I was ruminating the other night about the smut, porn, erotica that I write for you guys and what it means to me. I know – this shouldn’t be one of those questions that keeps me up at night but what can I say? It did keep me up and this write up is what I have to show for it.
When I began this lesbian erotica journey almost a year ago, I was honestly in it just for the money. I read so many online forums and stories of folks making a living off of writing smut that I decided, why not? I would give it a try and see how far I could go – it wouldn’t cost me much more than my time and imagination. And anyway, how difficult could it be to write about two women getting it on? Seriously.
But here I am, months later and I have to say, writing erotica, specifically lesbian erotica is not what I thought it would be. I think I expected to find smart, well written, well thought out characters and situations. I think I expected to be slowly (or roughly if that’s what I was looking for) seduced by the author’s words into getting my rocks off. I was more than eager to sample various writings along the way and simultaneously make my mark. I was excited to be a working author and to join the lesbian erotic writer’s in the smut lit fray!
I laugh at myself now because I had NO CLUE that lesbian erotica was such a miniscule pool and that much of the writings out there would be geared towards men, written by women who weren’t lesbian or written by a man. Now before you go clicking away, I am not a man hating lesbian – I love men, they are pretty awesome and not just as the other 50% of the baby making equation or for fixing things. As a card carrying lesbian, I am not averse to the male physique. I just have no inclination to have sex with a man or to marry one. My surprise is really at how under-served the lesbian erotic genre is.
Before I get tarred and feathered, I have run across some lesbian erotica authors who are really good but by far that would seem to be the exception and not the rule. So I got to thinking some more – what do I want my writing to be? What does it mean to me?
I want my erotica to be smart, I want it to be genuine, I want it to be encompassing, I want it to move and delight whomever is reading it. I want my writing to stir my readers and compel them to examine their own reasons into love making or fucking. I want it to be good in the least and memorable in the long run.
Though its been some time since I last published for you guys (I’ve been unwell for some weeks – booo!!) I want the erotica that I write for you all to matter.
So tell me – what does lesbian erotica mean to you? And why do you read it?
I have to admit that I have a slight infatuation with the 1940s/1950s – something about the way the women dressed, how they carried themselves, the style of their hair. I love that time period! LOVE IT!
I also have to admit that I am a boob girl – I LOVE boobs! (Who doesn’t, honestly.) So imagine my delight in finding 1950s erotica – yes, I have the pictures to prove it!
Before you click that image – the gallery it leads to is NSFW!!! AT ALL!!!
Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Photo Credit: Vintage Erotica Forum
But aside from the spammy porn links on the bottom of the page, the images of this woman are… breathtaking. She isn’t this highly processed porn-star image that we have all been stunted by. She is for lack of a better word, wholesome, natural. There isa question as to whom she really is by the looks of the discussion happening within the forum (some have said she is Dagmar or Joan Blondell – neither of which seem to be true) but most can agree that she is gorgeous.
It makes me wonder what the lesbian ‘scene’ was really like during that time period. I did my best in hashing out what it could have been like in Daddy-Oh! and Another Man’s Treasure, Parts 1 & 2but seeing this unknown woman and her gorgeous body makes me wonder if I shouldn’t try to write another story, using her images as my inspiration – what do you guys think?!
Leave me a comment below if you would like to see another 1950s story written, with this mysterious woman as the main character. And check out my books below as 1950s written lesbian erotica reference 😉