Review: Bend Over by Nikki Crescent

Review: Bend Over by Nikki CrescentBEND OVER (Crossdressing, Reluctant Feminization, First Time) by Nikki Crescent
on May 25, 2017
Pages: 41
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Nate’s step-mother has always chosen spankings as her punishment of choice. “Bend over.” He will never forget those words: those spankings still haunt Nate’s dreams.

Nate thought he was done with bending over, but after he is accused of objectifying a woman in the worst way possible, and his step-mother bails him out, Nate is in for one last humiliating punishment that involves finding out first-hand what it’s like to be objectified.

I enjoy Nikki Crescent’s work a great deal, especially after reading Careful What You Wish For.  She is a fine writer with a sense of poetry to her work and this story, Bend Over, is no different.  Unlike the previous story I reviewed, this has a slightly darker tone, but feels absolutely consistent with her work.  While I am not always moved by stories involving humiliation, Nikki Crescent is always making a point, and that is certainly welcome in this genre.

Our main character, Nate, is a young man exploring his first sexual experiences, under the too-watchful eye of his step-mother, Margaret.  We learn, from Nate’s narration, that his step-mother is a bit of a sadist, enjoying session of spanking Nate, even as he gets older.  Younger than Nate’s husband by a substantial amount, she is a typical trophy wife that Nate has sometimes fantasized about.  When a misbegotten sexual encounter between Nate and a young woman results in accusations against Nate, Margaret offers to keep his potentially embarrassing troubles a secret from Nate’s father if Nate will subject himself to a day of humiliation at Margaret’s hands.

As I mentioned, Nikki Crescent never tells a story without a larger meaning, and the disappointing thing about Bend Over is that theme gets a bit lost in the telling.  Ostensibly a story about Nate’s humiliation, the real thrust of the tale is about his encounter with the young woman, Laura, and the ways in which a woman is seen and how she behaves in deference to a guy she likes.  There is talk of female objectification that you see in many of these stories, but Crescent has a deft hand with these heavier twists in the story.

Leaving Bend Over, I wish there had been more focus on Laura and Nate’s growing sense of understanding of how and why his virginal partner behaved as she did.  It feels a bit too easy as the story wraps up, but, in a way, I feel bad for complaining about the execution of a thematic element that is largely absent from other stories in this genre.  Still, I have come to expect much from Nikki Crescent’s work, and I would say this is a worthwhile entry, while somewhat flawed.  Still, if you like her work, or just want to read a story that has more going on than the sexual escapades of its main characters, you should enjoy this very much!


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