So, here I am, working on a sequel to "Glass Floor Benefits", and the subject material leads me into a consideration of Power, and how Power can drive the sexual needs and actions of those who feel its benefits. The "Ubiquitous They" (U.T.) say Power is an Aphrodisiac, in that the emotions and feelings that are both part of the feed into the Power Situation, i.e. the opportunity to exercise Power, and the satisfaction and exhilaration that come out of the successful completion of the Power Situation, are very similar to the drives and emotions that feed our sexual needs. In fact, many people who experience the successful Power Situation describe their feelings as being the closest thing to sexual tension and orgasmic release that they have experienced.
There are many who regard Power as the ultimate aphrodisiac. It is a famous quote of Dr. Henry Kissinger, and Dr. Ruth Westheimer wrote a whole book on the subject. Julia Allison wrote a very interesting blog entry, Power Is An Aphrodisiac, in which she describes how many political males seem to attract hot, young women, while politically and socially powerful women usually don't! So, is Power an aphrodisiac for men only, or is the attraction a double-edged experience?
For me, I know that, when writing about the Power Situation in any work, erotic or not, I find the activity stimulating on a number of levels, not just sexually. However, the fact that there often is some sexual arousal that comes out of working on those stories and articles leads me to believe that the U.T. are right, Power certainly IS an aphrodisiac, and the more we exercise it, the better it gets! Which then leads me to Power in the Bedroom. Is being the powerful, dominant partner during love making an aphrodisiac, and does it get better the more you exercise it?