This is the fifth and final installment of the How To Tell A Good Sex Story series, which I started here.
Okay, one last tip and then it’s time to wrap up. This may sound counter-intuitive at first but in a moment it will make perfect sense:
Never let the story end.
Some of the tips I’ve been giving apply equally well to good fiction writing as they do to verbal storytelling, but both of these forms require that a story follow an arc to an inevitable and hopefully satisfying end. But here we are specifically tailoring the story to that very special subset of verbal erotica where you aren’t just telling a story to entertain, but to titillate your partner and drive them wild.
So it is that in my storyland, there is no arc. The story never resolves. Hansel and Gretel are forever pawing at each other in a blissful, mind-controlled haze of foreplay. They almost never get to the actual sex and never, ever, actually finish. Gretel absolutely never climaxes. Hansel might get off once in a while, but it’s just a punctuated pause; he’s always hard and ready to go again without even stopping. Gretel just climbs dizzily, aroused higher and higher, lost in her own lust.
Why? It’s obvious when you consider the audience of my story. Storytime doesn’t end when Gretel cums; storytime ends when Beth cums.
Imagine you’re reading 50 Shades and by “reading” I mean “holding the book with one hand so the other is free to be stuffed down your pants”. At the end of a scene, you are this close to getting yourself off when Christian and Anna finish up. E.L. James goes back to telling you plot points about the next scene in the story. Do you stop touching yourself… or do you what I do, and go back a page and reread, and re-reread, and re-re-reread, ad infinitum, or at least ad gaudens? (Yes I had to Google the latin word for “orgasm”. You’re welcome. 😉 ) So it is with erotic storytelling where your goal is to get your partner off. Verbally you keep them in that sexually intense scene, and you don’t let the scene finish until they finish.
Believe me, I found this one out the hard way. Years ago, thinking I was going to push Beth over the edge by having her character climax, I took storytime all the way to the end and had both of the characters orgasm blissfully together. It didn’t work. Beth was still chasing the edge of her own orgasm when the characters came, and now I had nowhere to go in the story! I realized a moment too late that I had mis-timed it, and so I had the characters decide to “go again”, but by then Beth sort of felt left behind and even a bit jealous of the imaginary people in her head. They got to cum, why didn’t she? It completely threw her out of the story and made her feel self-conscious, out of tune with my storytelling, and this made it all that much harder to get her back into storyspace.
So be ready to not end the story. When you say something in your story that really makes your partner moan, be ready to circle around that point, to tease it out, to enrich it and enjoy it to the maximum. Similarly, if your partner is having a hard time “getting there”, be ready to shift things around in the story, to find other avenues. When your characters are getting close to cumming and your partner isn’t, be ready to have them shift positions and back down from their climaxes so they can stay hot and steamy. This lets your partner stay in the “getting there” headspace without feeling frustrated.
So it is that poor Gretel does not cum in our story. Ever. Poor Gretel!
Well, I guess sometimes she does–but she only cums when Beth does. In the Hansel and Gretel story, the mind-control foreplay was exactly what Beth needed, and after fantasizing for several minutes about Hansel forcing himself into her eager mouth, Beth exploded the moment Gretel put her lips to the tip of Hansel’s cock.
Poor Gretel? I think not. Remember, she is really nothing more than a mentally constructed sex toy. And she has served us very well in that capacity so very, very many times. So at the end of the day, I prefer “Thank you, Gretel.”