Spanking fiction tends to be categorized as erotic fiction. Lately, I’ve been wondering about this. Certainly, it is true that most spanking stories include sex, but so do most romance stories. Does that make all romance stories erotic fiction as well? It seems the romance genre continues to include more and more explicit sex scenes. Spanking stories may or may not have explicit sex scenes, and in fact, even the spanking scene may not be described in graphic detail.
So what defines erotic fiction? I don’t believe erotic fiction is pornographic fiction. Although, I’m sure many may disagree. Erotic fiction has explicit details of sex, but the lines between erotic fiction and romance fiction seem to be blurring. So where does spanking fiction fit? I think that spanking stories can be romantic or they can be erotic. For readers who don’t understand spanking fiction, they would likely classify it as erotic and even pornographic, because they don’t see how spanking fits within an adult relationship. For those of us who connect with spanking, I believe we can see how spanking stories can be both romance and erotic.
What do you think? Are spanking stories part of the romance or erotic genre? Or do you agree that spanking stories can be either one depending on how explicit the sex scenes are?
Leave a comment. I’d love to hear your opinions.