Extra author’s bonus: Experiences! (this time with a porn studio)

I’ve dreamed of being an author as long as I could remember. I’ve always had stories in my head, and sharing them with other people has been my goal since I was in preschool. So of course I’m thrilled that my 12th and 13th novels will be published this summer, and I practically swoon over fan mail and good reviews. I’m also extremely grateful for all the friends I’ve made via writing.

What I didn’t expect, however, was one of the big side benefits of being an author: it gives me the impetus for new adventures. In the last year, among other things, I’ve taken a falconry class, slept on a 19th century ferry that’s been converted to a houseboat, toured cemeteries (okay, I’d have done that one anyway), and shot a handgun at a shooting range. And this last weekend? I took a tour of a BDSM porn studio.

It’s Armory Studios in San Francisco, where the kink.com stuff is filmed. They don’t film on Saturdays, so we didn’t see that, but we did get to see a few minutes of a spanking workshop. *g* And the sets:

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I wish I had a cage under my stairs. Could come in handy.

The tour was really fun and I learned a bit about the business. I’d definitely recommend going if you’re in the area. But I don’t know if I’d ever have thought of it if I didn’t feel the need for research. 🙂

Incidentally, here are the wifi networks my phone detected while I was not too far away from the Armory:

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I love this.

What have you done or would you like to do in the name of research?

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