Catching up with Rob Matthews, author of the Cuckold Odyssey Series
Why is book 3 of A Cuckold Odyssey called We Make Our Own Rules?
Most cuckold relationships have rules. Rule 1 is that the wife must not fall in love with her bull. Even if another man can have her body, her husband must always have her heart. Rule 2 is that cuckolding is not the same as an open marriage. The wife can do what she wants with every stud she meets, but the husband must remain faithful at all times.
In this book, both our main characters are sorely tempted to break the rules. Tina’s worried that she’s falling in love with Adam, the bull she met in I Can Do It Better. And Rob finds himself strongly attracted to Charlotte, a sexy young goth with bisexual and BDSM tendencies. Is he going to break the rules with her? Or is Charlotte more interested in Tina?
If their cuckold marriage is going to survive, Tina and Rob will need to start making their own rules.
There’s a strong lesbian element in this book. Why did you decide to go down that road?
Tina’s life as a cuckoldress has given her so many experiences she never thought she’d have. She’s on such a sexual high that she wants to do everything and everyone. She’s not going to be restricted by labels like ‘straight’ or ‘gay.’
It’s also an interesting variation on the theme. A cuckold might almost be getting used to seeing his wife with another man. But how’s he going to react when he sees her with another woman? A whole new set of emotions and jealousies come into play.
As a man, are you qualified to write about lesbian sex?
I’m not the only one! Don’t be surprised if the 19-year-old lesbian you chat to online turns out to be a 45-year-old guy with a beard and a Metallica t-shirt.
I did show the book to a friend of mine who’s bisexual. She approved the lesbian scenes – and even said they made her ‘hot and bothered.’
There’s also a lot more sadomasochism. Do you think there’s a link between cuckoldry and BDSM?
Being a cuckold is masochistic. Even if he doesn’t like being hurt physically, the cuck must enjoy psychological pain. It is humiliating to watch your wife having sex with another man. Equally, the cuckoldress must be something of a sadist to look her beloved husband in the eye and say, ‘He’s so much better than you, honey.’
Tina didn’t think she was into BDSM, but she finds herself enjoying the humiliation that Adam metes out to both her and Rob. And even she is surprised by her reaction when her bull orchestrates the physical punishment of her husband.
Although Rob suffers a lot in your books, they all seem to end with him saving the day. Was it a conscious decision to make the cuckold a hero?
I don’t think Rob’s a hero. He’s an ordinary guy in an extraordinary situation. But I do get annoyed by the way cuckolds are portrayed in many erotic novels. A couple can choose this lifestyle for many reasons that don’t necessarily include the man being completely inadequate and ineffectual. Rob is hugely turned on by watching his wife having sex with other people. But nonetheless he’s resourceful and even brave when he has to be.
There are similarities between Rob and Charlotte in this respect. Charlotte is a feisty, charismatic woman with strong opinions, who enjoys being sexually submissive. I don’t see any inconsistency in the idea of a courageous cuckold or a strong-willed sub. Your sexual predilections don’t always dictate how you’ll behave in the rest of your life.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m just finishing a stand-alone book called Black and Blue, An Interracial Cuckold Tale. (Coming in November, 2017.) It’s based on my ex-girlfriend, who cheated on me with a black guy. It’s been painful, but also powerfully erotic, to relive the experience. I still remember her naked in bed next to me saying, ‘I wasn’t sure if I could take five times in one night. It turns out I can. And it felt so fucking good.’
What’s next for Tina and Rob?
Book 4 of A Cuckold Odyssey is going to be called I’m the One You NEed.
Now that Tina’s interest in BDSM has been awakened, it’s going to take her and Rob to some very dark places.