I recently read a very dirty book called The Dirty
Couple, by D.B. LeClair. It isn't your typical erotica
book. At the same time, it isn't your typical trash
novel either.

The story is about a man and a woman, a young
married couple, who explore a fetish over many
months. Both of them feel a wide range of feelings
during their explorations - embarrassed, elated,
excited, ashamed, bashful, and timid - and so on,
and as they cycle through the emotions of it all,
they find themselves reaching new levels in their

The main "fetish focus" in the book evolves along
with the characters. The two characters, Mike and
Michelle, start out interested in one taboo item
(accidental female flatulence). Mike, who is
absolutely in love with his wife, obsesses over the
idea of her "doing it again". Michelle begins to
obsess about her husband who is so consumed by
her being. The situation, including the fetishes,
continue to escalate from there.

Other than the actual fetish, this book is really
relatable and so I would recommend it to others
who are open-minded to erotic concepts. I
understood both of the characters, their needs and
their wants, and their inability to predict how they
will be perceived by their loved one.

When I think about other erotica that I've read
recently, I'd put most of it into two categories. The
first group is the "romance" group. That group
mostly stays away from the taboo and focuses on
the traditional feelings of love and sexual romance.
The second group is the "taboo" group. Most of the
books that I read in the "taboo" group are almost
completely devoid of emotion outside of the
"sexual" emotion between characters.

While reading this book, I sensed on many
occasions elements from both camps. There was
some romance, love, flowers, etc. - in other words,
real human emotion between lovers and partners.
And, at the same time, the "taboo-ness" of the
fetishes themselves were certainly as dirty as any
raunchy book from the "taboo" camp.

Although this book was not as long as the 50
Shades books, I would say that it is similar in the
sense that it captures both human connection and
sexual tension and taboo quite well.

Because toilet related things are so taboo in this
culture, I don't see this one on the best seller list
anytime soon. But, for the type of book that it is, I
think it is really a pretty recommendable book.

Reviewed by Amanda Bush
Book Reviewer
Book Review
The Dirty

D.B. LeClair

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