Yesterday, in my current searching, or as some might prefer.. midlife crisis… I went for a sexuality consultation.

I thought that I would spend my time talking about woohoo taboo sex I wanted to try, and all the things I fear expressing, like some desire for anal fisting, or more…

It was not about that. Nope. My erotic is so bland, my friends. And yet, it thrills me beyond belief to think of it.

I had the task of writing down my deepest desires–not sexual, mind you, but emotional. My very skilled sexuality counselor, whose name I want permission to reveal, took me on a journey that I hardly expected when I entered the doors of her Center. I started talking about.. well.. why? Why I was there?

I had come, because sex was always a problem. Wasn’t it? Was it for you? Were you slut shamed? I was. Oh yes, I was, and yet.. and yet, it was not about that.

She told me that the top three desires according to studies are: to be seen, to be craved, and to know that what we are doing is exciting to our partner. Really. Not blow jobs, after all. We desire authenticity and vulnerability. And I do, too.

I thought of this, in the context of all my recent wildness, and what more of that, to me, the intimacy I have found in it. I want my lover, so much. But I want the little things. I think of the Gram Parson’s song that moves me so much, “Brass Buttons”

Brass buttons, green silks, and silver shoes. Warm evenings, pale mornings, bottled blues.

Oh god, I want his glasses on my nightstand when I roll over at 6am when the light stream into the bedroom. I want him to roll closer to me in the middle of the night, and grab me close to him, not out of desire, but out of instinct. I want to drink wine with him in the kitchen while I make us dinner. I want him to text me something funny he thought of in the middle of the day. I crave this simplicity so much, it moves me, and yet it seems so faraway and hard to ask for. This is my erotic. Really. This is what I want.

I think of this, sometimes, when I see people who have loved one another for years and years. They grab onto these things, these precious tangible bits of everyday life, as though they are gems. And they are, they truly are.

I want to fuck, but wild sex seems so easy, really. It may not be so obvious to the rest of the world, I guess. It freaks guys out to have a woman start to explore their asshole.. sometimes. But I would do that. I would spread my legs, and fuck a bunch of men mindlessly to turn you on. What turns me on is to watch you brush your teeth.

I wonder why, I do. I wonder why I feel so hot and bothered and horny beyond belief at these small, ordinary things.

And I know: it makes me feel safe to watch your tedium; it sets me free.



up in the air so blue

I have begun to swing.

It has been actually about two months now, but it has been difficult to wrap my head around the many changes that happen so quickly in this world. It is only now that I am beginning to make some sense of it all.

It all started from stress–the sort of stress that makes a person shut down blogs and the like.

My lover had the notion that the way to alleviate my stress was to fuck my brains out. It is not a strategy that I opposed, so we set to doing that quite well. I believe we both have the imagination and the equipment and the attraction necessary to fuck our mutual brains into something that undoubtedly leaves a mushroom cloud in its wake. My, my. My lover is hot.

Both of us of kinky minds, though, the discussion soon turned to fantasy.

My fantasies include things like public sex, sex in museums (ahem), in gardens, on hiking trails. That, and marathon sessions of deep, penetrating, emotional sex. It is hardly taboo, that, but it feeds my soul. I want to go deep soul-blasting tantra; he wants to go out onto the big exchange, go public. I can barely sleep at the thought of it. Yes.

I want that, too.

It all started around exhibition. We quickly placed an ad on craigslist advertising some sort of mw4mw encounter, which I thought would involve same-room sex.

How things escalated from there!

From that, we ended up in a club of sorts, a rather intriguing sort of bed and breakfast turned sex swinger venue, complete with a nice nautical theme and warming trays of mostaccioli.

We ended up in a bed with several other couples, first fucking amongst ourselves, but soon swapping wildly and completely overwhelmed. Consensual? Yes, it absolutely was! But I was so entrenched in it, in a middle of a bed, hot, intrigued, the woman next to me moaning and squirting… I crawled from the bed at a certain point, and sat in a rocking chair (there honestly was one!) for long enough to collect my thoughts and my panties and run away.

It was fun, I thought, in retrospect. Dancing provocatively. talking freely. It was what I had always dreamed of, in a certain way. What was missing, though, was a connection to the people we had just fucked. We processed for a day, a week. And we continued.

The adventures included a number of responses to our ads, as well as joining a website devoted to swingers. We met several couples, and in the midst of it, I found some sort of liberation.

