I’d never tackled BDSM before, so when I began Ready for Him it was a good chance for me to try something new. It was also my chance to write it as I would want to read it, which meant altering one trope that always pisses me off.
“You’re not allowed to come without my permission.”
I’m sure it’s a standard BDSM practice, but it always clangs in my head. Maybe it’s because I put myself in the sub’s position as I read, and I already know that this wouldn’t work on me. Maybe it’s because I see it as more a male thing – men are used to holding off until their partner is satisfied, while women come when they’re ready (or have trouble coming at all). Either way, it always throws me out of the scene.
So I made the decision not to have it in my story.
Of course, since Jade – my not-very-submissive sub-in-training – is new to these things, I knew it would have to be addressed at some point. So I turned it on its head. By my dominant hero Will’s rules, she is ordered to come as often and as loudly as possible, with any attempt at restraint or silencing to be met with strict discipline.
Got to love those orgasm-happy dominants, right?