Training for Gold | Matt’s Smut Vault

Welcome back to another sizzling edition of the Smut Vault! Turning a sexy idea into a carefully written story is an amazing process, and it can come from almost anywhere. We can vouch for this, as we’re currently hosting our own tornado-themed crowd sourced erotica right here! But while most stories are born from an erotica author exploring sexuality on their own, it’s collaborative efforts that I find intriguing. Whether it’s two or more great writers getting together to explore their sexuality, or even penning a commissioned work together to fulfill a fantasy, having an extra brain or two in the writing process can make an erotic work leap directly off the page and down our collective pants. We’re told that today’s tale of lust started out as a commissioned work, but also gets to be shared with the erotica world at large. But how will it fare beyond our double steel doors? It’s time to welcome yet another new author to THE VAULT!

Training for Gold by Jane Caleb-Wood addresses what we call the “work-out fantasy” for some hot young athletes. Dana and Taylor are two young ladies training their hearts out on the last push before their (perceived) upcoming Olympic competition. The particular sport or event they’re training for isn’t specifically discussed, but to be quite honest Taylor might not have been able to explain it even if we asked her. Despite being on the cusp of the most important athletic endeavors of their lives, it seems all Taylor can think about is how sexy Dana’s been looking in her workout clothes…and what she might look like once those tight shorts come all the way off. Compounding things still further, the equally attractive but hunky Ian often comes to get some training work in as well. Taylor’s not only lusting after Dana, but now can’t get what might be packing beneath those training shorts of Ian out of her mind either. There’s plenty of heat involved when three of the hottest Olympic prospects train together (with libidos brimming over their proverbial cup), and we sure hope the coaches don’t catch wind of this upcoming training regimen.

As you might expect, the FFM prospects of a story such as this will require a high percentage of page time to be devoted to the steamy moments, and at a base level, Training for Gold follows this idea. What’s different is the use of imagination as a device to keep the sexual moments high, but still develop the actual fornication as realistically as possible. Taylor’s mind wanders, thoroughly, as the training workouts commence with enough vivid detail to keep the reader as an interested party to see if she ever does make a move on her partners. It’s still a fantasy of course, so Dana and Ian have the same wanton feelings of lust, only with their POV implied instead of observed.

Once the sex properly arrives, we’re off and sprinting at full speed and not holding a damn thing back. What the imagination scenes carried in realism is slightly challenged by the fantastical gusto to which Ian and Dana follow suit and start gyrating their organs together harmoniously. It’s not out of line in our erotica world of course, and it’s certainly not unwelcome, but the sex appeal these three athletes share is simply contagious. In FFM it can be an unfortunate implication that the male can only fall into one of two options: unquestioned daddy, or a simple tool to be used by the women for their orgasms. Ian is no daddy…but his use is realistic in balance as he’s clearly having the time of his life, but trying his best to compassionately please both of his partners in this moment. The women are horny and impulsive, but all three are working together for the greater good of sharing themselves. A difficulty I had was the use of pronouns. With two “she(s)” and “her(s)” swapping places like country western square dancers, it was unfortunate to not always know who was licking what, or which lovely lady was receiving the high hard one. The closing act of the piece more than makes up for any confusion, and the experience is a hard one to forget.

Verdict: Training for Gold by Jane Caleb-Wood is an exciting FFM three-way fantasy erotica short that makes the best use of the time allotted. The author graciously combines story with steam to provide the reader with a memorable experience. A hard training session at the gym morphs into a sexy dynamic of three people that clearly have been waiting quite some time for this moment, and make the most of their opportunity. The reader, possibly much like the participants themselves, are likely to become lost in the “fog of war” as the partners engage and swap in the most desirable of encounters, leaving their identities to be sorted out only after the dust has settled. But once we’re at the finish line and finally have that taste of sweet, tantalizing victory we’ve been long craving, we can look back and muse on all of the training that got us to this moment.

Special thanks to Jane Caleb-Wood for providing a review copy of Training for Gold to TehBen.com for review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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2 comments

  1. Beautifully summed up. Jane Caleb-Wood writes some fabulous smut, and the tight bodies and straining libidos of elite athletes are fertile ground. Reading between the lines, the sport for which one or two of these folk are training seems to be the pole vault.

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