Oh the things I do in the name of research...
LOL. So. I tried the toothpaste after reading about it in a book and I've seen Ben-Gay on sensitive bits in more than one story. I tried to use my imagination and used it in one of my stories... Office Play, I think. One of those chapters. Maybe. If I'm remembering correctly
I figured it was time to finally get my act together and actually try it out. Especially because I've been trying some of the more pain-pleasure toys lately, like nipple clamps. How much worse could Ben-Gay be?
Ok, so... I was kind of in the mood for a little bit of pain/pleasure and I figured "let's do this!"
Just like the toothpaste, I put the Ben-Gay straight onto my nipples first. After a couple of seconds it started to tingle and it felt rather nice, just like the toothpaste, and I got a little overly enthusiastic and decided to test out two other regions that I'd read about - my anus and my clit.
Tingle tingle tingle BURN.
It's not a slow burn, it's a lot of tingling and then OMGOODNESS it's burning. A lot. And it made me hot as hell, not just physically. Grabbing the hitachi and getting myself off helped, but then I had to sit around for at least another fifteen to twenty minutes, still tingling and burning, before the effects finally melted away.
Later I told hubby about it - this was one I didn't want to do with him cuz... well, I thought he would think it was weird. He was amused. And a little disappointed that he didn't get to help out with this one. Sometimes I think I bring out his sadistic side. Which is fine since I like that a bit. I have to admit, I'm glad I did it on my own at first, so I would know what to expect, but now I'm having fantasies about being tied down, wrists and ankles, and having him do it to me and just letting me burn while he whips or spanks me. I really liked it, as much as I hated it. Which is the best kind of pleasure-pain toy in my opinion.
Anyway. I have finished the writing part of Stronghold. It's currently coming in at about 145,500 words. Definitely the longest book I've written to date, which makes sense because it's also the first standalone book that I've written. Their story doesn't continue in another book, the way Jessica's or Eleanor's did, although we'll see them again (and often). I had an incredibly good time writing this book. I'm really happy with it at the moment... but editing is still important. At the moment, I'm saying that it's going to be published and available next weekend. Keep track of the blog / twitter to know what's going on with it =)