The Marquis de Sade was a polarizing figure in the BDSM world long before Christian Grey was, and December marks the 202nd anniversary of his death. BDSM and erotic romance has certainly had its day, but many think erotic romance is on its way out. Every few years, each subgenre has been told it's “dead”—paranormal, historical... and now erotic. However, BDSM romance as we know it today is the relative new kid on the block. Do you think it's time to safe word out of erotic romance? If not erotic romance altogether, will something spring up in BDSM's place to intrigue those same readers?
Tell me your theories down in the comments!
Hat tip to Megan Frampton