Sunday Smutday #2

Sunday Smutday is where we get naughty, nasty, and NSFW between the covers. If that doesn’t sound like your kind of thing, then you should most definitely stop reading now.

Seriously.

Still here?

……Great!

………Then let’s get kinky!


Title: Flesh Trade
Author: Taedis
Publication Date: November 25, 2020
Protagonist Gender: Male
Sexuality: Bisexual
Kink/Fetish: Bodyswap

I’ve been a huge fan of Taedis’ size-change/shrinking stories for years, so when they told me they were working on their first genderswap tale, I was quick to snatch up a copy and give it a read.

For all the narrative playfulness of the blurb, Flesh Trade is a dark story of gender politics, body image, entitlement, greed, and a supernatural curse. Everything just feels wrong, right from the start, leaving us to question why Donnie would be so foolish as to allow himself to get drawn into such a bizarre situation – that that suspicion and dread only grow after the bodyswap.

As for that swap, I really liked the sensory detail attached to it. Upon waking in his new body, Donnie finds he feels the cold more fiercely and sees colors more brightly. His black coffee suddenly needs a half dozen sugars to be palatable, and the greasy breakfast he used to love becomes something of a running gag as he tries to conquer the gag reflex they induce. The psychological aspects are fascinating as well, delving deep into questions of arousal and orientation as he struggles to become comfortable with his new gender.

I hesitate to say much about the second half of the story, where a few twists reveal a much wider scope and a much deeper backstory, but there’s a friendship that develops there, and it’s in helping one another deal with their respective gender dysphoria issues where we find the heart of the story. Taedis refuses to play it safe, refuses to follow the easy tropes and, in the process, offers up some interesting commentary on what makes a woman.

Rating: ♀ ♀ ♀ ♀


Title: The Apprentice
Author: Yumi Cox
Publication Date: May 12, 2020
Protagonist Gender: Transgender
Sexuality: Bisexual
Kink/Fetish: Femdom

I have been following Yumi Cox on social media for a while now, and even though her name initially made me giggle, I was impressed with everything I read. She seemed to be a clever, well-spoken author with a loving grasp of transgender themes and I was anxious to give her a read.

The Apprentice is the story of a young electrician’s apprentice named Shane, a slender, long-haired boy who just wants to be helpful. When he joins his boss in rewiring the infamous Bella’s Bordello, where Madam X prefers to trade for services, he find himself overwhelmed by the erotic allure of the women there. Natasha, a leather-clad beauty catches him in her web, teasing him, seducing him, and offering to provide his very own Virgin Conversion Therapy.

This is such a sex-positive, trans-positive story, I absolutely fell in love with the characters. Natasha’s reveal is casual, and Shane’s reaction is entirely sweet. There is no shock, surprise, or struggling with emotions. He is such a wonderful submissive, so eager to please and excited to learn, and as Shayna he is even more delicious. The erotic elements are explicit but tasteful, as much about how Shane/Shayna feels as what they are feeling, and the sense of self-discovery and personal growth is an absolute delight.

Rating: ♀ ♀ ♀ ♀


Title: Getting Tattooed
Author: M.C. Questgend
Publication Date: May 2, 2020
Protagonist Gender: Male
Sexuality: Bisexual
Kink/Fetish: Genderswap

Dark and thoughtful, as well as erotic, Getting Tattooed is largely a story of emotional need – the need to be recognized, accepted, and engaged as a part of humanity. On the surface, Cory seems your typical cliché, overweight and lonely, but M.C. Questgend gives him a backstory that makes him someone with whom we can emphasize. He really is a nice guy, and your heart just wants him to be happy. Tawny, of course, seems too good to be true, but you cannot fault Cory for embracing the human connection she offers, or for doing something as impulsive as allowing her to give him a tramp stamp tattoo.

It is the tattoo that bridges emotional and physical, need and desire, painfully transforming him into someone who will get noticed. With their new appearance a potential problem, they are given an opportunity to preserve their lifestyle, but it will mean sacrifices . . . and that is where the physical desire comes in, awakening Cory to their new body’s erotic potential.

Interestingly, we are offered two endings for the story, one that sort of pauses at a natural point, allowing the reader to imagine Cory’s future, and one following through to offer some narrative closure. Personally, I liked the pause ending, although the alternate ending had some elements I liked as well.

Rating: ♀ ♀ ♀ ♀


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