My First Smut

Is this real life? Nina Bangs is here, so probably not

My First Smut is a recurring feature where we talk about our formative smut experiences. These short confessionals may include such details as: What book did you read? How old were you? Were there other people involved? What made the experience special? What role does smut play in your life?

This week, we tell Ivy’s story.

When I was in college, my parents were stationed on an American military base overseas. So that meant that the summer after my freshman year I was on a military base with no friends and no transportation to the outside world. Bottom line – I was bored out of my mind.

I dealt with said boredom by walking to the base library with my sister and checking out every romance novel we could find. The selection was limited so my first introduction to this genre were books like The Pleasure Master by Nina Bangs. We went through what felt like a book a day that summer and by the end, I was hooked.

Once I returned to the world of real libraries, I started reading less exciting titles by less titillating-sounding authors and soon settled on my love for regency (Julia Quinn all the way), but I have always remembered Nina Bangs fondly for sparking my interest and for making me giggle every time I think about her and her cat named Meathead. Seriously.


Have an early smut experience you’d like to share with us? If you’d like to see your story featured, send us a note and we’ll post it in an upcoming week.

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