People keep asking me how mermaids manage sex and how they can possibly have babies (The Little Mermaid had to come from somewhere, right?), so I’ve written a really basic summary for those who are curious. If you’re after detailed descriptions of real mermaid sex…those are in my books, some of which are available free (you can find out more about them HERE). I must admit, there is more story than sex to my books, though. One warning: the girls of the ocean’s gift don’t bother with BDSM – they just call sharks and dispose of him.
For the blokes they choose not to dispose of (or at least, not ’til afterwards), a siren is quite a catch.
Mermaids are closely related to humans – so close that the two can interbreed. Mermaids, by definition, are female, so breeding became a little difficult after conflict with humans wiped out all the males. Humans called them dragons, but to the mermaids, they were all the people of the ocean’s gift.
The Little Sea-Maid, as written by Hans Christian Anderson, is fiction. Mermaids, like dragons, can shift their skin to cover more or less of their legs (and what lies between them) and change the colour accordingly. Like hair, eye and skin colour, a mermaid’s tail colour is determined by genetics. She can close her gills to appear human, when she breathes air on land.
Now, having chosen to permit her tail to part, her gills to close and her skin colour to normalise, a mermaid looks like any normal human – with a distinct curve as she needs to store fat reserves for cold water swimming.
Essentially, she is as capable as any human woman, though with her high level of fitness and flexibility from swimming all her life, perhaps a little more capable and with more stamina.
An observer remarked on the transition from legs to tail:
She placed her heels together and gave a flick with her feet. The movement rippled up her body, before she did it again. It looked like her skin was darkening, or was it just the waves washing over her? Another flick, her feet rising out of the water this time, and I saw the blue wasn’t just the water. It was like the skin of her legs had grown together, extending over her feet into curved flukes, as blue as the water. It blended seamlessly up her body, though her torso remained pale.
She turned on her side, her eyes curious. In the skin along her ribs, I saw dark lines that looked like gills. I couldn’t take my eyes off her. She’d never looked less human.
– Ocean’s Infiltrator
If you want more information or more detail, I highly recommend you start by reading my Turbulence and Triumph series.
If you’d like to get two of my mermaid books for free, all you have to do is tell me where to send them.