Topic The Incest Category is going to be removed
19 Apr 2014 11:21
While open to interpretation, please accept this statement for what it is.
I am. But in order to understand it fully, questions must be asked in order to prevent confusion and further argument based on misunderstanding.
It still leaves the fact that, if its a matter of moderation time consumption, nature of the story genre and standards of the stories being submitted, does this mean that the 2nd most time consuming and substandard quality submitted genre is next on the chopping block?
If everyone on the site that submitted a story were exceptional writers, making every genre exceptional reads, would this be a non-issue?
There are still other genres which people will take some form of personal or moral issue with. What is to prevent them from suffering the same fate?
Again, I respect the decision as it is Nicola's site and thus her decision to make. This decision won't cause me to leave Lush in anger or whatever other emotion would be required. I just don't agree with the decision and its reasons as I currently understand them.
Topic The Incest Category is going to be removed
19 Apr 2014 10:51
I can understand some of the reasons, as it is time consuming and members are not adhereing to site rules. But if as others have stated it is about abuse then you would have to consider removing hardcore/ reluctance and any other category with such content. I do read some of the incest fantasies and find them more romantic and caring than in other categories.
The removal of the category should not make a difference but make sure that it is for the right reasons. With out incest this world would never have been populated and we would not be here today if you are to beleive Christiananity.
This is what confuses me the most. If its a matter of "these stories tend to promote or carry abusive undertones of some kind" are we supposed to believe that the mods don't come across stories in other categories where this isn't an issue?
Teacher Student/MILF (particularly if the younger of the pair is 16 or 17), many would take issue with such stories or scenarios. Claiming abuse of power or responsibility etc.
Bondage and Master/Sub, again seems like there can easily be carried some abuse of power there.
Many find moral issue with Gay/Lesbian stories.
Straight sex. We all know these can be abusive in real life and written a certain way, can be made into a more Master/Sub type of relationship that degrades either the husband or the wife (depending on who is the dominant, though I'm sure most would assume the male as dom if talked about in general terms)
These things I think are true of virtually all categories. It should be about what is written and how, not necessarily the genre in which it is written.
Topic The Incest Category is going to be removed
19 Apr 2014 08:58
I'm afraid I'm one of the few that can't agree with this decision. Though I'm willing to respect it.
While I understand some peoples aversion and concerns with this category, there are still greatly written stories in this category that involve consenting adults that, through well written character development, actually care and love one another. Yes there's plenty of badly written one's, and after having recently come back from a year break and having a few issues of my own with publishing one of my new stories (I'm not that great at grammar) I'm surprised by many that were accepted and published.
Not to mention there are plenty of stories out there that deal with the fantasy of having sex with twins, or one's partner and their parent at the same time. If I'm not mistaken, this move will prevent such stories from being published here.
The mods seem to complain that this is the worst category for quality and as such those authors bring about the most complaints. This move seems to be a simple attempt to cut a certain population from the site. The bad news is, humans will be stupid and complain where ever it is they are allowed to do so. It seems that in agreeing to become a mod, you've already acknowledged that you'll have to deal with this issue. Just like anyone else that deals in any form industry that deals in working with humans. I'm not sure this is the best way to do that, not to mention it feels a little judgey.
While I know I can still visit one of the other story sites I visit to read this category, it will be annoying to have my choices limited by not being able to look here for them when I'm already here reading other genres.
Also, I do have a few stories that deal with either the allusion to, or the involvement of sister's sharing a partner at the same time. Am I correct in assuming that these will now no longer be visible on this site?
Topic Who Are You?
08 Apr 2014 16:58
The Dragon Riders of Pern - F'lar
Topic Cumming on a woman...?
07 Apr 2014 20:40
I prefer cumming in a woman. I think it some kind of primal way of claiming her for myself.
Topic Wet Dream
07 Apr 2014 20:11
I've never had a "successful" wet dream to wear I've ejaculated during the dream or as I'm waking up. I always wake up right when the good part is supposed to start.
Topic Tasting Your Own
07 Apr 2014 20:00
I do on occasion. Seems like I should be at least somewhat familiar with what I'm expecting her to taste. Plus when I kiss her afterwards I won't be surprised or shocked or anything. I don't mind the taste, but its not something that gets me "excited" so I usually only sample a couple finger swabs of myself.
Topic Do you masturbate daily?
07 Apr 2014 19:51
Unless I'm sick or I've been at work all day and I'm really tired by the time I get home at night. In which case I've been known to fall asleep while masturbating.
Topic Why is the universe so big?
01 Apr 2014 09:04
The Big Bang started it, and currently our understanding is that Dark Matter/Energy is responsible for its continuous expansion.
According to this weekends Cosmos with Neil DeGrass Tyson, it may be that our universe is inside the Black Hole of another universe. And other universes are inside our Black Holes, and so on. Its not fully understood. This aspect is purely theoretical. Another theory suggests that everything in the universe is a holographic projection expelled from the energy information of a Black Hole. That theory completely confuses me and I don't quite understand it.
As to why its so big.... why not?
Topic Would life really be better if everyone was honest, literally about everyting?
