When I'm putting out a story with strong violent or BDSM themes, I do expect to get a lot of low votes. I wish those people who give the story a 1,2 or 3 would tell me why.
Is it not violent enough? In other stories, is the BDSM too tame? If you ignore the posted cautions and the 'rape' tag, and you are voting it down because it has a rape ... then I don't understand.
In ch. 1&2 of Alex, we haven't even got to the dangerous part. Thank heavens you can't vote with a negative number.