Even the most voracious book readers who dabble in different genres are unlikely to come across ‘dinosaur erotica’ as a recommendation on the various ‘best books of the year’ lists. Erotica in general, especially in India, is not a topic discussed widely. Often forgetting that we brought the Kamasutra to the world, today’s India has news stories like two students getting suspended in school because they hugged. Open discussions on sex and sexual fetishes are still considered taboo in our country, which is insane considering the number of people born here.
In the quiet and personal space of our bedrooms (or hotel rooms) though, mainstream sexual fetishes – like BDSM – which have existed for a long, long time are just about getting attention due to the popularity of the Fifty Shades series. It does, after all, boil down to books teaching you a thing or two about sexual fluidity.
But sometimes, the fertile imagination – and frankly strange fantasies – of some authors can take you by surprise (or shock, depending on your capacity to consume “different types of content”. This article, as the headline explains, is about the sheer volume of dinosaur erotica that exists on the Internet. You know the strangest part, though? Dinosaur erotica is just a small sub-genre of the popular ‘monster erotica’ genre, which deals with creatures that aren’t limited to your friendly neighbourhood T-Rex. Monster Erotica has humans mating with centaurs, unicorns, dragons and many more mythical creatures. But that topic is for another day; today let’s discuss dinosaur erotica.
Dinosaur Erotica (which has its own Wikipedia page) is basically an extremely twisted part of erotic literature that involves sexual encounters between humans and dinosaurs. Most of these works are self-published short stories, primarily written by women. As per an article on the Guardian, the pioneers of this topic are Christie Sims and Alara Branwen (both aliases), who say they came up with the idea in college. Their logic behind a horny T-Rex is that the poor dude is sexually frustrated because his arms are too short to reach between his legs. Other writers who have contributed to this brand of erotica are Pippa Pout, Hunter Fox and a particularly cool dude who goes by the name of Chuck Tingle. Tingle (hehehe) tweeted this sometime ago –
WE ALL KNOW THIS CLASSIC SAYING tag a bud that reminds you of this way pic.twitter.com/UpODODezmU
— Chuck Tingle (@ChuckTingle) December 21, 2017
He’s not a regular author; he’s a cool author.
While most authors of this sub-genre usually stick to heterosexual animal-human couplings, with the dinosaur usually being male and the human being female, Chuck’s series of books – referred to as the ‘Tinglers’ – deals with gay dinosaur erotica. This could be considered a sub-sub-genre, I’m assuming.
I can go on and on…
Why should you be satisfied with just covers, though? That’s never enough to purchase a book.
Drin is her tribe’s chief huntress; she lives for the thrill of the hunt. Men and sex hold no allure for her, as Drin has never found a partner to satisfy her. When a T-Rex descends upon her village, destroying it, Drin demands that the tribe’s hunters go in search of the beast and slaughter it. Opting for safety instead of revenge, the tribe moves to a new location, hoping that the big beast won’t follow them.
Drin taunts the beast, giving her tribes mates time to flee. As she runs, leading it through a gauntlet of traps, the thrill of the hunt soars through her blood, leaving her wet with desire. When the angry T-Rex corners the huntress in a box canyon, it seems more interested in her wet womanhood than in her flesh.
That last line tho!
Another example of profound literature can be found in Chuck Tingle’s extremely entertaining Space Raptor Butt Invasion. Buzzfeed author Jenna Guillaume, who has read the book, describes the basic plot in her article –
According to Space Raptor Butt Invasion, dinosaurs didn’t actually go extinct – they learned how to travel through space! There’s a lot of ~world building~ in this one (like, three whole pages), but of course it finally all comes to banging – despite Lance’s protestations that he’s NOT gay.
Here’s what another ‘Tingler’, Domald Tromp Pounded In The Butt By The Handsome Russian T-Rex Who Also Peed On His Butt And Then Blackmailed Him With The Videos Of His Butt Getting Peed On is about –
Millionaire real estate tycoon Domald Tromp was born into wealth and, because of this, he’s grown thirsty for something more from life; something a little darker, a little weirder, a little more taboo. To satiate these cravings of the forbidden, Domald has embarked on one of his usual trips to Russia. Little does he know that this particular vacation will change his life forever.
Followed around by a camera crew from the Buttz Carlton Hotel, Domald turns Moscow upside down; sampling some illegal unicorn horn cuisine and hiring a handsome gay T-Rex prostitute. But when Domald suggests the handsome dinosaur pee on his butt, a political scandal begins to unfold unlike anything in the history of hardcore anal pounding!
This erotic tale is 4,300 words of sizzling human on gay Russian dinosaur prostitute action, including anal, blowjobs, cream pies, rough sex, facials, watersports and corrupt political figure love.
You can’t make this up. Or actually, you can!
Termed as “the Kardashian of erotica” by noted critic Damein Walter, the genre has generated a lot of interest. Media and cultural studies professor Clarissa Smith, an editor of the publication Porn Studies has found a plausible explanation to this slightly disturbing but extremely hilarious trend –
There are a number of pleasures potentially on offer here – the fact that this is really fantasy. Even if there is evidence that dinosaurs existed, we don’t know masses about them, and they have mythological qualities. The idea of having sex with one is outside the realms of possibility. It’s a bit like ‘magic’, where all rules become suspended, and for that reason it may well allow … for kinds of imaginative risk-taking impossible in more standard couplings.
I see the logic behind the popularity of such work. A lot of it is ironic, whether the author meant it that way or not. Chuck Tingle’s work often comes across as satire. In the day and age of James Franco making the critically and commercially acclaimed The Disaster Artist, a movie about a movie which was called ‘The Citizen Kane of bad movies‘ (I’m talking about Tommy Wiseau‘s cult classic The Room), the success of dinosaur erotica is pretty understandable. Cringe is in, cringe is enjoyable, and cringe is definitely an easy way to gain popularity… just ask this dude.
But even the general idea of a monster getting it on with a human being has always found an audience. Look at Beauty And The Beast, King Kong and the Golden Globe winner The Shape Of Water. If the saviour of Skull Island can be remade 19 times (many of them receiving huge box office success and critical acclaim), then maybe a well-written version of Taken By The T-Rex might not be SUCH a bad idea. Right?