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I don’t talk about books TOO MUCH on my blog anymore. Although when I published my last bookish post, 6 Best Books of 2020 So Far, it really ignited my love for book content again and for talking about books and literature of all kinds. I’ve been doing a lot of soul searching a mindset work lately and ensuring I’m focusing heavily on the things I love (rather than the things society makes you THINK you should love) is really important to me right now.
Reading has always been one of the biggest parts of my life. I call books my “first love”. Because really, books and stories have been there for me my whole life. Through the good, the bad and the damn ugly. Books are the reason I have this blog. Books are the reason why I am where I am today. I owe a lot to those magical words on a page.
So getting the opportunity to review and feature the LVH Erotica Subscription Service on my blog was right up my street as I feel like this is a really exciting and innovative way of drip feed storytelling which will particular appeal to those who are strapped for time.
So, LVH (Lady Victoria Howard – more on her later) is an online erotic subscription service which releases weekly episodes about our main character, Lady Victoria Howard. Each episode roughly takes between 5 and 10 minutes to read (depending on your reading speed) and is drip fed to you via email each week.
Benefits of this type of service:
- It’s affordable at just over £5 a month. Which means each piece of content is £1.49 per week.
- Ideal for those that don’t read much but want to delve into something new
- Perfect for those who don’t have the time to read much but still want to enjoy reading every week
I’ve been reading the literature on LVH for a few weeks now, aiming to read a couple of the episodes each week which are already released (at the time of writing, there are currently 3 seasons and 32 episodes). And I’m thoroughly enjoying the story so far and excited to see where it heads.
Our main character is Lady Victoria Howard, who a year after the heartbreak of the end of her marriage, is finally starting to come back to her own sexuality and sexual awakening as she navigates a new lover and new sexual experience that she’s never had before.
The thing I like about these episodes is that it’s not just, all sex. Far from it. I’m really enjoying the storyline and particularly Victoria’s relationship with her Grandmother. Fairly early on in the episodes, you find out exactly what happened for her marriage to end and it really does make you feel for her and contemplate the complicated emotions she must be feeling.
The sex scenes I’ve read so far have been great. They’ve been descriptive enough to get your imagination going for sure but don’t contain any of the cringe-worthy words and phrases that you so often see in erotica. The sex scenes got even better when I decided to cast Henry Cavill as Jonathan, Victoria’s new lover, in my head. Wink wink.
The aim is to give women the characters they can emotionally identify with and sexual fantasies they can introduce into their own relationships. Which I definitely think it does. I like Victoria as a main character. She’s strong and she knows what she wants. She also has a great career which is particularly empowering.
Before I also wanted to talk a little bit about the benefits and positives of reading erotica. Because as I’m sure we’re all aware, there’s still some strange sort of taboo around the subject of sex and women’s bodies. Even in today’s world:
- It allows you to explore your own sexual fantasies
- It may also help you open up and experiment with your own partner
- It’s a completely normal part of life, like most other topics which are written about in books
- It can allow you to get to know the more intimate parts of yourself even further
- It’s an experience: literature which makes you feel physical sensations. What’s not to love?
I’d love to hear your comments about whether you enjoy reading erotica and any recommendations you might have!