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List of Fanfic tropes

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  1. Absence makes the heart grow fonder

  2. Abuse (sexual, emotional, and/or violent childhood abuse; past abusive relationships; character A's abuse drives character B into arms of character C; the wounded child as an adult archetype)

  3. Abduction as seduction (beloved captives)

  4. Accidental stimulation (proximity and friction; involuntary arousal; situations of adrenaline and reflexes)

  5. Adrenaline and crises (pre-, mid-, or post-crisis sex; speed-freaks or adrenaline junkies; near-death experiences; the shadow of impending death--hours, minutes, or moments; see also Situational engineering)

  6. Age differences (e.g., older man/younger man pairing)

  7. Age regression (mental and/or physical regression; childlike behavior caused by brain damage; characters met before in the past; high school AUs; time-travel)

  8. Aliens make them have sex (fuck or die; fertility rituals; intoxication; taking one for the team)

  9. Alpha males (alpha/beta male pairings; alpha/alpha pairings; het alpha males)

  10. Amazons and strong women (warrior women; women as soldiers, law enforcement figures, or leaders; goddesses; tough, butch, or muscled women; lesbians or dykes; quasi-masculine characteristics in general, such as a boyish body type: slim, athletic, and small-breasted; forcefulness or brusqueness)

  11. Amnesia

  12. Anal penetration with foreign objects

  13. Anal sex (face to face, from behind, bottom riding top; standing; bent over desk; gay or straight; girl-on-boy with strap-on; girl-on-girl with strap-on)

  14. Anal/butt plugs (during sex; worn under clothes in public)

  15. Angst (see Emotional themes)

  16. Animalistic behaviors and characteristics, dominant (snarling; sniffing; scent-marking or biting; other claiming acts; territoriality; predatory stalking; cuffing; forcing the partner's neck down; claws and other features)

  17. Animalistic behaviors and characteristics, submissive (feral characters or behavior; domesticated pet behavior such as sitting at owner's foot and cheeking their thigh; purring; licking; characters objectified as animals, e.g., ponyboys)

  18. Animal themes or fetishization (physical transformation, e.g., animagi or werewolves; animalistic features; hirsutism as a fetish; tentacle sex; quasi animal forms such as centaurs, merfolk, intelligent dragons; pets, wild or domesticated; familiars; men showing affection toward animals, e.g., holding kittens, or nuzzling their horses; see also Otherness)

  19. Anonymous sex (clubbing; glory-holes; alley sex; alien fertility rituals; one-night stands)

  20. Anti-heroes (sympathetic villains; villains with principles; noble demons; enemies who keep their word)

  21. Aphrodisiacs (see Intoxication and altered states)

  22. Aristocracy (aristocratic behaviors, characteristics, and/or identity; chivalry and noblesse oblige; royal blood; elegance or effeteness; dignity; royal courts or castles; imperial cultures; Greco-Roman classicism; dynastic families; gentlemen; aristocrat pairings with houseboys, stable-boys, or secretaries)

  23. Asphyxiation (asphyxiophilia; autoerotic asphyxiation; scarfing; choking; breath play)

  24. Ass-play and/or fetishization (ass lifted in the air for penetration; emphasized by harness or blue jeans; ass slapping; spreading cheeks; rimming)

  25. Attention (singling someone out; treating someone specially in front of others; making a point of showing respect to or interest in someone who doesn't usually receive it; observing, studying, or analyzing someone to understand them)

  26. AUs (alternate characterizations and situations; sex between alternates of one character or between different characters; alternates as catalysts for realization of desire; role reversal; darker mirror universe characters; mistaken identity)

  27. Auctions (slave or slave charity)

  28. Bad boys (punks, rebels; see also Rogues)

  29. Bad girls (dirty girls; naughty schoolgirls; femme fatales)

  30. Bar and club scenes (dancing, cruising, etc)

  31. Barebacking

  32. Baths and water (tubs or jacuzzis; hot springs; bath houses or steam rooms; the ocean; swimming pools; see also Washing; Shower sex)

  33. BDSM

  34. Beards or stubble

  35. Beauty (movie-star looks; unearthly beauty; a character who is highly desired by many others; beauty as a barrier to approachability or as a cause for comparison and insecurity)

  36. Begging or offering (begging or pleading for mercy, for sexual release, to be taken; a character offering himself; neediness)

  37. Beloved enemies

  38. Beloved hostages (royal, diplomatic, or business hostages; see also Abduction as seduction)

  39. Bestiality (see Animal themes)

  40. Big guy/little guy (also seme/uke)

  41. Big men (tall, broad, muscled; giants; Conan or Fezzik characters; see Warriors)

  42. Biological imperative (pon farr or mating drive; being in heat)

  43. Bisexuality

  44. Biting (marking, nipping, chewing)

  45. Blindness (see Voyeurism and vision themes)

  46. Blood (fetishization of wounds; blood-play; blood as lube; vampirism)

  47. Blow-jobs (oral sex, fellatio)

  48. Body fetishes not listed elsewhere (ears, muscular arms, breasts, bald heads, collarbones, cheekbones, bare feet or chest, etc; fatness, plumpness, softness; skin, e.g., weathered, tanned, soft)

