There seems to have been an upswing of tentacle erotica recently. Not just the old style rapey kind but various kid of consensual and even romantic fantasy (both M and F). It seems like tentacles are the new zombies. And honestly, zombies was already beginning to push it for me.
Can some one help my understand the appeal?
Is it about the novelty of the physical sensation? Is it the transgressive nature of a radically non-human lover? It is the queerness of getting away from sex being all about genitals and who has what?
For those of you who have already ventured into the world of cephalopod erotic romance, what book would you suggest to a tentacle virgin?