Sunday, July 15, 2012
Spanking fiction in the sort-of mainstream. No, not 50 Shades... Literotica
Alright, so everyone in hates 50 Shades of Grey. That's the impression I get from those in the spanking community. Erica pointed out a blog with a series of scathing reviews of each chapter. I read a few of them, and did chuckle. I get it. Within the spanking community we're sensitive to stereotypes and negative portrayals when this spanking thing we do is exposed to a wider audience. I get that. I hated the movie Secretary when I finally watched it.
But twenty million people bought one of the three Shades of Gray books. It's become a phenomenon not just within the spanking community, but among the general public. Here's a recent CNN article on it, and then there's this...
Here's my take on it: sure maybe the writing sucks, and it's silly, and chock full of stereotypes, but a lot of ladies that might not have been exposed to the joys of erotic kinky sex are now... well, at least enjoying reading about it, but hopefully might want to live out some of those fantasies in real life. I think that's a good thing. The first spanking stories I read on the internet jump-started an interest that was always there. However, looking back, a lot of those early stories I read were awful.
Speaking of spanking stories in the (sort-of) mainstream... Literotica.com is, I'm pretty sure, the largest website for sexy stories around. It dwarfs anything spanking related on the internet in both size and readership. There are a lot of good sexy stories, and there are a lot of awful ones too. Every day they approve about 50 new stories. The stories are categorized (group sex, romance, bdsm, exhibition/yoyeur, incest, nonconsent, lesbian, gay, sci-fi, and many more) so you can find (or avoid!) stories based on your interests. There's not a spanking category, but you can look up stories based on their "tags" of subject matter. Under the spanking tag there are over 4,500 stories. Now, not all of these are stories primarily about spanking. But there are some good ones in there. Caligula took down his webpage with illustrated versions of his spanking novels, but his stories live on Literotica. I also recommend TruthandLove's stories. A couple of other authors with a focus on spanking I saw just from a quick review of the first couple of pages under the spanking tag... PolyVoyeur and Totzman. These folks are likely unknown to most in the spanking community, but their stuff is read by many who are into "mainstream" smutty stories. Just thought I'd share.