Today, the wonderful Garrett Leigh is here! She’s talking about porn and the guys from Bullet, her latest release from Loose Id.
Thanks for being a part of Kink Month, Garrett!
What’s your kink?
Hmm. Now there’s a question, and of course I had to Google it.
Naked Kombat anyone? I’ll admit it right now, I clicked on a preview and found myself fascinated by a world of naked muscle men, wrestling with added fucking. I also found links for Bound Gods and Butt Machine Boys. Those sites were a little violent for my tastes. I kinda found myself titling my head to one side and thinking, ‘is he really gonna put that in there?’
But for me, that’s half the fun with porn. Getting to see things I wouldn’t do myself (can’t in many cases, as I’m a chick) and trying new things from the safety of my couch, using someone else’s body.
Further down the search page I found Wikipedia’s definition of kink, and this is what it said…
In human sexuality, kinkiness or kinky (adjective), is a term used to refer to an intelligent and playful usage of sexual concepts which are overt, accentuated, unambiguously expressive of sexuality. The term derives from the idea of a “bend” in one’s sexual behaviour, to contrast such behaviour with “straight” or “narrow” sexual mores and proclivities. The term “kink” has been claimed by some who practice sexual fetishism as a term or synonym for their practices, indicating a range of objective and objectifying sexualistic practices, which in addition to the playful can range into to the paraphilic.
Kink sexual practices go beyond what are considered conventional sexual practices as a means of heightening the intimacy between sexual partners. Some draw a distinction between “kink” and “fetishism”, defining the former as enhancing partner intimacy, and the latter as replacing it. Because of its relation to “normal” sexual boundaries, which themselves vary by time and place, the definition of what is and is not kink varies widely as well. Practitioners are sometimes considered to be perverts by “outsiders.”
Partners who engage in “kinky” behaviour typically are sexually experienced and therefore attuned to an adult level of sexuality where adult pleasures are mutually understood and developed. The idea of “kink” gets to the idea of sexual intelligence, wherein adults are educated (experienced) in sex, and are adept and playful at communicating sexual ideas to others. Such expressions may represent a mature degree of social and sexual intelligence, wherein partners and prospective partners mutually communicate sexual understanding, interests, and tastes through outward and characteristic expressions such as gesture, dress, and sexually open interaction.
See? Kink is a wide ranging word, and when I sat down to consider this post I thought about every character I’d ever written and tried to figure out their answer to the question that opens this post.
I don’t think I need to tell you how much fun I had with that. Much of what I discovered came from as yet unpublished characters, so perhaps I’ll update this post in twelve months’ time when you’ve met them all, but for now, I’m going to stick with the MC’s from my upcoming release, Bullet.
Levi Ramone and Sonny Valentine. Two very different men, who share the same profession: porn stars. Fucking men on screen for cash. Extreme websites aside, can’t get more kinky than that, right?
Wrong, as I found out when I really crawled into Levi’s psyche in Bullet. You see, Levi had somehow managed to detach himself from his profession. Yeah, he liked a good fuck and the, er, trimmings that came with it, but because he had no emotional connection to whoever he shot with he didn’t appreciate any form of kink. It was like he’d lost his sexual identity, and sense of self.
Sad, but true. For Levi, it took a chance encounter off screen, and the simple sensation of a man’s blunt nails scraping down his back to awaken a side of him he’d long forgotten. I’m a strong believer that to appreciate everything sex has to offer, you must first be at peace with yourself and what you’re doing. Kink is a wonderful thing, and we’ve all got some, but reckon real kink comes from the heart.
Sonny turned out to be a very different animal. Totally at peace with his profession and comfortable in his own skin, he was able to develop an affinity with sex that led to some interesting, er, kinks.
He likes being watched. He liked to dominate from the bottom. He likes titillation, and most of all, he likes to share…
Levi Ramone entered the gay porn market for one reason, and one reason only–he needed the cash to pay his momma’s spiraling gambling debts.
Seven years later, he’s a veteran with a reputation as one of Blue Boy Studio’s most ruthless tops, and when his boss suggests it’s time for a change, he finds himself staring down the barrel of a gun.
Figuratively speaking, at least.
Enter Sonny Valentine, a go-go dancer at Blue Boy’s sister club, Silver. Levi has secretly admired Sonny from afar for years, but there’s one problem–he can’t stand Sonny and the feeling is entirely mutual. When Levi learns Sonny is to play the third part in a scene he considers his worst nightmare, he figures things can’t get any worse.
But when preparations for the scene from hell collide with tragic events in his personal life, he finds his fast growing, red hot attraction to Sonny the one thing left between him and a bullet.
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