When spoken word artist Brenna Twohy tells you that she is an unabashed devotee of all things “Potterotica” — erotic fiction based in the magical universe of Harry Potter — your response probably shouldn’t be that her taste is “unrealistic.”
I’m happy to be getting to the point where I don’t have to feel weird about enjoying fanfiction, or having written a bunch of it. Partly it’s that the fandom experience has become more broadly shared. Partly it’s that I stopped giving a shit.
And as for why I like the porny sort of fanfiction, see above. She says it better.
I like sex with context. I like sex when it involves fully fleshed out characters. I like the backstories. I like feeling like these people do other things when they aren’t having sex.
Also, I’d just like to point out that it is incredibly empowering that thousands upon thousands of women, girls and non-binary folks have rejected an abusive porn industry designed by men and catering to men and benefiting men and instead created a safe space to explore their sexuality on their own terms. Sex with context, sex with characters they know, sex that is approachable and enjoyable to them, and completely without the help of a very small group of men telling them what to like, how to like it and how to feel about their own sexuality.
That is healthy. That is positive. That is glorious. Defend erotic fanfiction and defend the people who read it.
This is really cool and on point. Also, Hermione/Ginny (or Hermione/Snape, depending on my mood) forever.
But just remember that most countries’ laws state that even in a fictional written form, all characters must be over the legal age before being portrayed as having sexual intercourse. So you potterotica fans, make sure Hermione and whoever she is being written having an intimate sexual moment with are both of legal age. Otherwise it can get you into trouble.
I think that might be one of the positive things about “barely 18” pornography. At least you know for certain you will not get in trouble watching it. Personally I prefer written word though. Get more satisfaction out of the whole story.
Yeah, I’m not entirely familiar with the HP franchise (I know I know, I’m a disgrace, etc) but that was the only thing that made me hesitate to reblog. My assumption is that the smutfic in that fandom is (hopefully) with the characters as adults.
We don’t have that issue in the Megamind fandom since all the characters are around their thirties. Sometimes I forget that this could be an issue in other fandoms. o_O; I’m spoiled, lol.