When I was about 11 years old, the movie "Conan, the Barbarian" came out. Naturally, I wasn't allowed to see it because of age restriction. But it ignited my interest in the Sword and Sorcery genre. From there I went to the stories by Robert E. Aside from being highly entertaining yarns in their own right, I was quite taken by the numerous scenes of beautiful girls being captured, whipped and sometimes tortured. And they were bursting with sex and sadism.