I tend to write character-driven stories. I write about their emotions, what’s bothering them, what they’re keeping hidden from others. For so many reasons, it’s hard for characters to trust.
BDSM is one kind of relationship that absolutely requires trust. But what happens when that trust is broken? Badly?
For Geoffrey, the “sub” in my story Sex, Ties and Videotape, the answer is he holed up and took himself off the market. And who could blame him? His ex, Brian, did not understand his needs. In fact, Brian thought Geoffrey’s requests made him a wussy. Seriously. And when Brian finally gave in to Geoffrey’s needs, he did the unthinkable. He made fun of them in a very public way – on YouTube!
So how does a man learn to trust again? I think the interested party has to keep trying to find a way in through the armor. Be sensitive, be ardent, and above all be honest. As many times as it takes. Paul has that going on. He’s known Geoffrey for years – in fact, Paul and Brian were besties. But Geoffrey’s recent breakup with Brian has opened the door for him. Can Paul walk through and snag the man he’s always wanted? Or will Geoffrey recede further into his shell and never come out?
It’s also important to show each person as an individual, each with their own traits. As Geoffrey’s would-be suitor and protector, Paul’s a tad hot-headed. He gets into Mohammed Ali mode and the glass starts flying! But hey, he’s protecting his man. He’s not just another pretty face.
Geoffrey is a sub, but he’s not a wimp. 1. He broke up with Brian after finding out what he did. 2. He tells Paul he won’t be dominated outside the bedroom. 3. He tells Paul to hang up his boxing gloves, or else. Geoffrey might be the quiet one, the “needy” one, but he’s not a complete pushover. And IMO being a sub doesn’t require being one. Just an enjoyment of submitting in bed. : )
So there are some interesting dynamics to work with while writing character-driven BDSM. I call this story *light* BDSM since nobody’s doing the sir/master thing yet.
I saved that for book II! And yes, Brian gets his comeuppance!
Thanks for having me here today!
A missed trip to Paris results in two long-time casual friends finding BDSM heaven instead.
Geoffrey begged his ex boyfriend, Brian, for some bondage, not public humiliation on YouTube. On Valentine's Day, he runs into Brian's best friend Paul, who seems intent on righting Brian's wrongs. But trusting Paul means Geoffrey has to come clean with his needs ... and his feelings.
Paul sees Geoffrey in the bar and knows this is his chance to convince him he's nothing like Brian. He starts slow and safe, setting strict ground rules. But when Geoffrey insists on a reenactment of the same dom-play Brain used to hurt him, is a safeword enough to protect their fledgling love?
“I like you the way you are. Your dark hair. Your pouty little mouth. I’ve always found you attractive. And for your information, I don’t get off on skinny guys.” Pretty pinkish nipples tempted him, and Paul grasped both between his fingers.
From the way Geoffrey gasped and thrust his chest out, he’d wager he liked it.
“Good, you have sensitive ones. I love that.” He tweaked one nipple again as he cupped Geoff’s ass cheek with his other hand and pressed their dicks together hard. The other man rocked against him, digging his hands into Paul’s back and holding on.
“Paul…fuck me, please.”
“Tell me,” Paul breathed in his mouth, “what do you want me to do?”
“T-tie me up. Bend me over and shove your cock into me so hard I scream. P-please. I need it.”
A wave of dizziness swept through Paul. Geoffrey’s request had him swooning, and they weren’t even in the bedroom yet. He’d had absolutely no idea Geoffrey wanted to be dominated so badly, and the idea fucking turned him on. Cock throbbing, he nevertheless pushed Geoff away slightly. “If that’s what you want, I’ll do it, but we will have a safe word.”
Geoffrey quivered in his arms. Whether from anticipation, or fear because things had gone so horribly wrong the last time he’d asked for what he needed, Paul couldn’t say. This will time will be different. You’re with me, Geoffrey.
“Ice cream. That’s our word,” Geoff blurted out. “Will you please fuck me now?” He leaned in close, pressing their bodies together again, and the armful of warm naked skin made Paul’s head reel once more. Geoffrey’s neediness made his dick ache. I’ve been seduced, I’ve been fucked, but I’ve never been wanted like this.
“Yes.” He took Geoffrey by the hand and hurried toward the bedroom. Once inside, he stripped, and Geoffrey did, too. Naked, Geoffrey got on all fours on the bed, looking expectantly behind him, his gaze pleading. God, had Geoffrey always been like this, or was this submissive streak new and something Brian hadn’t been able to properly handle? Hell, who knows? I’ll ask him later.
After sheathing his rod, Paul grabbed the lube and hopped onto the bed. Positioned behind Geoffrey, he popped open the lid on the lube.
“No fingers. Just your cock. Hurry.”
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Eva Lefoy writes and reads all kinds of romance, and is a certified Trekkie. She’s also terribly addicted to chocolate, tea, and hiking. One of these days, she’ll figure out the meaning of life, quit her job, and go travel the galaxy. Until then, she’s writing down all her dirty thoughts for the sake of future explorers.