99 Erotic Notions: Comments from Readers
By Hapax Legomenon

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If you'd like to post a comment about one or all of these stories, simply use the reader comment form . I reserve the right to edit your remarks or not to run them, but if your comments are grammatical and moderately interesting, I'll try to include them. If you just want to point out a typo in a story (god bless your generous heart!), please use the comment form, but I won't be printing them here. Before you send a comment, you should first check these guidelines . July 2008: I just wanted to repeat how interesting/amusing/thought-provoking all of your comments have been (even the negative or dismissive ones). Thanks to everyone who writes!

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This has to be one of the more unusual serial erotic fiction offerings that I've come across. The author, Hapax Legomenon, is launching a writing project that will end around 2012! Each month a story is added, although not always in sequence. The basic story arch involves a young man writing about erotic fantasies to a woman named Lisa. He and Lisa are not involved, but she is reading his fantasies due to a deal that they struck one day after having an argument about privacy and fantasy. The stories tend to be cerebral stand alone meditations upon the erotic, or silly vignettes. They are not explicit in the least. I think that these stories will be most popular with those who enjoy literary titillation served up with intellectual debate. Some female authors are beginning to answer his writing by crafting stories from the perspective of Lisa. These pieces are under "Unbuttoned Tales", and are a special treat! Even if the stories aren't your thing, I believe you'd enjoy the thought provoking essay "Pleasure Manifesto" which is found at the bottom of the list of 99 erotic notions. - Vamp, Jane's Guide, Date Reviewed: 05/05/2005

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There's something addictive about your prose – I know what Prince Shahryar must have felt while listening to Scherezade's 1001 stories. Love the interludes too. Some of the conversations seem eerily like the ones I have had with my partner. Any word of gratitude would do injustice to the emotions that i have felt, nevertheless, one submits to the limitations of the language and says -- Thank You !

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I am not aroused by your stories, but I continue to read. ..

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If I tip you, will you post something filthier?

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The stories lacks detail. One needs a lot of concentration which an erotic story doesn't need.

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Any stories involving knives?

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Wonderfully done. Dialogue, pacing, setting, characters, premise, everything. While in one moment I'm annoyed that I am so hooked that now I know I'll have to go read every single one written since then, I'm also hoping they're longer, because it's such a pleasure to read. (re Erotic Notion #1: The Deal ).

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I like how you have set this up...this seemingly reluctant woman is primed now to read his fantasies...and he will send them just as they are for him. I haven't read anything else you have written yet, but the premise is delicious. (re Erotic Notion #1: The Deal ).

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Great Intro - a glimpse of two real people and a deal - an exciting deal to explore each other and themselves, with no limiting preconditions. Excellent! (re Erotic Notion #1: The Deal ).

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"The imagination — especially the erotic imagination — prefers dealing with types to individuals" - I love your insights. This insight also makes me wonder if that because sex provokes responses so deeply, it pushes even the most mundane of us clear past types to archetypes. Thus the recurring categories of erotica and porn and the endless hunger for them. Thanks for the ideas. (regarding Erotic Notion #7: The Porn Star and the Choir Boy ).

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Having worked just a bit in the porn biz many years ago on the technical side – when you're freelance, a film's a film, a job's a job – While a porn star sex is their profession, it is just that: a job requiring them to perform. Indeed the presence of such a person is guaranteed to trigger men's minds. The "Porn Star" in this story is as likely to be moved by passion as a lawyer would be to take a case for free ... even though Lawyers are required to do "pro bono" work. (regarding Erotic Notion #7: The Porn Star and the Choir Boy ).

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I write erotica that no one but me ever reads. I enjoy refining the story and characters until they could just possibly be true . It certainly beats watching the tube or mindlessly wandering the mall, and my characters are more interesting than most people I know . They certainly have better sex lives than anyone I know ! (regarding Erotic Interlude: If It's Not Important...Why? ).

