“What did they want from it? Lechery, smut, confirmation of their worst suspicions. But perhaps some of them wanted, despite themselves, to be seduced. Perhaps they were looking for passion; perhaps they delved into this book as into a mysterious parcel – a gift box at the bottom of which, hidden in layers of rustling tissue paper, lay something they’d always longed for but couldn’t ever grasp.” 

― Margaret Atwood


Don’t tell me what to do … not yet – Ode to Dinah

“…I am aiming to find myself. I am aiming for my own independence, and self discovery. I want to know what it’s like to not have the guidance of a dominate [sic] man because I’ve had enough of it. I want to get to a place, after the vetting , and establishing great playmates, where I make up my own rules. I am doing that as I go already. Dinah, you’re doing it already.” 

Oxana, With Love – Cara Thereon

“My coffee was frozen midway to my mouth when I saw her walk in. Her eyes slanted just so, her lower lip fuller than her top, the left eyebrow just slightly higher than the right, and a birthmark just behind her ear.”

Antediluvian – Kinky & Perky

“Let me build you something big from wood. Fashioned with my own hands …”

Black Willow & Wilting Tulip – The Lexy Experiment

“Our neighbor gave us the black willow cutting and we’ll plant it this spring. In the wig and corset, I feel like I’m black willow, a darker version of that symbol of life.”

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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.