"All my life I have encountered opinions that said either 'this' or 'that' subject was inappropriate to discuss in certain company, specific places or at particular times. I have always believed in the 'freedom of speech' being responsibly exercised, along with the view that all emotions can be appropriately expressed providing one's choice of words or method of description isn't 'vulgar' or 'exploitative.'
Although I have had many books published, I still recall the difficulty I had when I wrote my first 'strictly for adults' novel, and particularly when it came to the passages that dealt with the intimate description of man and woman 'making love.' Like the act of love making itself, the words I chose to use could be gentle, coarse, vulgar or heavenly romantic; short and sweet or pleasurable and enduring.
Like one's apprenticeship in all crafts, the most honest work of any artisan comes from remaining true to oneself. As a person who was born in the Chinese Year of the Horse and someone who has always placed great sway on imagery, I used the most pleasurable and exhilarating activity of my youth, that of horse riding, to describe how I felt when I first tasted the satisfaction of male desire. The prose passage below provides you with an example of how the imagery of one thing can be used to describe the activity of another.
'Oh beautiful rider of wild stallions, amid the graceful fall of autumn leaf from the body tree, you bring spring to mind and faint heart to account. My heart pulsates in rapture and races at a pace of burgeoning excitement that threatens to stop it, each moment I feel you gently move between my thighs. You heighten my senses beyond all exhilaration and earthly expectation, exploding all fusion between mind and body. I feel the wind in my face as we race headlong into it, daring it to lift us both to even higher plane and transport us to the eternal land of ultimate freedom. Though we be two forces, we move as one in body and mind, releasing all pleasurable sound of secret delight in sensual synchronization, and abandoning all restraint as heaven approaches and the dam walls bursts their banks in joyous outpouring.'" William Forde: September 8th, 2017.