  49. Body modification (geek-to-jock makeovers; physical enhancements such as wetwear; alien transformations; scarification and piercing; forced feminization or castration; see also Otherness)

  50. Body-painting or inkbrushing on someone's skin

  51. Body swap

  52. Bodyguard scenarios (See also Protectiveness)

  53. Bondage

  54. Bonds (telepathic or empathic; psychic links; mating or soul bonds)

  55. Bottoming

  56. Boys (pretty boys; bishounen/bishonen; boyish types; pocket-sized cuties; puppies; Persian Boy characters; houseboys or stable-boys; toyboys)

  57. Branding (erotic or non-erotic)

  58. Breath (as a caress; hitching or ragged; indrawn breath or gasps; sighs)

  59. Brothels

  60. Bruises and other wounds

  61. Bukkake

  62. Canon (canon elements/canonicity heightens characterization or scenario)

  63. Castration (full or partial; castratos/eunuchs)

  64. Catalysts (e.g., character A shows interest in character B, which makes character C realize how hot B is; or other catalytic events bringing about such an epiphany)

  65. Celibacy (e.g., someone's celibacy as a challenge to seduction)

  66. Charisma (see Powers of attraction)

  67. Chastity devices

  68. Childish characters (brats; little princesses)

  69. Childlike characteristics (innocence and simplicity; trustingness; truth-speaking, playfulness; boyishness and mischievousness; wounded child characters; orphans)

  70. Children (i.e., as their presence reflects on a character, e.g., tough men gently holding babies; men who are/aren't good with kids; devoted single dads; Ripley characters/scenarios; pregnancy)

  71. Cinderella stories (rescuing someone from servitude or cruel family; going from rags to riches; Pretty Woman scenarios; fairy-tale romances in general)

  72. Claiming or establishing ownership (private or public; by gesture, word, or ritual; with sex; with a collar and leash; with scent-marking or by biting)

  73. Clams (i.e., characters who are stoic, terse, repressed; see also Talking and communication issues; Silence)

  74. Climax (e.g., described in detail)

  75. Closeted partner(s) (see also Orientation issues; Society)

  76. Clothes fetishization (of any kind, e.g., uniforms; leather gear; worn blue jeans; thigh-highs; stilettos; leather jackets; tuxedos or GQ wear; constricting or modest clothes; boxer-briefs; going commando)

  77. Clumsiness (awkwardness; overeagerness; during sex or in general)

  78. Cock and/or ball fetishization (uncircumcised cocks; large cocks; heavy balls; durable erection; deep dicking; very hard/rigid erection; trouser bulges)

  79. Cock and/or ball torture (whipping, stretching, catheters, etc)

  80. Cock bondage (cock rings; harnesses and straps; leather ropework)

  81. Cock worship

  82. Collars (slave)

  83. Come-marking (letting it dry visibly on the skin)

  84. Coming in one's pants

  85. Coming in or on one's partner (in ass or mouth; in hair; on body; on face, i.e., facial)

  86. Coming out of the closet (see also Gayness; Orientation issues; Witnesses)

  87. Coming quickly (premature ejaculation or knee-jerk reflex response)

  88. Coming without being touched

  89. Competence

  90. Conditioning (taming or breaking a character; training; brainwashing; Stockholm syndrome)

  91. Condoms

  92. Confessions (revelation of love/desire; of other secrets; truth or dare games. deathbed confessions; revealing truths when feverish)

  93. Conflicts and challenges (war and combat in general; sieges; Die Hard scenarios; jousting; gladiatorial games; wrestling and sparring; duels of honor; bets and sports competitions; romantic rivalries; seduction viewed as a challenge; misunderstandings and fights; break-ups; traded insults; stormy relationships; family strife; personality clashes; cultural differences; philosophical disagreements)

  94. Courtesans or geishas

  95. Courting and dating (courtship rituals; dating; blind dates; personal ads; traditional gestures such as flowers and chocolates; unusual gestures designed to win someone's attention; showing off or displaying prowess; rivals seeking a character's favor; see also Seduction)

  96. Cross-dressing (forced or voluntary; drag queens or transvestites; see also Gender themes)

  97. Crossovers (characters thrust into other universes; canon universes merged; sex between characters played by same actor)

  98. Crush or unrequited love

  99. Crying, sobbing (erotic and non-erotic)

  100. Cuddling (see Touch)

  101. Cunnilingus

  102. Cyber themes (cybersex; virtual reality scenarios; e-mail/chatroom interaction, including secret admirer scenarios; see also Techno)

  103. Daddy themes (fetishization and role-play; difficult father-son relationships; sugar daddies; paternalism in general)

  104. Damsel in distress scenarios (danger and rescue; damsel character need not be female)

  105. Dancing

  106. Dating (see Courting and dating)

  107. Death (fatal illnesses; heroic death; character death in general; survivor guilt and grief; ghosts and haunting; vampires; Thanatos as the personification of death; Thanatos as the death wish; death orgasms; gothic aesthetics; immortality or aging as it relates to death; reincarnation)

