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

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dc.contributor.author Johnsdotter, Sara
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-25T12:33:33Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-25T12:33:33Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1095-5143 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/12044
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.format.extent 16
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.subject semantic change en_US
dc.subject corpus en_US
dc.subject erotic narrative en_US
dc.subject female pleasure en_US
dc.subject orgasm en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title "The flow of her cum": On a recent semantic shift in an erotic word en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s12119-011-9089-y en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Sexuality & Culture;2
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 15 en_US
dc.format.ePage 194
dc.format.sPage 179
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