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What's Kinky?

On a recent episode of Torchwood, Ianto said something about Jack being "avante garde" in bed. (I think that was the phrase he used. Maybe I'm reinventing what I saw & heard.)

I'm writing a story in which I want a character to come off as rather freaky.

I'm realizing I'm not sure what's actually kinky anymore.

If someone is so avante garde that it merits comment, I assume they walk in wearing a chicken costume and want to pee on you. I'm assuming there must be some tipping point in my opinion of what constitutes kink or not, but that everyone's tipping point is probably different.

I googled kinkiness last night, just in case there was something I was missing. On one message board, sex in public seemed to be big, as well as threesomes and partner swapping. None of those will work in my story.

I might also mention that I really dislike anything that I considered "prepackaged," in other words, something manufactured just for sex play and then marketed through a sex shop, like a dildo or a bondage outfit with rings and straps. I'm too much of a do-it-yourselfer, I guess. I don't like the thought of some marketing board deciding what's sexy and putting it out there and trying to entice me to buy into it.

Props in general feel cliche. It's looking more and more like I just have my character say freaky stuff.

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cassiopae
Mar. 24th, 2008 10:48 pm (UTC)
The real term is 'avant-garde', and if you really want to be a purist, don't pronounce the 't' ...sorry, I don't want to be pedantic, but when I do these kinds of mistake I WANT them to be pointed out to me =.=;

I guess 'avant-garde' is all about breaking taboos. With the way the world is turning, it would be really hard these days to be 'avant-garde' in bed... morality is such a flexible thing, even when talking on an individual level. Take me for example: a year and a half ago, when I first came across a love/sex story between 2 guys my first reaction was 'Yuk'... And now I'm such a hardcore fan, it's not funny anymore!! It's hard these days to have me raise a brow - not even incest can do it.

So, besides suggesting to put an affair with his brother in your freaky guy's background (!), I'm kinda leaving you stuck with the chicken suit, eh? *snickers* Or maybe, without having a whole group engage in communal sex, a voyeurist/exhibitionist routine that involve actual touching only between the main couple could be acceptable...?
jordan_c_price
Mar. 25th, 2008 05:16 pm (UTC)
Wow, a newbie to M/M! (Welcome!)

Funny, when I was 14 or so, I read a book called Twins by Bari Wood (which was the basis for the movie Dead Ringers) and I hopped right on that M/M bandwagon and never looked back. It was quite amazing to me to discover slash online years and years later.

So I guess I'm saying it was twincest that initially hooked me. I keep meaning to start a new series with a darkly obsessive pair of twins in it, but I need to finish all the stuff I've got in the works, first.

A voyeurist/exhibitionist scene certainly could be used to good advantage. I'm going to store that one away in the dirty part of my mind for future access. I did come up with something a little more titillating than a chicken suit, thankfully :D
cassiopae
Mar. 26th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
And here I was walking around on tiptoes (attempting to at least), trying not to gross anyone out! (I also just realized that my lj's default icon is all about brothers... I must face reality I guess: subtlety is NOT my strong point!)

Ah, I'm glad you came up with Titillating Kinky and I'll wait for the story. I sincerely hope I'll be bright enough to pick freaky guy out... and just to be able to stop calling him freaky guy will be a big plus too. ;-)

As for a twincest written by you... *~CHEERS~*
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