  108. Deep-throating

  109. Delayed gratification

  110. Depilation (waxing, shaving)

  111. Dildos (dildo gags; harnesses; strap-ons; ritual phalluses)

  112. Disabilities or infirmities (limp; damaged or missing limb; chronic pain; deafness; stutters)

  113. Discipline or punishment

  114. Discomfort during sex (rough edge of a table as counterpoint to pleasure; cold stone versus hot flesh; position is uncomfortable at first but then becomes perfect; penetration is painful, then pleasurable)

  115. Disorders (phobias; neuroses; obsessive-compulsive disorder; see also Insanity; Emotional themes)

  116. Docking

  117. Domesticity (moving in together; nesting; shopping; building a family or meeting the family; getting a cat or dog; kidfic)

  118. Dominance and submission (See also Submission; Servitude; Master and slave, etc)

  119. Double penetration (anal, vaginal, or oral)

  120. Drugs (recreational drug use; Viagra; self-destructive addictions; addiction as a by-product of pain management; alcoholism and sobriety)

  121. Dystopias (apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic worlds; alien invasions; pandemics; computers take over; settings in Hell, or earth becomes Hell)

  122. Ejaculate, come (heavy loads; pre-ejaculate slickness; messy orgasms)

  123. Emotional themes, emo-kink (angst; wallows; darkfic; emotional damage; psychological trauma; tragic pasts; broken characters; guilt and shame; mental instability; sadness and grief; abandonment or fear of same; characters who can't go home again; fear in general; nightmares; loneliness; broken-heartedness; failure; insecurity; self-hatred; self-mutilation such as secret cutting; suicide; see also Insanity)

  124. Endearments (see Names)

  125. Enemas

  126. Enemies working together

  127. Ensembles (elite teams of explorers, spies, law enforcement figures, etc; sentai; military squadrons; skilled teams operating like clockwork, such as when pulling off a heist; bands of rebels; families; surrogate families; outcasts, e.g., freaks and geeks; carnival troupes; motley characters thrown together by fate; alternatives to society e.g., Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Peter Pan and the Lost Boys; see also Witnesses)

  128. Erotic torture

  129. Exhibitionism

  130. Exoticism (fetishization of Far Eastern culture and aesthetics, which may be adapted and generalized for fictional worlds; e.g., harems and harem culture; veils; silk clothes; Turkish baths; pleasure pavilions; royal courts; lush gardens; island paradises; opium dens; casbahs and bazaars; tents; imperial royal figures such as sheikhs or sultans; köçek troupes; court figures such as dancers and storytellers; floor pillows; furs or skins as rugs or bedding; feasts; tapestries; Persian rugs; oil lamps; wild animals as pets; opulence, decadence, and sensuality in general)

  131. Exposure (with or without eroticism; feeling physically exposed, such as with legs open; a woman's shirt being opened to expose her breasts; characters being forced to undress in public; someone opening a door on people having sex)

  132. Face-fucking (blow-job)

  133. Face-sitting (straddling for blow-job or cunnilingus)

  134. Fake rake (a man falsely rumored to be promiscuous, who isn't; romance novel term)

  135. Falling (falling from grace; going bad; turning to the Dark Side; Faustian deals; succumbing to temptation or addiction; degradation and descent in general)

  136. Fantasies (shared or solitary; role-playing)

  137. Feminine terms used for males (e.g., calling a man a bitch, calling his ass a pussy; using condescending endearments such as honey or precious)

  138. Femmes (effeminacy)

  139. Fetishes for objects not listed elsewhere (shoes, cigarettes, lipstick, coffee cups, eyeglasses, motorcycles, canes, etc)

  140. Finger-fucking (as preparation, foreplay, accompaniment, or main act)

  141. First times (first time between two individuals; losing virginity/cherry; first time doing a particular act; first time with a particular gender)

  142. Fish out of water characters/scenarios

  143. Fisting (anal or vaginal)

  144. Flirting (conscious or unconscious; with glances or touches; banter)

  145. Food (feeding one's partner; romantic dinners; food as foreplay or flirting; food used during sex, such as whipped cream or chocolate)

  146. Forbidden pleasures (love affairs or trysts; in general, wanting someone or something that's expressly forbidden)

  147. Forced feminization (see also Gender themes)

  148. Forced orgasm

  149. Foreplay

  150. Friction or frottage (naked or clothed; masturbatory or with partner; cocks rubbing together; tribadism; intercrural sex; someone rubbing off on sheets while giving head or being fucked; itchiness and scratching; chafing clothes; friction while on horseback or riding a motorcycle; accidental contact)

  151. Friendship and affection (gestures of friendship; epic friendships a la Gilgamesh/Enkidu or Alexander/Hephaistion; friendship as pre-slash)

