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Re: Smut-writing discussion
« on: March 22, 2015, 04:23:17 pm »
@Ahiku Oh, thank you. I was so afraid I'd totally ruin Fateswap by putting smut into it ^^;;

@lawlya I thought you were a native German speaker. Do the words really sound that weird to you? O.o
Sorry, I have to disagree with you about English though. English has absolutely awful words for smut, because all of them have negative connotations.

*puts on education hat* We as a culture never developed a good dialogue about sex, so all our words for sexual acts are extremely vulgar and probably come from houses of prostitution (see: eating someone out, handjob, blowjob, etc.) or extremely academic (see: oral sex, anal sex, etc.). The same goes for body parts. While a certain amount of vulgarity is necessary in writing certain sexual things (they don't call it "dirty talk" for nothing), when you're trying to make a romantic sex scene you're basically screwed at the start because there's no overlap. People try to compensate by using euphemisms like "member" and "rod" for d*cks, or "core" or "cave" for v*gina but most of those are really awkward, and sometimes you can even stray into the infantile if you're not really careful. On top of all that, sexism has made an imbalance between sexes so when you're writing hetero or genderbent smut, have fun describing a woman's private parts because mentions of the clitoris and other parts are considered offensive, and so are the opposite of arousing for most people. *takes off education hat, dons gauntlets of strong opinions*

Anyway that's another reason I hate writing about sex, because the vocabulary for the mechanical parts of the act is just so terrible. There are a few good ways of saying things, like personally I like "lips" to talk about women's private parts (though that can get repetitive/confusing if there's a lot of kissing) and "arousal" for a man (though that makes it sound like I don't know what I'm talking about). Maybe it's just my pompous, highbrow literature side speaking, but I feel like there's a lot less freedom in writing about sex than there is in other topics. It's just so hard to make it sound natural. Because it's not. The vocabulary to make it natural just hasn't evolved yet, and I'm really inexperienced in writing this stuff so the whole thing seems really daunting to me. (Hence the insecurity about Fateswap).

Aaaaaaaand... this thread is super off topic, lol. Sorry guys. xD