28 May '13

Lactation, Tentacles and Mind-Control ; What are these WTFuckery Genres that keep appearing? (WARNING #NSFW)

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I’ll admit, I’ve been on a bit of reading slump for the last couple of weeks. The review inbox has stood at around 60 and it just doesn’t seem to be going down any. I’m struggling because I want to read a book because I like the look of the hero that particular day and not just because its the next in the pile; basically I’m being a whining blogger who needs to get her act together.

Because of my slump, I’ve been procrastinating a lot and one of the things I’ve been doing is hunting out What the Fuckery on All Romance. I’m actually fucking terrified with what I’ve found yet I can’t stop searching. It’s like watching Geordie Shore; I know I should stop increasing their viewing figures but I just can’t switch over.

What I’m finding is there seems to be some scary genres creeping into the erotica bracket. Yes, I am aware I am a total advocate for “your kink is not my kink” mantra, but I cannot get down with some of these tropes. AT ALL. Here’s just a few…..

  1. There are two pages of books tagged with the word “lactation”. Yes, this is a thing.
  2. There is tentacle erotica… no, I do not understand how this is sexy.
  3. There is HUNDREDS of books that I class as Pseudo-incest. Whether it’s Step-Dad or Uncle, it’s just fucking icky.
  4. Mind-Control Erotica. I’m sorry, is this not rape??
  5. Titles with the word “Breeding” in them. Why. Just WHY????
So here’s my question readers; do any of you read this stuff? Is it because you find it sexy? There is obviously a market for this type of book and I’d be interested to speak to someone who considers themselves part of it.


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5 Responses to “Lactation, Tentacles and Mind-Control ; What are these WTFuckery Genres that keep appearing? (WARNING #NSFW)”

  1. Lactation–gross, but meh. pretty tame stuff.

    Tentacles–I'm up for it.

    Pseudo Incest–for writers too chicken to go all the way and write the real thing.

    Mind Control–rape for the cowardly. Disgusting.

    Breeding–Absolutely obscene, turning women into animals instead of people.

  2. I feel you on the book reviews based on cover or blurb that strikes your fancy in the moment, and not just because it's next in line. You're lucky you have (only) 60.

    I second everything that L said. Those aren't "kinks" that speak to me. And the tentacle thing must be from authors who love Hentai.

  3. I like all the kinky things. *shrug* Meh. It's just the way I'm wired.

    In fact, I am writing a piece I've temporarily dubbed #tentaclesmut, which started out as a dare between me and one of my editors. (And not all hentai does it for me, either! Weird. I know.)

    I think there's no understanding why someone is attracted to a particular kink/item/fetish/thing.

  4. Okay, I read a lactation fetish story because I was creeped out by it on a very personal level and was curious how it could be at all erotic. And then my writing partner dared me to write one. (Hey, maybe that's how all of it starts!) And I did. Now I'm a bit more comfortable with the idea of reading about it – except the two stories I read really sucked. (Pun? Nah, too lame.) So…I'

  5. See, I've only read one tentacle erotica and it was a "penetrate every hole" type of book.

    I can totally understand the subjectivity of what people consider erotic; I just can't get my head around tentacle stuff (I have visions of the Faculty any time I read it!). Breeding is not sexy… it makes you sound like a cow..

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