|Non-Pornographic BDSM Fiction, by Jess C Scott / jessINK
Thanks so much for hosting me today, Cami!
PLAY is is a collection of non-pornographic BDSM short
stories I completed in 2011. Themes include a rape fantasy,
bondage and knife play, and erotic asphyxiation.
As a person who’s long been fascinated with aspects
of the BDSM lifestyle (bondage, in particular), I never really
found the pornographic portrayal of the BDSM scene to be
titillating or fulfilling.
To be honest, I’ve never really found pornography to be
satisfactory, because sex at its best is never just about the
physical. It’s something mental and spiritual that transcends
the ordinary, and BDSM (when done right) greatly “enhances”
any kind of sexual activity.
It was a bit tricky at first, writing “non-pornographic”
BDSM fiction, since more care had to go into the writing
(too much explicitness would deem it as “pornographic”).
It did require a certain amount of effort to depict scenes that
focused on subtlety (and sub-conscious forces), though I thought
this fit in with the BDSM lifestyle well.
There’s a lot of power play going on when BDSM is
concerned --I chose to explore this in a liberal and open-minded
manner. Of the five stories / novellas in the BDSM-themed
PLAYanthology, my favorite is the third story in the middle
(Rockstar, where Hideki brings on the knife and bondage play
to help Daniel come face-to-face with his dEniAl).While I
make no guarantees for future work of a similar
theme, the S/M elements in PLAY were more mild
than extreme. With this initial collection, it was important
to me to concentrate on the relationship aspects of the story,
where a deep and unconditional, more serious type of love
was developed (as opposed to the romantic fluff common in
mainstream pop culture -- not that there’s anything wrong with
that per se, but it just wasn’t what I was aiming to achieve
with this set of stories).
One of the reasons I like to write is because of
the combination of purpose and passion it offers me. I
enjoy inspiring others to favor social/spiritual values over
This includes “freeing” others from the
limiting constraints of pornography, which happens when
one understands that the erotic life is not determined by
explicitness or lewdness (this was a big motivating factor,
to present PLAY in a non-pornographic way).
Jess is a professional non-conformist with a fresh,
youthful world view. She is an author of relationship-based
erotic fiction (and other unique projects, including a series
that features “cyberpunk elves”). She’s cool, supportive,
and writes with both intellect and a lot of emotion.
She has most recently co-authored Teen Guide to
Sex and Relationships with Matt Posner (Spring 2012).