You know what word I really hate? Anus. Blech. Blech. Blech! Seriously, it’s such an unsexy word. Anal is nearly as bad but for me, it also has creepy ass porn connotations. Heh, I can’t believe I just typed the words “creepy ass porn connotations.” I love my life.
Anyway – anus is icky. But what else can you say? So I stick with words that are a bit purple like “star” or “furl” or “rosette” or the ever generic but non yucky “rear passage”
But why use butt sex at all? I don’t know. I don’t use it in every book but sometimes a book and a set of characters likes it down and dirty and in every way possible.
I just wish the vocabulary was better.
October 15th, 2005 at 9:17 am · Link
Too true! Some of the characters sure like anal sex–but man are those scenes hard to write because of the lack of erotic words.
October 15th, 2005 at 10:23 am · Link
Yes, I find anal play scenes hard to write sometimes because it always yanks me out of the rhythm of the scene when I have to write anus or anal, LOL. My word fetish is showing I think.