I’ll never tire of the depth and breadth of erotica that is produced by this small community, or at least the small faction I know and see. I am continuously moved and humbled by the artistry and sheer vulnerability that is expressed. In fact, that is the theme of the four pieces I’m highlighting here: Vulnerability – a man and the beloved women who beat him, a useful Toy, well used and put away for next time, the vulnerability of being addicted to someone, and lastly, the delicate limbo of faded ritual and the razor’s edge of self preservation.

Enjoy these bits of beauty, wrenched and rendered for our pleasure. To the writers: thank you.


In no particular order …

A Life In Three Dommes – Pain As Pleasure

This is a fascinating and touching account of a journey into and through the agony and ecstasy of professional FemDom relationships.

Today and Yesterday and Today and Tomorrow – Hanna Likes Dirty Words

I find Hannah’s writing somatic and intense, and this piece delivers on both counts. “She drips. She churns. She shudders. He’s in her mouth. She’s wet. She’s shaking. He’s spent. She’s full.” Need I say more?

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – Teachers Have Sex

Smell is a powerful sense and so inextricably linked with sex and intimacy, lust and addiction. Jo weaves a short, tight, tale of wanton desire here that lingers with you, much like smoke.

What Lies Beneath – Kinky and Perky

The palpable and personal sadness in KP’s words, along with the hyper closeup macro intimacy of the photo are more than I could bear. Raw and beautiful.


Violet Fawkes

Violet Fawkes (she/her) is a freelance writer and sex blogger focusing on pleasure education, erotic fiction, and the intersection of identity, kink and mental health.