No need to be anybody but oneself. (only_more_love) wrote,
No need to be anybody but oneself.
only_more_love

  • Mood:

Question re: Sex in Fanfiction

Why are people so preoccupied with reading and writing about sex in fanfiction?  (Or is this like asking why the sky's blue? *g*)

I'm questioning, not judging.  Before anyone gets offended, I'm not saying there's anything wrong with having sex, reading about sex, or writing about sex.  That would make me quite the hypocrite, given that I've done all of the above.  I do feel like there's a certain preoccupation with it in fanfic, though, and I don't know if that's simply a reflection of broader society, a result of people not having a satisfactory amount/kind of sex in their non-reading lives, a result of sex just being a powerful human drive, a side effect of the characters not knocking boots in the source material, or something else entirely. 

What's driving this?  Got a theory?  You can always comment anonymously if you're feeling shy.

*makd, my dear, have your fandom studies shed any light on this?
Subscribe

  • music

    Quick, what have you been listening to lately? Me: 1) Kanye - All of the Lights 2) Adele 3) Sia - My Love 4) Chester See - God Damn, You're…

  • Song rec

    Do you want to feel like your still-beating heart has been ripped out of your chest? Yes? Then go listen to this: The Civil Wars - Poison &…

  • expanding musical horizons

    So, I'm interested in expanding my musical horizons a bit; any of you have some country music recs --- artists, songs, or albums? Thanks in advance!

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 35 comments
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →
Previous
← Ctrl ← Alt
Next
Ctrl → Alt →

  • music

    Quick, what have you been listening to lately? Me: 1) Kanye - All of the Lights 2) Adele 3) Sia - My Love 4) Chester See - God Damn, You're…

  • Song rec

    Do you want to feel like your still-beating heart has been ripped out of your chest? Yes? Then go listen to this: The Civil Wars - Poison &…

  • expanding musical horizons

    So, I'm interested in expanding my musical horizons a bit; any of you have some country music recs --- artists, songs, or albums? Thanks in advance!