I also found my inner core. My intense love for my partner, which had existed for years unacknowledged, soared and became brave. I told him, and immediately felt vulnerable beyond any vulnerability I had allowed myself in years.

I was then jealous, jealous with the shenanigans of a woman who entered our universe, pulling so hard as to disrupt my momentary bliss of intimacy. I feared losing him, or myself, resented her games and her power plays, possible only from someone who swings with a safety net, supported by her husband there to catch her. I wanted her ability to capture his thoughts. I wanted her uninhibited passion. I wanted so much that I can never have, not now, not in my situation. I wished I could be her, for a moment, until I wanted myself back again. I could never be her, no, not my goal to tear people apart. But.. I wonder.. is this what happens with the multitude of lovers? Do our senses become so dull from constant fucking and whatever else that we seek ever more sensation, no matter the consequences? I never want to be so numb. I never want to be so callous.

And yet..

I want so much more. This power, I do want, the power to move, the power to grow. I love talking, love the interactions of people, and bodies, and feelings. I love a couple we did meet, so smart, so sweet, so beautiful. I love the love, and devotion I see in the couples who come into this dance with some question, some desire for more, for more touch, for more emotion.

The vast majority of the couples we have met in this game have been long married. They love one another without question, and have ventured into a world in search of excitement. They are together. My world is a bit different, entering with a lover, and not a mate. I want to curl up in his arms at the end of the night and bask in the experience, but it is a rare occurrence. I crave this, as I have said so many times–I may exist just fine, but I do want it, long for it.

The everyday is my fantasy, so difficult it seems for me, in my life, to find what others yearn to escape. I don’t know exactly how to explain this.. but I think I was made to love this way, in simple ways, and then complex. Maybe we all are.

So why? Why enter a world that seems fraught with danger and disappointment?

I have asked myself this on numerous occasions. My partner is unbelievably attractive. I find him so, and yet I know now that it is not merely subjective: he is hot. He knows it now, more than ever. And me?

I am hot, perhaps, but smoldering. Not on fire. Or at least, I think this is true. The subtlety that may appeal in other situations goes largely unnoticed in a swinger’s club on a Saturday night–or I never notice if anyone notices. I still like to dance. And flirt. And God help us all if I have to fend off too many men I don’t like… It won’t be pretty.

But who knows? Maybe, as my lover flirts with the many women who will gravitate to his deep sexy voice and swagger, I will dance to Nelly for a little while, and then discuss Foucault in a darkened corner, examining the dynamics of power inherent in the wearing of high heels (and what is a high heel? says Barthes, perhaps, what does it mean?), or perhaps indulging my interest in 18th century epistolary novels, and polemics of de Sade in a Jean-Jacques world, and why we are here in the first place, thinking of more.

This talk, of course, would be just posturing, avoidance, protection. It would be some attempt to find solace in my mind, which feels sound and safe–some ground where I feel I have the upper hand. Power, once again.

What makes more sense, really, is mindless flirting, the ideal, then, the passion, the intense wish for freedom, and the wish that my lover would sweep in, at last, to pull me in at the end.


ripe morning

My clit is like a ripe grape this morning, juicy fruit, pop, not a cherry, but the stuff of swollen dreams, slumbered screams scattered through the bedsheets.

I lie in bed, warm, spread my legs my pussy drenched I don’t remember. It must have been about you.

A pinch to my nipple sends shock waves through my belly, straight to my cunt, my core being. The first. Kindling. I want to be your come-slut.

In scene two, you have grabbed my feet and pulled me to the end of the bed, where you kneel and devour my pussy, fingers roughly responding to my greedy lust. Fuck my ass. Yes, just like that. exactly like that. precisely. like. that.

I knew you’d hold me down, make me open, keep me there, raw, ready, make me swell, squirm, surrender.

“You want to be used, my little naughty?”

Oh I do, a steady succession of cock, assorted shape, assorted size, assorted whimpers, moans, muffled cries, at last, it is loud, I know, and you are holding my hand here on earth..

Use me last, love, you, lust lucky me as you watch what you have created.

I wish you were here. You are here.

speed limit

It was posted there, on the  left side of my brain, the speed limit.

I have been playing life way too safe.

