Are Women Better at Writing Sex?

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I talk in hyperbole a lot. I use a lot of analogies and examples when I speak. On more than one occasion, someone has texted me – or the in case of my Aunt, scolded me – over my choice in language to get my point across. My retort is always the same to them: “I like to be descriptive.” And I do, I really do. I like to paint with words when I can. I feel it’s a writers place to be descriptive, and that’s why Stephen King is so successful. He can terrify you because he’s so thorough.

When I read an article that said that women make better writers when it comes to writing sex I thought “duh.” Now, I’m not talking 50 Shades of Grey, because that writing is terrible. I’m talking Ann Rice’s The Sleeping Beauty trilogy, if we must be specific. Even though 50 Shades of Grey has deplorable writing in it, it is incredibly successful because it is incredibly descriptive. In the article I read, it said that women “are more sincere in writing emotion,” and naturally, I think that is a load of bull – that is, most definitely, not why we’re better at writing about getting down.

I think it has to do with the fact that women like to describe things and we like to connect. Men turn into drooling babies when sex is involved. They use words like “bang,” “laid,” and “screw,” just to name a few. Don’t get me wrong - I’ve used those terms (and worse) too, but I would never use them to describe real, actual sex; I use them to make sex dismissive.

I was a little put off that the writer of the article made it all about emotions and being sincere. You know, things that are always used to describe women. It’s like saying a child should always go with the mother because she’s the mother and it doesn’t matter who the better parent is – a mother is kind and caring and what a child needs. Women are usually painted as these emotional, maternal archetypes, and it’s just crap. I mean, why can’t women write sex well because they understand sex better? That’s my stance – women can write sex better than men because they understand it better than men. Call it sincere or emotional, call it whatever you like. It’s knowledge, and knowledge is power.



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One thought on “Are Women Better at Writing Sex?

  1. I hate leaving traces on the Internet, but this piece of frivolous nonsense requires immediate redress:

    Hyperbole a good writer does not make. You generalize like a child. “Women are good describers, and men are like seventh graders lololol,” would be a decent abstract of this piece of “feminist journalism.”

    E.g.: “I think it has to do with the fact that women like to describe things and we like to connect. Men turn into drooling babies when sex is involved,” followed immediately by this stunning observation: “I was a little put off that the writer of the article made it all about emotions and being sincere. You know, things that are always used to describe women.” Interesting. Women are descriptive, but not emotive, or does the emotive part of womanhood just put you off if that’s the topic of a writer’s choice in his article on women’s writing? (A predictable response of yours would be, “I chose to write this the writer’s notes on the emotive nature of women, and to not explore this complexity which is unfitting for the quality of my blog,” to which I would say, “And so why waste your breath on sweeping generalizations?”)

    Your conclusion is that women write about sex well at all, and better than men (whatever the fuck that means), without a lick of evidence or real argument, because women just “understand” sex better than men? Again, what does this non-word mean? What does it mean to understand sex? Sex the institution? Sex the identity? Sex the set of available positions to penetration or stimulation by members of the same/opposite sex? Do you assume sex identity exists along demarcable lines like male/female? Etc. You could enrich your shit prose with better elucidation of your positions, assumptions, proof, observations, etc.

    I hear your blog used to be good, but I see no evidence of this. Apparently nobody else does, which explains why a drunk misogynist is writing a comment on your bad, ugly, vague prose. Take cues from Orwell. Read “Politics and the English Language” and understand that you could actually improve your writing by talking about something meaningful here, instead of just getting high and writing about a trending topic to get views from the few sycophants who still cling to your blog in the hopes of you dropping an intelligent turd for them to suck on.

    I am drunk and write better than you. Unlike you, I don’t need to provide proof of this argument, since it’s contained within the preceding body of this comment.

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