Good and Evil, Desire and Lust, Light and Dark; many variations of Angels and Demons.
Whether from a religious point of view, or one of curiosity, readers cannot get enough
of angel/demon and human pairings. Exploring traditional symbolisms for what drives
human desire, authors of these erotic tales depict contrasting characters. An innocent
lover caught in the seductive yet sadistic attentions of a demon, the sexual frustrations
of a demon and their otherwise angelic lover, and the story of humans trapped in
between are staples of these erotic stories.
Angels have come to often represent the sexual innocence associated with virginal
humans. As lovers, angels redefine romance and seduction. As perfect beings, angels
capture the longing of readers for an ideal partner. Caught up in human world’s difficult
society however, these angels are not unaccustomed to threats of their perfect romance.
Since the beginning, authors have always explored the boundaries of sin, angels,
and the passion of their human affairs.
Demons, however, contrast the perfect romance. Many authors have come to define demons
as the darkest desires of humankind. With many readers otherwise curious about the
sadistic and masochistic aspects of BDSM, demons often enslave their human lovers.
While romance may not always be the central dynamic of these stories, many authors
cannot help but redeem these demons. Whether angel or fallen angel, humans will continue
exploring the contrasting desires of this genre.