  152. Friendship sex or buddy-sex (fuck buddies)

  153. Fucking machines

  154. Fuck or die

  155. Future fic

  156. Gags (ball-gags, scarves, mouth bits, etc)

  157. Gayness (self-identification as gay; gay pride; queer culture; homophobia; see also Orientation issues)

  158. Geeks and nebbishes (Peter Parker or Clark Kent characters; computer geeks; lab rats; nerds; intellectuals; personal secretaries; beta males; sidekicks; men in glasses; oddballs and eccentrics)

  159. Geek/jock pairings

  160. Gender themes (gender confusion; sex changes; genderfucks; hermaphrodites; cross-dressing or other forms of genderbending; drag queens and transvestites; androgyny; forced feminization; butch/femme; tomboys)

  161. Gentleness (tenderness; kindness; concern; gentle natures; characters who display sensitivity to fearful children, animals, the weak, etc; gentle responses at unexpected moments)

  162. Getaways (romantic weekends; tropical vacations; ski chalets)

  163. Girls (dancing girls; cat-girls; schoolgirls; bishoujo; magical girls; cheerleaders; see also Bad Girls; Good girls)

  164. Going native (see also Primitivism)

  165. Golden showers

  166. Good boys (law enforcement figures; gentlemen; characters who prompt a desire to corrupt or provoke them, or to get them dirty; priests; prim schoolteachers; angels; nice guys; virtue and nobility in general)

  167. Good girls (nice girls; daddy's girls; schoolmarms; nuns)

  168. Grunge (dirty and sweaty, needing a shower; actual mud/dirt elements in a sex scene)

  169. Guns and gun-play (guns as fetish objects; gun-battles as flirting or foreplay; guns used for sexual penetration; games of Russian Roulette; see also Military fetishization)

  170. Hair or fur fetishization (buzz-cuts; long hair; hair-grabbing during blow-jobs; coming in someone's hair; pubic hair; hairy chests; underarm hair; hair all over e.g., Wookies, werewolves, yeti, etc; see also Animal themes and fetishization)

  171. Hand fetishization (big strong hands; steady hands; rough knuckles; calluses; fists clenching in sheets)

  172. Hand-jobs

  173. Happiness (startled joy; passionate gratitude; ecstasy; comfort; happy endings)

  174. Harems or seraglios

  175. Healing or comfort sex (post-rape or abuse; affirming life in the midst of death; captives turning to one another for comfort; one character soothing another who is deeply upset or fearful)

  176. Heat (hot lazy summer days; steamrooms; sweat-slick skin; tempers rising with the heat; urgent fucking a la Body Heat)

  177. Hero/sidekick pairings

  178. Heroes (knights and champions; superheroes; samurai or ronin; super-soldiers; ordinary characters becoming heroes and characters overcoming fear with bravery; rebel/underground heroes; saviors and liberators; avengers; see also Heroic gestures; Good boys)

  179. Heroic gestures (nobility; self-sacrifice; risking self to save someone's life; Gift of the Magi scenarios; taking the partner's place for torture; trading sexual favors to guards to procure food or medicine for partner; heroic deaths)

  180. Historical and period settings

  181. Homosocial environments (i.e., all-male or all-female, such as prisons or harems)

  182. Hot spots (a special spot that make someone crazy when stimulated, such as the vampire spot on the neck, the backs of the knees, the inner arms, navel, or earlobes)

  183. Human furniture

  184. Humiliation (erotic or non-erotic)

  185. Humor (funny banter, screwball comedy, etc)

  186. Humor as a mask (characters who hide pain behind humor)

  187. Hurt/comfort (emotional and/or physical, including torture of all kinds and degrees, and any form of caretaking)

  188. Ice princesses, snow queens (cold characters who may or may not succumb to melting; need not be female)

  189. Immobilization and/or helplessness

  190. Impotence

  191. Imprisonment, erotic (cages, cells, closets, coffins, etc)

  192. Imprisonment, other (see Prison scenarios)

  193. Incest (including brother/sister complex)

  194. Insanity (involuntary or false committal; characters appearing insane when their beliefs or fears are real; sedation and restraints; asylums; dementia; therapy)

  195. Intelligence (quick wit; street smarts; Machiavellian cleverness; Sherlock Holmesian deductive powers; geniuses; experts; criminal masterminds; see also Special powers and skills; Geeks and nebbishes)

  196. Intercrural or interfemoral sex (i.e., thrusting cock between partner's thighs)

  197. Intimacy

  198. Intoxication and altered states (aphrodisiacs; drugs or alcohol; sex pollen/spores; substances or devices that create arousal, affection, or dependency; speaking or showing the truth while intoxicated; visionary states)

  199. Jewelry (decorative and/or symbolic; wedding rings; earrings; slave bracelets; piercings)

  200. Journeys (odysseys and quests; time-travel; being lost and trying to get home; road trips; pioneering and exploration, including space travel)

  201. Kissing, necking

  202. Knives and knife-play

  203. Lady and the Tramp pairings (see also Rough behavior; Rogues)

  204. Lesbians or dykes (includes lesbianism as erotica for men)

  205. Loss of control (emotional, physical, situational, erotic, etc)

  206. Love and passion (falling in love; love at first sight; one true love; eternal love; unconditional love; star-crossed lovers; tempestuous passions)

