I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.
This is such a bizarre book.
I also read some reviews saying this seems to have been based on another sci-fi short story, which was out of copyright, so I downloaded that one for free. (I read the first couple pages but like this book better, to be honest.)
I also looked up the author, and this book which was published in 2002. The author is currently 96. I don't know why, but I was expecting her to be quite young. Maybe it's because most of the people I meet who are okay with even this level of kink tend to skew younger?
Just an observation. Anyway, loving this book, so I'm going to go and get shit done - mow the lawn, clean, etc - so I can read more tonight.