BDSM interviews: Ted Huntington

Quite a few female authors write under male pen names. Ted Huntington is the first man I know who wrote a book under a female pseudonym — Collette Linguetta.

Why did you choose a female pen name? Was it because your book was meant for a female audience? Or vice versa, was it to make the book more appealing for male readers?

I decided to use the main character’s name as my pseudonym, giving the impression that it is autobiographical. Yes, I did want to write a story that appealed to both women and men equally.

In your opinion, how does the ‘gender’ of a pen name change the reader’s perception of an erotic book?

It is possible that using a female pen name might give the impression that the story is “softer” – until someone reads it. Then readers might realize some women might even enjoy more kinky fantasies than men. Many women will already know this!

I found your book only on bdsmbooks.com, not on Amazon. Is it because it’s ‘too explicit’? What are other web resources for authors who write something like that? Where could they feature their books?

Well, yes, it is very explicit. There are several resources available now for erotic writers. Literotica comes to mind right away. I wrote “Collette” several years ago when there were not as many sites for erotic writers.

It looks like your heroine runs into peril because of her online adventures—she’s transformed from a shy housewife into a depraved sex slave. What do you think are the best precautions when women or men seek to fulfill their BDSM cravings in the cyber world? How one should act to avoid problems?

This is a great question. In hindsight, Collette should have been more cautious. Her actions are reckless, and she is caught by both her husband’s friend and by her husband. In real life, someone going down this type of kinky path should have a safe person on the call for any encounter, she should not expose her personal information online, she should negotiate her comfort level before any activity takes place, and of course, she should use protection.

Collette is afraid her husband will discover her secret life and it will ruin their marriage. Is there a way of introducing kinks into vanilla relationships without going into so much trouble? 🙂

Honest, open communication is vital. With Collette, it turns out her husband is a secret voyeur and enjoys watching his wife’s encounters. She feared that exposing her secret would end her marriage, and it could have, but more so because Collette was not honest. She could have easily destroyed the trust with her husband because she failed to communicate with him. Most people harbor secret desires they are afraid to discuss with their partner. Communicating with them could open an exciting new sexual life for these couples.

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