|From the Art Nouveau tarot deck|
Kisses are sexy, aren't they? Yet long, powerful kisses are often lacking in the porn world. Sigh. Thankfully, in erotica--art and stories included--there are many delightful smooches. Lilian Ann Slugocki's "Marilyn Monroe" from the Erotica Project is a prime example. here's an excerpt:
"That’s what I want: a crushing, crushing kiss. Milk the sadness from my bones, baby. On a bed of dandelions, baby. On a bed of milkweed and gooseberries in the dry dirt of summer."
*fans self*. Did it get steamy in here, people?
I also really like to see a good, smoldering kiss on a tarot card, especially when it's the Lovers card. I was particularly taken by the one on the left.
Incidentally, I often say to students in my erotic writing classes that a story that just contains one steamy kiss, and not much else, can absolutely be classed as erotica--as long as that kiss is hot. Part of this is because of the promise the kiss brings with it: the longing, the heat of bodies, the clear message that both parties are turned on by one another. And red hot desire is often as sexy as sex itself.
Anyway, if you enjoy writing and are looking to craft some sexy erotica, check out my upcoming Saturday course at Grub Street. It's going to be such a fun time. Perhaps I'll see you there.