Archive for June 12th, 2011

The Hows and Whys of Mind Control: Magic

June 12, 2011

As previously mentioned, this is my attempt to break down the different types of mind control that get used in erotic mind control stories, more or less just for the fun of it. Today, we’re looking at “magic”.

“Magic” is actually a pretty vague catch-all term for any mind control method that openly and blatantly defies the laws of physics, psychology, and common sense; when a character uses hypnosis that makes someone do something they wouldn’t, it’s hypnosis, but when they use the Ring of Caer Ibormeith to lull them into a deep obedient trance, it’s magic. As you can imagine, this is a pretty blurry category. 🙂

But there are some common tropes. There’s the magic spell or ritual that puts someone into the control of a Master/Mistress; the controller speaks a few magic words, maybe gathers the hair or nail clippings of the victim, and bam! Instant sex slave. There are magic talismans that give the wielder powers of mind control over anyone they choose; lots of “magical harem” stories involve the person getting the talisman and spending the rest of the story picking and choosing the “worthy” victims. Frequently it involves characters being granted one-time chances to alter reality and using it for sex; pretty much every “genie” story could be lumped in under “magic”. And sometimes it’s just a catch-all for the totally unexplained and unexplainable; my own story “Whip It” featured a person obsessed with a sex shop that hadn’t been there last week and vanished as soon as its owner enslaved him. How? Why? It’s magic, baby. That’s all there is to it, sometimes.

Some stories of mine that prominently feature magic: “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “All She Wants To Do Is Dance”, “I Didn’t Mean To Turn You On”, “In Your Eyes”, “Eternal Flame”.