Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Is Sex Work or Pleasure?

A U.S. Marine colonel was about to start the morning briefing to his staff. While waiting for the coffee to finish brewing, the colonel decided to pose a question to all assembled. He explained that his wife had been a bit frisky the night before and he failed to get his usual amount of sound sleep. He posed the question of just how much of sex was "work" and how much of it was "pleasure?"

A major chimed in with seventy-five percent in favor of work.

A captain said it was fifty-fifty.

A lieutenant responded with twenty-five percent in favor of work, depending upon his state of inebriation at the time.

There being no consensus, the colonel turned to the enlisted man who was in charge of making the coffee and asked for his opinion.

With no hesitation, the young man responded, "Sir, it has to be one-hundred percent pleasure."

The colonel asked why.

"Well, sir," he replied, "if there was any work involved, the officers would have me doing it for them."

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So what do you think? Is sex work or pleasure? What does it depend on for it to be one way or the other?

Oh, and by the way -- the hunk here was downloaded legally at iStockPhoto.com. He'll be body doubling for Khyff Antonello in a trailer I'm making for my upcoming book, For Women Only. It's due out Tuesday, June 15th.

Click the name of the book to see the cover by Anne Cain. You can click here to check out a larger size and read an excerpt on my website.

Back to the question -- what do you think? Work? Or pleasure?

8 comments:

Mary Quast said...

When I'm not in the mood, I'd say it's definately work. Otherwise it's 100% pleasure, if it wasn't I'd have someone else doing it for me. LOL

Congrats on the new book. It sounds yummy!!!

Kayelle Allen said...

Thanks Mary. I know for me, it can be either or, especially when I was younger and didn't know what the heck I was doing. Ah, the blessings of research for erotica novels... ;o

Jasmine Aherne said...
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Jasmine Aherne said...

Hmmm. I suppose it could be 100% pleasure but you could CALL it work, if you were "researching..."

Now, if only you could charge that time to your publisher...! :)

BrennaLyons said...

Hmmm... See, I don't see it as work (unless you actually do it for a living, which I don't). Research isn't work to me. Though there is exercise involved, I don't call that work. I'd say 100% pleasure (or not, if it's something done for someone else that really doesn't do much for me...then it's exercise), though sometimes pleasure with a motive involved. Evil grin...

Brenna

Kayelle Allen said...

Jasmine, I bought a book on sexual positions and one called Massive Extended Orgasm. I took them both off my taxes as a research and business-related expense. Does that count as work? If so, I'm ready to clock in. ^_^

Brenna, I like pleasure with a motive. May I steal that line?

Mark Damaroyd said...

Mark Damaroyd said...
I happen to live in Thailand, well known as a land full of beautiful women - and visited by men seeking beautiful women. Work or pleasure? I've lived out here long enough to realise that the pleasure element can fade with the passing of time - and having a Thai wife sure helps to maintain the pleasure. So I vote in favour of pleasure.

Savanna Kougar said...

Kayelle, oooh... love your cover, especially your exotic heroine.
Hey, in my experience, sex is always pleasure unless it's with the wrong man or the man is in a bad mood with expectations I'm not willing to dole out.
But, I like Brenna's perspective and that is a great line.