I confessed over at Alison Tyler's blog (read Alison's fabulous story, then check out the comments section) today that I feel a professional obligation to approach my stories from the "inside" whenever possible. I'd been thinking of writing a story about intimate waxing for a while, and a few weeks ago I finally got the nerve to make an appointment at my local salon. Not only did I get a story out of it, I also wrote an essay on the topic called "Waxing Eloquent" which went live today over at the smart and sexy Black Heart Magazine. Editor Laura Roberts included a very--yes, very--interesting Youtube video of a waxing session. Having been there on the table, let's just say I can relate.
Speaking of fetishes, you'll note that today's fetish Friday at Alison's has to do with blindfolds. Since a blindfold sparked my very first erotic story ever to be published, I couldn't help but submit a snippet for Alison's celebration of amaurophilia--did you know the desire to have sex in total darkness has a name? I chose my favorite scene. I just love the picture Alison chose to accompany it!
A happy sexy Friday to you all.
Loved the blindfold story - and I'll check out the essay another time - I am trying very hard to write smut right now.
Yea, happy sexy Friday indeed!
I loved the slow and dirty beat you created.
Thanks for stopping by! Did you get a chance to see that Youtube waxing video? It's sort of been haunting me. I didn't have a man holding me down through my procedure, but it might have been more fun if I had ;-). Not so much screaming either, but again, I can see the benefits of self-expression.
Lovely blindfold snippet!
Well, I'm glad your waxing experience seemed to be more interesting and enjoyable (potentially) than mine, heh. :) I only did it a couple times (and not Brazilian) when I started stripping. I generally felt the way you described about it not being different enough from shaving to be worth the time, $, and discomfort. I do remember it feeling interestingly smooth right after though. :)
I look forward to reading your story about it!
I love your essays, Donna! I've still been thinking about the beauty thing recently.
Did you ever read Erica Jong's collection of essays? I forget the name of the book, but there's a brilliant one on cosmetic surgery and 'suffering for beauty'.
(And the youtube vid made me laugh.)
Nikki, I do love Erica Jong's essays--will definitely check out the "suffering for beauty" topic. Funny, I don't suffer for beauty usually. I wear sensible shoes and no makeup and barely comb my hair, lol. But for my writing, I'm willing to do so much more ;-).
And Emerald, yeah, it's a lot of money and pain for what a razor can do, but my aesthetician tells me after a year, your hair growth is much finer. It's kind of an investment. We'll see. Btw, I just wax my lip, nothing else except for a story, lol.
Thanks for stopping by.
which one? "what do women want? bread roses sex power "
i love j essays too..they are funny and smart in the same time..
did u read her henry miller bio? its called the devil at large and is such a beautiful book,...
As always, and excellent essay, Donna. I suppose I'm sort of odd for an American, in that I do not find body hair on a woman's unappealing.
You're not alone, Craig, fortunately for me! Here in Berkeley you'll even see hairy legs and armpits on the street. But I'm not brave enough to head to the East Coast without pulling out the razor. It's kind of like brushing up on your French when vacationing in Paris...weird, huh?
Danielle, Now I do remember I have read some of these essays. Jong wrote something interesting about Lolita and Nabokov and the nature of erotica, too. Hmm, do have to check this out again. Thanks for the reminder.
actually i m not too fond (is that the right word?) of jongs poetry and fiction (though fear of flying is a great book as well as the last blues)..but her essays are very good..lov eto read them in both german and english language...actually i love essays anyways..see for example the essays of alice walker..even though my point of view on walker changed recently...
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