Today we're thrilled to welcome Tamsen Parker (True North) to Heroes and Heartbreakers. Tamsen's hero Slade has... particular tastes (as do many of the characters in her books), while they're not for everyone, BDSM romance has taught us one thing: your kink isn't my kink, but your kink is OK. Thanks, Tamsen!
Humiliation probably isn’t the first word that comes to mind when you think of romance. And for good reason. The word has all sorts of negative connotations, and most of us spend as much energy avoiding humiliation and embarrassment as we spend avoiding physical discomfort.
But much as some people seek out specific types of physical pain for gratification (sexual or otherwise), some others seek out humiliation.
Luckily, still others enjoy inflicting these things, and not in a Mean Girls or Ramsay Bolton kind of way. Because oh so much wincing…
But does humiliation really have a place in romance? I’m going to go ahead and say that, much like any other kink, as long as it’s done with consent and consideration for everyone involved’s well-being, hell yeah!