Please welcome Kay Jaybee to Friend’s Friday this week. She’s letting us in one one way she gets inspiration! Thanks for joining us today, Kay.
Eavesdropping- or Research?? By Kay Jaybee
I admit it- I like people watching. I don’t just sit at the back of cafes, restaurants, clubs, and pubs because I’m a natural wallflower (although I am), but because I like to observe everyone around me. I like to learn from them. I’m not interested in what they look like, what colour their hair is, how fashionable they are- I’m firmly from the ‘beer not the bottle’ camp – it’s what they are saying and how they interact that captures my imagination.
Don’t get me wrong, it is never my intension to be rude or intrusive, but it is amazing what story material can be sparked by an overheard sentence or conversation.
To give you an example, last week I was sat in my favourite cafe writing, when two female customers came in. They were chatting away about anything and everything, when one suddenly put down the cappuccino she’d been rather wildly gesturing with, and asked the other if she’d seen a programme on TV the night before (I missed the title- sorry). It had apparently included a scene where the hero had asked the heroine if they would ever consider a threesome- my eyes stayed on the page before me, but my ears strained wider.
Let’s face it- who wouldn’t tune in if they heard the word ‘threesome’? And how many of us have been asked that question at one time or another by a partner? (Usually in our younger dating years, before the guys got wise to the frequent disappointment attached to asking the ultimate fantasy question!)
The coffee sippers (in their early twenties I’d guess), continued their conversation until along came the inevitable question. One says to the other, ‘so- would you?’ The responses were lost in giggles- but that didn’t matter. It wasn’t any of my business anyway; and besides my own imagination was way ahead of them.
Anyone who has read my work will know that threesomes feature on a fairly regular basis. This isn’t because I have a deep seated personal obsession with them (honestly!), but because the public at large either fantasise about them, or are intrigued by them.
Even if the idea doesn’t appeal to you, it can’t be denied that there is something about the concept that intrigues all of us, even if it does no more than pique our curiosity; as the aforementioned, and several other similarly innocent and everyday conversations will testify.
In my latest e-novel, The Perfect Submissive (Xcite), the sex scenes are equally distributed between two-somes (be they straight or lesbian), and three and more-somes. There is just something so satisfying (from a writers perspective), about having so many limbs to allocate to different areas and functions- if you see what I mean?!
Once I’ve thrown in a handful of bondage scenarios- which I like to do on a regular basis – I have a fascinating background with which to work out both a plot, and the frustrations of the characters I’ve have placed within it. The finale of The Perfect Submissive in particular would never have worked if I couldn’t have relied upon the readerships fascination with more than 2 people having sex together at any one given time.
In my latest Fem Dom anthology, Yes Ma’am, the MMF threesome that takes place in the story ‘Don’t You Emma?’ is a dream come true for Lee, although he does begin to wonder if he should have been careful what he wished for, when the girl his partner has invited into their home to play with, turns out to be better at taking her erotic punishments than he has ever been.
To enforce my opinion of the popularity of at least the idea of a threesome, they have to be one of the top topics for assorted anthologies, as the latest couple of offerings from Xcite will testify. ‘Threesomes‘, ‘Best of Both,’and ‘Sex at Work‘ (all of which I am privileged to have stories in) all include that heady mixture of excitement that is very particular to the involvement of at least three pairs of arms and legs.
So, when I’m accidently overhearing conversation, be they about threesomes, twosomes, or solo fun, I am really only checking that my opinion of what is popular is correct. I’m not actually being nosey at all!!