First things first: Filament magazine is having an open erotic fiction contest! Filament magazine is THE BOMB–they’re a British “lady mag” that focuses on the female gaze in eroticizing and sexualizing the male form, with beautiful art and photography layered with intelligent and interesting articles. It’s magical, and now they’re offering all their readers a chance to participate! Huzzah!
Personally, I’d love to submit something, but despite my love of writing about all things sexy, I’ve found that I’m absolutely hopeless at writing erotica. I focus too much on thinky stuff, the background, the setup, and not nearly enough on the hot details. I still harbor dreams of someday being a contributing writer for “the thinking woman’s crumpet,” but haven’t found the right angle yet, and erotic fiction certainly ain’t it. So, readers, HAVE AT! Enjoy! And thanks to Violet Blue, the judge and one of my favorite ladies, for pointing this out to me on my blog roll before I got around to Filament’s website.
Second, I just learned how to do reverse cowgirl! I’ve never successfully accomplished this before, so I’m very proud. It’s not exactly easy, but it’s not as difficult as I thought it would be, either. I do, however, need to work on my thighs if I want to be able to keep it up for more than a few minutes at a time. New Years Resolution #4. It’s interesting, because I’ve never been much of a fan of reverse cowgirl, at least as far as watching porn goes. It’s an awkward position to get into, for one thing, and there’s always some fumbling that’s not so sexy to watch. But more than that, although I know it’s used to showcase the woman’s body while hiding the man’s (and that in itself annoys me: show me some man-mean!), I think it makes the woman look a little stretched out and angular. With all her limbs splayed and her stomach thrust out, she looks more like a stick bug than a sensual, curvy lady. But despite my reservations, it feels pretty damn good. I will be trying it again.
Thirdly, in another first-ever accomplishment, today I sent in my second of four articles on the female POV in pornography to Madison Young’s TheWomansPOV.com, along with a photo that I took OF MY OWN POV! (No, that’s not it above: I’m WAY pastier than that, and I don’t live somewhere that promotes beach-going in January.) I don’t know if they’ll run it or not, but I felt extremely awesome about pointing a camera down at my own body and clicking the button. For all I’ve written over the years about how making sexy images isn’t shameful or wrong, and how it’s actually empowering and important, this is the first time I’ve taken my own advice and done the deed. I hope it makes the website! I’ll keep y’all posted.