Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dear Erotica : the baby making episode

Dear Erotica,
Why do you feel the need to bring up baby making in the middle of hot, smexy, sex scenes? I know that there are loads of women who really really really want to have a baby, but I'm not sure what it has to do with my smut.

There are a few reasons why I want you to stop all this baby making talk. First and foremost, it encourages anatomy talk. I do not want to see the words- vaginal canal, womb, or uterus in my erotica. Keep your fancy doctors terms over there in the textbook section. Nothing is less sexy than- "He thrust his penis deep into her vaginal canal filling her womb with his semen." Holy Sex-ed movie, Batman!

Second, usually one character of another is trying to make a baby-- usually without their partner's consent or knowledge. This is just icky. It seems to be very common in Paranormal, with a paranormal male knowing that his super-sperm will knock girlfriend up post-haste. All I got to say about that is- My body-my choice. Ugh.

And Finally-- babies aren't sexy. They just aren't. This might be a personal thing, and I encourage others to state their opinions, but I just don't get it. If you are going to have baby making there should be a warning on the book. You know, like they do for Domination or M/M? I should be able to scan the blurb and see a pacifier logo that lets me know...I don't want to read this book.



Jennifer Milligan said...

It's so true! Babies are not sexy. To the point where I scold any boyfriends that call me "baby."

Small, crying, helpless thing. Sexy? Definitely not.

Kudos on the awesome open letter.

Francine said...


Yep, couldn't agree more on subject of baby-making in erotic or contemporary/category romance novels. Keep such unsexy twaddle for mainstream romances etc., and leave a hero and heroine some sexy funtime without interruption of bawling, puking, crapping little monsters from hell. ;)


Lela Gwenn said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one!