Monday, February 21, 2011

Personal Taboos

We all have them. Some things are simply a turn off for us. Yellow cars bug me. I have a major aversion to Japanese food but love Chinese food. I hate wearing coats and no matter how cold it gets will only wear a light jacket like a windbreaker. And please do not stick your finger in my face.

But those aren’t the kind of taboos I’m talking about. I’m talking about things that really make you go ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. That TV show 1000 Ways to Die makes me go ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. There is something in every episode of The Family Guy (no, I don’t watch it but I hear enough of it to know) that makes me go ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

But I’m not talking about TV.

I’m talking about sex. Particularly sex in erotic romance books. What’s the “ick factor” for you? Where does it cross the line? Is it in the pairings—as in can there be too many? Is there something you’ve seen portrayed in an erotic romance that simply is UNromantic and UNbelievable?

I think this subject should produce some lively banter between commenters. Unfortunately, I’m NOT here. LOL No, folks, I’m off the grid for a while. Computer is sleeping. So my post showed up this morning automatically—well, let’s hope so. Lol I’m afraid I’m not going to be online for a while due to a family emergency. But! I’ll see you again soon.

Hope everyone is happily reading and writing. Hugs to all.

9 comments:

Jeanie Johnson said...

Call me a prude...but for me it's FISTING...I know we can push a 10lb baby out of us (ladies...lol) but I'm just not that into it...fisting that is...

Anonymous said...

I HATE 'token sex scenes'. What I mean by that is don't write two characters who don't even look at other people because they are so wrapped up in each other that no one else exists for them...then on page whatever, someone knocks at the door, and it's his hot friend. Suddenly it's a free for all for the three of them to jump into bed together. UNCOMFORTABLE. EWWWW. It's like trying to picture your parents having sex. THAT bad. You suddenly had two people do something the other whatever pages said they didn't want...but hey, 'Token sex scene inserted here' because menages sell better. No! Ones where the characters are written to be open to that sell. Those are HOT. Token scenes are Not! Making Jill and John Loyal into adding Paul - UNCOMFORTABLE. LOL.

Harlie Reader said...

For me its fisting, too. Also, I can't wrap my head around in a menage when its two brothers. Also in a menage, after two, there's way too many players. I realize that its fiction and fantasy but I can't keep up as a reader. Don't laugh, you've probably thought that, too. Incest is ick, no matter whose involved. Plus, no blood and excessive pain in BDSM. I realize that's the lifestyle but still, I really don't want to read about a sub screaming her/his head off because of the pain. I also don't like when a book is being sold as a menage and you expect a happy ending with three and someone gets hurt, badly. That's burns me up! Don't sell it as a HEA menage; it only has the menage element in it.

I could go now but I would bore you to death. LOL!

Janet Eckford said...

If there is a scene with anal sex through finger penetration and the hero touches the heroine right after I freak. I have a fecal phobia and all I can keep thinking is "He didn't wash his hands, he didn't wash his hands". I also freak out if they use a condom during vaginal but not during anal and than immediatly pop on a condom to go another round in the vajay.

C. Zampa said...

For me, it's the terms used in most erotic romance. Names for body parts, etc. So crude, so unromantic, so..well..ugh.

Some, I suppose, were words I heard as a young girl, which were only used by men in VERY demeaning references to women. Just can't stomach it.

Jen B. said...

All of the prior comments are good. I have to agree about the fecal thing. Ugh, wash your hands. Same goes when the hero lovingly wipes down the woman after some crazy, aerobic sex and then flops the dirty rag on the floor! Aaahhh! But the one that always makes me go Eeeekkkk!!! is when the characters stick their tongues in the "back passage". Gak, gah, ewww... It might feel good but... I have no words.

Regina Carlysle said...

In day to day life I auto delete any msg. with SQUEEEEEE in the subject line...but Tess you know that don't you???? It reminds me of middle school girls and makes me want to tear my hair out. So no, I won't even read the msg if squee is in it.

But you asked about stuff we read. I DO write some anal but I don't really like to read it. Yes, weird I guess. Twins in menages ick me the hell out. Creeeeepy and a major turnoff for me.

Regina Carlysle said...

Ooops. Better clarify here...Tess knows the squeeeeee thing bugs the piss out of me so every now and then she sends me an email with SQUEEEEE in it just for fun. Yes, my friends have a warped sense of humor.

Natalie Dae said...

Incest books.

:-\