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Censorship and Erotica

I’ve been thinking long an hard about the events of the past week or so, trying to work out how best to put things. In case you hadn’t heard, there’s been something of a sudden rush of censorship in the erotica world, with Bookstrand severing all ties with the independent authors who published with them and All Romance ebooks announcing changes to their site that will separate the ‘Erotica’ from the ‘Erotic Romance’. Both apparently because of content that independent authors were putting out, which included pseudo-incest and dubious consent erotica.

As you might imagine, there’s been quite a lot of talk about this since then. And shouting. And e-mails – some angry, some snooty, some quite reasonable. Just about everyone has something to say about this, whether it’s in favour of the sites doing this or not. And so now I’m throwing my opinion, for whtever it’s worth, into the ring as well.

Now, censorship is something of a hot topic for me, and so I’m not going to rant at you for several paragraphs about how this is bad and should be stopped. I’m not going to scream and rant about the epublishers who are involved in this whole mess. Instead, I’m just going to point out a few things that are meant to make you think.

I’ve seen quite a few people supporting the actions of Bookstrand and ARe who say that it’s not censorship because they’re private companies and they have the right to do what they want to. Well, they’re half right – while private companies and organisations do have the right to do what they want with regard to content and the like, deciding whether or not to publish certain topics is still censorship. (I could go further and point out that the way that Bookstrand unceremoniously turfed out all the independent authors on their ear and then had an attack of the vapours over the supposed “offensive content” they were putting out – which not only could still be seen in some of their in-house published works, but which they had also had no problem taking 50% royalties for until last week… but I won’t.) And the topic of censorship leads into the connection with the video posted below.

If you ever followed wrestling back in c.2000/1, you might remember the group known as Right To Censor, a satire heel group created to mock the Parents’ Television Council who had some issues with WWE programming at the time. In a nutshell, their whole gimmick was that they knew better than everyone else, and that they were coing to censor out what they didn’t like so that no-one else could see it. And it was all “for your own good”.

And that’s what the censorship here is. People – in this case epublishers and online payment processors – deciding what people can and can’t read “for their own good”. “You don’t want to read about pseudo-incest, that’s nasty!” they cry. “Dubious consent as well! All BDSM, that’s rape, and you shouldn’t be reading it! We’re just trying to protect our readers from these horrible things!”

Well that’s all well and good. But who are they to decide what’s good or bad for you to read? Aren’t you, as intelligent, literate adults (if you’re not an adult, please go to Google and wait till you’re 18, then come back here, please), able to decide for yourselves what you want to read? Especially when the topics they’re talking about aren’t illegal. They might not be to everyone’s liking, but there’s nothing illegal about any of them (and even if you wanted to argue the case of pseudo-incest, your second step would have be to ask why Flowers In The Attic and The Cement Garden are still available, otherwise you’d be a hypocrite.)

Allowing other people to decide what legal topics you’re allowed to read or watch is wrong, and it only leads to more bad things. You might think that it doesn’t affect you, that you don’t read the stuff that’s been called out in this crackdown, but it does. Because if you stand back and let it happen, then next time it might be something you do read. Shape-shifter erotica. Gay erotica. Multiple partners.

Don’t let other people dictate what they think is “for your own good”.

And if you want more information, go here.

New Story – Frat House Slut

Frat House Slut book cover

Cassie is going to her first frat house party at college and she’s determined to make it a good night. When she meets two hot college boys who both want a piece of her though, will she be able to take both of them on at once?

This 4474-word story features oral, anal and explicit sex, sometimes all at once, and a double climax that will leave you gasping between three consenting adults!

This is the second part of a series I’m doing, called “Sexual Adventures of Cassie”. Part one of the series is Fucked By The Pool Guy, so if you enjoyed one you should definitely pick up the other!

Frat House Slut on Smashwords

Frat House Slut on Amazon

Frat House Slut on All Romance ebooks

Frat House Slut on Bookstrand

New Story – Fucked By The Pool Guy

Fucked By The Pool Guy book cover

Welcome to February!

“18-year-old Cassie is enjoying an afternoon of naked sunbathing in her garden when she is unexpectedly interrupted by the man who has come to clean the pool. When she sees how he’s been enjoying the sight of her naked body, however, she decides to give him an afternoon to remember.

This story contains voyeurism, masturbation, oral sex and graphic sexual content between two adults.

4332 words. “

I seem to have gotten a bit sidetracked, haven’t I? Instead of lesbian threesomes, I’m writing barely legal teens getting into all sorts of sexy hijinxs. What’s more, Cassie actually seems to be becoming a fixture of mine for the time being – I’ve already got plans for further stories of her adventures at college…

Fucked By The Pool Guy at Smashwords

Fucked By The Pool Guy at Amazon

Fucked By The Pool Guy at All Romance ebooks

Fucked By The Pool Guy at Bookstrand

New Story – Car Wash Quickie

Just in time for the end of January is my newest story, Car Wash Quickie, and my first M/M story to boot.

Car Wash Quickie book cover

“It’s a hot day at the car wash where Daniel works, and he’s got his eye on the new employee Toby. When the offer of applying sun lotion becomes too much to resist, though, things get even hotter between them! “

Car Wash Quickie at Smashwords

Car Wash Quickie at Amazon

Car Wash Quickie at All Romance Ebooks

Car Wash Quickie at Bookstrand

 

Of course the end of the month is here and I’m finally getting into the flow of things and keeping up with everything (and everyone). February should see me being able to post about more than just story releases.

Now, off to write some F/F/F…

Now up in… oh, numerous places for your porn dollar, Here Cums The Bride is now available.

“Miranda and Alan are newly married and looking forward to their honeymoon. But Alan has an extra-special wedding present for Miranda, and it involves the best man at their wedding, Charlie…

This story contains explicit adult content, oral sex, male/female/male relationships and graphic sex.

4059 words “

Plus I really like the image on the cover.

Here Cums The Bride at Smashwords

Here Cums The Bride at Amazon

Here Cums The Bride at AllRomanceErotica

Here Cums The Bride at Bookstrand

Office Boy Book Cover

Up on Smashwords now, Office Boy is available for absolutely free for the next 24 hours, After that it will still be available, of course, but you’ll have to pay for it.

“22-year-old Todd had just started his new office job and was determined to do whatever it took to impress his new boss. Ms Blake is more than happy to give him a test he won’t forget.

Features explicit adult content, female domination and light bondage.

4571 words “

Office Boy at Smashwords

First Things First…

Hello and welcome to my new blog. I’m Suzi, or at least that’s the name it says on my books, and this is my blog.

To share a little about me: I’m 32 and I live in the UK with my other half and my two cats, and I write erotic fiction. Actually, to be exact I’m still something of a beginner in that area, having only gotten one story published and another one being worked on so far, but everyone has to start somewhere.

In the past I’ve also worked on phone sex lines, which was quite, quite different to actually writing porn (for one thing, you don’t get nearly as much time to think up the right word to use when you’re sex-talking on the phone with someone), but it did give me a good few ideas for stories which I hope to get into print at some point in the future. I also discovered that I really, really like talking and writing dirty.

I’ll be using this blog to publicise whenever I have a story published, as well as to occasionally put down thoughts about the whole smut writing thing. I do hope you enjoy it.

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