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On DEV: Reflection

Reflection by Essemoh Teepee

There is the cliché that a definition of insanity is repeating the same actions over and over hoping that the outcome will be different each time. There are many parallels to that in the world right now that I am not going to comment on.

However, the converse of that idea is the process of once you do something, you then consider how well or badly it worked, make adjustments and do that thing again. That is called reflection, what we may think of as learning from experience. Apart from being generally a good thing to do in all parts of one's life, reflection is especially useful when you are seeking to improve an idea or a technique.

An idea to make reading dirty stories more fun

Directed Erotic Visualisation© did not appear out of nowhere, fully formed into a useful protocol that helps listeners enter into a relaxed, altered state of mind and experience their fantasises. Over ten years ago it was a germ of an idea to try give the reader a richer experience of erotic stories and erotica in general. Good erotic writing attempts to do what Stephen King* calls '…having a meeting of minds…engaging in an act of telepathy. No mythy-mountain shit; real telepathy.'

The writer has a vision of events and is describing it in such a way as to communicate that vision as effectively as possible into the reader's mind. An important tenet of Neuro Linguistic Programming is 'Communication is the response you get'. Which is another way of stating what King is saying. What has all that to do with DEV©?

One of the aspects of good erotica is that it entertains and arouses. I dislike the word titillates, that feels like a vaguely sniggering behind the hand sort of word. I am talking about the type of writing that get the blood flowing to your cock or your clit, getting both hard. The image-making in your mind that gets the juices flowing in a very real way.

Back in 2005 audiobooks were not as pervasive and popular as they are now and many were simply a voice reading the text. Usually the production was competently done, often with some interpretation, but not too much so that the performance became an audio play. 'Whisper synch' was just a gleam in Amazon's mind's eye at the time.

An experiment

However, I was not thinking about a straightforward text to audio linkup. I wanted to try something a little more, something that brought together several different techniques with erotica writing that would really communicate and get the desired response.

I had been experimenting with suggestion techniques and highly erotic narratives in long distance connections. The outcome of such connections being Orgasmic release, but 'hands free', using only the dimension of sound, no masturbation. Remember, this was long before the technological development of smart sex toys and most viewed arousal and orgasm at a distance using the voice as just 'phone sex'.

Instead of becoming an 'add on' to a sexy story, the technique became something that stood alone. It was an erotic experience where a voice directed the relaxed and receptive listener through a guided visualisation to orgasm. Hence the eventual name Directed Erotic Visualisation©.

One on one working, like any interaction is the most powerful communication. There can be feedback and adaptive responses to make the activity more effective. I wanted to discover if the same outcomes could be achieved through a recorded audio alone. The very first experimental audios were released through Literotica.com to see what an unprepared audience would make of them.

They were limited to just 9 minutes duration by the technology I had access to then, which cramped their style a little. I released an audio, aimed at women in March 2007. I was fortunate to persuade one of the stars of Literotica, Wyked Voyce to record a version for men and released it in December 2008. Between them they have been listened to by more than one million people to date.

Karma points.

From the feedback and trying out new ideas DEV© evolved. There are now some 200 audio erotic DEV© experiences for hetero men and women, Gay men and Lesbians. They are now available through eSensualbooks.com, Amazon, Audible, Apple iTunes and affiliated platforms. The Literotica audios have been copied and taken up by innumerable audio steaming sites and pirated across the globe. I have said to friends that if I had a cent for every orgasm that DEV© is responsible for I would be a very wealthy man. They have replied that I have a healthy Karma bank balance instead.

Coming up!

In the coming months I am working with my colleagues at The Manor, the Headquarters of eSensual Books, to select the best of those early years, some of the classic examples of Directed Erotic Visualisation© and re-present them to listeners who may not have experienced their unique qualitied.

One of my personal favourites is Singletail and several of the darker experiences, such as St Andrews Cross and Please Me!

I recommend you explore the back catalogue of DEV© where you will find some delightful escapes into fantasy and very erotic passionate encounters with your libido.

*Stephen King. On Writing: a Memoir of the Craft. New English Library (2001)

DEV© making the world better - One Orgasm at a time

Rating:  
It really surprised
Sunday, 15 April 2018  |  Stine

At first, i did not think that the suggestions would work. It really suprised me how great and surpising it was . It was magical for me


Rating:  
Mind Blowing
Friday, 16 March 2018  |  anonss

Hey, I'm just writing to say that I was very impressed with this title. The writing is razor sharp on this one. I have listened to a bunch of these titles by now and this is certainly one of the best. I have always been a Jezebel fan and this is truly a gift to all of her fans. Like I wrote earlier, the writing is extra crisp and as usual her delivery is perfect. It always amazes me how there are some many ways to describe love making and make it set apart from other recordings. Also, I like the holiday flair of this title. You can practically see Jezebel making the snowbound travel to pleasure you. There is a bubble bath scene that gracefully leads to an amazing romp of missionary sex on a bed. This title will effortlessly help a man visualize his crush in the most romantic and comforting way possible.


Rating:  
One of the Best
Thursday, 15 March 2018  |  Joanna

This remains one of my favorites from Essemoh to this day. The setup for the scenario is perfectly done and does well to escalate to the intimate reunion with the one that "got away". Essemoh is very sweet, tender, and affectionate and for me personally, that's an automatic favorite.

I do only have one small negative note, but it's relatively minor and doesn't detract a great deal from the experience. This scenario involves narrative running over the scripted action and "sound effects". So, there are parts where Essemoh is narrating over his own scenario dialogue. I understand that it's meant to guide your thoughts as the action is happening, but I feel like I miss out on the scenario stuff because he is narrating over it. I appreciate narration, but personally, I like it a lot more when Essemoh is acting the part and doing dialogue (sweet talk, etc.).

But like I said, it's a small complaint and I still highly recommend this particular audio for your collection.