If you read a lot of romance or erotica like I do, then you start to notice that certain animals just show up again and again, whether it is in the form of pets, metaphors, similes, shapeshifters or some other kind of fantasy creature. This got me thinking, what exactly is so sexy about these particular animals? Well, I thought about it and here are the conclusions I came to about the typical animals you see related to sex:
Cats (domestic) – I think part of the reason pet cats feature predominently in erotic literature is simply because cats are the pet of choice among writers. A quick look through literary history, ancient or recent, will show a host of word buffs who adore felines. Besides that fact, cats are sexy of their own accord. They are stubborn, independent, self-assured, graceful and full of attitude. Cats are also full of feminine wiles, even their purring and meowing reflect their manipulative methods of getting what they want from us. As women, we often use similar tactics to encourage men to fulfill our deepest desires.
Cats (big & wild) – Of course the wild aspect is a big part of the draw when it comes to big cats. Where domestic cats may remind us more of the feminine, wild cats tend to portray more masculine traits. Big cats are the kings of their domains, protective of their own family, deadly to any threat that comes along. They run the place and they aren’t afraid to let everyone know it. Their physical strength and stamina rival the most athletic of creatures, yet they still manage to retain the grace and simple majesty of their smaller feline cousins.
Wolves – Again, the wild factor pops up here. Wolves possess the same qualities we love about dogs, but retain the ferocity that makes them predators. Intensely loyal to their pack, wolves are dependable, brave and protective of their entire group. Of course, lone wolves have a sexiness all their own, stemming from their rebellious, mysterious nature.
Rabbits – Ok, you might laugh at this one, but I have recently read several good erotica novels that featured bunnies. What would be the sex appeal here? Well, what do you think of when you think of rabbits? Rapid procreation right? I think that just about says it all.