It’s been quite a while now, but I devoured all three books in the series and I’m not ashamed to say so.
If it wasn’t for those books, I probably never would have realized who I am.
And that the perverted thoughts I’d been having since puberty weren’t totally bad!
All of the sudden there was a whole new world presented to me, with real life possibilities of the fantasies I’d been having.
I have to admit that my exploration-adventure has had its scary moments, but I missed a lot over the years and I have so much to learn! I’m trying to cram all that learning in so I can catch up.
Anyway, I’m not so sure that I see the trilogy the same as many people who’ve spent a lot of time in “the community” and have always had super-kink as a part of their lives.
I see it as a possible way to enlighten outsiders – like it was for me.
I didn’t need to feel ashamed of my thoughts.
There were others out there who wanted a little pain and “punishment” every once in a while, too…
And others who enjoy doling it out…
For me, it was one of the ways (in addition to exploring new blogs) that helped me realize my fantasies really weren’t something I needed to hide or be ashamed of; there were (and are) people out there who are even kinkier than I could ever imagine.
And that’s okay 🙂