Confession: this guy's stories get me off like nothing else.
It's terrible. His web design is worse than incomptent-some of those letters don't even have any stories, the story links aren't lined up with the titles and descriptions, and I think some of the stories are posted in .doc format. His writing is terrible and the grammar is bad, and the stories almost never have proper endings. And the content is incredibly offensive and misogynistic stories of violent rape.
These stories get me off. I don't even know why. But I read them and masturbate and they just work for me. I hate the writing, hate the guy, am annoyed with myself--and wet as all hell.
I would kind of like to find some replacement erotica with the same themes of protracted struggle and assfucked innocence, only written by a sane person who knows how to craft a story and a webpage and doesn't make me worry that they're a sex offender, but... so far I haven't found one that has quite the same effect on me.
I don't know if you knwo this, but Powerone is on Literotica (which has a much better web design!), here: http://www.literotica.com/stories/memberpage.php?uid=91789&page=submissionsReplyDelete
I have read most of the stories and had them affect me much the same way as you describe here...
Have you ever read any of Remittance Girl's erotica? I adore her darkness and besides the woman can just write.
I myself am a big guilty-pleasure fan of The Kristen ArchivesReplyDelete
Although the writing quality there varies so wildly as to be downright comedic...
Funny thing about erotica: it doesn't have to be well written to get you off. It just has to press your buttons. And if you have obscure and/or unpopular buttons, the smaller the chances of finding something well written.ReplyDelete
There is a bottomless sea of badly written erotica out there on the web... don't feel bad about enjoying something awful. You wouldn't be the first kinky person I know to express such a sentiment.
I have the opposite problem. I can only get off on well-written porn, but I can get off on any well-written porn. And my turnons are very... impressionable. (No, seriously, I accidentally ended up acquiring a fetish for people who don't bathe. WTF, libido.)ReplyDelete
On the bright side, if I ever end up dating, like, a furry or something, all I have to do is find really well-written furry porn, and there you go.
I couldn't make it through one page of that stuff. I've never found any literary erotica that did it for me, though, regardless of its style or content.ReplyDelete
Second what Bruno said. I spent about four minutes wading through one of the pieces, and uggh, I'll never have that time back again. Wow, was that atrocious.ReplyDelete
Wait -- now it all becomes clear -- you have a fetish for Neanderthal morons.
This puts so many of your hook-ups into a whole different light... ;)
I spent several minutes wading through one of the pieces, and it was atrociously written and completely absurd and it kind of worked anyway.ReplyDelete
It's kind of shameful.
Off to follow links to better pr0n...
I don't mind badly written stories once in awhile, as long as there's something really dirty and vividly expressed, but that writer up there creeps me out a little. I don't know WHAT it is, but it feels like something is off.ReplyDelete
@Holly: I clawed my way through one of the stories to see what they were like, found myself giggling most of the time. Everything you said is true: the writing is bad and the one story I read was fairly misogynistic. What's amusing here is that the writing in your blog entries is fantastic and you're never misogynistic.ReplyDelete
That's what I love about guilty pleasures.
My theory on this is as follows: orgasm is in the mind, at least for my personality. I don't get off from particular stimuli (though stimuli ARE necessary -- I can't orgasm without stimulation, though I've heard a few people can), or from particular images (even though I'm more visually oriented due to testosterone, and some images are more suggestive than others). What gets me off is, inevitably, a thought: "OMG, she's coming," or, "Holy crap, here I am," or, "I can't believe I'm seeing-feeling-doing this." THAT'S what does it for me. I'm fairly certain I'm not alone in this.
My point is: if orgasm is in the mind, if what gets us off is embedded in the psyche, then your experiences as a human being craft the thoughts necessary for orgasm. If I'm right, then it's no surprise that you, Holly, feminist, egalitarian, pragmatist, progressive, slut (and I say that only in the redeemed sense of the word!), and numberless other things, are still a product of the society in which you were raised, even if your personality is such (as is mine) that you feel compelled to critique it.
I'd throw my own fetishes out there, but I don't want to derail the conversation.
Initially I dropped in to thank SapioSlut for suggesting me and then got caught up in the blog post.
As much as I pride myself on being a good writer, I, like you, have a perv-spot for certain pieces of writing even though they're of no literary value whatsoever and often have a really misogynistic streak, still turn me on immensely. I get my fix on Literotica, mostly.
I took a look at a couple of stories on the PowerOne site. And, yup, they're pretty much the same.
Firstly, one of the attractions for me is there is a lot of non-con and other taboo subject matter. there's really no time wasted in developing characters or any attempt at a plot. There's no context for anything. It's all about the sex - the nastier, the dirtier, the more forbidden the better.
I think this is the erotica / porn divide. And for me, Powerone sits firmly in the porn camp. I don't think this is any kind of an insult - it's just a definition of genre. And, unsurprisingly, it does exactly what porn is meant to do for you - it gets you off.
Erotica may or may not get you off. Certainly my aim in writing it might be to incite erotic feelings, but I'm not writing a story as a masturbation aid. I write stories hoping that people will have strong emotional reactions to them, recognize themselves in elements of the character, be drawn into worlds they haven't been to yet. But I don't write with the aim of actually bringing someone to orgasm.
I don't think this is the job of erotica. But it is the job of porn. Erotica is, in my view, better at tying eroticism and sexuality into the everyday world. Porn is about leaving that world behind and just focusing on the sex by itself - out of context.
Both, I think, are valid forms of writing.
Yeah, I know what you mean. Seriously, I read erotica all the time (visual porn does not do it for me at all. I start worrying about the actors and comparing myself to them- it's a mess), and sometimes the worst stuff gets me hot as hell. Not anything I would be the slightest bit interested in actually doing, but, well, there it is. I'm hot.ReplyDelete
Have you tried oysters&chocolate? I've never checked out their kink stories, but they do have extensive listings in those categories.