Friday, May 29, 2015

An Erotic Alphabet Soup

"The Erotic Alphabet: A Brief List of Abbreviations"

This is a re-direct to an incredibly useful post from SmutWriters about the abbreviations used in erotica. Being a sort-of newcomer to erotica... I loved to read the stuff but hadn't attempted to write or publish my own until relatively recently... I have to admit, I greatly appreciate them taking the time to detail these "alphabet soups" for all the rest of us. I have had my fair share of being on the wrong side of some of these and totally guessing others wrong.

For example:
BBW = big beautiful woman or beautiful black woman
PI = detective erotica; oops, surprise read!
DubCon = I honestly thought it was a reference to a sex conference like ComicCon
Cuckold = another classier term for cock, seriously a shock when I finally realized what it meant

Oh, and don't get me started on the difference between:

Apparently, the symbolism lies in the order of the masculine and feminine abbreviations and the upper case versus lower case... though I can never remember exactly what the meanings are.

So have at it!

Now you know...