Elevated, Educated Erotica: Writing Smart, Scientifically-informed, Smut

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“…I tell clients all the time, “Learning to have sex by watching porn is like learning to drive by watching The Fast and The Furious”. While that’s funny, and true, we all have the internet in our pockets – and so do our kids – and that means that people are accessing porn and erotica in greater numbers than ever before.

I believe pornography and erotic fiction, just like any other forms of entertainment, should be able to take amazing creative liberties. You want to write an orgy scene with 3 mermaids, 2 aliens, and a throng of manly, muscle-bound, human hotties? Go for it! (And send it to me so I can read it, okay?) But, as someone who has to help people unlearn all the bad information they expose themselves to, I’d like to make a plea: when possible, consider that whether you want to or not, you are educating people. Porn and erotica have a huge hand in shaping the fantasies and sexualities of many consumers. That is so powerful! But, in the words of Uncle Ben, “With great power, comes great responsibility.”

To read the entire article head over to the blog at Sisters in Smut!

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