maybe it’s me, but…

Boy: “Look, honey. It’s Bob and Janice from last week’s swinger’s party.”
Girl: “Shall we go say hello? I remember how much you got off on his muffled sounds.”

… have you ever noticed how muffled sounds (via pillow, hand over mouth, gag, etc) spur a lot of people on when it comes to sex in romantic fiction??

One wonders how they can get through life without constantly exploding in a frenzy of lust.

For example, what do they do when they hear some chick mumbling about a clean up in aisle 12? Do they ditch their trolleys and make a run for much needed privacy? Or do they slam the nearest wo/man against the shelves where by sheer luck the condoms and/or lube are located?

Just something I’ve been wondering.

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18 Responses to maybe it’s me, but…

  1. Matthew says:

    Kris, you really need to stop reading S&M novels. I haven't noticed anything like that in romantic fiction.

  2. Tracy says:

    These “Maybe it's Me” posts are killing me! lol

    I'm thinking the run for privacy!

  3. Sean Kennedy says:

    Your mind is a beautiful thing.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Matthew: I agree.

    Tracy: I have no idea from where she got this weird sense of humour!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Don't encourage her Sean. Bad boy!


  5. Tam says:

    Umm, I'm siding with Matthew on this one. LOL I've never noticed. Because in Canada when its -40 and everyone's bundled with huge scarves and various other things to keep your eyeballs and chin from freezing off, you'd have a perpetual hard-on if muffled speech does it for you.

    Have a drink sweetie. It will help the voices be more quiet. 😛

  6. K. Z. Snow says:


    Maybe muffled sounds are a delicate kind of shorthand for “mouth full of dick”–at least in the books you read.

    (Hey, I'll guess at anything if I'm bored enough.)

  7. Kris says:


    I bet all of you who dissed me because you reckon you haven't noticed this will from now on. In fact, I will stake a book on it!

    “Your mind is a beautiful thing.”

    This is why I stalk you, Sean.

  8. orannia says:

    Your mind is a beautiful thing Kris…and also very fascinating. I think Freud would just love to play in your mind 🙂

    As to the question, no, I've never noticed it, but then I'm usually focused on my list when I'm grocery shopping 🙂

  9. Kris says:

    *sigh* I appear to be surrounded by smart arses this w/end.

  10. Jenre says:

    I'll back you up here Kris, because I too have noticed this and not just in bdsm. Sometimes it's linked to the characters being somewhere when they may get discovered and the whole 'hand over the mouth, mustn't make too much noise' thing adds fuel to the excitement of that situation.

    Sometimes, though, it's just part of the sex play, to add a buzz to the proceedings.

    Other times one of the characters is embarrassed at showing how turned on they are so they muffle their noises which seems to turn their partner on more – perhaps because they know that what they are doing is having an effect.

  11. Kris says:

    Everyone: Now you all have to agree with me cos Jen says I'm right! HA!

    Jen: I adore you, Jen. I really do.

    It's the latter one in particular that I'm noticing more and more in books. In fact, I just finished another short a little while ago in which there was much muffling. Try saying that quickly a few times. 😉

  12. Sean Kennedy says:

    But I must *mmf* *mmf* *mmf*…

  13. Jenre says:

    Yeah, cos I'm the defining authority on everything. *snort* As if.

    Kris, I notice that you only adore me when I agree with you. If I don't, then I'm sad and pathetic.

  14. Kris says:

    Sean: You're in a supermarket, aren't you?

    Jen: Yeah. What's your point?

  15. Ingrid says:

    Kris, you think too much. You what my dad says? You should leave thinking to horses, they have much bigger heads then we have.

  16. Kris says:

    Et tu, Ingrid. 😦

  17. Ingrid says:

    What I mean is, just read the book *g* Reading is supposed to be fun.

    For the record, I do like muffled in books. It means that they are doing things in places they shouldn't really. That makes it more fun.

  18. Kris says:

    My theory is that all romance readers are voyeurs by nature. 😉

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