My guest post at Circlet Press
Hey folks, I've got a guest post up at Circlet Press's blog. The topic: Fictional Sex Among Fictional Teenagers>:
When I started writing, I thought “An Intimate History of the Greater Kingdom” was strictly erotica (it’s gotten way, way out of hand since then), and so I joined an erotica group. I made the mistake of telling them my hero was under eighteen. I was promptly drummed out of the group as a pedophile.
Let me repeat that: I was classed as a pedophile because I depicted a fictional sixteen-year-old having fictional sex. Not that I was having sex with a real sixteen-year-old (I’m nearly fifty–ewww), but that I was writing about a fictional sixteen-year-old having fictional sex with fictional people close to his own age. Unless you count omnipotent, ageless beings.
I myself have never had sex with a real sixteen-year-old, not even when I was sixteen, and consider myself lucky. Most men can tell you what they knew about making love to a woman at age sixteen and it’s essentially…*crickets*