December 21st, 2007

B/B Mirror Mirror on the Wall - lerdo

Questions about word choice for genitalia in fiction

I know that's a bizarre subject line, but it's accurate. :) For a while now, I've been curious about readers' preferences around what words are used to describe male and female genitals in fiction. Then someone left me this comment, so I decided to post a poll.  When it comes to sex, I know word choice can be a very charged issue. Some people abhor the word "cunt," for example. Other people have no problem with it.

In any case, I would love it if you'd humor me and take a minute to participate in the poll I've placed underneath the cut. LJ limits you to a certain number of choices for each question, so in some cases, I ran out of space.  I didn't have room for "erection," for example.

Feel free to leave notes, clarification, or questions in the comment section of this post. In fact, I'd love it if you did so.  And if you're shy, do it anonymously. I promise you this isn't a joke or some bizarre attempt to get off; I'm genuinely interested your thoughts. What are writers, after all, but people who pick and choose words?

ETA:  If you know anyone else who'd be willing to participate, please nudge them over here.  Doesn't matter if I know them, if they could care less about Bones, or if they'll only participate anonymously.  This isn't scientific, but I'm looking for data. 

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B/B Mirror Mirror on the Wall - lerdo

Fic: Tempting Fate (Double Drabble #8)

Title: Tempting Fate  (Double Drabble #8)
Series:  All That Lies Between Us
Rating:  PG-13
Word Count: 200
Seeley Booth, Temperance Brennan
Spoilers: For The Knight on the Grid.
A/N: As always, thank you for the lovely comments you've left. I promise I'll respond to you all as soon as I can. I'm so glad to hear that some of you are enjoying these drabbles; they're allowing me to write even through the current craziness of my life. :)
Disclaimer: Bones and its characters belong to FOX, not me. This story is purely meant to entertain. No copyright infringement is intended.

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