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Really well done and balanced with a great ending. Yes, love is difficult to happen because males and females have different rules for love. that is why the one who loves suffers till he is enlightened (if he is lucky). (regarding Erotic Notion #8: The Immaterial Woman ).

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Thanks for the thoughtful, intelligent story. It is a rare find on these pages. I also find true love to be an elusive vapor and sometimes think that maybe a less traditional approach may be the answer. (regarding Erotic Notion #8: The Immaterial Woman ).

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Well written. She seemed innocent, but her goal was to control. He could have steered her toward normal human contact. Few women can refuse being dominated. Once dominated, his crime would not have been against an angel, but just a slight of a man to his slave. What right does a slave have to control her owner? To steer the woman, the man must be willing to go without sexual contact to regain control. "I don't make love to angels. I am looking for a woman. If you want me to kiss you, you must ask me to kiss you. I want to see the lust on your face, and feel the heat in your pussy." Yes, this story cries out for a new ending. A fallen angel would make a better story. Isn't Luce the feminine for Lucifer? It is never too late to right a story or write a story. Thank you for a very enjoyable read. I hope you find a fallen angel just for you. (regarding Erotic Notion #8: The Immaterial Woman ).

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In Erotic Notion #9: Germs , is the protagonist Tony a man or a woman?

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I can't remember reading any story I enjoyed so much. Thank you so much for sharing it with us and for free. Your work is well worth payment, we who cannot afford to thank quality writers like you for providing your stories. (regarding Erotic Notion #9: Germs ).

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I'm an old retired fellow. Immune to everything. I cried when I read this. (regarding Erotic Notion #9: Germs ).

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A neat story. I've never read Portnoy, so I cannot speak to it, but what your characters say rings true, and I love how you have your characters say it too. You've hit on a key issue in socialization. In many ways, women are socialized to be "in" the society, while men are socialized "out" of it. That difference is reflected in the way that men tend to see sex in anatomical or physical terms while women tend to see it in emotional terms. Thus the differences between the two characters. (regarding Erotic Interlude: Alexander Portnoy vs. Carrie Bradshaw).

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Yes... A slick trail of icy fire over the body. Flighty touches to keep it from being too intense. Clandestine visits to all the now antipatory/wary skin. Sometimes, a ice cube snuck into the mouth. (He doesn't know.) With sensual fingertips as he lays in erotic repose, I let him know where we're heading. Eyes closed, he savors the heat of my hands, my body, as I crouch between his legs and lean over him, and in one sure movement, take him deep in my mouth. The expectation of wet, hot environment; the milliseconds it takes for the brain to sort out the intense confusion - ecstasy! (regarding Erotic Notion #14: The Ice Cube).

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I like this one. A lot. Reminds me of Condillac's Treatise on the Senses. (regarding Erotic Notion #15: The Statue).

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The Statue was amazing. I skipped lunch to read it. Great job! (regarding Erotic Notion #15: The Statue ).

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Wow. Excellent vignette. (regarding Erotic Notion #15: The Statue ).

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Your story about the multiorgasmic girl was very good but now I find myself curious to see the original video...google has not been helpful and perhaps I'm not aware of the right forums....can you point me in the right direction? (regarding Erotic Notion #17: Teenage Girl Masturbating – Multiorgasmic ).

From Hapax: This story was purely a work of my imagination. But there is a great "artistic masturbation" website called www.beautifulagony.com. Many of the vids provided a kind of inspiration for this story. Each person has his own special tastes, but I found 085, 307, 352, 261, 457, 616, 642, 804 (my god!) to be remarkable (as well as dozens of others). I dream about them often.

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I loved your story. I know I shouldn't, and I try not to, but I love masturbating ... And your story helped me. (regarding Erotic Notion #17: Teenage Girl Masturbating – Multiorgasmic ).

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Such a perfect rise in tension in the story, building and building upwards. Great job! (regarding Erotic Notion #17: Teenage Girl Masturbating – Multiorgasmic ).

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Thanks for writing this, I enjoyed this story very much. Was it inspired by an actual video? Based on your description I'm very curious to see it. (regarding Erotic Notion #17: Teenage Girl Masturbating – Multiorgasmic ).

