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Now, I’m a Millennium gal, so really for me, this question shouldn’t even arise (ha ha, see what I did there?) but I was reading an M/M romance the other day, and without even realising it, I was skim reading the parts where they had sex! Hello, this is surely the best bits I hear you cry. Well, you can imagine how shocked I was to find myself doing that, I mean, I’m a liberated woman of the noughties, thus a little M/M backhole action is par with this age, is it not?

If I’d have been around when the famous feminists were yelling “burn your bra!” I would have been there like a shot… now come to think of it, it probably depends on how much I paid for that particular bra…. Ok I digress again, but seriously now that I look back on past M/F/M,erotic romance’s where there were two men involved, I realise that I actually did the same thing with them, read the parts where they were focusing on the female, but skimmed the parts were there was a little cock-to-cock action, or should I say Cock-to-back-hole, as was usually the case, and if they start to insert each others digits into their respective anus’s, well the whole thing becomes a butt clenching exercise, and I start to wriggle uncomfortably in my chair, so once again, I skim.

In trying to figure out why I just can’t enjoy purely M/M books, I’m plagued by the thought that perhaps… brace yourself for this… Perhaps, I’m a PRUDE!!!!! Aaaaaarghh!!!!! Yech, and Double Yech.

I really hate to think that I’m closer to my mother’s generation’s way of thinking, but then, I stop and think harder, dismissing the above thought and grasping onto a new one…. Brace yourself…. Perhaps it’s the whole ANUS RIDING THING that I’m uncomfortable with!? No, that aint it either. *Carries on thinking*. By jove I’ve got it. IT DEPENDS.

I recall reading a book by an author where the hero inserted a finger into the other hero’s ass (it was a M/F/M story) and I couldn’t help but think that perhaps he should have worn gloves whilst doing this, can you imagine? In the middle of what is supposed to be a mega hot sex scene, and all of a sudden, I visualise the giver, with yellow Marigold gloves on trying to avoid any untimely follow-throughs. Sheesh, it’s enough to kill any sexual moment I tell ya! I promptly moved on and skimmed. Yep, avoidance is sometimes a good thing.

On the other hand, I read Lacey Alexander’s French Quarter, Sin City, and Key West, which had some light M/M scenes, and not only did I not skim these parts, I read them and enjoyed them!!

In Rachel Bo’s first Strength in Numbers book, Double Jeopardy (another M/F/M) once again, I revelled in the M/M action, rather than shied away from it.

So people, I’ve decided that my skimming M/M sex scenes in books is completely the author’s fault. (I refuse to believe I’m a prude.) Now that I think about it, there are some M/F sexual marathons that I skim too, this is either because the sex scene was too long, or it was a complete snoozefest. I know that I can’t be the only one who hates sex sessions in erotic romances that get my eyes drooping sleepily!

So there you have it, I’m NOT a prude, the author just didn’t do a good enough job.


  • Dawn
    April 28
    1:50 pm

    ROFLMAO on the Marigolds!

    OK, I’ll admit I do like to read MM action (I’m obviously a perv!).

    I can’t think of any books where I’ve experienced the yech factor. Certainly done the snooze factor, ergo those 2 I mentioned before.


  • Tammy
    April 29
    1:26 pm

    I’ve noticed that there seems to be an influx of M/M stories just lately.

    Not too long ago finding M/M romance titles was unheard of. I’m with you Karen, I have to have at least a female in there for me to be able to read and enjoy, I guess I’m a bit prudish, lol!


  • Jenn
    April 29
    2:34 pm

    I am a prude.

    No M/M for me or F/F.

    I skim and don’t buy


  • Paz
    May 1
    12:27 am

    I’m with you: The author has to do a good job for me to want to read M/M or F/F. And it’s not just the sex scenes but other little things that count for me — romance, gestures, thoughts, etc…



  • Dawn
    May 2
    11:30 am

    Actually F/F doesn’t really do much for me. Maybe that’s some Freudian thing. *snort* but then everything’s a Freudian thing according to Freud.


  • Rocio
    May 2
    9:25 pm

    Well, I’m with you on it depending on the author! I like to read about feelings so if the author don’t make me feel the characters feelings and the scenes is not part of a plot…I’m out of it!!
    I have to admit that only author that love sex and actually enjoy it should write about it. Most of the time I cannot help but think…does she really know how is it done in real live?…When you read a real good sex scene from an experience author you not only enjoy it, but also get to learn a bit of it.
    I think the super demand sex is getting now is forcing most of the author to write about sex scene they not only don’t have a clue, but also are not interested in it!!


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