Flash Fiction Friday Challenge for 08-17-2012

Ok – how about some August erotica? I’m hosting again this week for another steamy session of erotic writing for Flash Fiction Friday (FAQs on FFF HERE).

 a bus, or subway or train car filled with nude women acting normal and clothed men

 For the Flash Fiction Friday challenge for August 17, please use the image above. The required word count is 257 or less, excluding the title. The required word to use for this week is “...convention….”

As is our custom, nobody’s checking word counts, or the required word/phrase, but its great fun to see how the different writers respond to the constraints in their creations.

I may not have an opportunity to write this week, but regardless the hosting post will go up by 1:00 AM Pacific time on Friday morning, August 17. That post will include the usual Linky Widget in which all the authors can post links to their entries. Everyone is welcome!

If you are participating this week (and the more the merrier — tell all your friends), simply stop by any time after that and leave your link in that widget in the body at the bottom of the post. Then everybody will know you’re playing along and they’ll come read your erotic words, and often leave nice comments and constructive thoughts on your entry.

Here’s a button for you if you want to include that in your post. Use it to link back here, if you like. Please do provide a link back to any of: the challenge post, or to my main blog page, or to the Friday hosting post. We want everybody to enjoy this, after all, and be able to find the other players and read all the writings.

button for meme of Flash Fiction Friday


So, come back here on Friday for all the erotic wordsmiths

Aristotle: Philosopher, Genius and….. Male Sub Horndog?

Aristotle? Pony play? Femdom? Wazzupwitdat?

Aristotle and Phyllis by Jan Sandler

Aristotle and Phyllis, Jan Sadeler I, After Bartholomaeus Spranger; Engraving, about 1587-1593; Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

We looked in this post at a collection of  images with lots nude females and males in suits – which sex shrinks say represents male dominance and female submission. So here’s a reversal, a clothed male being dominated and ridden by nude female. With a crop.

And that isn’t just any clothed male – its Aristotle, possibly the smartest man that ever lived, and certainly one of the top ten geniuses of the human race. And it’s not just any nude female – its Phyllis, according to some versions of the fable, below, the spouse of Alexander the Great, and in other versions, the hottest courtesan in Greece.

From Femdom Style Counsel (with an image above I substituted that I liked better because it seems to me to more clearly reflect the artist’s taste for burlesque mockery which is what I find amusing about the fable and the images depicting it):

This image illustrates the medieval story of Phyllis and Aristotle. The philosopher Aristotle warns the young king Alexander (who would become the Great) that he should not spent so much time with his wife (or lover, in other versions) Phyllis. He should rather concentrate on the affairs of state. The beautiful Phyllis of course dislikes this interference. She decides to seduce the old man, in which she quickly succeeds. When he is completely besotted, she promises the philosopher her favours on one condition. He should, as a proof of his true love, come crawling to her apartments and carry her like a pony.
And so it happens. But Alexander, informed by Phyllis, secretly observes the scene. In his anger he threatens to kill the old man. Aristotle however points out that the fact that he, as an experienced man, was so easily seduced and deceived by a woman only proves how right he was to warn for her influence. Thus the meaning of the story is clear. It wants to show us what happens when passion reigns over reason – and that woman is the source of that fateful passion.

But it also shows that we – men – are all fools. Besides that, the legend and its visual representation was for a long time the archetype of female erotic dominance. And it may be my imagination, but some old illustrations seem not so much driven by the intention to denounce female perfidy, as well as by a certain delight in the scene.

Does that strike you as medieval misogyny? Some think so, some don’t…Beginning in the thirteenth century, Aristotle appears everywhere in texts and in visual representations as a slave of love, a reincarnation of the ancient folkloric motif of the wise man tricked and humiliated by a beautiful woman.

And as mentioned above, Aristotle wasn’t just a wise man – one recent academic text has asserted that Aristotle was probably the last person to know everything there was to be known in his own time. Think about that for a minute…

The story has its origins in the writings of the thirteenth-century scholar Jacques de Vitry. Popular throughout the Rhineland, the fable was the subject of the fifteenth-century comedy Ain Spil van Maister Aristotiles. In the sixteenth century it was popular as an illustration of the triumph of female seduction over masculine intellect.

That all set me off on a brief riff through the modern day images of pony play with a few vintage pics to boot, so after the jump break some more naughty and freaky images….

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Every Girl Crazy ‘Bout A Sharp Dressed Man

Goddess Wife has been entranced lately with porn images of clothed sex, particularly men in suits with their cocks out.

So I put together a slideshow of some great clothed sex images. Lingerie only didn’t count, and either (or any) person involved had to be at least partially clothed – those were the format choices.

Here’s the slideshow – about 4 minutes, with a little old school musical accompaniment about a sharp dressed man by ZZ Top,

and if you want still more, here’s another slug of hot pics – there are a few dups, but you can can pop ’em out to see ’em big,

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Her Majesty Requires

Yo Brits….

Her Royal Majesty requires MORE MEDALS!

The Queen driving and holding an automatic pistol with a silencer

Happily for the national psyche, Zara Phillips, granddaughter of the Queen, who almost despaired after she knocked over a fence during the showjumping section of the equestrian team eventing section, rallied with her teammates’ performance to win a silver medal in the event, Tuesday. Then Wednesday there was finally a Brit gold in women’s rowing.

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