Good afternoon, this blog post is going to be a bit more fun, and irreverent.
Specifically, I want to talk about smut books that are reverse harems and why we love them.
While talking in a zoom meeting to a fellow knitter who brought up all the books we read last year the topic of reverse harem smut books came up.
Let's start with some definitions:
Smut: pornographic literature and pictures.
Reverse Harem: this means that the main character is a woman who ends up having a group of men as her lovers at the same time, no fighting (usually) amongst the men.
When I first read books that were reverse harem, I fell in love with how the authors framed the relationships that they all have with each other. The men, by and large, focus mainly on the woman and in pleasing and loving her. It is definitely a complicated dance but from the perspective of a woman (me) who by an large lives in a fairly patriarchal society in which relationships are one man and one woman and the men so often pressured from a young age to be cut off from emotional relationships.
Yes, there is a lot of creative sex... a lot of it. It is smut. But as my conversation with my friend showed, we also mainly read it because as much as we love our significant others, life is crazy and we are so often lonely. Who doesn't want to be the center of attention of a group of men whose goal is for you to be loved and sexually satisfied? It is fantasy, so enjoy it!
So we do.
Some authors I enjoyed would be:
What I would like to see is less 20 year olds and more adult women finding a group of men who want her. Just saying... 😋🤷♀️