I was trying to settle on what to write about this month. Whenever I’m at that point, I do one of two things. I either mentally review the last research trip I took or I go to one of my favourite sites and pour over the pictures and pick a theme. I needed the high, so looking over the pictures at Bentboy’s Place won out. That always creates another problem. I can never decide when I’ve done enough looking. I forget about picking a theme and end up perusing the photos until I suddenly remember my purpose in being there. I’m supposed to be writing a blog and I’m supposed to be deciding on this month’s theme. I need to get back to the task at hand.
But maybe staring at all those gorgeous man-photos has helped me hit on this month’s theme. Staring at them made me start thinking about what people consider to be sexy. Being the curious sort, I wonder what visual images appeal to people. Which ones do they just want to stop and gaze at or wish they had been there for the photo shoot? When I was writing my first book, this would have been my idea of a sexy photo that made me sit up and say ‘yum, wish I’d been there for that shoot.’
Then I began writing m/m, m/m/f and m/m/m stories and my vision of sexy shifted.
I realized that I love photos of men together whether they’re at work or at play. To me that’s sexy. I love the image of sexy men in suits together. Especially when they really want to be together. Like this couple.
Or these two.
Then I discovered I love men together in the shower.
And cowboy kisses.
My love of muscular men emerged. Especially when they’re together. Especially when they’re kissing.
And also when they’re not.
When I started to go to Pride events and The Church Street Fetish Fair for research, I discovered there was a whole world of things I liked that were new to me. More sexy stuff.
And leather jockstraps.
Men in slings
Men tethered for pleasure.
Men in chaps.
I know men together is not everyone’s idea of sexy, but it works for me.
Indulge Me, my newest book from Total-e-Bound, is set in the largest gay spa in
See you next month.
Tales to seduce and entice…