Too raunchy for erotica?

Callisto Callisto
Do you mind if your erotica mentions "cock" or "pussy"?

What do you like better?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Kinda rauncy, I like it more classy.
26  (15%)
I prefer graphic language/slang.
147  (85%)
Total votes: 173
Poll is closed
08/05/2011
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Ansley Ansley
The classification of the genre doesn't have anything to do with the actual choice of wording. Even the most mainstream, hetero-centric NY Times Bestsellers have raunchy sex scenes in them.
08/05/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
nah i don't mind. it's all about creative choices
08/05/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I have no issues with it. If all erotica just used the correct terms for genitalia, it would sound very clinical.
08/05/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I don't mind if it's in the dialogue, but it gets a little old in the actual descriptions. I prefer "His shaft hardened" To "His cock/dick hardened."
08/05/2011
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
I am a fan of colourful language in erotica. I also like creative slang for genitals sometimes.
08/05/2011
married with children married with children
i do not care either way. it all depends on the writting style.
08/06/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I enjoy most forms of erotica, with the exception of those that refuse to use either real or crude words for sex organs. I don't care for those that use silly baby words like my absolute most hated word EVER "Va Jay Jay!" It's a vagina, or a yoni, a cunt, a pussy, etc. Even small children shouldn't be so ashamed of their body parts as to use words like Va jay jay or Pee Pee Wee Wee. [SHUDDER] You want those words in a adult story? I certainly don't.

If erotica uses proper words or nasty ones, I'm happy. If they used words that tell me the writer is sexually hung up, (like baby words) I stop reading. Va Jay Jay and "Ba doink a doink" cause me to throw books across the room and shut off TV sets.

He thrust his throbbing Pee Pee Wee Wee into her dripping Va Jay Jay, the earth moved as they began to Ba Doink a Doink... Really? Seriously? UGGHGHGHGGHH!
08/08/2011
Kinkypixie Kinkypixie
If the book is using the word "cock, dick, pussy, etc" over and over and over without using any other terms than it can be annoying.
08/08/2011
Lilith's Girl Friday Lilith's Girl Friday
I agree with kinkypixie. You always need a variety of words to describe anything, especially if you're referring to it repeatedly. It's a good thing there are so many words for our various organs.

And, P'Gell, what kinds of books are you reading? Seriously. I appreciate the word "va-jayjay," but can't stand the word "hoo-ha", so I commiserate with you. Sexual repression pisses me off too. HOWEVER, I will say that words like that, which you ascribe to childish use have their place. (All words have their place.) It may not be your kink, but I think they'd go very well in age-play literature. Espcially infantalistic age-play literature. (And "ba-doink-adoink" is a noun, not a verb. It's MAKE ba-doink-adoink.)

What I particularly despise is medical jargon in my erotica. No, it's not his penis, it's his cock. Or his tool. Or his rod. It's not my vagina. It's my pussy, my cunt, my slit, my whore hole. Then again, if it were a medical scene, medical names may be appropriate.

I think it also bears mentioning that "cock" and "pussy" refer to barnyard animals. We often forget that the degradation of slang has class implications.
08/15/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Lilith's Girl Friday
I agree with kinkypixie. You always need a variety of words to describe anything, especially if you're referring to it repeatedly. It's a good thing there are so many words for our various organs.

And, P'Gell, what kinds of ... More
LOL! I actually made that particular passage up. I guess some words would work with Age Play (but as that's one of my Hard Limits, I don't have a place to use them. But, to me, it's fine if other people are cool with them. As long as they don't use them in adult conversations... *cough* Oprah*cough*)

I hate "hoo-ha" also. UG.

Thank you for righting my improper usage of "making Ba Doink a Doink."
08/15/2011
Ansley Ansley
I thought badonkadonk/ba doink a doink is slang for a girl's very round and voluptuous ass, not sex.
08/15/2011
null null
Make sure it doesn't sound ridiculous (doinking, seriously?) and make sure to switch it up (cock, cock, cock, cock gets old fast).
08/15/2011
Kkay Kkay
For me it depends on the character (but then, I write and read very character-centric porn). If it seems out of place for the PoV character to use that kind of language to me, it'll knock me out of the story.

