Total Femdom [The Best Of M. J. Rennie Vol. II]
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by M. J. Rennie
Category: Erotica/BDSM Erotica
Description: Here it is: a generous does of the best femdom erotica by one of the leading writers in the field. Once again, Rennie proves himself to be unequaled as an author of female domination. As Rennie says in the introduction to this new book: "It is an axiom of the finest Femdom fiction that the submissive male is usually better endowed, better adjusted, stronger, and in the long run, more sexually successful than his dominant male brethren. And, as you might expect, the preferred sex act of the submissive male is not intercourse, but cunnilingus. The man who goes down willingly and joyously on a woman is the man who will eventually get more sexual opportunities. This is a strategy for gratification not to be despised. There you have it, lads. Go ahead. Let her be the boss in bed and elsewhere. Chances are, you'll be rewarded with a lifetime of loving intimacy, prosperity, and electrifying orgasms."
eBook Publisher: Renaissance E Books/Sizzler,
eBookwise Release Date: November 2011
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [255 KB]
Reading time: 152-213 min.
The material, which follows, is a sampler from the books and stories I've written during the past five years, beginning with an excerpt from the novel Worshipped Wives. I wrote Worshipped Wives to celebrate dominant older women, rather than ridicule them, a habit that unfortunately pervades our culture. Although I'm an experienced writer, I didn't turn to erotica until rather late, upon discovering that stories with explicit Femdom and Male Chastity themes were still relatively uncommon.
A person close to me wonders why a writer of my eloquence would deign to produce stories that appeal to such a restricted audience. Why write erotica, particularly Femdom erotica, when the readership for such works is small, the relationship itself is socially scorned, and most works in the genre are the products of negligible skill?
I will answer the question by pointing out that power and sex are inextricably linked in human experience, and I can't think of a more worthy subject for literary expression than the nexus of power and sex.
With this in mind, to me as a writer, the idea of the dominant male is so usual. All my life I have lived in a male-dominated society and my impression of it is as follows:
The mass of men are a bunch of fucking assholes.
I could name some outstanding examples but there are far too many names in all-out competition for highest honors. Virtually every existing history book is a compendium of the activities of male assholes.
The truly dominant male is an oppressive presence, and the only escape from his tyranny is to vote out, depose, or murder him. As you might expect, the dominant male often sows the seeds of his own richly deserved demise.
Look around you. The history of our species up to this point is plain. It chronicles the rise and fall of dominant males, which is likewise an account of how the assholes lived among us and the suffering they caused. Their destructive abilities, as shown by the world wars of the twentieth century, are jaw-droppingly awesome.
Were I to venture a criticism of modern feminism, it's that it seems to be about making women more like men instead of the other way around. I believe this to be a mistake.
Dominant women, with a few rare exceptions, present a sharp contrast. On the whole, their ambitions are limited, confined to more reasonable realms such as their husbands, their homes, and their immediate circle.
This is where dominant women sensibly separate from their megalomaniac male counterparts. After all, in the course of a brief human lifetime, how many people can you enjoyably boss around, one on one, in person?
Not that many.
Therefore, the story of the dominant woman, with her more conservative goals, is necessarily the story of a relationship, or of a few relationships.
As a consequence, it is interesting in ways that the story of a king, pirate, dictator, president, general, mogul, gangster, or captain of industry is not. The dominant woman's story is intimate, subtle, physical, and can be extremely erotic.
I find dominant women endlessly fascinating to write about. From my first character to my last, dominant women have provided me with rich fictional fodder. In fiction as in life, I pull for the underdog, not the overlord, particularly if the underdog possesses two X chromosomes, a luscious figure, and projects a smoldering sexuality.
The works of male-dom authors disinterest me. I find them tiresome and tediously predictable. Besides my own work, I've admired the stories of Femdom authors G. F. Green, Tammy Jo Eckhart, Chris Bellows, Rose Thornwell, Donna Lynn White, and a sprinkling of others.
