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Old Today, 03:30 PM   #1
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Using "slut" and "slutty" in a positive way?

I've fairly recently published a couple of stories about a woman who discovers and explores her slutty side, particularly with a fascination with facials. In this, my aim has been to stay clear of any type of degradation because I find that an extreme turn-off myself. I know it's a fine line to stay within given the topic, which is pretty much why I wanted to write it. Whether I've completely succeeded or not, I can't tell, but I've tried to make it very clear that the actions and the use of such words are all happening on the heroine's own terms.

But as I'm writing the third part, I get a bit curios about how readers feel about the word “slut”. I've tried to use it as kind of positive yet naughty word, as in the sense of a girl who likes the sultry side of sex, which most certainly is not a a bad thing. But words can be powerful and have different connotations to different people.

So what do you think, can “slut” and “slutty” be used in a fun way, or does it immediately evoke an association with degrading things?
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Old Today, 04:00 PM   #2
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Sure, it can be used in a fun way without being degrading. And it can be used in a degrading way and still be fun.

As long as everyone is portrayed as consenting and enjoying themselves, it's a positive thing, right?
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Old Today, 04:18 PM   #3
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As long as the woman has no issue with being called that, then its fun and not degrading, a playful "You love it because you're my little slut" or if the woman is into degradation then a "Look at you, you dirty fucking slut" can be fun too.

Only if she is not "into" the term is it truly degrading.
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Old Today, 05:34 PM   #4
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Are these parallel?

A: Black people can call other blacks 'nigger' but white people shouldn't.
B: Women can call other women 'slut' but men shouldn't.

Substitute other groups and slurs (ethnic, sexual). Are they comparable?
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Old Today, 05:49 PM   #5
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Seems like I've read several stories where the women wanted to be known as sluts, and where it wasn't known as an insult.
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"She deliberately chose the slutty-looking outfit; after all, it was by Louis Vuitton and it was amazingly expensive. What else could she possibly wear onto Joan Rivers' fashion police? It fitted perfectly around her god-given body, didn't it?"
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"Of course, it was a touch sluttier than the time she had gone on Letterman, but then, Letterman was a push-over, and the fashion police were not, but they were such suckers for 'slutty.'"
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Are these parallel?

A: Black people can call other blacks 'nigger' but white people shouldn't.
B: Women can call other women 'slut' but men shouldn't.
Similar issues but I'm not sure they're exact parallels. Somebody who's Black gets exposed to the word "n----r" from birth simply by the colour of their skin; "slut" is at least ostensibly about behaviour. So when a woman calls another woman "slutty" as an insult she isn't focusing on a shared trait; she's saying "you are sexually immoral", with implied "and I am not".

In practice, I think the answer for both is "nobody should call anybody either of those names unless they know the audience is cool with it" but the degree of offensiveness will vary depending on context.

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Old Today, 07:13 PM   #9
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Similar issues but I'm not sure they're exact parallels. Somebody who's Black gets exposed to the word "n----r" from birth simply by the colour of their skin; "slut" is at least ostensibly about behaviour. So when a woman calls another woman "slutty" as an insult she isn't focusing on a shared trait; she's saying "you are sexually immoral", with implied "and I am not".

In practice, I think the answer for both is "nobody should call anybody either of those names unless they know the audience is cool with it" but the degree of offensiveness will vary depending on context.
I agree here, especially with the last part.

My first thought when reading the OP was, "Why does this have to have a positive spin?" Some things are simply negative, or have negative connotations to people, and that's not always a bad thing. Now, some people can use the negative thing in a joking way, and as long as everyone's in on the joke, no problem.

But I can't really imagine too many women wanting to be called "slut" or "slutty," unless it's a) a joke, or b) part of a scenario like LC mentioned. However, even in b), the term itself isn't positive. The woman is getting off on being called something negative. And again in that scenario, presuming it's all consensual, no problem.

The real problem is, I think most can agree, is that when a woman is called a "slut," the person calling her that is making a negative moral judgment that is none of their business in the first place.
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Old Today, 08:25 PM   #10
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I always enjoy when a MAN is called a slut by a gorgeous woman that wants to enjoy his sexual promiscuous tendencies.

Then again, I'm the sort of guy who loves dominant females that can't keep their knickers on around the geeky short guy with the 9.35 inch dick.



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