Posted: Feb 13, 2013 12:49 pm
by Evolving
If you are fantasising about being the submissive, then you are fantasising about sex, even though an overt sexual act may not be involved. That's why I say that Mills & Boon is the sanitised version of pornography: its attraction is sexually based (partly, anyway), even if the reader and fantasiser is unaware of that.

I'm sure you are right to observe that in real life consenting submissives are not like the woman in this book. Pornography is not supposed to be realistic! And I am certain that the women I know who are titillated by 50 Shades, or by the thought of reading it, would run a mile from a real-life relationship that was like the one depicted there.