2 Classics for the Price of 1 - Free Vibrator with The Story of O!
It might have only just started to feel like summer outside but Pauline Réage's Story of O is bound (excuse the pun!) to leave you hot and bothered! This now infamous tale of dominance and submission is the Lovehoney Erotic Book Club Book of the Month for August.
As this is a classic book, we're giving away a classic vibrator with Story of O throughout the month of August: The Lady Lustfinger Mini Vibrator. With its twist operated base and multispeed motor, it provides powerful internal and external stimulation which is sure to make it one of your favourites!
Originally published in 1954, Story of O is a tale of a stunning Parisian fashion photographer who decides to submit completely to her lover Rene. Anything that Rene desires, O is willing to accommodate including the spankings, whippings, brandings, piercings and constant availability to him for oral, vaginal and anal sex.
When O is passed to Sir Stephen, an even more dominant master, she realises just how much further her submissiveness can be pushed. O learns to love Stephen as much as she loves being his sexual play-thing but will her training at the chateau of Roissy help or hinder her in her quest to dedicate herself to being the ultimate sex slave?
It would be great to hear your views on Story of O as it is such an intense, yet controversial book. Join the debate over at the Erotic Book Club Discussion Forum and see what other readers made of it and add your own opinions.
Here are a few questions to think about when reading this remarkable book:
What did you like or dislike about Story of O?
Did any parts of the book make you feel uncomfortable? If so, what parts and why?
Apart from the principal BDSM theme running throughout the story, how did you feel about the other topics that were involved such as lesbian and group sex?
Did you believe that Rene truly loved O?
For those unfamiliar with dominance and submission, do you think this book helps to introduce the concept to readers or does it come across as intimidating?
The Story of O was originally published in 1954, do you feel that the language and the feel of the book still allows it to compete with the more graphic stories in current erotica?
In a modern context, do you think this kind of 24/7 consent and power play is possible in real life?