Tuesday, January 16, 2007

I'm Bringing SpeccyBack...

I've noticed that glasses are far less common in TV dramas, movies and adverts than in real life - or at least the bits of real life I see. So here's a question ...

Has anyone ever written an erotic/romantic male lead who wears glasses?(Vampires in sunglasses don't count!)

Can specs be fetishised? Or is 20/20 vision a romantic necessity?

Okay, so that's several questions...

xxx
Janine Ashbless

11 comments:

Mathilde Madden said...

Well there is always

http://spectacle.provocateuse.com/

In fact I would heartily reccommend all the provocateuse sites for all your muse-pic needs

Alison Tyler said...

Hey Janine,

I have a spec-wearing "hero" in "With or Without You." One of the early covers for this book featured a very hot boy in thick black-rimmed frames reading a book. (I loved this cover!) As a part-time glasses wearer myself, I do have a thing for men in specs.

Very cool question, and awesome pic.
Cheers,
Alison

Portia Da Costa said...

Oh yeah, I've written quite a few things with spectacle wearing guys as heroes... Not sure whether it's a particular fetish or anything, but I do find men in glasses very attractive!

And I just completely adore the harpist! He's totally lush! I'm compelled to go 'Phwoooaargh!!!' every time that ad comes on the telly!

Olivia Knight said...

It never occurred to me to add them in - though my own are superglued to my face from dawn to lights-out - but definite erotic potential - a shorthand for bookish sensitivity. (Breathy Marilyn voice: "Oh, I want mine to wear glasses - you know, they get weak eyes from reading those tiny little columns in the Wall Street Journal?") No contact lenses, though - he can't be stumbling around in her bathroom, post-coital, hunting for lens solution...

Nikki Magennis said...

...and the moment when he takes off his glasses, puts the end of the leg in his mouth and looks at you thoughtfully...

yes, there's erotic potential in the glasses department!

Dayle A. Dermatis said...

Yes, he was a restorer of historic homes, and he wore little gold-framed glasses a la Giles in Buffy

There's also something terribly erotic about a man gently taking off your glasses and setting them on the bedside table for safety, then turning back to you...

Kate Pearce said...

When I was a kid we used to have a contest when we watched Songs of Praise to count how many people in the congregation wore glasses. Now things have changed a lot!
I am reluctant to put anyone in my books in specs because I am seriously visually challenged and almost qualify for a dog and a white stick. I have to stick my finger in my tea cup when I pour the boiling water in and wait until I scream cos I can't judge depth.
So for me, taking off the glasses mean the end of seeing someones face and if you can't see a guy's face when they are making love to you, how can you tell if he's laughing at you? Hmm?

Janine Ashbless said...

Tilly, thank-you thank-you thank-you for the provocateuse.com suggestion!!!

Forget spectacles, I'm off to look up skirts ... (Oo-er)

But why no gallery on tattoos?

Stacey S. said...

I also wear them, and so a lot of my "heroines" end up wearing them as well. But then I'm lucky I don't walk into door without them. And the one's I wear have provided countless men with the pickup line "those are really cute glasses you're wearing". And yes, that line has worked its way into at least one short story at this point.

Besides, why not leave them on? Unless the evenings activites might include something where gravity might literally knock them off (then of course remove them, or let him). Besides, I saw a movie recently where men got a "thrill" at the end utilizing those glasses. You'd want to bring cleaning wipes. So I guess the answer to the question was YES, they can be fetishised.

Nikki Magennis said...

Tilly, just looked at your provacateuse thingy - wow! I love the hands section. Specially David Bowie.

Thank you!

Alana said...

Yeah, Janine, I wrote a fetish piece in which my character had a thing for guys in glasses. Object of her desire wore a pair of thick horn-rimmed glasses.

Peace,
A