The past year or so was quite the eye opening experience in reading for me. Not only was I introduced to the joys of tree sex with oversexed men who change into seals but also Italian hermaphrodites heroines and their double penis heroes. And let’s not forget the fun of making love on a horse with your orifice of choice. And now I found out, thanks to Kati from Adventures in Katidom, that Joey W. Hill has written a fantasy romance called A Mermaid's Kiss where the heroine shift changes into a mermaid. And at one point the hero and mermaid woman have sex while she is in her mermaid form. Say hello to the year of fish love! And apparently there is a sequel planned, A White Beauty, with a heroine being an octopus.
Up until a few of years ago, my reading tastes were quite tame. I was more a fan of traditional romance where the boy meets girl, they fall in love, have some lovely sex and get married. I honestly never knew there were some mainstream romances that stretched the boundaries of sex. I have heard of certain books much like the sex stories found in Penthouse Variations, that would be in the back of the magazine rack with all other “dirty” magazines, but they never really appealed to me. But then with the internet boom, I found such a website called Literotica.com that really opened my eyes to the ways of different sexual scenarios.
Literotica.com, is a site that is much like Fanfiction.net, but specializes in more hard core types of erotic or sexual fiction that ranges from incest, fantasy, multiple partners and gay and lesbian stories.
Some of those stories I decided to read shocked the ever loving crap out of me and my mouth dropped more than a few times. I began visiting the site daily and I must admit I felt much like a voyeur because some of these stories went pass some lines that I wouldn’t even think of crossing. And should I be ashamed to say that I even enjoyed reading some? But because of Literotica, I have to say it opened my mind to try and read different types of books. I used to think that oral sex was one of the biggest taboos in romance. But then came the ménage a trio stories and those S&M scenes that dealt with bondage and sex toys. And let’s not forget anal sex, which I must admit is not one of my favorite sexual acts to read, but that is just me.
I will always be the type of reader who prefers more human love stories rather than the shift changing love that is being published at a rapid pace. I don’t prefer dragon love nor the latest fish sex that Kati so nicely brought to my attention. Perhaps I am a bit of a prude when it comes to sex in general but at least I have the choice to pick and choose my reading material. So, what may not work for me, may work for others. So those who enjoy certain stories and those authors that stretch the boundaries of sex, I give you praise, because you are a stronger person than I am.
With that in mind, are there certain sex acts that you just can’t read? What book have you read that had a certain sexual taboos that shocked you silly? And is there a certain sexual act or a scenario that just shouldn’t be written in romance?