Smut University – Slash

Written by Lulu M

Writing Exercise

Where just recently my love for Femslash has grown, I have to admit, I have always been fascinated by Slash. As my dear friend, McGee, puts it, Slash has double of what she loves, and I can’t help but agree there. Why fantasize about one love rod when you have two? Why dream of one sexy face when you can visualize two? However, where most of the fandom is majority women, there are a few different factors to look at.

First off, do your RESEARCH. If you have never written Slash before, it would be a very good idea to learn the technicalities behind butt schmexin. I know I’ve read stories where the characters just went for it with absolutely no prepping, and after describing how monstrously proportionate dude’s peen was. Ow, ow, and DOUBLE ow. Not only would “just going for it” hurt like crap, it could do some damage down there. Not saying you are doing this research because you’re ever going to partake in some butt schmexin…I mean whatever floats your boat…but as with all stories, some sort of realism is expected. It goes along the same lines as six foot Edward going doggy style standing up with five foot Bella.

And because I just couldn’t help it >>> How to Have Butt Sex: A Beginner’s Guide


Second, remember that not only are you writing from a male perspective, you now have TWO lead characters that are male. Therefore, sex is going to a tad bit different. Of course, this isn’t always going to be the case. It all depends on your characters and who they are, but if your male leads are the masculine sort, ex. Business Tycoon Edward and Major Jasper Whitlock, you have to consider that sex between the two is going to be different.

I would like to remind you of a Male Perspective lesson from eons ago:

1. Men are problem solvers – this was a reoccurring trait in my research. Men tend to vent their problems within themselves. They feel the need to solve it on their own. Whereas women tend to congregate with friends and vent to each other. In addition, men don’t express their emotions as much as women. They don’t talk about what made them sad or mad or happy. They focus on the facts.

2. Men are action orientated – They act irrationally and do without thinking about the consequences. If a guy wants to kiss a girl, he probably will. Except maybe if he was a teenager. That’s a whole other ball game you have to consider. Teen angst is something we ALL went through. Those darn hormones…

3. Are more visual (this one cracked me up) – This is why Play Boy works more on men than women. Stick them with a couple of pictures of women with their boobies and hoohoos hanging out and its wank away.

4. Men think about sex differently – “Sex is simpler and more straightforward for them. That does not mean that men do not seek intimacy, love, and connection in a relationship, just as women do. They just view the role of sex differently. Women want to talk first, connect first, then have sex. For men, sex is the connection. Sex is the language men use to express their tender loving vulnerable side. It is their language of intimacy.” (from WebMD) The WebMD part cracks me up a bit, but still, they hit the bulls eye.

And lastly, reading Slash stories always helps. Seeing how other people put it can definitely act as a spark of inspiration for you. I suppose the biggest thing we all need to overcome is our fear. Smut in general is hard to write without being all awkward about it. Merging off into other acts of smut is even harder. So take your time. You may not get it right the first time, but just hold your head up high and try again.

Slash Backlash Contest – FF Slash Galore

So You Wanna Write a Slash Sex Scene – Blog post that delves into characterization and first times

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