  207. Love/hate relationship

  208. Magical themes (love spells; magical characters or creatures; magical lands or settings; predictions; curses; possession; fairytales; magical girls; see also Special powers and skills)

  209. Make-overs

  210. Make-up and/or nail polish on men (see also Gender themes)

  211. Make-up sex or reunions

  212. Menservants

  213. Marriage (of arrangement, convenience, or necessity; accidental marriage; group marriage; traditional marriage or partnership ceremony)

  214. Masks

  215. Masochism

  216. Masquerade (a character pretends to be someone else, or something he's not, e.g., a nebbishy nerd must convince goons he's a ruthless arms dealer or assassin; a cop goes undercover in prison; a spy infiltrates an agency; a good guy pretends to be his AU evil twin; Cyrano scenarios)

  217. Massage

  218. Master and slave (erotic or romantic slavery, or otherwise; see Power issues)

  219. Masturbation (solitary or as performance)

  220. Medical scenarios and fetishization

  221. Messiness and markers of arousal (mussed hair; flushed cheeks; swollen mouth; displaying bite marks or hickeys; clothes in disarray; sprawling; come-spattered skin)

  222. Military fetishization (competence; guns, knives, and other weapons; uniforms, dog-tags, thigh-holsters, etc; authority; soldiers and rebels; paramilitary figures such as cops; brothers in arms as a romantic concept)

  223. Mindfuck, mindgames

  224. Mirrors

  225. Mistaken for gay (character A concludes that character B is gay based on spurious evidence, e.g., overhearing and misinterpreting a conversation; may also believe that character has a crush on him; or an ensemble believes two characters are gay and together; other similar scenarios)

  226. Misunderstood (i.e., he's not really ____, he's just misunderstood)

  227. MPREG (male pregnancy)

  228. Multiple orgasms (See also Sexual appetite or excess)

  229. Multiple partners (sequential/serial sexual encounters; orgies, gang-bangs, or group sex; puppy-pile cuddling; see also Sexual appetite or excess)

  230. Mummification and/or sensory deprivation

  231. Muscled bodies

  232. Music (singing; playing an instrument such as guitar or piano; composers; rock stars or bands; groupies; song lyrics)

  233. Names and address (endearments: sweetheart, honey, mine; nicknames: chief, kid, sport; terms that assert power: boy, cunt; insulting terms that may hide some affection: monkey-boy, Your Worshipfulness, you big furry oaf; using someone's name as a sign of intimacy; using only formal modes of address: Sir, Major)

  234. Nautical themes and fetishization (ships and the sea; rum, sodomy, and the lash; cabin boys; navy/pirate conflicts; colonialism; desert islands and buried treasure)

  235. Neck fetishization (nape of the neck, throat, hickeys, etc)

  236. Nipple play or torture

  237. Noise (screaming or yelling during sex; whimpering or sobbing; purring, growling; slurping or moaning enthusiastically during blow-jobs)

  238. Non-consensual or semi-consensual sex (sexual extortion; bribery; reluctant or ambivalent partner; bondage and struggle; no means yes; other consent issues)

  239. Oral fixation or fetishization (lips, tongue, or whole mouth; french-kissing; licking; oral displays using food or beer bottles; smoking cigarettes, cigars, or pipes; biting or chewing one's lip(s))

  240. Orgasm denial

  241. Orientation issues (confusion; discovery and coming out; self-hatred; two-beer queers; homosexual panic)

  242. Original characters (i.e., pairing someone with an OMC or OFC)

  243. Otherness and outsiders (alien identity or transformation; mutants; demons and angels; hermaphrodites; eccentrics; elves and other magical beings; exoticism; half-human hybrids, e.g., the offspring of humans with demons, vampires, aliens, elves; racial difference in general; clones; twins; see also Secret identity; Special powers; Exoticism)

  244. Pain (with or without pleasure/endorphins)

  245. Pampering (spoiling someone rotten with gifts or money; physical pampering such as massage and grooming; giving someone a novel or unexpected degree of emotional or sexual care; catering to someone's every whim, e.g., someone who is in the hospital; harems as settings for pampering)

  246. Paraphilias not listed elsewhere

  247. Patience (e.g., showing patience toward a character who is brain-damaged or who is struggling bitterly with being recently crippled; or to a character prone to irrational fear or outbursts; patience with children; see also Gentleness)

  248. Penance or reform (bad boy turns good; evil seeks to change; performing acts of atonement or restitution; self-mortification; martyrdom; selflessness; apologies or apology sex)

  249. Physical imperfections (scars or burns; acne pits; heaviness; outsized features such as ears or nose; jolie-laide/ugly-beautiful characters)

  250. Physical responses (face or ears burning; little hairs lifting on the scalp or neck; gut tightening; pulse quickening or missing a beat; lashes fluttering or lids growing heavy; mouth coming open; dick or pussy throbbing)

