While the majority of the sales markets restrict full-on tales of incest, what we call pseudo incest is relatively popular. As I sit down to write this blog there are 24 “Daddy” titles in the Amazon Erotica Top 100. Dominating the charts with nearly 1/4 of the best-selling content, you may be asking yourself, “What is it about those Bad Daddies that draws in readers?”
I’d love to say I have the answer, but aside from the taboo nature of an innocent girl (of legal, consenting age of course,) succumbing to the whims of her big, bad Daddy, it’s difficult to say why these types of stories seem to appeal to the masses. Perhaps there is no explanation needed beyond the severity of the taboo.
The father figure is the first man in a girl’s life, and it has been said in the past that many girls grow up and “marry their fathers,” meaning they seek out a man as similar to the one who raised them as possible because he is comfortable, familiar and will assuredly provide a sense of security and stability. Innocently, many little girls can be heard stating, “I’m going to marry my Daddy when I grow up,” and while that definitely roils the stomach when you think about it in those terms, maybe that is where the fantasy begins.
Father figures tend to be a strong, dominant source of strength and security in a woman’s life. Stereotypically, Daddy takes care of business, and though society definitely frowns upon incestuous relationships, there’s something about those naughty step dads that makes our blood boil.
Personally, I’ve always had a “thing” for older men, though very few of them, if any at all, actually remind me of my father. There’s just something about a strong, capable and established man who knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to take it that has always given me chills. Am I searching for my “Daddy?” It’s hard to tell, but I think it’s safe to say there are thousands of readers out there who connect to the taboo nature of the “Daddy” story. If you’re still not convinced, browse through the Amazon Erotica Top 100 and you’ll find your proof.