"The flow of her cum": On a recent semantic shift in an erotic word

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title "The flow of her cum": On a recent semantic shift in an erotic word
Author(s) Johnsdotter, Sara
Date 2011
English abstract
Recently there has been a semantic shift in the pornographic word 'cum.' Traditionally, the word, as a noun, is used to designate semen. However,'cum' is now used to designate also female fluids during sexual activity. The concept of 'female cum' is discussed in relation to examples from a corpus of two hundred erotic short stories collected from the Internet, and to the physiological realities of female fluids during sex. In order to show how the innovation of 'female cum' is useful in written erotic narrative, a comparison is made with filmed pornography and drawn erotic comics. Finally, I argue that 'cum' in this new context is used as a device to arouse sexual excitement.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12119-011-9089-y (link to publisher's fulltext)
Publisher Springer
Host/Issue Sexuality & Culture;2
Volume 15
ISSN 1095-5143
Pages 179-194
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) semantic change
corpus
erotic narrative
female pleasure
orgasm
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/12044 (link to this page)

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