I’m participating in Blogging From A-Z Challenge in April – one blog post on every day in April (except Sundays!) Wish me luck!
April 1 – A: Adult Content
When I signed up for this challenge, the instructions were to give your blog a code to help others, like if you post about animals or writing or mechanics – stuff like that. If you have Adult Content on your blog, that was your code. So because I write erotica, my code is AC.
I understand the reasoning behind that. If you’re looking looking for stories about dogs, you don’t want to be stumbling onto my blog! Or maybe you do! 😉 But seriously, if you only read Christian fiction, you should probably stay away!
Not that my books are so ‘dirty’. I mean, my Husbands and Wives series contains explicit sexual situations but I’ve read some books that go quite a bit farther. Maybe there should be a code for all erotica out there, to determine the level of adult content. You get your romance, where the sex fits in on the road to the Happily Ever After; some times its a little graphic and there should be a Intended For Mature Readers sticker on it.
Btw, I’ve been told my novel Coming Home, by Holly Kerr, should have one of those stickers! I always forget about the couple steamy sex scenes I put in there!!
And then you get erotica, where the story develops around the sex scenes. You want to have a sex scene where two people are going at on an office desk? Well, then write a story about sex in the office! (See Office Plays, out April 14 ;)) But then, maybe there should be levels of how explicit the office desk sex is. Some writers prefer a more vanilla type of sex scenes, and that sells quite well. And some like a more rocky road type of scene on the desk, and that can be successful as well.
Since I’ve begun writing erotica, I’ve really dived into this genre. I call it research! 😉 You would not believe what is available under the erotica genre! I don’t go for the longer, flowery hearts and romance types of books – I like my sexy bits short and spicy! In the last year, here’s a sampling of some of the subcategories I’ve discovered:
- BDSM that makes Fifty Shades look like a walk in the park; hard core stuff
- swingers, couples, husbands handing their wives over to other men for a night of fun
- animal sex – werewolves, werebears?
- Cougars – the older woman kind
- Sasquatch, erotic pixies, tentacles and other monsters
You have to admire the imagination on some writers! Impressive. A few of my favourite titles:
- Pregnant by a Unicorn
- My Mom Married Bigfoot
- My Billionaire Triceratops Craves Gay Ass
And no, I’m not providing links to those! If you want to read about triceratops, I’m sure you’ll already know where to find it!
To sum it up, there’s A LOT of adult content out there. And I’m okay with my blog being coded as such. But I don’t think all erotica should be grouped together. Some adult content should really have a genre all on it’s own!!
April 1, 2015 at 7:25 pm
I find adult content can mean anything. What I write is steamy, and it would likely offend some, but it isn’t as hard core as some things I’ve read or seen.
I like a bit of everything from sweet, spicy, erotic romance to erotica.
Variety is the spice of life, right?
April 2, 2015 at 6:12 am
It definitely is!! Thanks for stopping by!
April 3, 2015 at 7:09 pm
This is such a timely post as I was just scrolling through the list on the A – Z page and clicking on the other blogs marked AC. What I discovered was that most of them are not what I would deem to be Adult Content. I think that it is not really a very helpful label to be honest as it is so subjective. What is ones mans porn is another mans art.
April 6, 2015 at 3:01 pm
I agree! There’s not a lot of adult content on my blog. In my books, on the other hand…;)
Thanks for stopping by!!