The sexual anomaly in this book is masochism. This was a new category in the sexual perversion. This kind of sexual perversion was very rare during the time of the writing. The writer had various published writings that helped him understand the various sexual cherished fantasies among people. People were able to recognize their secret desires as described in his writings. There were several cases in his book, which described the strange sexual desires. People however related to these strange sexual desires (Leopard, 1).
One such case described a man who wanted to be a slave to his lover. The other case described a man who longed to be a slave to his lover. He got these feelings after part of Uncle Tom’s Cabin as a boy. Thoughts started flowing in his mind later on whether he would ever be able to find someone to treat him as he had read in the book (Leopold, 3).
The third case was of a man who gained sexual satisfaction by the anger in a woman. In his mind, he would only get satisfaction from women as sadistic as those he had read about in the book. The fourth case described a man who had a love for licking women’s feet. This particular man wrote to the author and got a reply.
These cases show the effect that the writings had on people. They gave people the chance to express themselves sexually. The book brings about themes such as female dominance and sadomasochism. The story revolves around a man who dreams having a conversation with Venus while she adorns herself with fur. The character in the book is Sac her mason and the influence on the characters seem to have a striking resemblance on his own life.
The writer has an eagerness to respond to the people who write to him. He appears eager to be master of this group. He is not afraid to show part of his stripes. He makes a collection of cases, which prove that he was not the only one with such behaviors. In a way, this shows the inclined spread of his wild sexual ideas. He even encouraged his followers who wondered if there truly was a woman who would have whips and treat them as their fantasies showed them he went ahead and explained that it was indeed possible to find such a woman. He described one such woman who was French and ready to go home with the men. This was the ideal that he revealed to the people that read his work. (Leopold, 5)
Venus in mars as a book covers the life of an individual in search of realization of his fantasies. It also reveals how the public responds to the ideas of the writer. Through him, the public people also show their various desires for certain sexual fantasies. In the book, the author identifies himself as a Slavic individual. This was partly because it was the supported descent.
The Slavic man is so in love with a woman. He requests her to be his master. He later asks her to treat him in a degrading way. At first, the woman declines this request, as she does not understand it. Later she however agrees to the idea. It is interesting how this man feels the need of constant degradation by his lover.
Leopold Sacher, Venus in Furs, New York: Penguin Group 2000, 1-6