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I recently read a blog on the Smart Bitches website, which talked about blowjobs in books. Back in the 1980’s the nearest the heroine’s mouth got to the hero’s love stick was usually when she was undoing his trousers, but then she promptly came back up, and did something inane like kiss his chest or chew on his ears or something.

Vicki Lewis Thompson introduced me to blow job scenes in one of her blaze titles, up till then, it had been just plain, kiss, thrust, tweak nipple, kiss, thrust, tweak nipple and then finally some more thrusting.

As for anal sex, what the hell was that! I have to say though that as a fourteen year old reading romance books, I don’t think anal sex was an education I was quite ready for. Going from Francine Pascal’s Sweet Valley High, to an Emma Holly-type book would have probably been too much for my teenybopper brain to comprehend.
Up until last July, when I discovered Elloras Cave

, I had never read any books, which had anal sex scenes in them, so thanks Lora Leigh *g*

As for BDSM, Once again, EC introduced me to the art of using whips, chains, and nipple clamps, and the whole pleasure/pain principle (my knowledge of these things have vastly improved) but generally, I prefer the lighter stuff. As for Dom’s and Subs, I’m too much of a feminist to truly enjoy such books (assuming that the female is made to be the sub).
In memory I can’t think of any Dom/sub books that I have ever truly enjoyed.
People tell me that Joey Hill’s Natural Law, was excellent, but I have yet to be swayed enough to buy it.

Which romance books introduced you to blowjobs, anal sex, and BDSM?

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  • Mel
    May 11
    3:43 pm

    I just can’t get into BDSM books. Nipple clamps and bondage just do not appeal to me, Like you Karen, I’m not much into doms and subs either.

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  • Dawn
    May 11
    3:58 pm

    Oddly enough the first time I read of oral sex in a mainstream book was about 3 years ago when I read Maureen Child’s “Colonel Daddy”, a Silhouette Desire.

    I remember pootling along, thinking, I’m quite enjoying this story, when BAMM! the hero went down on the heroine (euphemistically SP?). Screech on the brakes there! Did I just read that? Yes, I did.

    And from there it just got better (or worse). In a Mills & Boon Modern, Helen Bianchin’s “Mistress by Contract”, there was the word clitoris. Again another screech on the brakes. Did M&B produce stories that contained clitorises (or should that be clitorisi?). Yup.

    Now, anal. I have good old Ellora’s Cave to thank for that, specifically, Shi Walker’s “Voyeur”.

    I like to read the light BDSM (Jaci Burton’s Bound to Trust is a fave). I’ve read a few of the heavy stuff, and all it did was make me feel uncomfortable. Not bad stories, but I did discover why my own reading boundaries were.

    And Karen, you should try Natural Law, the heroine’s the Domme and the hero’s the sub. It’s a wonderful story, and HOT too.

    Yes, I have gone on a bit. LOL

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  • Tammy
    May 11
    7:47 pm

    Karen, I’m not too much into Dom/Sub books myself, but I did like Natural law, the hero was called Mac, and he was the sumissive one. It was a great book.

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  • Ella
    May 11
    9:35 pm

    You got any of these books that you can lend me?

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  • Karen Scott
    May 12
    7:45 am

    Dawn, LOL!!! I still remember being shocked when I first saw the word cock in a Blaze book, not ‘manhood’, not ‘hardness’, COCK, in glorious colour!!!

    I remember reading a Mills and Boon Modern romance story, and the hero bent the heroine and took her from behind, I nearly swooned in shock!!! Those books are usually so vanilla, I just wasn’t expecting it, LMAO!!!

    I’ve read Bound To Trust too, it was good.
    If you’re not into the heavy stuff, never read JW Mckenna books then, I promise you, you would probably never read a BDSM book again!! (And I don’t want any complaints from the two people who may have read and enjoyed his book please!)

    Tammy, I may just try Natural Law, but not yet, I think I’m gonna be reading Patricia Cornwell until I get out of my reading funk!!

    Eloise, you don’t have time to read, LOL!!!

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  • Shell
    May 12
    3:52 pm

    Ughhh! Hate BDSM with a passion. I’ve tried to get into it because everybody else seems to have read and enjoyed at least one BDSM book, but I just can’t do it. This genre has no appeal for me at all. My favorite genre are contemps. Love ’em.

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  • Karen Scott
    May 15
    10:38 pm

    Shell, I love contemps too!!

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  • Sam
    May 17
    4:01 pm

    Hi Karen,
    I haven’t read Natural Law yet, but I read Holding the Cards, and Joey Hill is one hell of a writer.
    Otherwise, BDSM is not my cup of tea either.
    There’s a lot of sex in regular romance books too, I think the Clan of the Cavebear series had as much sex as a mild EC book, lol. And it was a fave with my grandmother!

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