WARNING: This post contains coarse language and seriously adult content. It's not for the faint of heart or easily offended.
Let me start off by saying this post is not meant to slam anybody. Everyone is entitled to their personal taste and if yours is different from mine, I completely respect that and invite you to share your opinions below.
I like to consider myself pretty open-minded about different romance sub genres. I don't love everything --most people know that BDSM isn't my cuppa tea. But there's "not-my-cuppa-tea" and then there's "Holy shit! Is that guy really fucking his brother?" Yes, folks, I just read my first twincest story. And I've got to tell you: I don't get it. It was a m/m/m menage twincest story. And I like m/m books -- I really do. I think they are extremely hot. But the idea of a guy having sex with his twin brother is not hot. At least not to me.
I know there are lots of stories where brothers share a woman. Even that is kind of yuck for me, when I think about it. But I always figured it was kind of like a sandwich with the not-related person in the middle. No sibling-bits touching. But apparently that is not always the case. These brothers penetrated each other; they sucked each other off; and they had a whole dom/sub thing between them to boot.
I've never felt like such a prude in my life as I did reading this. I just kept staring at the screen, thinking I must be missing some integral part of the puzzle. Then I went on Twitter and asked around, to see if I'm the single Amish spinster in the corner, wearing granny-panties, who's not down with the latest thing. I was reassured that I was not alone. But obviously, there is an audience for this. There are people on Goodreads who read the book and loved it. They never said a word about the fact that these brothers are humping each other --or that it bothered them in the least.
So I'd like to hear from you guys. Does twincest titillate you? Does it gross you out? Please give me your perspectives. (I will not judge you!) And if you are an author who writes twincest books, please know I am not trying to insult you. Your input is welcome here too.
Labels: by Jen, Thoughts