31 Mar 2014 20:34
Yes. It would sort out much confusions in day to day life and you would know where people stand on an opinion. If I ask you a question about something, I expect an honest answer. If you ask me something, you best expect an honest answer. If you're afraid of what the truth may be and will be offended by an answer you don't want, then you shouldn't ask.
People seem to think that honesty can be bad because it can be blunt. Sometimes that's the price of honesty, depending on the question.
If I ask a woman to dinner and she's not interested because she thinks I'm ugly, all she has to say is "No thank you, I'm not interested" not "No because you're ugly." The second answer is unnecessary, I didn't ask you you're opinion of me, simply if you were interested in dinner with me. Now if I had asked "Why are you not interested?" afterwards then that would open the door for the ugly response.
I'm not saying everyone should go out of their way to state their opinions of people, decisions and institutions compulsively. I'm just saying if you ask a question, you shouldn't want people to give you an answer that you want to hear if its not the truth. And if you're asked a question, you shouldn't have to fear telling them the truth.
I don't think you can make your life better if you go about believing false truths, you can only improve situations in your life and move forward if you know the truth of them.
Topic Best years for sex?
08 Mar 2014 16:51
I'm hoping my 30's and onward. 28 right now and sex has pretty much been nonexistent
Topic things to do naked
05 Mar 2014 17:37
Laundry and other household chores. Skinny dipping once.
Topic In what spaceship would you travel the universe?
04 Jun 2013 21:07
If we're allowed to choose ships from our own imagination, then I'd pick Mine. The Blure. (Sadly I've made no drawing of it yet ~_~ )
Otherwise I'd have to go with Voyager. She survived being pulled into the Delta quadrant and god knows how many Borg attacks. The Stargate ships do have a big draw in that their hyper drive abilities allow them to travel between galaxies in a matter of weeks. Finding ZPM's to get that kind of power are a bitch though. Besides, the Voyager has a Holodeck! :)
Topic How Many People Are "The Daily Show with John Stewart" fans?
19 May 2013 10:00
I love that show.
As I do not have (nor have I ever had) cable, I was unaware of both John Stewart and Steven Colbert for many years. I think I began watching them on Hulu a few years ago and I must say that I am much more politically informed than I otherwise would be. A sad fact if I may say so.
The majority of topics covered and poked fun of by both shows rarely if ever make it onto usual local or national news shows, and when they are they are rarely reported on so thoroughly. It helps that, as comedians, they bring entertainment into the political reporting realm, keeping the interests of many that otherwise wouldn't watch.
I wonder what it was like in the old news days when I never would have learned what a Kardashian is, or that the Jersey Shore was nothing more than the New Jersey shoreline. And I wonder how it is that these things became "news worthy."
Topic If you could be an animal
23 Sep 2012 21:56
They're my favorite animal, plus they combine the power and beauty of nature in their very design. They're simply awe inspiring.
Topic Virgin guys.
20 May 2012 09:18
Don't worry about it.
I'm 26 and still a virgin myself.
Yes, I consider myself a social outcast myself, and have never been great at talking with women. While I have had several dates (and many cancellations) I'm glad I didn't end up hastily loosing it to some woman I barely knew out of desperation.
In the past 6 months I've finally found a woman who cares about me for me, flaws and all, and I care for her just as deeply.
You may have days where you think the whole situation sucks, but just know, it does get better.
Topic Textbooks of Tomorrow
18 Mar 2012 23:22
I will start off by saying I'm biased in that I work at a used book store, so I don't like e-readers for that reason. With all the newer bookstores going out of business recently we've already seen a decline in the number of new novels customers are bringing into the store. At least our histories are still as abundant as ever!
But I also love the feel of an actual book in my hand, and yes I'm also one of those that enjoys the smell of a new book. And I don't like how so many people are moving to digital books. I like knowing there are physical copies of things proliferated throughout the world.
Textbooks and Encyclopedias really are the only books I can think of more or less made to have digital forms as they're being constantly updated with new information as time goes by and we learn more about our world in general. But novels especially I think are meant to be enjoyed in paper form.
I fear a day may come when I'm old and gray and physical hard and paperback books will be so uncommon I'll have to buy a e-reader just to read new titles :(
Topic Waking up to a blow job - yay or nay?
16 Mar 2012 19:40
A definite yay!
My woman is an early riser where as I'm a late one, so I feel bad that I'll be receiving this treatment more than she will (though not too bad)
Topic What's your opinion on 69-ing?(:
16 Mar 2012 19:37
Love it. Though there are times I want to concentrate on the pleasure of either giving or receiving.
Topic The sexiest women of all time is... Jennifer Aniston??
13 Dec 2011 15:18
I'd be willing to agree with her getting the title. While there are other actresses/singers that would top my list before her (Bridget Regan for one) I still wouldn't dispute Aniston's reign as the title holder.
30 Nov 2011 11:16
I think that's something the two of you would be better finding out by talking to each other. Not all men want the same thing. And whose to say that when he comes home he shouldn't be ready to please you first?
28 Nov 2011 23:56
Lingerie is definitely a big turn on. It's like a tease. You're showing us everything, but at the same time not. Asking us to come over and take the rest of it off. Personally if I had the choice of coming home with a girl waiting for me in bed wearing lingerie or being naked, I'd choose the lingerie.