I do a deep dive. And the resounding answer is… maybe. Ina collection of Shakespearean sonnets were published, arguably without his approval.
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Skip navigation! If you: have ever been either bewitched or bewildered by Shakespeare's work; are kinky or have a fetish, or are merely curious about sexuality; or enjoy personal essay as well as magical realism and literary criticism, then Jillian Keenan's Sex with Shakespeare: Here's Much to Do with Pain, but More with Love is for you. We spoke with Keenan about the book, how to reveal a fetish, and why The Merchant of Venice 's Portia is her professional inspiration.
Jump to navigation. In her insightful and refreshing new memoir, Sex with Shakespeare: Here's Much to Do with Pain, but More with Love Harper Collins, out April 24author Jillian Keenan chronicles her long love affair with the Bard and his creations, as well as her experience coming to terms with her own sexual identity. Keenan identifies as a masochist, with a spanking fetish, and considers her kink to be her sexual orientation.
Culture October 10, Boring afternoons in high school English class? She also recounts feeling sexually violated from being spanked as a child, since her kink was ingrained since childhood.
It cuts through the air clean. This book is her journey to self-acceptance. Keenan views spanking as a sexually charged act.
I might as well just set myself on fire. But, while Keenan offers readers plenty of intimate details about her kink and how it works, her thought-provoking, relatable, and wonderfully articulate book is far more about the mysteries of love and identity than it is about sex or BDSM. Spanking is not part of my sex life; spanking is my sex life.
You know that Shakespeare, James Joyce and Lord Byron were geniuses when it came to their ways with words, but as anyone who knows a writer can tell you, scribes frequently come with some serious quirks. So, without further ado, I give you 10 intimate quirks of some of the finest writers ever. William Shakespeare liked to swoop in on his friends' women.
What is love? Keenan is a spanking fetishist. The Bard and BDSM are linked for Keenan because she senses that in the discomfiting depths of both she may find clues about how to love.
Sex With Shakespeare is a memoir of Jillian Keenan coming to terms with her spanking fetish, often explored and dissected through the language of Shakespeare. Each chapter finds Keenan at some juncture in her life—time spent abroad, college, on foreign exchange, in various relationships—expressed though a different Shakespeare play— OthelloHamletAs You Like It. Keenen deftly interprets the Bard, touching on the broad themes of each play before diving into specific character desires and monologues to put her own desires into literary context.