For the prompt pleasure, I’ve written in the form of an “accrostic” using the letters that spell pleasure to (alphabetically) prompt a header topic for each paragraph. Of course this is pleasure as it applies to me, right now in 2021.
I derive a great deal of pleasure from being Posy. I get to write and explore my kinky, darker side and there are people who want to read my work. I have friends within the NSFW Twitter community who inspire me, encouraging creativity while valuing my thoughts and opinions. I am published in anthologies and I edit fiction for the on-line publication Tantalizing Tales – my pen name helps me find my ‘tribe’.
Books/reading – very important to me, they are my preferred source of learning and a favourite way to spend my free time. I have a holiday coming up soon so my Kindle is loaded with fiction of many genres. I also belong to 2 book clubs, I’ve entered a month long reading challenge and I write reviews.
Visitors to my blog expect original erotic fiction, and that’s what I write, I have done since 2016 but I’ve been reading it far longer. I used to enjoy the glossy men’s magazines: Fiesta & Playboy. I read Harrold Robbins & Collette, later gravitating to Victorian erotica and Black Lace before most adult books moved to e-publishing. Currently I make time to read the erotic offerings of fellow bloggers who participate in the regular memes and those whose work is on Medium – it’s never a chore when the writing is good quality.
It really is just a number, so long as you still have your health. As you get older keep your mind active, embrace new ideas and don’t say you’re too old to try things. Eat well – I’ve been pescatarian for more than a year now and I feel better for it. My body doesn’t cope well with lactose/milky things, so avoid that and although I like a drink, I sip cider or G&T in moderation. After a brush with cancer in my late 40s, I reached 50 feeling mighty grateful to be alive. I try to greet each new day with fresh hopes and dreams and remind myself to be grateful for the smallest pleasures: Chocolate, no traffic jam, birdsong, facetime with friends.
It’s my favourite season in the UK, my birthday falls in the summer and there is always time off with family to which I look forward. I’m a person who gets cold really easily, so I love the opportunity in the warmer months of June, July & August to dress in lightweight clothing or lounge about soaking up the sunshine. I still experience the delight of anticipation induced by the 6-week school holiday, days without a timetable and a light sky until late seem to give me extra energy.
Lingerie really. I love the pretty stuff and I’m one who likes it all matching, be it dainty or restrictive, frilly or smooth, latex or lace. I used to share pictures of myself via this blog, participating in the photo-themed memes, but it began to feel like too much exposure. My body was, of course, better when I was younger, but back then I had neither the confidence nor the platform. NSFW Twitter folk are very generous, no mention was made of my skin (not in the first flush of youth) or my scar, so it was a body positive experience.
My erotic fiction is often romantic, because they say write what you know. I never sought one night stands, and as for love ’em and leave ’em – I was usually the one being left. Immersing myself in a chick flick is a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours while stories with relationship-driven plots are my genre of choice. My parents stayed romantic into their 70s, when my mother passed away, and my father honoured her memory until the end of his life. I’ve definitely found ‘my lobster’ in Mr Churchgate who is my rock and my dreamboat through thick and thin – I feel very lucky.
Music is a great source of pleasure for me, as evidenced by my posts on Musically Ranting. I enjoy live music and putting playlists on in the background when I’m working or doing chores. This, by Dua Lipa is my favourite track right now. I also love to dance, although I’m not very good, but moving one’s body to rhythms is a pleasant sensation and releases endorphins. My newest audio pleasure is listening to books read aloud. It’s expanded my opportunities to absorb a book because, of course, I can do a task while I listen, like walk the dog or work in the garden. Podcasts are a similar boon, and I’ve enjoyed many which have sparked my thinking and inspired my writing.