Do you know what is erotic fan fiction?

Last Updated: Jul 12, 2011, 18:42 PM IST

Did you know that you can assign all the possible sexual practices to movie and cartoon characters with anyone you want on the Internet?

The term fan fiction

The term was first used in 1965 and denotes the stories written by fans on the basis of the fictional universe of a novel, comic strip, movie and series. At that time, fan fiction was published in fanzines and achieved the boom with the Star Trek fanzine Spockanalia. Approximately at the same time, fan fiction in the field of manga and anima, known as doujin or doujinshi, was established in Japan.

In 1970, Mary Ellen Courtin conducted a study on the Star Trek fandom and found that 83% of authors were women. Most authors are aged between 15 and 25, while the youngest authors are aged 10 and the oldest ones are aged around 60, maybe even above that.

Today, the main medium for fan fiction is, of course, the Internet. The first major website offering the chance of publishing or reading was FanFiction.net. One of the largest fandoms is Harry Potter – Potterverse.

Some authors support fan fiction stories that take place in their universe with their characters. They find them free advertising, while others don’t feel like dealing with them because the Internet is a rather large and non-transparent pool of fan art.

Erotic fan fiction

The term lemon stories is used to describe erotic fan fiction or sexually explicit stories. The term is derived from the Japanese fandom (anime and manga); one of the first hentai anime series was called Cream Lemon.

The NC-17 rating is used for sexually explicit stories. There are a lot of ratings and users have to be familiar with them if they want to enjoy the ride among all the material. Erotic fan fiction ranges from innocent romantic stories with the R rating, where the highlight is a kiss, to PWP (porn without plot), where stories serve as the framework of erotic scenes.
Erotic fan fiction is the perfect field to act on all sorts of fantasies. Apart from breathing erotic life into the characters from novels and movies, it offers a wide repertoire of fantasies, from bondage with silk strips to incest and zoophilia.

Slash fiction

Slash fiction is a special genre of erotic fan fiction with two same-sex characters, usually two men. The first couple were Kirk and Spock from Star Trek. The term slash fiction is derived from the English word ‘slash’ (/). Currently, the most popular couples are Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy or Harry Potter and Severus Snape, House and Wilson, Peter and Caspian (Narnia) and Arthur and Merlin (Merlin). Femslash is a sub-genre of slash fiction – it involves lesbian couples. Chanslash is fan fiction about a same-sex couple and one of the partners is a minor.

The charm of fan fiction

We often don’t want our favourite story (whether it’s a novel written in 7 books like Harry Potter or the X-Files series) to end. Fan fiction enables us to extend our stay in the fantasy world. Naturally, sex is even more interesting – who doesn’t want to know what kind of sex life has an uptight, sad and evil teacher from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Robaus Raws?

One of the greatest advantages for readers with a soft heart is that these stories are well labelled with warnings so that it’s very clear what readers are getting themselves into: if they don’t want to read about the death of a character, they can easily avoid it. It’s also easy to avoid a story which contains a lot of whipping, oral intercourse or just fluff romance.