This isn't a post about whether non-consent has a place in erotica or not. It clearly does, whether everyone likes it or not. It's controversial. I get that. But I'm not going to debate whether non-consent stories should exist. I'd like to talk about the flavors of non-consent.
I like writing about encounters between strangers. The strong forceful male sees something that he wants and takes it. She might enjoy it physically, or she might not. The level of humiliation and sadistic pain varies depending on the story I want to tell. Often, I tell the story from a woman's perspective, so the man is nameless. He's a strong pair of hands and a thick, hard cock taking her against her will. His eyes are piercing, dangerous and hypnotic. She doesn't need to know his name as he takes her intimately and brutally.
It's a difficult genre to write. There are hidden pitfalls that make a story enjoyable for some and not so enjoyable for others. For example, I love non-consent. That should be obvious. I don't like stories where there is physical violence that doesn't have sexual overtones. A woman getting punched in the face is not erotic to me. If he twists her nipples while whispering in her ear intensely, it makes me melt into a puddle. I like a plot and a storyline, but it doesn't have to have a deeper meaning. There doesn't have to be a great karma lightning moment for the attacker. He's probably going to get away with it and he won't have any feelings of remorse. She'll be left with a quivering pussy and a secret feeling of satisfaction.
Light humiliation is okay. Calling her a whore or a slut must be done with some class and a light touch. Even my own tastes are subtle. I don't like screaming men in my stories. He has to be strong, in control of himself the entire time, intense and...growly. (You know what I mean!) A wrong move could trigger instant dislike. As I write this, I think, 'oh boy, why do I write non-consent, again? It's hard!' Oh right. Because I absolutely love it.
The problem I have is with classification. All non-consent is not the same. My stories are not capture fantasies. They are not cleverly hidden romances. They are raw, sometimes unpleasant and (hopefully) always erotic. It doesn't appeal to everyone. Ultimately, I'm okay with that. I have to be. It's impossible to appeal to every reader without losing your voice.
I guess all I can do is put up warnings and disclaimers then label my non-consent as best I can for it to find its perfect audience.
Any thoughts on this? What do you love about non-consent?