Friday, September 23, 2011

Well, Smack My Ass and Call Me Sally

Okay, don't call me Sally. That's a hard limit. But there will be a certain amount of ass-smacking going on at RomantiCon 2011, and I for one can't wait (Perverse, I know...and hey, perverted! The two don't always overlap like that, so I call that a win). The occasion? The 1-800-DOM-help authors will be giving a presentation at the 'Con on "BDSM from Top to Bottom"...with demonstrations! And I volunteered to be the whipping girl, since that's the kind of girl I am. I volunteered pretty quickly and shamelessly, in fact. Rumors that I pushed other volunteers out of the way in my enthusiasm are entirely unsubstantiated, however. Nobody can prove a thing.

Thinking about this whole shindig recently prompted me to add "glutton for punishment" to my Twitter profile (I was totally talking about homeschooling my pre-teen but we'll just pretend it's about the whole smacking deal). Because I really am looking forward to it, particularly to finding out how a flogging feels when it's delivered by somebody OTHER than the person who's been delivering them for lo these many years. And it's also a very relaxing activity for me (no, seriously) although I don't know how relaxing I'll find it in front of a room full of people. I have no problem with public speaking, or with acting on a stage, but the only time I've ever done anything BDSM-related in public was in a stage production of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (and I was portraying a naughty-schoolteacher dominatrix. Seriously).

My main concern in all this? Well, as I'm going to have the aforementioned roomful of people looking in the vicinity of my tush, my big worry is finding/borrowing a pair of pants that don't make my ass look weird and/or lumpy. Other than that I'm pretty cool with it.

As long as nobody actually calls me Sally.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Top, Bottom or Switch?

I found a very brief quiz which I thought was fun.

The BDSM Selector will tell you if you're vanilla, a top, bottom, sub, Dom(me) or whatever. I rated as bottom, followed by slave/sub/switch. There was such a large gap between responses, however, that I must research the difference.

I would love to hear your results if you take the test, and whether or not you feel they're true. Come on, 'fess up!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I posted on my Naughty Author Chicks blog last week about my impending trip to Romanticon, the Ellora's Cave readers and authors convention happening September 29th through October 2nd in Akron, Ohio. I blathered on about my promotional items, my costumes for the several kick-ass parties with the EC Cavemen, and my participation in the 1-800-DOM-help author-hosted seminar there entitled BDSM from Top to Bottom.

And that's what I wanted to mention today. The lovely authors in our group are gathering together to have fun with conference attendees, playing BDSM jeopardy, talking about some nuts and bolts of BDSM, and providing a naughty demo from the lifestyle. And of course we will give away a gift basket of prizes to one lucky seminar participant. I'm going to talk for about five minutes on the concept of power exchange in BDSM during the group presentation. My participation is all an excuse for wearing my black boots, but I'm hoping to be somewhat articulate as well.

The seminar is perfect for those who want to have fun and learn more about the alternative sexuality they read about in our 1-800 stories. What I love about Romanticon is that the participants are open-minded folks from all walks of life who want to let down their hair, and celebrate their common love of erotic romance in all its forms. I've met everyone there from those who might be kinky in their own lives, to others who are squarely vanilla but appreciate wonderful stories full of all different types of love and sex. Romanticon is one kickin' grand time. Plus, there is dancing. I love dancing. Did I mention the dancing?

For those of you planning to attend, stop by our seminar on Friday the 30th and share some kinky laughs. For everyone else, keep an eye out for news of next year's Romanticon event and sign your asses up right away when the dates and location are announced. You won't regret it.

I'm sure a number of the 1-800 authors will report back about the success of the conference on this blog. And about the dancing. There may even be compromising photos. We can only hope. Stay tuned.

Safe, sane and consensual,