FAQs

What are all of those funny letters contained within the story excerpts? And what do they mean?

They are story codes, and they give you a brief glimpse at what sort of story it is.

They are story codes, and they give you a brief glimpse at what sort of story it is. Note that many authors *only* use the sex and age descriptions. If the story code includes more than that, it is *likely* that anything to which you might object (or which you might particularly want) that is listed below is mentioned in the story code. It is not *certain*.

The code serves both as an advertisement and as a warning label. If you want stories about women being into sex, look for () or (rape). If you would rather not read that sort of story, avoid ones with those labels. Generally, unless you have pretty catholic tastes, know the author from previous stories, or have read a review, it’s wiser to avoid unlabeled stories. For that matter, most unlabeled posts (on a.s.s — a.s.s.moderated is different) are spam rather than stories.

For the last four years, there has been an attempt among writers to agree on rules for the codes. That way, you would know what the funny letters mean and that the story doesn’t have any surprise squicks for you. The attempt has not been very successful. This is a report on what has been used, including some codes which are contrary to the agreed rules. The list here is also in the order which a reader is likely to need them, a short description of the very commonest set, and then the rest in alphabetical order.

These codes break down into two or three categories.

“caution”   Something in the story might offend (or even sicken) you, but the author isn’t telling you what.

SEX & AGE:

“M,m,b” are all males.

“b” is always a young boy, should be up to 12.

“F,f,g” are all females.

“g” is a young girl, should be up to 12.

“M,F” *should* be adults, 18 and older.

“m,f” *should* be teens, 13 – 17.


They aren’t always, because posters are careless (or clueless). Also, in the bondage/dominance community, “M” is a male dominant, “m” is a male submissive, etc.

MF    is adult heterosexual sex

ff    is sex

MMM/f   means adult men gang-banging a teenaged girl etc.

M+F    Means several men and one woman

MF+    Means one man and several women

The presence or absence of “/” doesn’t mean much except on dominance stories. In those stories the one(s) to the left of the slash are dominating those to the right of the slash.

 

STYLE:

All of these might be capitalized. Usually no difference.

1st    , defloration or male .

   sex.

BBW    “Big Beautiful Women,” Appreciation of fat women.

bd    means bondage (and )

beast   Bestiality, sex with animals (should be “best”).

best   Bestiality, sex with animals.

BF    (in an story).

bi    Bisexuality of one or more characters.

bibl   Bible. Has a religious theme.

BM    Black Male (in an story).

bondage  means bondage (should be bd)

breast  Abnormally large breasts

caution  Something in the story might offend (or even sicken) you, but the author isn’t telling you what.

cbt    Cock and ball .

CD    Cross dressing (should be tv).

Celeb   The story is about a celebrity.

cheat   Married people having sex outside of the marriage, cheating on their partner, as distinct from swinging.

coll   -theme

cons or con  The sex is consensual. This should mean that *ALL* the sex is consensual, but some authors use “cons ” to mean that only some is.

copr*   Coprophilia (Fun with feces)

dom    refers to dominance and submission, should be ds.

dream   Sexual activity during a dream, (daydream or sleep.)

ds or d/s   dominance and submission.

enem   Enemas

   .

fat    Involves fat people

Fdom, or femdom   a dominant female

feet   Foot or shoe -story

fist   Fisting, insertion of the entire hand into anus or vagina.

   Animals with human characteristics. Werewolf or Mickey Mouse.

   Abnormally large (tall) persons

goth   Gothic (dark) setting

hair   Hair

hirs   Hirsute – natural unshaved genitals and/or armpits

hist   Has a historical theme

hs    School-theme

humor   Humor. Funny

inc    Incest.

inf    Infantilism

interr  .

job    Place-of-work theme

lac    Milk, not from a cow.

magic   Magic, or ghouls, or that sort of background.

mast   , should be _-solo.

mc    “mind-control” a big subgenre.

Mdom   a dominant male.

    is non-consensual. This is rape in law, but the style may be different.

nec    Necrophilia. Sex with a dead person

oral   Oral-genital contact

ped    Ages 12 and below. Should be Mg or something similar.

pett   Heavy petting

preg   Either impregnation or sex with a woman.

Preteen  Ages 12 and below. Should be Mg or something similar.

rape   is rape.

   Supposedly true

reluc   Woman says no, but loves it when she is raped.

rom    is , which should always be consensual but some writers use it very strangely.

sad    Sadism. For “just” inflicting pain.

safe   Safe sex

scat   Scatology: Involving feces.

ScFi   Science fiction setting. Please note spelling.

size   Overdeveloped body-parts

slash    intercourse in an imitation of Star Trek

slow   Once marked a part of a multi-part story which did not involve intercourse. Misused so much that it is virtually meaningless now.

sm    Sadomasochism

snuff   Killing which is supposed to arouse you.

_-solo  , as in F-solo = by an adult woman.

span   Spanking, mild sm.

stroke  The author intended it simply to arouse.

   Teenagers. Should be “mf” or something similar.

tg    Trans-gender, men being changed into women (or vice-versa).

tort   .

toys   Generally, adult toys

tv    : men dressing as women.

va    . (Abusive and “dirty” language)

veg    . Sex with food.

viol   , not necessarily connected to the sex.

virg   Virgin (should be 1st).

voy    Voyeur, peeking.

wife   Wife *watching*; consensual cuckoldry.

WF    White Female (in an story).

WM    White Male (in an story).

ws    . Pissing.

yng    Participants are young. (Should be the specified ages above).

zoo    Zoophilia, sex with animals

 

Nothing forces writers to use these codes, and many make up their own. But these are a start. There is a list of recommendations for authors being published concurrently on alt.sex.stories.d.

These codes should, but might not, be included within (parentheses).

Codes outside the parenthesis might be the story codes. Or they might mean something different.

e.g.

“nnd”   Is not a code. It is Roller’s ongoing series about “naughty, naked dreamgirls.” Take the word “girls” seriously.

“REP” or “rep” is a repost.

“RP” or “rp” is a repost.

“REV” or “rev” is a revision. This is a story which has been changed, usually in the quality of the writing, usually by the author.

“TV”   *sometimes* means Television instead of .

“ST-TNG” Star-Trek, the next generation. If you have to ask, you don’t want to read it.


ALSO:

{ASS} or {ASSM} at the beginning of a post almost always means that it is a story, rather than spam.

{Smith} identifies the author of the story. All of these are stories.

[3/7] means that it is the third chapter of seven. Some posters use [1/1] irrationally when it is really part of a multipart story. [3/?] means that the author hasn’t written any more yet, but might some day. [0/5] means that it is an introduction, either description of the story to come or a non-sexual part which leads into the sexual part of the story.

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