In a review, do you like slang terms?

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In a review, do you like slang terms?

BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
I was reading a review, and found it to be a good review, except... The word "cunt." I really hate that word, personally, so it kind of turned me off of the review.

I can kind of see using the words pussy and dick just because we're not trying to sound too clinical but I think as writers, trying to give the best information possible, using words like cunt, twat, cock, fuck hole/pole, etc. seems unprofessional. And it depends on the review, too. Some of those terms find a place in a more comedic writing style, but overall I think that there are better words to use.

What do you think? Do you think it's appropriate, appropriate sometimes, inappropriate, indifferent, (of course) other?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Appropriate
14  (9%)
Inappropriate
16  (10%)
Occasionally Appropriate
113  (72%)
Indifferent
13  (8%)
Other
2  (1%)
Total votes: 158
Poll is closed
10/29/2010
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Viktor Vysheslav Malkin Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I was reading a review, and found it to be a good review, except... The word "cunt." I really hate that word, personally, so it kind of turned me off of the review.

I can kind of see using the words pussy and dick just because ...
I can see where you are coming from with that word.

I try not to use slang words, sometimes I feel I have to (words like dick, pussy) in some of my DVD reviews to keep it from getting to clinical and too stagnant, because I use the words "Vaginal Sex" and "Oral Sex" all the time and I can see where people may get tired of it, so I might through in a pussy every now and then.

I suppose to be fair, I am leaning towards indifferent, but there are a few occasions I might find it slightly off putting.
10/29/2010
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
I can see how saying ONLY "penis" or "vagina" gets a little off-putting too. But reading someone write: "I pushed it so far into my cunt and it got me all wet..." (not exactly what I read but close) Yeah, I had to make sure I was at Eden Fantasys and not somewhere like Literotica or something. And granted... that is good information to know, but saying something like: "Just putting it in my pussy (or vagina, or vag) definitely got the juices flowing" sounds a bit more like relaying useful information as opposed to trying to turn me on too...

Does that make ANY sorts of sense?
10/29/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
I was reading a review, and found it to be a good review, except... The word "cunt." I really hate that word, personally, so it kind of turned me off of the review.

I can kind of see using the words pussy and dick just because ...
It depends on the rest of the review. I don't mind colloquialisms used if the writer understands how to place them. What turns me off on a review is an obvious attempt to sell me the product by telling me my "cunt" will thank me or some other crap. Describing in vivid detail how a partner licked up their cum after they used the toy is also not my idea of a great review unless that is placed in the experience or comment section. I'm all for some eroticism in reviews, hell I don't mind outright porn, just put it in the proper section! I want to know how the TOY performed not you or your partner is all I'm sayin'.

As far as descriptor words I have seen times when vagina or penis came across as vulgar and inappropriate and times when "jam hole" was entirely appropriate and made the review excellent. Generally I tend to stick to 'soft' vulgarities in my review writing; pussy, dick, cock, prick and yes I've even used cunt. An interesting note on the word Cunt: The word cunt is the clinical term for the vagina. In fact in early medical literature it was the preferred term as people felt vagina was somehow lewd. The word even breaks down to it's root Cu which refers to a woman's genitals. So it actually IS a term that isn't derogatory to women or their cunts!
10/29/2010
Alicia Alicia
I really didn't know how to answer because certain words I don't like really ever. Dick and Cunt I just have never really liked. Cock and Pussy, eh whatever, sometimes it fits, and those are the words my husband and I use during sex..so it does not offend me.

But, at the same time I'm not really offended by dick or cunt either because they're just words, it's just not something I'd prefer to read.
10/29/2010
Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
It depends on the rest of the review. I don't mind colloquialisms used if the writer understands how to place them. What turns me off on a review is an obvious attempt to sell me the product by telling me my "cunt" will thank me or some ...
I agree with Airen - I don't mind what words are used as long as they're not lavishing in too-intimate details about their own body parts or use between a partner and themselves.

I was always raised to think that cunt was a horribly dirty word...which of course, out of rebellion, led me to read a book called Cunt that entirely changed my view on the word, among other things.
10/29/2010
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
It depends on the rest of the review. I don't mind colloquialisms used if the writer understands how to place them. What turns me off on a review is an obvious attempt to sell me the product by telling me my "cunt" will thank me or some ...
very interesting
10/29/2010
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Thanks for all the input. Just curious and also helps me write my reviews.
10/29/2010
Sir Sir
I don't find it either appropriate or inappropriate. Word usage is up to a person - I honestly do not care either way, so long as they're not making racial slurs or sexist or ignorant comments.
10/29/2010
Rockin' Rockin'
Quote:
Originally posted by Tori Rebel
I agree with Airen - I don't mind what words are used as long as they're not lavishing in too-intimate details about their own body parts or use between a partner and themselves.

I was always raised to think that cunt was a horribly ...
Hehe, I read that book, too, and now I love the word cunt.

