CONTENT NOTE: this post contains erotic and explicit writing
I can’t believe I’ve only just realised this!
When I’m writing, I see the pictures in my mind, and often those pictures are metaphors rather than the literal thing I’m thinking of.
Take Desire Lines, for example. In town planning, desire lines refer to the bespoke paths that pedestrians make and take rather than following the pavement or walkway that has been laid down for them.
But, for me, desire lines, are a metaphor for the paths we take on our unique sexual explorations and expressions.
Realising that metaphors are a kink for me only became truly apparent when I wrote a piece earlier called ‘Let Me Be Your Pianola’.
I got a definite thrill from seeing and feeling those pictures in my mind’s eye.
Creating the metaphor feels like a sexual act in and of itself.
It turns me on.
Curious to read more?
Here’s the Pianola piece (content warning: the metaphor alludes to BDSM practices)
You know the pianola, right? Those self-playing pianos you saw in the old movies. It looked like magic as the keys moved up and down and the music came out with no-one touching them: maybe a jaunty honky-tonk piece or an old time favourite.
The ‘magic’ comes from a roll of paper with holes punched in it. The positioning of the holes corresponds to the notes and the tempo. As the roll rotates, the music plays.
When we are in a scene, You are the composer and I am the pianola. Your deliberate and considered placement of marks and holes on my paper-skin cause me to sing to Your tune. You set the rhythm and pace. You create the tone. You play me. It can look – and feel – like magic.
Each time we meet You produce a different roll. You thread it inside me, aligning me with the music You are most hungering for that day (or night – I love it when the music plays in the dark).
I’m craving Your music. My voice calling out Your notes. You.
Have you ever thought about writing your own erotica?
Perhaps you fancy turning one of your fantasies into a story to gift to your lover?
Or maybe you’d like to share your story with a wider audience: on the web or in a book?
Or maybe you just want to write an erotic story for yourself – completely for your own pleasure?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions you are probably also wondering where on earth you even begin… How you start writing… And – most importantly – who you are as a sexual being, and how you access that part of yourself to find out more about what your fantasies are.
I spoke with Nicola Humber of The Unbound Press about writing as your Unbound Sexual Self!
We talked about:
how our sexual selves evolve and change over time
how we can use writing to explore and express who we are
what it means to be an Unbound Woman
how writing can help you to reclaim your desires (and the words you want to use to express them)
Aside from wanting to be seen now, and the desire to leave something for future generations, there’s another need that creating something fulfills.
Being creative (in whatever form that takes) allows us to express something of our soul.
We are each a soul experiencing life in a human body. In this lifetime, we each get to experience the physicality and sensuality of having a body. We also have endless opportunities to experience the emotional aspects of being human. We can think and learn. We can question and explore. We can remember our soul selves and we can forget them.
When we create we are in union with our soul.
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