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“Love Between the Covers”

Reading seems to be lost in this world of every growing youtube videos, inspirational instagram posts and other blurb like media.

Rarely do I mention to people that I like to read, because then the next question that everyone always asks is “oh yah!?!?! What are you reading right now?” Or “what genre do you like to read?”.   Then,  the inevitable awkward pause initiates, where I have to evaluate if I want to shock them, if they are cool and wouldn’t mind to hear what I have to say or the possibility of having the same genre preferences.

SMUT. Erotic Romance. With a side order of historical significance or fantasy. I like it, love it, gotta have it.

HAHA. You’d be surprised how many people read romance novels or anything of the erotic variety. I just watched a documentary that I came across that is available on Netflix called, “Love Between the Sheets”.   It was awesome!  

At one point in the documentary, they mentioned how easily accessible this genre of books are available now.  I can’t go into my nearest bookstore chain and find the first book of a series… EVER.  So, I’ve converted to the e-reader world.  I have the first and every book there after at my fingertips.  The moment I finish one book, I can be on to the next one in a heartbeat.  Being able to read it in a moments notice or be able to take it with me anywhere AND without having the cheesy book covers either!   Being at an airport or public place where everyone is completely nosey and want to know what you’re reading and take a quick peek at the cover.

I particularly don’t care but there are many out there who do.  Being able to read a book completely mobile and NOW knowing that there is a big following as well is such a great feeling.  There are so many women out there that love reading this genre and we don’t even know it. Kind of Iike a secret society.  Soooooo many walks of life. It’s refreshing.  With all these inspiring writers allowing us readers to read their work is such an great opportunity and privilege.

If you have some time and like documentaries, check out this glimpse into the world of the women who create and consume romance novels.

KINK

KinkI opened Netflix last night, just like any other night for my “I’m going to bed” ritual.  Under the “Popular on Netflix” section, Kink just stood out amongst all the other madness.

Kink presented by James Franco, a film by Christina Voros,  is a documentary on the in’s and out’s of the notorious fetish website, Kink.com.

Watching this documentary, just so happens to have came up during a prime point since a recurring topic in my life lately, has been fetishes and kinks and the world of BDSM.  A lot of my friends or people i’ve interacted with aren’t familiar and don’t understand that world.   I found this documentary hit a few points and was actually pretty good.

I’ve been re-reading, “Anal Pleasure & Health” by Jack Morin, Ph.D. and this was one of my favorite excerpts.

“… when we’re infants and small children; we take delight in all parts of our bodies.  But something terribly unfortunate happens to us in the course of growing up:  We learn to mistrust or ignore our physical selves, perhaps viewing the mind or spirit as more important than and separate from our bodies.  We are taught to view sensual play and self- exploration as immature and self-indulgent if not kept within strict limits.” Anal Pleasure & Health by Jack Morin, Ph.D.

He’s referring to Anal Sex but it can be a great way to explain to the Vanilla folk why Kinksters push their bodies to the limit.  That whole world takes self-exploration out of this imaginary box that we feel needs to be kept tucked away.  Kink isn’t about beating the shit out of people and only “weirdos” who like it.  These are people who document the art of the BDSM world and entertain the folk who like to push their bodies to the brink of euphoria through a different channel.

It’s on Netflix ^_^ so why not give it a watch.