Talking Between Reads (TBR): Kink on a Walmart Budget

Posted March 13, 2017 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | | 6 Comments


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Kink on a Walmart Budget

I love a fine BDSM romance. Reading the genre is a fun and safe way for someone to “experience” the “lifestyle” in a fictional way. But often the guy/Dom is a billionaire or at least has a huge . . . bank account. He often lives in a big city like New York where clubs seems to be around every corner. What about the average Joe who has a kink or two. How does he explore his kinks and need for a submissive living on a Walmart budget? What if he lives in rural America (or another country, all British yummies can’t be rich either).

A Red Room of Pain is expensive to stock and those “sex clubs” aren’t on every corner like Starbucks. Sure you could use some everyday inexpensive items like cloth pins for nipple claps and Christian Grey shopped at a hardware store for a few of the things he used on Ana. I guess an average Joe would have to be creative with a limited budge.

Perhaps he could use wooden spoons for some sort of play . . .


Have you read a BDSM/erotica romance where the Dom was an average Joe? Let me know in the comments.


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I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two chilled cats in the Deep South.

After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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6 responses to “Talking Between Reads (TBR): Kink on a Walmart Budget

  1. I’ve read a ton of BDSM and it does seem that most are all billionaires. Masters of the Shadowlands by Cherise Sinclair has some more normal guys. Safeword: Rainbow by Candace Blevins is about a more normal guy. He does put together a room, but he has a job in security, so not a billionaire. The Reluctant Dom by Tymber Dalton is another one.

  2. Hahaha I haven’t watched Friends in so long! That was a great clip 🙂 You’re so right, kink seems to be expensive most the time, huh? So Awakening by Elene Sallinger, the guy is a bookstore owner. So he’s not broke, but fairly average Jo-ish income wise. It’s not my favorite BDSM, but it was pretty ok. Coincidentally it’s the only average Jo BDSM I’ve read, which proves your point!