You would think, as an author of highly erotic romance novels, it would be difficult to make me blush. Not true. If anyone turns their attention toward me, I go red. And not a becoming pink flush to the cheeks -- oh no -- I go beet red and it only gets worse when someone points out that I'm red.
I have no problem discussing the most intimate information with others. I've done my research and investigated all kinds of fun and kinky things, but don't expect me to talk about them without coloring up.
This can prove a bit distracting, especially when I discuss my philosophy behind Dominant/submissive relationships and the inclusion of BDSM in novels. I mean really, just how serious are you going to take a presentation about Power Exchanges, when the lady talking is bright red from the top of her head to the tip of her toes? Heck, even my scalp goes neon!
It's not that I'm ashamed or uneasy about the subject -- far from that. I love analyzing D/s and BDSM information. I just don't like to be the center of attention.
And it isn't just sex that makes me blush. Even when I taught, I had issues with blushing. The kids would focus on me when I was giving instructions and one voice would pipe up with, "Wow, you're red! Are you angry?" and I'd have to say, no, I'm not angry, I just blush easily.
I don't think it's going to change any time soon, so I've resigned myself to keeping my discussion about kink centered to online groups. LOL, at least this way, the people reading the emails or chats, can't see how red I am.