Join the Vaginal Fantasy movement!
I feel like I need a placard or something to wave around. Or a soap box. Maybe even some kind of propaganda poster *gets headscarf and starts pumping biceps*…
I recently wrote a post for Dork Adore on my love of smutty sci fi books (kudos to me for managing to mention Lord of the Rings, Buffy AND Dr Horrible!). Finding the Vaginal Fantasy book club really was a revelation for me and I can’t share it enough!
What I love most about this book club and the monthly hangouts is how much they make me want to be friends with these women! It’s brilliant to listen to them discuss feminist aspects of erotic fiction, the joy of science fiction and fantasy while genuinely seeming to have such a great time with each other. They’re clearly great friends and are all hilarious, intelligent and amazing fun. If you weren’t already in love with Felicia Day (and if you call yourself a geek you should be!), you will be by the end of one of these episodes.
If, like me, you found the writing in 50 Shades of Grey too depressing for words (I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to slap that girl), these are the books for you. Good sex, great characters, super powers, strong women, complex men = WIN!
You just need to check out my Good Reads profile to see that I get through an impressive amount of Young Adult, Fantasy and old school Classic novels. One of the reasons I read so many young adult books is that I’m on a mission to find books that are empowering for young women which celebrate female sexuality and provide complex male characters to boot. I’m a big fan of The Hunger Games but to be honest, there are far too many others that are along the vein of Twilight. Sex as punishment and reward for compliance is not the message I want young adults of any sex to take home.
Whilst the reading list for Vaginal Fantasy may not always be age appropriate, it is so refreshing to read books that tick these boxes and to be able to discuss them with truly great female role models to boot. You can see why I’m on a one woman mission to spread the Vaginal Fantasy love (ahem, hope my husband doesn’t read that the wrong way…).
There’s a really vibrant community on GoodReads as well as GooglePlus if you want to discuss the books throughout the month and get ideas for your next foray into smutty fantasy fiction. There’s also currently a conversation going on about starting a hangout for the UK (I for one will appreciate not having to get up in the middle of the night once a month to contribute to the conversation) so if you’re interested please leave a comment and we’ll try to get a date together.
Come on. Join the Vaginal Fantasy Movement! *gets placard and craft materials out*