Monday, December 22, 2008

Should I Get Breast Implants?

Most people say “you don’t look like what I expected of an erotica writer.” Those who don’t say it are probably thinking it! No one has yet had the courage to tell me how the real me has differed from expectations. I know the popular image of the erotica writer at her desk probably involves a floozy wearing a corset, garters and stockings, and a damp thong, but surely my new friends wouldn’t think I’d wear such things to a meeting in public? It finally occurred to me the other day what the real message is.

They imagined I’d have larger breasts.

Not that size itself is the most important thing. Quality trumps quantity in my book, and I personally am quite satisfied with my endowment. But maybe, to please my public, I should consider breast implants.

What do you think?

Or maybe I should just shove a few dozen Christmas cookies in my shirt?


Heidi Champa said...

I'd go for the cookies. ;)

Merry Christmas, Donna!!

Don't change a thing.

LVLM(Leah) said...

Well, for gawds sakes, if you some, don't get those hideous things. Ack!

I don't understand the whole you need big oobies if you're an erotica writer.

I don't think of any type look when I think of erotica writers.

I agree with Heidi, go for the cookies. :D

Neve Black said...

Hmmm...what exactly does an erotica writer look like? Anais Nin comes to mind, not big hooters. :-)

I have to agree with Heidi, don't go changing. Somehow I don't get the feeling you would ever consider augmenting anything, unless of course it improved the flavor of a recipe you were working on in the kitchen.

Janine Ashbless said...

Hah - I got my breasts reduced some years back. I didn't notice it downgrading my ability to write erotica. :-)

Craig Sorensen said...

Go with the cookies, Donna.

I think you look just like an erotic author should look: Perfectly lovely.

As for the "big hooters" image. Yikes! That is just grotesque.

Donna said...

All right, you've convinced me! I'll cancel the appointment with the plastic surgeon today ;-).

Donna said...

But seriously, folks, your comments really got me thinking about some things.

First of all, KM and I have more in common than I thought!

And then, yes, maybe I was wrong and they were thinking of the Anais Nin type, but whatever, the point is the erotic spirit is part of all of us, no matter what we look like. I'm proud to be an ordinary mom who writes dirty stories--perhaps it will make people question our society's definition and accept the erotic, provocative and subversive potential within themselves, whatever size or shape.

Gawd, get me off this soap box now!

But thanks for the support everyone--not that I need it. I make do with camisoles, lol.

Anonymous said...

"the erotic spirit is part of all of us, no matter what we look like"

Indeed. Which it seems to me is part of the beauty and joy of writing erotic fiction -- potentially touching that impulse in a reader via the artistic medium.

Maryanne Stahl said...

take my breasts--please.

Ok, just one?