is for kink. From Merriam-Webster: n. (1678) a mental or physical peculiarity: Eccentricity, Quirk. unconventional sexual taste or hehavior.
You know, I wasn’t originally going to go here, but with the popularity of erotic and erotica stories (yes, they are two different things) I decided to go ahead and include it.
This proclivity, predilection, preference, whatever you want to call it, has existed for millennia. Some people are a bit more adventurous behind closed doors than others. And that’s okay. People were afraid to talk about it or read about it because it was difficult to hide a paperback book. With the popularity of ebook readers, these books have found an audience. More people are comfortable writing them and reading them.
The range of subjects is vast and something I’m not going to go into detail about. Sure, some of the stories may be just about the physical encounter, but there can be romance in that. The set up, the intensity of feeling. It’s all in your perception of the word romance. But I would be remiss if I left out any aspect of the romance genre.
Who has shocked you when you realized they read erotica/erotic romance?
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