As a romance writer, I deal with cliches a lot. There are things I avoid altogether because I hate them – like whiny “heroines” who wait to be saved by jerks who treat their “women” like children. Blech!
Other cliches are cliches for a reason – they resonate deeply for a whole host of reasons. One of those I love is sex in the office.
Whether it’s being bent over a desk and given the business end of your mate with your skirt bunched up around your hips and the pens and papers hitting the ground or – my personal favorite fantasy- being taken standing up, against a big bank of windows in a high rise.
So many hot buttons here – a bit of voyeurism, a bit of “can’t deny the passion so take her in her shoes with her panties around an ankle, relative power issues (is he the boss, is she the boss, are you making a visit to your mate over lunch? is it a stranger in a business meeting? oh the possibilities there!)
Sex in the office is appealing because most of us have had jobs in one. We’ve spent long days there looking out the window or fantasizing what that new guy would be like in bed. We’ve looked at the photocopier or our boss’ hands with lurid intent. Sex is something natural in our lives and as we spend so much of our time at work, it’s only natural that the two combine.
Some suggested reading? My very favorite sex in the office scene comes (heh, no pun intended) in Emma Holly’s, Personal Assets when Bea is beneath David’s desk and, well, my, it makes me go in search of my husband every time I read it. Another Emma Holly goodie is in Menage when Sean and Kate are together for the first time alone in her bookstore.
What are some of your favorites?