My first car was a 72 Chevelle, three on the tree manual. The guy who sold it to me took me to a parking lot and took a few turns around the parking lot to show me how to let up the clutch, smoothly, so I didn’t kill the engine. Then he left me there. “Drive it back,” he said. “If you like it, we’ll talk money.”

I liked it.

Girls don’t drive muscle cars. I got that concept quickly enough when I brought it home. But I loved the thrill of speed, the exhilarating rumble of a revved-up engine, ready for green. Go. Go, I got my tickets, not many, didn’t get caught so often or talked my way out of most things, no excuses, just temporary insanity of sorts, drunk, not on late night beer, but on the temptation of a clear road, clear night, a car poised next to me at the light, his accelerator pushed to the floor, my feet dancing that balance between the clutch, green, down first up, down second up, down, third up quickly, and yes, yes, I raced him, raced far past the 30 mph, not to the 80 spray-painted over it, but fast, so fast, until he passed me, or I passed him, sometimes, or one of us killed the engine losing it all in those careless early shifts. But more often we raced close, not sure winning was so much the point as being there, and free, and laughing as we soared out alone past the flat fields .

i have been playing life way too safe.

I forgot the thrill of the limits, living at the limits, or better, somewhere beyond them.  Not on automatic. Letting off the clutch. Shifting into high.


feu sans artifice

I walked back into the half-lit bedroom, the morning already swelling, fine linens wrinkled and damp from a night of quiet sweat. Yesterday I covered the windows with dark draperies, shield me from the heat, the invading sun.

It came, anyway, sweet irresistible summer, long longed for, in the ice barren hard ground, seems anything would be better than that bitter void, lone white world. It was, the ferns all green growing, thick, the Queen Anne’s lace, hard to tell the flowers from the weeds in this sort of place, hard to know until you see a real flower, a rose, a daisy.

Your skin still smolders, body inert so strange now so familiar in my bed, arms so powerful wilted now, fireworks forth, dreams took you, at last, I see.

The air is fresh outside, I know, breeze from the bathroom window cool in the early day, lawnmowers next door rousing me from my own slumber. But no, I barely slept.

It was not the heat, the hum, the long line of light streaming onto the floor from the edge of the window that awakened me, love. I waited for you, waited years, love, wait weeks now, habit of lust, your smile renewing my faith, for now.

You lie so still, no revelations, discreet charm disarmed me. Your arms, too strong not to let you, not to let you trace your lips down my face, my neck, my toes reaching to tease you, despite this, despite the suffocating heat, desire. Don’t. The thrill, the exhaustion of exertion, wanting. No, no, so much, too much, overwhelm me with green, groan. Oh I want this quiet so much, in the morning, you now, defenses gone, stripped bare, this kiss, tender, gentle, seeking, true.


“Spread them open, baby. ”

So I spread my legs a little wider, leaned back and sucked on my pearls.

“Like this?”

It is one of those evenings, when the day has been long, when the grass is hot and long, needs cutting, when I know you have poured me a glass of wine as my car pulls up, see you tucking in your shirt, standing straighter, trying to tame yourself quickly, trying not to let your prick betray you before I even get in the door.

You kiss me, that sort of kiss, you know, when you are pressing in to me, but trying not to ask for too much, trying to pull me away from the day and into the grass, but gently, a sip, a gentle hand through my hair first. Yes, yes, you love me, want to fuck me more right now.

You made dinner, I know, caught the herbs and wine as I walked up the path toward you, anticipating. My god, how lucky, how rare to be lusted after, fed well. How rare to be loved.

I wore the stockings, love, the garters, damned impractical, make me think fuck all day, make me think forever of you, of why, think all the way back here, think of your hum, your dazed anticipation when you kiss me, your hand hitting the fastener, your cock pressing into me, so hard, so big, I see it when I close my eyes, take another drink. You tip the glass toward my lips, and I look up at you, that glance you like, don’t mean to, look sideways at you then, turning, and slip off my shoes, slide back onto the couch, not like a lady, but like yours.

“Yes, just like that,” you say, stroking your cock now, biting your lip.

I have worn the silk blouse, the navy fitted blouse and the circle-patterned skirt. It was a public day, you know, my lingerie for you, though, slut I am, want, slick slit now betraying me, scent heady as the wine as you bow before me, lap at my pussy, swollen, it’s all swollen, ripe, wanting.

The clothes are irrelevant now, take them, rip them if your want, spread me, skin please me, please now.