  251. Pillow biting

  252. Playing hard to get

  253. Ponies (human ponies)

  254. Pornography (magazines and videos; character was previously a porn star or fluffer)

  255. Possession (by alien entity, spirits, or another person)

  256. Possessiveness or jealousy

  257. Power issues (inequities in beauty, rank, or class; power games; BDSM; power reversals; sheikhs, sultans, princes, and other royal figures; teacher/student pairings; magical powers; abuse of power; blackmail; romantic slavery; liege/lord pairings; issues of respect; sexual scenarios such as a dominant character giving his partner to others to use, or a character kneeling beneath a desk and blowing someone who's on the phone)

  258. Power issues, sociopolitical (colonialism; alien invasion or rule; institutionalized slavery; totalitarian states and rebellion; powerful secret societies, e.g., the Illuminati or Watcher-style organizations)

  259. Powers of attraction (characters such as sirens and Veelas; vampiric thrall; pheromones; magnetic and charismatic characters in general)

  260. Predator/prey pairings

  261. Preferential treatment (e.g., making a point of showing respect towards someone when no one else does; showing a soft side only to them)

  262. Pretending to be gay (cops or spies going undercover; a charade to deflect unwanted attention from a stranger; a ruse to avoid ritual marriage to aliens)

  263. Primitivism (dropping technologically advanced characters into exotic/primitive settings; medieval societies either magical or non-magical; nomadic and desert cultures; warrior cultures; jungle tribes; the noble savage; Androcles/lion pairings; the social intimacies of tribes/camps; bacchanals; culture clash/shock; unusual practices/rituals, e.g., feats of skill and strength or marriage as treaty; schizo-tech cultures, as when a seemingly feudal pre-industrial society has high-tech elements; see also Roughnecks; Animal themes and fetishization; Animalistic behaviors or characteristics; Exoticism)

  264. Prison scenarios (prison rape and/or protection; cruel guards; punishment; hard labor; deprivation; prisoners of war; camps and barracks; false imprisonment)

  265. Prizes (characters who are eroticized as prizes or spoils of war)

  266. Prostate pleasure

  267. Prostitutes (call-girls and hookers; rent boys and hustlers; escorts; paying one's way through school with sideline hooking; juvenile past on the streets)

  268. Protectiveness (physically or verbally defending someone; caretaking in general; big guy/little guy pairings; bodyguard scenarios; mysterious benefactors or protectors)

  269. Public displays of affection, PDAs

  270. Pushy bottom

  271. Rape (single assailant; gang rape; partner rape)

  272. Rape recovery

  273. Religion (sin; faith and lack of faith; priests, monks, nuns, etc; shamans; biblical characters; angels and demons; gods and goddesses; saints; monastic or convent culture)

  274. Rescue (danger and rescue in general, e.g., abductions)

  275. Restraint (pinning someone down; pushing someone's arm up behind their back during sex; covering or clasping someone's hands to prevent movement)

  276. Restraints (handcuffs, leather ties, chains, etc)

  277. Restraints, full-body (stocks; suspension harnesses; fisting slings; rape racks)

  278. Reversal of role or fortune (loss of love, power, rank, etc; hunter becomes prey, master becomes slave; a strong character is made weak; role-reversal games; Flowers for Algernon scenario)

  279. Rimming or tongue-fucking

  280. Rogues (outlaws, highwaymen, mercenaries, pirates, gangsters, hitmen, etc; black sheep and royal bastards; Han Solo characters; tricksters; see also Violent and dark natures and Rough behavior)

  281. Romance (see Love and passion; Courting; Seduction)

  282. Ropework (intricate/artistic erotic bondage)

  283. Roughnecks (cowboys; Tarzan figures; relatedly rough characteristics and behavior, such as scruffiness, rudeness, crude language, uncouth habits, etc; see also Lady and the Tramp pairings; Primitivism; Rogues)

  284. Rough sex (quick and dirty sex; hate or grudge sex; angry sex; fighting/wrestling; jackhammer fucking; sex with no or little lube)

  285. Sadism or sadomasochism

  286. Sandwich sexual position or chain fuck (threesome)

  287. Scars or scarification

  288. Scent as an erotic element

  289. Schmoop

  290. School themes and fetishization (boarding schools; dojos; scholarly gowns and uniforms; sailor fuku; prep school chic; teacher/student pairings; donnish or professorial characters; prefects/head boys; caning; schoolboy hijinks or sexual discovery; military academies; tutoring and teaching in general; see also Conditioning)

