Well after reading Shannonâ€™s blog post about sex and erotica and religion and stuff and then skipping over to Helenâ€™s totally unrelated rebuttal (?) on profanity I got to thinking.
Uh oh 😕
And then I thought some more. About my characters who cuss and have great sex (but they always take their work boots off at the door 😉 ) A long time ago, Teresa posted about how Sherilyn Kenyon said a series needed three rules to tie them together. One of mine is, no cussing in front of the ladies :kiss: )
I suppose, if you knew my grandfather (he refered to himself as the original Dirty Old Man), itâ€™s no surprise I write S E X. I suppose itâ€™s a good thing my dad is the son of the Original Dirty Old Man, because he never batted an eye when he found out my â€œfirst saleâ€ had sex in it.
Itâ€™s Erotica 😕 Itâ€™s supposed to have sex in it. Now if sex with strangers in the middle of nowhere or masturbation offend you, then obviously Summerâ€™s Seduction is not for you.
So itâ€™s really no wonder I cuss. I like to cuss. Thereâ€™s nothing better than a nice loud SON OF A BITCH when I stub my toe or step in cat puke. Or MOVE GODDAMNIT when I wake up with a mouthful of â€¦Iâ€™ll be niceâ€¦cat fur because Ham has wrapped himself around my head in the middle of the night.
I could probably make a sailor blush, but my children know that swearing is a choice adults make and theyâ€™re not allowed 😛 .
And if i cuss it stands to reason that my characters cuss. Especially the men. Now, not all men cuss but the men in my family do. I know, Iâ€™ve spent time with my brotherâ€”he cusses and I could give him a run for his moneyâ€“I promise. But we never cussed in front of Mom. When she died, about the only thing I could get away with was shit, damn, and hellâ€“I was 31. I had too much respect to use the all-encompasing FUCK in front of Mom, though that never stopped her from using it on occasion. Thatâ€™s right, Mom cussed too.
And Dirty Old Men and Chicks Who Swear Like Sailors need love too.