Sexual Fetishes of Famous Authors
November 28, 2011 | Featured
Looking at the bedroom habits of famous authors is much like looking at the bedroom habits of the average person; some may be prudish, some may have normal healthy appetites, and of course sometimes things start to get a bit strange. Here are five famous writers with interesting bedroom quirks.
F Scott Fitzgerald: Foot Fetish
The dapper author was as fond of feet as he was of alcohol. He reportedly even frequented a particular prostitute just to “appreciate” her beautiful feet. It’s surprising that there’s no scene in The Great Gatsby in which Gatsby ruminates on Daisy’s feet.
James Joyce: Fart Fetish
The author of Ulysses was a man of many fetishes, but his fart fetish is one of the most unique. Here is a selection from a letter in which he writes fondly of his wives’ farts:
“It is wonderful to fuck a farting woman when every fuck drives one out of her. I think I would know Nora’s fart anywhere. I think I could pick hers out in a roomful of farting women. It is a rather girlish noise not like the wet windy fart which I imagine fat wives have. It is sudden and dry and dirty like what a bold girl would let off in fun in a school dormitory at night. I hope Nora will let off no end of her farts in my face so that I may know their smell also. “
Lord Byron: Sex Addiction
Byron was a great lover of women– to the extreme. He slept with hundreds of women each year, including (allegedly) his own half-sister. It’s okay to love love, fellas, but draw the line somewhere.
René Descartes: Cross-Eyed Women
Yes, you read correctly; philosopher/author René Descartes had a deep passion for cross-eyed women. Here is a selection from one of Descartes many writings in which he describes how everything got started:
“I loved a girl of my own age, who was slightly cross-eyed; by which means, the impression made in my brain when I looked at her wandering eyes was joined so much to that which also occurred when the passion of love moved me, that for a long time aftersward, in seeing crooss-eyed women, I felt more inclined to love them than others, simply because they had that defect; and I did not know that was the reason.”
Marquis de Sade: Anything and Everything
No list of authors with sexual fetishes could be complete without the prince of perversion, Marquis de Sade. Name a fetish, and de Sade probably had it. Here’s a noteworthy selection from Roland Barthes’ essay, “Life of Sade”.
6. Household Sadism: at Marseilles, Sade wants Marianne Lavergne to whip him with a parchment beater with bent pins which he takes from his pocket. The girl quails before so exclusively functional an object (like a surgical instrument), and Sade orders the maidservant to bring a heather broom; this utensil is more familiar to Marianne and she has no hesitation in employing it to strike Sade across the buttocks.