Emmanuelle de Maupassant did an outstanding service in collecting and presenting responses of erotica authors to her survey. In this post, she focuses on the views and experiences of male authors. Much to learn in here. A highlight for me was Terrance Aldon Shaw’s quote on why men should learn about sex from erotica rather than porn. A big thank you to Ms. de Maupassant for this post.
Several months ago, I put out a call to writers (of both genders) asking them to ‘share their secrets’. Well over a hundred responded, including around forty men (some wishing to remain anonymous). My thanks are extended to all who have given their time generously, and who have written so honestly.
I’ll be posting the results of this ‘grand survey’ over coming weeks, launching with thoughts from male writers. The issues touched upon here deserve further discussion; we hope that they inspire writers and readers alike.
As ever, your comments are welcome.
Arousing Intellect and Flesh
Most readers currently associate the erotic genre with ‘steamy romance’ and, often falsely, assume it to be the province of women writers alone. In fact, several of the respondents to this survey are successful male writers of what is usually classed as ‘women’s spicy fiction’.
Meanwhile, there is a whole strata of erotic fiction…
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