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It's a beautiful story, highlighting maybe what romance should be. I'm still curious as to why Natalie wanted what she wanted. Was she looking for hope? Does she think she's not good enough for a 'normal' guy? Will there be any more to this? Maybe she could pass a note back through Jill, maybe at some point they could move on to emails. In any case, I like the way the story works in the dark, and leaves the reader with unanswered questions. Thanks for writing it. :) (regarding Erotic Notion #18: Psyche's Revenge).

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The story has been expertly woven! The mystery is thick and i cant wait to get Natalie's comment on the incident! (regarding Erotic Notion #18: Psyche's Revenge).

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I really liked the story aspects of this one. The characterization worked well too. This is a woman I'd like to meet. (regarding Erotic Notion #20: Yes, I'm Beautiful Too).

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12 years ago but so much better than a lot of the shit that gets written today (regarding Erotic Notion #20: Yes, I'm Beautiful Too ).

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I really enjoyed this short story a lot. It really made me think about my own relationship with my wife and the feelings of trying to understand and appreciate even the things about her which are not as intriguing to me-simplistic romance movies, shopping. This is the kind of writing which keeps me sifting through the stories on ASSTR. (regarding Erotic Notion # 21: The Good Pussy, The Bad Short Story).

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The idea that she would play along with you in these little games...she's a keeper. (regarding Erotic Notion # 21: The Good Pussy, The Bad Short Story).

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Thanks for writing this, and like any work I am sure it took a lot of time, and caused you pain. However I feel it is not suitable for this site. It is too vague, and without the sexual expressions, would be suitable for any womans magazine. Please don't feel offended, as this is my opinion, and others may think differently. Do continue writing, it can only get better. (regarding Erotic Notion # 21: The Good Pussy, The Bad Short Story).

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While not as erotic as many, it had a ring of truth and mature writing style that made it rise far above the norm. Great work. (regarding Erotic Notion # 21: The Good Pussy, The Bad Short Story).

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(Mary's conduct seemed like that of a) Cowardly woman. She didn't have the guts to tell Ted about the conflict when it first arose, didn't have the guts to honestly communicate with him about the changes taking place in her heart, and now takes the coward's way out by writing a flowery Dear John letter that leaves him hung out to dry without any opportunity to communicate, while laughing at his fidelity. Hypocritical, self-centered,dishonest coward. I pity Mario, that kind, honest man. She'll do it again some year, to him. When a man does this to a woman, she hits the roof, then trashes him to all her friends. And women complain about double standards....or why men can't or won't open their hearts. What a crock. (regarding Erotic Interlude: Behavioral Adaptation in the Chapada).

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Great story but my vote is that you find her. Even if this is for your own "selfish motives", she would be in control if a meeting of telephone or even email exchange is possible. Perhaps she is married, with children and your call will/could bring a smile to her because she was remembered and made an impression on you. I think she would be flattered. No matter if there was an ever after or a final period to this story, she would be in charge of how or when it headed, and I believe each person would gain some wonderful feelings from the past. Go for it! (regarding Erotic Notion #25 Elementary School Amore ).

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I really enjoyed this piece. I also find great joy and constant thoughts of bewilderment in the carefree days of my youth. Some aspect of your memories seem so universal that I can see how my own reflect them in some ways. Thanks for sharing your words.(regarding Erotic Notion #25 Elementary School Amore ).

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GRRRR i hate it how adults underrate childhood crushes. True love is always the first one. (regarding Erotic Notion #25 Elementary School Amore ).

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You need to track down this girl if for no other reason than to bring some closure to the event. One of the saddest events of my life was attending my 20th. high school reunion and confessing to a former classmate that I had a crush on her in 7th. grade. She seemed disappointed that I waited all these years rather than telling her in 1978. Our lives may have turned out differently. I resolved there and then that if I ever again developed a crush on someone I would tell her as soon as I could rather than wait until it was too late to do anything about it. (regarding Erotic Notion #25 Elementary School Amore ).

