It’s hard out here for a pimp…

Supposedly. No, I’m not promoting being a pimp and what that comes with the term. But let’s face it, when you’re a writer, you’re pretty much pimping yourself every chance you get…

SELF-PROMOTION! SELF-PROMOTION! SELF-PROMOTION!

Since I’ve released S&M II about a month ago, I am proud to say it’s sold way above the first S&M story, which makes me very happy. I’m happy for a variety of reasons: 1) I wrote Part II in a month so I was wondering if I did a rush job on it; and 2) Having the sequel do better than the original is always a good sign. It does put a bit of pressure on Part III but I’m not worried about that…at least not now.

I’m also happy to say S&M II has averaged 4.5 /5 stars at the many websites it’s available. That is seriously feckin’ cool. I guess there are a lot of readers who enjoy a BDSM-love story. Interesting. Funny. I guess I tapped into a market I didn’t know existed.  How about that?

So what’s next? Well, I am working on a fetish story but not sure if I’m going to release it this year. I want to give it some justice and I don’t think releasing it this year is going to do the trick. We’ll see. I’m also contemplating editing an old story for publication as well.  The good news is that I am releasing a story sometime by the end of the year; I just don’t know when. I’m thinking November might be when it’ll come out. S&M III will be released next year and the release date has been pushed up (from April 2012). In a few weeks, I’ll offer more details as to why I made that decision but for now, you have to trust me.

Thank you to my lovelies, dahlings, and freaks who have supported me thus far. Thank you to those who are now discovering me.

And there you have it,

-V.

BDS&M II: Safe words and Impact Play

 

“Good girl,” He kissed her forehead. He reached down and grabbed the yellow scarf and turned her around. His lips brushed her earlobe. “We’re going to have safety words whenever we play. A safety word is something creative that doesn’t involve any form of ‘no’, ‘stop’ and ‘don’t.’ It’ll have to be something so outrageous I will have to stop if I’m going too far. Since you’re a novice to The Lifestyle, I’ve taken the liberty to give safety words for you. Green means you like what I’m doing and want to keep going. Yellow means you like what I’m doing but you’re almost at your limit. Red means I need to stop. Just like the traffic lights.”

“Yes, Master,” Mariana felt a growing desire inside her.

“So, let’s begin,” Scott slowly wrapped the scarf around Mariana’s head, covering her eyes. He tied it in the back. “How are you doing?”

“Green, Master.”

“Good girl. Now get on the bed.” He instructed and Mariana complied. He took off His clothes and unlocked the top drawer. He pulled out a heart-shaped paddle and a small box of Magnums. He walked over to the bed and joined Mariana. “Get on all fours.”

Mariana repositioned herself for a doggystyle position.  Scott kneeled behind her and rubbed her ass. “Are you comfortable?”

“Yes, Master.”

“Good.” He lifted the paddle and slapped it against Mariana’s ass. “Does it hurt?”

Mariana winced a little. The paddle did sting but it wasn’t very painful. She actually preferred the paddle as oppose to Scott’s hand. “No, Master.”

“Good girl.” Scott slapped it against Mariana’s ass a few more times. Her chocolate brown cheeks had a nice shade of rose to them now. “Slowly, get off the bed and wait for my next command.” He ordered.

****

Safe. Sane. Consensual. These are the three words that describe the BDSM lifestyle. Any and all play needs to be consensual to be enjoyed in a D/s relationship.

A key factor of BDSM play is safe words. Safe words are words used to determine the level and amount of play a Dom/me will give their sub. As you have seen by the above example, the traffic light system is popular. There’s no mistake what one means when you shout ‘Red!’ in the middle of play. While Scott and Mariana used three words, two safe words are standard: one to indicate you want to keep going but you’re almost at your limit and one to completely stop the play.

Safe words, albeit popular, are not necessary in some forms of BDSM. Anyone who tells you otherwise hasn’t been in the lifestyle that long. There are some incidences where safe words are not even allowed, such as extreme forms of sadomasochism play.  For the most part, however, safe words are recommended for any type of power play. Better to know where you stand and where your Dom stands.

Of course I can’t mention safe words without mentioning impact play. Impact play is when the sub (or bottom) is struck by the Dom (or top). Impact play comes in many forms but the most common one incorporates erotic spanking. The submissive is spanked either by bare hands, a cane, flogger, or other items. I’ve heard of subs being spanked with rulers, shoelaces and sandals. Impact play usually occurs in BDSM play as a little extra (re spanking during oral sex or a sexual position) or it can occur in the form of discipline to instill values and rules within the sub to please their Dom.

I, for one, prefer the paddle. One, it’s soft. Two, it doesn’t have the same stinging impact as a bare hand. Anything else, I’m not sure if I’m ready for. Not sure if I want the Mr. to beat my ass with shoelaces.

Isn't that cute?

I do encourage you, the reader, to incorporate a little spanking into your sexual activities. Spank your partner and have your partner spank you. You just might discover either you’re sub or a Dom/me.

And there you have it,

-V.

S&M II Book Cover

I would take credit for this but I can’t. My wonderful husband put in a lot of time and effort into creating the cover.

I think it’s straight and to the point, don’t you think? See you on August 9.

Welcome to BDS&M II Week!

You know I had to put this in here for shameless self-promotion.

 

“I have another question,” she finally calmed down, “who taught you this BDSM stuff?”

“My Domme,” Scott said flatly.  Thinking about the past relationship made him uncomfortable. Emotions were still raw, years later. “She taught me everything.”

Mariana was unfamiliar with the terminology. “Your Domme?”

“My Mistress. She was the one that introduced me to The Lifestyle. She taught me how to be a sub and how to be a Master. She was the one that taught me about sex.”

Mariana gave a silent thank you to God. 

*****

Hello my lovelies, dahlings, and freaks!

I hope you had a great weekend. I did! A much-needed break from all things writing, blogging. I did have a whole lotta sex (thank you, boo!) Sometimes I just need to have the stress fucked out of me.

But you’re not interested in hearing that (well, maybe you are…the stats for the Sex and the Married Woman series is at an all-time high). No, you’re curious about two things: 1) It’s BDSM week on the Intoxication, something I haven’t done before in the almost two years this blog has been around; and 2) It’s the official countdown to the release of S&M II, debuting on next Tuesday, August 9th!

Hence why the week is titled BDS&M II week. A-ha! Clever, clever…

So this is what you’re going to see: an updated Sex and the Married Woman, BDSM-style; BDSM terminology lessons with snippets from the book (some of you may have read it before on the blog or in the five chapter sneak peek given to a selected few); BDSM photos (classy ones but those are hard to find, I’ll admit).

This picture took a really long time to find!

And finally, one final S&M II sneak peek and the debut of S&M II book cover sometime this week! Whew! That’s a whole lotta spanking right there.

So sit back and enjoy….just don’t wear any blindfolds for this because well, that would be pointless.

And there you have it,

-V.