“The history of sexual repression, inherited structures of power, and various forms of oppression push erotic encounters to turn relationships into arenas of struggle for self-assertion.”
(Direk, Z. (2007) “Erotic Experience and Sexual Difference in Bataille”, Reading Bataille Now, Winnubst, S. Ed. Indiana University Press)
For me, this quote encapsulates one of the greatest areas of conflict to be explored in erotic fiction.