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Here I sit searching for tawdry porn involving young girls... and I stumbled across and read your very very touching story, Erotic Notion #25: Elementary School Amore! I was transported back to those wonderful- innocent but POWERFUL feelings surrounding the first loves in MY young life! Very beautiful!!!(regarding Erotic Notion #25 Elementary School Amore ).

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i want to see this film ... (regarding Erotic Notion #27: Supersex 3000 ).

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ah, nicely done. a good near future sc-fi with a neat little twist at the end. it's even a realistic vision, especially with the ads and whatnot. it would be neat, cheers to the future. i'll have to see what else you've written. oh jeez, 1995, just saw that. thats 9 years ago. in which case i award your foresight all the more for making what seems an accurate prediction even 9 years later. (regarding Erotic Notion #27: Supersex 3000 ).

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Pretending to faint with no bra is erotic. Wearing a skirt and no panties, I sometimes pretend to get nauseated and have to have someone help me sit down and I always give them lots of looks. (regarding Erotic Notion #32: The Kinkiest Thing You can Imagine ).

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Very interesting piece! The price of assumption! (regarding Erotic Notion #32: The Kinkiest Thing You can Imagine ).

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Where is the rest? (regarding Erotic Notion #38: Inside the Nun's Dormitory ).

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When are you going to finish this story? (regarding Erotic Notion #38: Inside the Nun's Dormitory ).

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I would like to read the remaining part (if written). You left it at a very interesting point. (regarding Erotic Notion #38: Inside the Nun's Dormitory ).

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I've often wondered if ladies give a certain code (like tapping)? (regarding Erotic Notion #44: The Woman who Tapped her Shoe ).

"Any painting looks ghastly if the canvas is too big." Uh oh. For great big paintings on canvas see Cezanne("The Dance" at MOMA is huge), Pollock, Rosenquist("F-111" at MOMA), Basquiat, Rothko, Twombly (at the Menil Collection). Especially the Rothko Chapel. Big and beautiful. Sublime. This big painting is for *you*. A substanceless, phantom "lover" who does not love, and barely caresses. Correggio's Jupiter and Io." It is to your taste.
"I get so sick of reading about socially inept men dreaming of beautiful women." True. I like detailed descriptions of sensation . The words of what it feels like to make contact. Union. In the mind, heart or body. Voyeuristic alienation isn't all that erotic, to me. Too familiar. I also like to read about socially inept men who like and desire women as women, not because of any exceptional appearance. I also like the narrator to be desirable. If I do not like the narrator, if he cannot convince me his pleasures, hungers and person are appealing, who cares if he scores? Why read if he gives and gets so little pleasure? Deprivation is not erotic. You have confused frustration with teasing. But I liked it enough. But no tip. Not this time. (regarding Erotic Interlude: Socially Inept Men Make Me Feel So Horny ).

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I've read lots of jerk stories, but yours stood apart. Absolutely amazing and powerful idea for a story! I loved every word of it! You played to the complex emotions and fears that would be a given in such a situation, and I loved the duality of the whole story - the woman with her internal fears and the man with his unstoppable lust. Beautifully written, fresh, and powerful... now just finish it!! (regarding Erotic Notion #60: The Revolting Breast ).

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ASSTR is like beach combing. You never know what you will find. Maybe I should better liken it to "dumpster diving". You put up with the trash for that rare, well crafted, thing. Once again I'd decided there wasn't anything worth my time. Then this. I won't say it is perfect, but I so applaud your exploration of life-affirming erotica. Seems to me that the erotic is by definition a celebration and exploration of life, intimacy, trust and "intercourse" among humans in the more broad sense in addition to the literal. There is so much to discover. Fiction and memoir should allow us to go where we are personally haven't been. The issue of how one relates to disease is huge. Some professionals, and I happen to know some of them personally, see it to be key to recovery of health. Physical intimacy provided immediate feedback/affirmation of one's existence that can be compromised by illness and the conspiracy called "old age". But consciousness is tricky. (regarding Erotic Notion #60: The Revolting Breast ).

