.”

  1. I will definitely have to check out your m/m stories…love men too so m/m stories are great. I do read m/f, and m/f/m, m/m/f,….but there are times when a great m/m story is wonderful!

  2. Your reasons for writing about men are very similar to my reasons for reading about them. There's something in the balance between two men that is just different than between a man and a woman. And that just makes it so fascinating.

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