When I want to read murder mysteries, I turn to Patterson, Grisham, and Connolly. War stories are Clancy, Baldacci, Hunter, and Flynn. Koontz and King are my horror go-to’s.
But what about erotica? With dirty books, you naturally assume someone will get laid, but how true is that? I enjoy reading porn as much as the next person, but I don’t want to wait until the last page for someone to get shagged. Granted, most erotic stories will be doing the dirty before the final chapter, but a lot of the time, sex is few and far between.
True story: One of our straight friends writes bodice rippers and is pretty good at it. She has no idea that we are in the Lifestyle but just friends. A couple of years ago, her editor said she needed to add more sex to her stories. So now, on about the last page of a story, the heroine gets almost raped by the hero, and she loves it.
I often wonder about her true feelings about sex as I assume she thinks it’s as dirty and disgusting as her mother told her it would be. One of the things you have to put up with is allowing your husband five minutes of satisfaction every other odd, dated Friday.
In my Larry Archer erotic stories, I treat sex as something fun to do in the same fashion swingers do. While I can’t guarantee that someone will be knocking boots on the first page, generally, by the second, it’s a done deal. I try not to be crude but explicit about the descriptions, as that’s the way we think of it.
While most of the women in my stories consider themselves sluts, it’s in a good way. As my wife says, “You call me a slut like it was a bad thing.” I never use the word “whore” in a story as I believe it is degrading and demeaning.
Growing up, the men are taught they need to score, and the successful ones are considered studs and put on an altar. Women who spread their legs are sluts, the dirty kind. As a typical young guy, I was always on the make, and women were always on the defensive.
When we started swinging, the shoe was suddenly on the other foot. For the first time in my life, I had to turn a woman down who wanted to hook up. I asked my wife if it was like this for her, and she replied, “Welcome to my world.”
While it certainly boosts your ego when a woman propositions you, it is somewhat disconcerting. For example, at a house party, if a woman is interested, she doesn’t bat her eyelashes at you but grabs you by the zipper.
I have to admit that initially, I was the proverbial kid locked in a candy store. Luckily, Foxy put up with me until I came to my senses. The outshoot of being in the Lifestyle is the ability to be with someone other than your spouse, and there are no adverse outcomes.
Once again, I’m starting to ramble and get off-topic. When I write an erotic story, I tend to make everyone have the opinions of a typical swinger. Everything is certainly more casual, especially sex. I’ll be the first to admit that we in real life don’t get laid as much as we do in one of my stories. Still, I think people need to be able to live a fantasy life vicariously through stories, especially with the typical dark news on the television daily.
This means that when you buy one of my stories, you expect a lot of well-written sex scenes, and hopefully, I will provide that to you. Larry Archer’s stories never demean women or a kink that others may not accept. With swingers, there are a lot of kinks people are into, and we, as a group, are accepting of all types.
My latest story, The Perfect Wife, is doing well, especially after Amazon’s review process now takes almost two weeks. It’s kind of amazing to me, but after ten years of writing porn, I’ve sold nearly twenty thousand books. Of course, twenty K would be a drop in the bucket for mainstream writers, but I consider myself fortunate in my little world of erotic literature.
I’m Larry Archer, a simple writer of smut stories in both print and electronic format. Foxy and I are swingers in real life, and I write about the things we do and see. While the Lifestyle is not for everyone, it’s been fun for us. My smut is explicit and hardcore but with a somewhat plot. My porn stories are generally positive and fun, as this reflects how enjoyable swinging has been to us. If you’re interested in checking out my stories, I publish at all the typical outlets.