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A beautiful story but is it meant for the ASSTR forum? (regarding Erotic Notion #60: The Revolting Breast ).

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I liked this story a lot. it was done with love and compassion. TRULY GREAT. (regarding Erotic Notion #60: The Revolting Breast ).

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I am a male 77 and since my divorce 10 years ago have enjoyed sex with girls & women (18 to 55) and can only say that I and they had some energetic,frantic,slow,loving,lusty and lovely sex and lots of mutual pleasure. Its all in the mind and age is irrelevant (regarding Erotic Interlude #60: Age Differences ).

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This Lisa person is interesting. There are so many in this world unable to deal with reality in all its complexity. They have to impose their perspective onto others...in a vain attempt to get the world into the box they created... (regarding Erotic Interlude #60: Age Differences ).

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This lacks a proper ending … or probably it has flowed beyond a point where it had to end with an innuendo. Is it just a work in progress? (regarding Erotic Interlude #68: Eros is a Small Dark Circle).

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this is probably the most painful thing I've read in a long time. It makes me regret ever wondering how men think about these things. I don't think I ever want to be naked with a man ever again. How horrible. (re Erotic Notion #79: Half-Lust ).

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Certainly it is not necessary to provide details coherently... The human mind is great at imagining what is not described... (re Erotic Interlude: Doing Things, Feeling Things ).

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Very nice stories. the repeated theme of the imperfect mate is curious. Most of us married people have had to settle for less than ideal, a lot less. Sometimes a sex maniac, sometimes the not quite trustworthy mate, sometimes acceptable sex in an ideal companion. Maybe the compromise would not be as interesting a story, but a little relief from "Do you love me?" would be the variable that perfects the whole.(re Erotic Notion #99: The First Time, The Last Time ).

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These are exquisite, thoughtful vignettes that individually by turns inspire reflection, evoke startled recognition and collectively offer considerable insight into the tragicomedy that is the constant human search for connection. Thank you..(re Erotic Notion #99: The First Time, The Last Time ).

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Extraordinary beautiful thoughtful writing.(re Erotic Notion #99: The First Time, The Last Time ).

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This last story rang true with me. After 34 yrs of marriage and 6 kids, this is more like Real Life than erotic fantasy. (I'm the man.) (re Erotic Notion #99: The First Time, The Last Time ).

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I liked this a lot. Your characters seem real and the variety moves the reader out to the variety of real life, towards one's own real life. Many stories move only inward to the fantasy life of the writer, which may or may not coincide closely enough to those of the reader. (re Erotic Notion #99: The First Time, The Last Time ).

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So terribly refreshing and wonderfully written, I loved it, loved it. Unbuttoned Tale # 1: Death and the Maiden: Le Petit Mal ).

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My goodness! That's well wrought porn. Thank you for posting your story; it was very sexy, and one of the few ASSTR stories I wanted to linger over instead of race through. I especially liked the thoughts about certain Sundays... (re: Unbuttoned Tale # 1: Death and the Maiden: Le Petit Mal ). From Vicky Vixen

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That was so gentle. And complete.(re: Unbuttoned Tale # 1: Death and the Maiden: Le Petit Mal ).

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That was so very well written, wow. I had been looking for something more tasteful than the usual wham-bam-thank you ma'am tripe, and this is exactly it. (regarding Unbuttoned Tale #3: The First Time ).

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I love this piece. It brought back memories of when just the slightest touch was intoxicating. When caresses and the desire/fear of more was all that was needed for blinding fireworks. I look forward to more. (regarding Unbuttoned Tale #7: Tangerine Magic ).

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This is a very perceptive analysis of the erotic life. I find, at age 82, that I am as interested in my sexuality as I was at 20. However, I no longer have the wind to support my weight on elbows and knees and make the necessary motions. And Cialis helps, but not enough. Thank you. I have enjoyed your writing. (regarding Important Questions about Erotica ).

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