  291. Secret admirers

  292. Secret identity (superheroes, slayers, immortals, mutants, etc; disguised gender; spies)

  293. Secrets, other (dark or criminal past; double lives; previous marriage and/or children; unspoken feelings)

  294. Seduction (one-on-one; two-on-one; verbal or physical; intense erotic courtship or teasing; see also Courting)

  295. Sensory overload or enhancement

  296. Sex change (gender swap; forced feminization; see also Gender themes)

  297. Sex in public or semi-public places

  298. Sex in vehicles (cars, taxis, limos; planes or space shuttles; motorcycles; carnival rides)

  299. Sex is interrupted

  300. Sex on, against, or under furniture

  301. Sex on horseback

  302. Sex outdoors/outside (in a field; in a rainstorm; with snow falling; on the beach; in a graveyard; in an alley)

  303. Sex slaves or mates (concubines, catamites, etc)

  304. Sex standing up (including against a wall)

  305. Sex with aliens (xenophilia)

  306. Sex with clothes still on or partly on

  307. Sexual appetite or excess (hypersexuality, i.e., high sex drive; sex addiction or compulsive behavior; short/no refractory period; multiple orgasms; multiple partners; indiscriminate sex or sluttishness)

  308. Sexual discovery (of one's orientation; of new kinds of pleasure; of one's partner)

  309. Sexual experience or expertise (high number of partners; wide variety of sexual experience; demonstrating experience by taking the lead in sex or teaching one's partner)

  310. Sexual frustration (orgasm denial or being unable to come; blue balls; enforced abstinence; self-denial; inability of two people to touch)

  311. Sexual hang-ups

  312. Sexual movements (back arching; hips lifting; thrusting back; writhing, jerking, bucking; clenching; grinding or rocking; trembling or shivering; hooking legs around shoulders; pressing someone's legs back toward the bed; riding someone's fingers)

  313. Sharing (sharing a beer bottle, joint, or bucket of popcorn; loaning someone clothes; a character letting someone stay in their home; sharing confidences; sharing a woman)

  314. Shower sex

  315. Shyness (embarrassment; blushing or stammering; body shyness or dysmorphic disorder; cultural modesty)

  316. Silence (slave silence; silence as an erotic element in sex; trying to be silent during semi-public sex; going nonverbal or speechless with arousal; traumatic mutism; selective mutism; sign language; gestures used to convey feelings rather than words; see also Clams)

  317. Simultaneous orgasm

  318. Situational engineering (the conscious or unconscious manufacture of events that give an emotional or sexual pay-off which can't be otherwise achieved; in particular, perilous situations; for example, character A puts himself in danger in order to receive fussy attention from character B; pay-off can be simply seeing someone, or hurt/comfort touching, intimacy, adrenaline sex, etc)

  319. Situational homosexuality

  320. Sixty-nine (69)

  321. Size queens

  322. Slavery (see Master and slave)

  323. Sleep and bedding themes (sharing a bed by necessity, such as in a hotel with only one room left; sharing a sleeping bag for warmth; sex while drowsy or sleeping; sex as a sleep aid; autonomic arousal from proximity; morning wake-up sex, falling asleep against someone's shoulder; watching someone sleep; dreams; nightmares; dream lovers, e.g., succubi; exotic or romantic beds, e.g., canopied; furs as bedding; silk sheets)

  324. Slow and/or prolonged sex

  325. Smarm (intense friendship with physical closeness but no actual sex)

  326. Smiles or laughing

  327. Snark

  328. Society (social mores and morality; laws; institutional regulations such as Don't Ask Don't Tell; elaborate rituals or ceremonies; social events such as feasts and parties; decorum; formal or deferential modes of address; see also Witnesses)

  329. Spanking (over the knee or lap, etc)

  330. Special powers and skills (superhero powers; magical powers; telekinesis; shapeshifting; hyperdeveloped senses; combat expertise; sharpshooting; eidetic memory; computer hacking skills; thief skills; temporary gifts of power from drugs, alien devices, etc, repercussions of which could include delusions of godhood, dangerous physical or mental overload, and so on)

  331. Spooning

  332. Sports themes and fetishization (sports rivalries; uniforms and jock-straps; wrestling and sweaty exertion in general; locker-room or shower scenes; team gang-bangs; swimmer/surfer body types; pool and billiards games)

  333. Straight or straight-acting partner(s)

  334. Straight-guy sexual scenarios (comparing dick size; lending a helping hand; circle jerks; watching het porn together, with or without masturbation; practicing dancing, kissing, or romantic conversation in preparation for one character having a date with a woman)

  335. Striking with implements (whips, belts, riding crops, canes, paddles, etc)

  336. Striptease

  337. Submission (obedience; submissive behaviors such as boot kissing, crawling, keeping one's eyes lowered, or kneeling for master; believing in cultural dictates of submissive behavior; abasement in general)

  338. Surprises

  339. Swallowing (come)

  340. Swords and sword-play

  341. Talking and communication issues (dirty talk or verbal seduction; sweet talking; reciting poetry; talking someone to orgasm; talking during sex; pillow talk; phone sex; speech becoming broken as one is aroused or upset; being inarticulate or articulate; aphasia; talking fast; miscommunication and misunderstandings in general; lack of a shared language; see also Silence; Clams; Voice fetishization)

  342. Taste as an erotic element

  343. Tattoos (decorative, symbolic, or slave; barcodes)

  344. Teasing or tickling

  345. Techno (technophilic themes; artificial humans; character is copied or downloaded into mechanical host body; other ghost in the machine scenarios; androids and cyborgs as sexual partners; wetwear enhancements; cyberpunk aesthetic; VR or Matrix scenarios; see also Otherness)