Almost everyone has words that they don't like to see. I think any words are fine to use because this is an adult site, we're talking about body parts, and what seems comfortable to you might not feel right to someone else. I don't think any of the terms used in the original post are slang or unprofessional on their own. I think a review, in its entirety, can seem unprofessional or casual, but the words themselves are descriptors.
10/29/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Just as an fyi kind of thing...

The official, EF stance is that all of these words are fully acceptable.
10/29/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I would be turned off too simply because I feel that word is never in good taste. But that is just my opinion. I don't use it. But, I wouldn't down rate someone for it. Other words are sometimes appropriate. I'd say they usually are.

I tend to not use slang type words because I feel they are less professional (on eden it doesn't matter tho like Carrie Ann said), also because companies read my reviews too. I use words more like shaft, member, etc. things like that. I think I MIGHT have used pussy or cock a few times, but that's rare too. It's just personal preference. But again...I wouldn't rate differently because of those words.
10/29/2010
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Just as an fyi kind of thing...

The official, EF stance is that all of these words are fully acceptable.
Thank you for that. I wasn't looking for clarity, necessarily, just preferences, but I'm glad to have the info!
10/29/2010
gone77 gone77
I LOVE the word cunt, but I don't think I've ever used it in a review. I don't really care if someone uses that word in a review, but I think it's interesting that the reviews I like most don't use it.
10/29/2010
Jessica Elizabeth Jessica Elizabeth
I have to agree with Sir on this one. I think so long as the words are used respectfully I don't mind at all. However if it sounds like they're writing erotica or something, then it's inappropriate in a toy review.

As for the words themselves "jam hole" just sounds gross, however I'm quite a fan of the word cunt so *shrugs*. A lot of it is personal opinion I think.

So long as the review is respectful and not degrading any word use is fine in my opinion.
10/29/2010
Blinker Blinker
I love the word "cunt", too. It's a term of endearment for my boyfriend and I, but I've never read a review that mentions it. One word that might give me pause in a review is "sphincter". Just because it's hilarious.

Sphincter.

I've used everything in reviews, but not "cunt" because I think a lot of people are still offended by it. I have used and love using hoo-ha, woohoo, peepee, pussy, beaver, cock, dick, schlong, etc. They're all just sentence enhancers
10/29/2010
Jessica Elizabeth Jessica Elizabeth
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Originally posted by Blinker
I love the word "cunt", too. It's a term of endearment for my boyfriend and I, but I've never read a review that mentions it. One word that might give me pause in a review is "sphincter". Just because it's ...
LOL i agree! My favorite actually is "cleaver" or "box"
10/29/2010
SexyySarah SexyySarah
I think it depends on the review, and sometimes it's nice to see some I guess "nasty" words being used, cause it will get you excited about the toy if that's what the purpose was behind it. kwim?
10/29/2010
Sweet-Justice Sweet-Justice
Sometimes it bothers me(Depending on the topic at hand) other times I don't even notice.
10/29/2010
Bunnycups Bunnycups
Quote:
Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I would be turned off too simply because I feel that word is never in good taste. But that is just my opinion. I don't use it. But, I wouldn't down rate someone for it. Other words are sometimes appropriate. I'd say they usually ...
I feel the same way. I may not use or like a particular word, but it wouldn't affect how useful the review is to me. Everyone has their own writing style and preferences.
10/29/2010
Illusional Illusional
It doesn't really bother me...
10/29/2010
Sammi Sammi
It doesn't bother me at all, unless the slang is obscure and I have no idea what they're referencing
10/29/2010
SexyTabby SexyTabby
I think sometimes they could be appropriate and other times they are inappropriate. Really it depends on the review. If it's a negative review and they are using 'cunt' then it seems to add to the negativity of it. If it's a positive review and the writer is excited then well it seems alright. Doesn't really offend me either way though. I don't personally like some of the choices and wouldn't necessarily use them but I wouldn't think it's so far out there as to be unacceptable.
10/29/2010
Penguin Penguin
I don't really care.
10/29/2010
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Thanks all for the input. Like I said, I am wondering, not just because of my own preferences and observations, but also input for my own reviews.

And I'm not put off by colorful colloquialisms. For goodness sake, I have a review titled "Buzzing my Beaver!"

I love hearing everyone's input. Thanks so much. This community ROCKS!
10/29/2010
ScottA ScottA
I evaluate what word I use on a case by case basis. I tend to lean more towards the more clinical sounding words or the light slang, just because of my personality, but if another one works I'll reach for it.
10/29/2010
lamira lamira
I don't mind slang words as long as the words seem appropriate and fitting in the review.
10/29/2010
Trashley Trashley
I like slang words, actually, and very specifically cunt. I LOVE that word. I love hearing it, saying it, mouthing it, writing it, seeing it, everything. It's so scathing and vicious, but loving and colourful because you've really gotta have some passion or emotion to spit it out. And yes, as a previous commenter said, this community DOES rock
10/30/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
I dont really mind what words people use. I have used cock before - probably cause thats what I always call a penis so it just naturally comes out.
10/30/2010
PassionQT PassionQT
I don't mind the slang terms when they refer to a body part. On the other hand, calling someone a "cunt" or "twat" is just crude.
10/30/2010
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