It’s a question I get from time to time. Mostly from friends and family who don’t read me. The question from a friendly, single browed raised, “seriously?” to my mother-in-law’s horrified, “dear god, why?”
Well, there are a few reasons I love to write ménage romance.
It’s a female fantasy
No question about it. When I think about two amazingly hot guys meeting my every need, I sigh a little. Oh, I know what it would really be like. It would really be double the dirty underwear and double the boring work stories, but in my fantasy, we have a maid and they’re both like billionaires so I listen to the boring work stories while someone named Sven rubs my feet. (It’s his only job.) And there are two penises. Two really big, really talented penises.
It’s an interesting dynamic
From a writing standpoint, I genuinely enjoy the dynamics of a ménage. I’m not talking about whose part goes where (get out the Barbies, Chloe). I’m talking about the emotions involved in ménage—and not just the woman’s. I believe a good ménage is truly about the emotions between three people. Whether the guys every touch in a sexual way, they have to love each other, too. It’s an odd and deep intimacy that would come from sharing a woman. I asked my husband once if he would share me just so he would have another man who really understood what it meant to love me. He thought for a moment and then smiled a little wistfully as though the thought was a sweet one. Then he said, “Yes, just so I knew someone else in the world has to put up with your shit.” Ah, love. His sarcasm aside, I think it’s an interesting dynamic.
Did I mention 2 penises?
Yeah. Two penises. I have to admit I have the fantasy. More now that I write it like eight hours a day. I imagine myself between two strong bodies, both intent on making me happy and safe and protected—because I’m female and it’s never just about the sex. I suppose it can be and that’s okay, but I need the fantasy of deep emotion. My current fantasy? Deep emotion with Daniel Craig and Kevin McKidd. Yeah, I could deeply emotional about those two. I like to call it my Craggy British Hot Guy Ménage.
So I’ve told you why I write ménage. Why do you read it?
Sophie Oak writes erotic romance for Siren Publishing.
Her latest, Found in Bliss (Nights in Bliss, Colorado 5), is out now.