  346. Telepathy (see also Bonds and mental abilities; Special powers and skills)

  347. Temperamental personalities (driven or obsessed; hot-tempered or testy; moody; misanthropic or bitter; abrasive)

  348. Tentacle sex

  349. Threesomes (M/F/M, M/M/M, etc)

  350. Top/bottom pairings (also seme/uke)

  351. Topping

  352. Topping from the bottom

  353. Touching (stroking and caressing; cuddling or nuzzling; huddling for warmth; hugging; holding hands in public; touching as UST; brief brushes of contact either deliberate or accidental; PDAs; thighs brushing under a table; comic physical entanglements; someone gripping a wounded character's hand)

  354. Toughness (machismo or hyper-masculinity; physical stamina; a hard surface covering an inner softie; resolve; survival skills; teeth-gritting acts such as pulling an arrow out of one's own thigh, etc; see also Rough behavior; Bad boys, etc)

  355. Toys and devices (sex toys of all kinds; feathers, ice cubes, hot wax, etc)

  356. Tragic flaws

  357. Trapped or stranded together (on another world; on a desert island; in a cave-in; in a cabin during a snowstorm; in an elevator)

  358. Triangles (love triangles)

  359. Triangulation of desire (two men express their desire for each other through a female intermediary; sexual rivalry for a woman is actually homoerotic interest)

  360. Trust and vows (promises are kept or broken; loyalty or betrayal; absolute trust or doubt; fidelity or infidelity; blindfolds or bondage as trust symbols; commitment or fear of commitment; acts of devotion; marriage vows; unconditional love; blood brothers and oaths; showing trust/faith in someone's abilities)

  361. Underage partner or chan (adolescent)

  362. Underdogs

  363. Undressing (undressing in front of someone for the first time; one character undressing another; fumbling clumsily to get undressed; stripteases)

  364. Urgency for sex (begging to suck cock; desperate to fuck; greedy bottom)

  365. UST (unresolved sexual tension)

  366. Vaginal/female genital fetishization (wet, tight; virginal; aching/stiff clit; wide lips; multi-orgasmic)

  367. Vaginal penetration (e.g., deep dicking)

  368. Vaginal penetration with foreign objects

  369. Vampires

  370. Violence (see Conflict; Death)

  371. Violent feelings (hatred; murderous rage; need for revenge)

  372. Violent and dark natures (sadists; assassins and murderers; sociopaths who make twisted, scary displays of affection, conflating love and violence; criminals and villains in general; characters who are ruthless, merciless, casually vengeful; soulless demons or vampires; monsters in general)

  373. Virgins or inexperienced partners

  374. Voice fetishization (cracking or broken; husky, low, throaty; purring; accents; whispering close to someone's ear)

  375. Voyeurism and vision themes (character A secretly watches B and C have sex; character A is forced to watch B and C have sex; character A watches character B perform/masturbate; viewing one's beloved in general; taking pictures or video; eye contact, especially as flirting; establishing authority with a look; closing eyes as a trust gesture; character A feeling that character B truly sees him, when no one else does; the quality of light, e.g., characters lit by moonlight or candlelight, or gilded by the setting sun; being in the dark; temporary or permanent blindness; gazes as objectification)

  376. Vulnerability

  377. Warriors (see Heroes; Amazons and strong women; Toughness; Primitivism; Rogues; Military fetishization)

  378. Washing (washing one's partner, body or hair; bubble baths; shower scenes; slave service in bath; cleaning/cleansing someone who's been raped, degraded, or who is injured)

  379. Weapon fetishization (gun fu; trademark weaponry: Lara Croft's dual pistols, Duncan's katana; exotic weapons: war fans, whips; embedded: Wolverine's claws; magical/symbolic: Sting, Excalibur, Narsil; sentient or empathic; hiding a multitude of weapons on one's body; concealment in general: derringer in garter, boot knife; see other individual listings; Military fetishization)

  380. Well-fucked (being fucked out; fuck-dazed; sated and sleepy; wrecked; softened and debauched)

  381. Western scenarios and fetishization (cowboy gear; campfire and trail scenes; horses; gunslingers, lawmen, card sharps, etc; train robberies and bank hold-ups; posses; saloon brawls)

  382. Wet dreams or erotic dreams

  383. Wish-fulfillment

  384. Wings (wingfic)

  385. Witnesses (families, friends, or others watch the development of a relationship; play matchmaker or serve as confidants; think the characters are involved when they're really not; constitute the public eye; disapprove, gossip, give advice; are the audience for a coming out drama; are witnesses to such things as flirting, public arousal, public sex)

  386. Woke up gay

  387. Worry (one character worrying anxiously about another; going crazy with worry)

  388. Writing (love letters or notes; secret admirers; e-mail and chat; wills; poetry; storytelling; tracing words or figures on skin, or writing, as with an inkbrush)

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