What’s in a name?

That which we call a rose

By any other name would smell as sweet.

Juliet had it right when she said those words. Then again, imagine if Rose Dewitt was called Bougainvillea Dewitt instead (I apologise in advance if your name is Bougainvillea and you’re reading this entry right now). But yes, irregardless of your name, you’d still be the same person. Does this also apply to bodily fluids, specifically semen, which we also know as; cum, come, spunk, jizz, protein shake, nut nectar, etc, etc? Please feel free to add more.

I know some who would not read a story if the writer uses the word cum instead of come. This bugs me a little because, yes, “My name is Ann and I’m a cumaholic.” Okay, that looked like I just admitted to being addicted to semen which is completely untrue. Maybe. For those who read my stories, I use cum more often than not to describe that which flows from a man’s thick cock lily stalk penis. Sometimes I use the words semen or seed instead, interchangeably, so readers won’t have cum pounded repeatedly into their brains.

I’d not not read an author’s work if she used other words to describe semen other than the ones I liked. The funny thing is, I absolutely hated the word cum years ago. I would be like, “Couldn’t she have used come instead?!”. The irony. I see it now. Somehow, some of my favourite authors have converted me into seeing the finer points of using words which now include jizz and spunk.   I still snickered however when I happened to read one story describing semen as “nectar of the gods”. Because seriously, yeah… I do not even want to discuss that. And no, it wasn’t used in a humorous context which I would have appreciated otherwise.

Do the words we use matter? In this case, perhaps yes. I certainly can’t force potential readers and say, “Hey, please read my book based on the plot and not because I used cum in a sentence.” Then, there’s the question of why don’t I simply change the word to come? I could… but cumaholic remember? Some may view it as ‘porny’, especially when the writer uses the word in tender love scenes. I see the word as dirty. Yes, dirty. That is what sex is to me. It’s dirty and rough and sweaty; even when we do it with the one we love. I like that the word conveys this for me. And again, different strokes for different folks.


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