To me, 'hard' Femdom, featuring torture and brutality, is as unrealistic as it is unappetizing. It's actually male-dom but with women masquerading as men.
Real women don't do that.
Something I enjoy in fiction is setting stories in economically depressed or politically authoritarian environments. The reason is because that is how the world often appears to me. Joyous private sexuality in a repressive system is an act of rebellion that leavens the oppression. If not for sex, life in such systems would be unendurable.
It also happens that the Femdom fiction I write is part of a literary tradition, although it is a relatively modern one. I date the advent of the Femdom genre to 1870, with the publication of Leopold Sacher-Masoch's classic Venus In Furs.
And when she left the bath, and the silvery drops and the roseate light rippled down her body, I was seized with silent rapture. I wrapped the linen sheets around her, drying her glorious body. The calm bliss remained with me, even now, when one foot was upon me as upon a footstool, while she rested on the sofa cushions in her large velvet cloak.
The lithe sables nestled desirously against her cold, marble-like body. Her left arm on which she supported herself lay like a sleeping swan in the dark fur of the sleeve, while her left hand played carelessly with the whip.
Here we have all the quintessential elements of a Femdom relationship distilled into a couple of neat paragraphs. It is no accident that Leopold is the man after whom the psychological condition known as "Masochism" was named.
Partly because of its newness, Femdom stories in the history of world literature are not extensive. Nor is it my purpose here to conduct a wide-ranging review. But it might be instructive to consider a couple of the genre's most "seminal" works.
After Sacher-Masoch's novel appeared, few similar volumes followed. Subdued versions of dominant woman stories pop up here and there, such as ones about a domineering wife or mother-in-law, but the erotic aspects of these relationships are never explored.
The next noteworthy novel in the Femdom genre is the 1890 masterpiece, The Governess, written under a pseudonym by the renowned Canadian poet, John Glassco. This outstanding work, which retains every bit of its peculiar power today, is a superbly crafted Femdom tour de force.
The novel tells of a compulsively masturbating youth who is commended to the care of Harriet Marwood, a forbidding yet curiously affectionate governess. It has, as all romances must, a happy ending. It remains the greatest of all Femdom novels.
A later, weaker Femdom entry was anonymously published in 1893, entitled Gynecocracy. This novel includes females as well as males as submissive parties. Gynecocracy, despite many Femdom features, such as cross-dressing and psychological manipulation, is a flagellation story more than a Femdom story. However, unlike Venus in Furs, it is well written, the characters are sharply drawn, and its effects are uniformly erotic.
If nothing else, these works and a handful of others eventually established Femdom as a legitimate entry in the pantheon of erotic literature.
During the twentieth century, there was a noticeable decline in even this modest output of worthwhile Femdom fiction. Apparently, times that coincide with the rise of male-dominated totalitarian regimes are incompatible with the flowering of literary modes that are intimate, self-expressive, subversive of masculine authority, and intrinsically erotic.
Not until the late 1960s, when there was a semblance of world peace and a loosening of social strictures, did the practitioners of erotic fiction (including Femdom authors) return to their labors with renewed energy.
Since then, the advent of the internet in the 1990s and the proliferation of ebooks has further encouraged the development and acceptance of this misunderstood genre. We are in a new era, a new time. Sacher-Masoch's genie is out of the bottle.
Where does this leave us? On the upside of Femdom, I think. It is an axiom of the finest Femdom fiction that the submissive male is usually better endowed, better adjusted, stronger, and in the long run, more sexually successful than his dominant male brethren. And, as you might expect, the preferred sex act of the submissive male is not intercourse, but cunnilingus.
The man who goes down willingly and joyously on a woman is the man who will eventually get more sexual opportunities. This is a strategy for gratification not to be despised.
There you have it, lads. Go ahead. Let her be the boss in bed and elsewhere. Chances are, you'll be rewarded with a lifetime of loving intimacy, prosperity, and electrifying orgasms.
--M. J. Rennie