Sunday, 16 July 2017 07:24

#RomBkLove Day 16 Sex Positivity in Romance

Written by Jennifer Porter
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RomBkLoveDay16SmallFor Day 16, the #RomBkLove prompt is all about sex positivity in romance. Have you read books which seemed sex positive to you? And by this, I mean that the characters were empowered by their sexuality. This is obviously a very difficult prompt to actually define, but the idea being that sex is not portrayed as shameful or dark or disturbed. Basically, this is the opposite of slut shaming. To read more on slut shaming in romance, check out this post over at Smart Bitches, Trashy Books. The companion article is one recommending some sex positive romances.


Maybe some examples will help too . . . . .


One of my favorite sex positive series (to me) is Lauren Dane’s Ink & Chrome one, especially the first book in the series Opening Up. PJ is a self confident and take-no-prisoners type of woman. While she may not be as experienced in the bedroom as Asa, she knows that she wants to have sex with him and doesn’t put up with any of his crap. PJ makes no apologies for being a sexual woman, and I love that about her.


Akira from Alisha Rai’s A Gentleman in the Street is another sexually confident and sex-positive heroine. I adore her and her attitude towards sex.


Sara Taylor Woods’ Hold Me Down is a bit different. The heroine Talia is coming to grips with her kinky sexuality and is surrounded by people trying to shame her for it (mostly because they don’t understand). Sean is the more sex-positive character as he has already come to grips with his sadistic tendencies and is not ashamed of them. What I love about this book is Talia’s journey to becoming a sex-positive woman who can accept herself and her kinks.

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