Okay, I have a question.
It’s about the reaction to one of my stories. I think I’m missing something.
53 Days is not my most popular story, but it has managed to garner quite a few hits since I published it at the end of May. It’s a short tale about a chastified man who jokingly suggests that his wife’s friend, Chris, take care of him while his wife goes away on a business trip. The humorous part is when his wife agrees – and just before she leaves (when he is restrained to the bed, of course) she introduces him to her friend, Chris – short for Christopher.
Oops. Mistaken identity revealed, and hilarity ensues.
Anyway, I’ve have about 20 comments on that story, mostly from women, all of whom expressed some curiosity over “what happens next?” I’ve also had emails to that effect, which puzzles me; it’s been my experience that women do not appreciate the idea of two or more men together. Sexually, I mean.
When Mrs. Edge read the story, she thought it was amusing, but when I later asked if the idea was a turn on, she wrinkled her nose in that “Eww, there’s a dead mouse in the garage,” way.
Maybe it’s a generational thing? Over the last few years, the few women in my social circle who have even mentioned anything in that neighborhood all seem to show a disinclination to see M/M sex. Not that the subject comes up often – I am surrounded by couples in their 40s to 60s who seem to have missed that “sexual revolution” that you used to hear about. But that’s another topic.
I’m aware of M/M slashfic, and have, in fact, looked some over. I mean, who can resist some hawt Kirk/Spock action, right? My guess is that women close to my own age probably aren’t participating in those boards – at least, not very many of them.
Conventional wisdom on this suggests that women are threatened by the idea of two men. If men don’t need women, then what value do they have? That’s old skool thinking, of course, but I suppose that it’s valid in some situations. My own perspective is that if one attractive man is good, then two must be twice as good, right? I mean, it’s a bunch of rippling muscles, hard cocks, hot, sweaty, pumping action. . .
Whew! I suddenly feel a bit warm, and I have the urge to eat a hot dog.
Anyway, I do know that many of you – women and men – actually do get aroused over the idea of M/M action, written or otherwise. So, let me ask: What do you get out of it? What’s the attraction for you?