I have one character who curses regularly in his normal life, and when I write sex from his perspective, I use the wording to reflect that. I have another character with a background that includes severe sexual abuse that he's still struggling with. Using 'cock' from his perspective just wouldn't work, either for the character or for the mood that I'm trying to strike in the scenes.

What terms to use is very personal, but I would very much be careful with slipping too much into metaphor. "His love juices thundered into her love-bower" is not sexy to me.
08/15/2011
Diabolical Kitty Diabolical Kitty
I would rather use "slang" than weird "other" language.
08/15/2011
mizzmilla mizzmilla
As long as it doesn't use too much of it.
08/23/2011
emiliaa emiliaa
I like it here and there ^_^ But not too much, get creative, not repetitive.
08/24/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
I love my erotica raunchy and graphic. Honestly, though, select a few words and go with it, if I have to read 1000 metaphors for penis in my erotica, I'm going to scream. You don't need to use the entire dictionary.

Alternately, I won't read erotica that's purple. It's a "Pussy", not a "lady flower" unless of coarse you're reading plant-based erotica. Also, I find terms like "meat rod", "man root" (Back to that plant-erotica again), and "love nectar" to be a huge turn off. And if it takes you more than 5 words to describe the body part? Don't do it. "Hard Cock" is good, "Turgid piece of pulsing love meat" is not. (Unless there's something unique about it "His hard cock was pierced several times down the length of the shaft". Vivid descriptions of the act itself are good, too, though...)
09/06/2011
jj1228 jj1228
As long as its not over used i dont mind it at all. I like the graphic raunchy stuff .
11/06/2011
KaliLeanne KaliLeanne
Quote:
Originally posted by married with children
i do not care either way. it all depends on the writting style.
This, exactly
11/08/2011
Willow Wand Willow Wand
I gotta get my hands on one of these books....IDC what words are used.
11/09/2011
RosesThorns RosesThorns
I dont mind "cock" and "pussy" but if its over used then its annoying. Also I have "sex" as a term for the genitalia, it drives me nuts for some reason.
12/08/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Callisto
Do you mind if your erotica mentions "cock" or "pussy"?

What do you like better?
If it is written well and appropriate, that is fine. If it is written every other word, like old dime store paperback porn, then no...it loses my interest.
12/27/2011
Snozzberries Snozzberries
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
If it is written well and appropriate, that is fine. If it is written every other word, like old dime store paperback porn, then no...it loses my interest.
I was actually going to say something very similar to this.

Well written, sure. Cheap filler? No thanks.
01/05/2012
hyperballad hyperballad
I'd rather have ~vulgar~ words than ridiculous euphemisms like throbbing manhood and heated core.
01/12/2012
blackbetty79 blackbetty79
The dirtier the better!! I do not like the softcore stuff.
01/26/2012
Woman China Woman China
For me, when I write, I prefer to use language I actually use. So cock, pussy, ass, and yes, even cunt is used when the mood calls for it. When I read erotica, I usually end up giggling and laughing and ruins the whole book or story I am reading when the author toe steps around body parts or physical acts.

If you haven't already, have you looked at the erotica posted here in EF?

Yup. I am pimping.
01/27/2012
tinadice tinadice
Quote:
Originally posted by Callisto
Do you mind if your erotica mentions "cock" or "pussy"?

What do you like better?
i do not care either way
02/26/2012
hippie hippie
I really like raunchy erotic porn, but sometimes when it gets really degrading it just becomes a massive turnoff
02/27/2012
Faeya Faeya
I like raunchy terms, and even a little bit of purple stuff, but occasionally a phrase just throws me off. For example, I read a novel once that used "manhood" and "womanhood"...drove me nuts. It just sounded...strange.
03/10/2012
Total posts: 82
Unique posters: 79