Frequently Asked Questions



Version 4.0 -- May, 2001

What are all of those funny letters after the titles of stories?  
And what do they mean?

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*.

* NOTE:  If you have written a story, this is not your FAQ.  Look 
* up:

The story code FAQ for authors.

* NOTE:  This is the long, complicated form.  There is a much 
* shorter form of this file at:

The shorter form of this FAQ.

* The shorter form is good enough for most needs.

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* This list is primarily alphabetical; it answers the question 
* "What does this code mean?"  If you are looking for one sort 
* of story, and want the code for that, then try:

The list of all story codes by type of story. 

The code serves both as an advertisement and as a warning label.  
If you want stories about women being forced into sex, look for 
(nc) or (rape).  If you would rather not read that sort of story, 
avoid ones with those labels.  Generally, 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 

This is a report on what codes have been used.  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, & NUMBER

"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.
"t"   is a teenage male (used in gay stories).

     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 teen lesbian sex
MMM~f     means adult men gang-banging a teenaged girl
MMM/f     means adult men gang-banging a teenaged girl
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.

When it is used, ~ means "with."  M~dog is "man with a dog.  M~mf
means that an adult man has sex with both a teen boy and a teen 
girl.  Mm~f means that both an adult man and a teen boy have sex 
with a teen girl.

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All of these might be capitalized.  Usually no difference.

1st       First time, deflowering or male first time.
               Occasionally, the first time doing some 
               *particular* form of sexual activity.
alien     Sex involving someone, or something, from off Earth.
anal      Anal sex.
BBW       "Big Beautiful Women," Appreciation of fat women.
BC        (with interr) Black Couple
bd        means bondage (and discipline)
bear      Hairy male. Usually gay. (Grizzly Adams)
beast     Bestiality, sex with animals (should be "best").
best      Bestiality, sex with animals.
BF        Black Female (in an interracial story).
bi        Bisexuality of one or more characters.
bibl      Bible. Based on a biblical story.
blackmail Gaining sex through threat of exposure.
BM        Black Male (in an interracial 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 torture.
cd        Cross dressing (should be tv).
Celeb     The story is about a celebrity.
cheat     Married or committed people having sex outside of the 
               commitment, cheating on their partner, as distinct 
               from swinging.
coll      College-theme
cons [or con]  The sex is consensual.  This should mean that 
               *ALL* the sex is consensual, but some authors use 
               "cons nc" 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
exhib     Exhibitionism.
fat       Involves fat people
Fdom [or femdom]     a dominant female
feet      Foot or shoe fetish-story
fist      Fisting, insertion of the entire hand into anus or vagina. 
furry     Animals with human characteristics.  Werewolf or Mickey 
giant     Abnormally large (tall) persons
goth      Gothic (dark) setting
hair      Hair fetish
hirs      Hirsute - natural unshaved genitals and/or armpits
hist      Has a historical theme
hs        High School-theme
humor     Humor. The story is intended to be funny
HYP       Hypnolove.  Consensual hypnotism to increase sexual 
               pleasure of both.
inc       Incest.
inf       Infantilism
interr    Interracial.
job       Place-of-work theme
lac       Human milk
magic     Not only magic, per se, but also demons, fantasy 
               worlds, etc.
mast      Masturbation, should be _-solo. [Some authors use (mast) 
               for (pett)]
mc        "mind-control" a big subgenre.
Mdom      a dominant male.
nc        is non-consensual.  This is rape in law, but the style 
               may be different.
nec       Necrophilia. Sex with a dead person
no-sex    There is no intercourse in the story.
no-_      There is none of whatever code replaces _ .
oral      Oral-genital contact
ped       Pedophilia. Some participants age 12 or below. 
pett      Heavy petting 
preg      Either impregnation or sex with a pregnant woman.
Preteen   Ages 12 and below.  Should be Mg or something similar.
rape      is rape.
real      Supposedly true
reluc     Woman says no, but loves it when she is raped.
rom       Romantic, which should always be consensual but some 
               writers use it very strangely.
rough     Consensually rough sex, not always sm.
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     Homosexual intercourse in an imitation of Star Trek
sm        Sadomasochism, pain for the pleasure of both.
snuff     Killing which is supposed to arouse you.
_-solo    Masturbation, as in F-solo = masturbation by an adult woman.
span      [Spanking], mild sm.
spank     [Spanking], mild sm.
stroke    The author intended it simply to arouse.
swing     Swinging.  Mutually consensual adultery.
teen      Teenagers.  Should be "mf" or something similar.
tg        Trans-gender, men being changed into women (or vice 
tort      Torture.
toys      Vibrators or other adult toys
tv        Transvestite:  men dressing as women.
twink     gay male: Young and hairless-type (Tom Cruise)
va        Verbal abuse. [Abusive and "dirty" language]
veg       Vegetable. Sex with food. 
viol      Violence, not necessarily connected to the sex.
virg      Virgin (should be 1st).
voy       Voyeurism, peeking.
WC        (with interr) White Couple
wife      Wife *watching* (participatory cuckoldry) 
WF        White Female (in an interracial story).
WM        White Male (in an interracial story).
ws        Water sports.  Pissing.
yng       Participants are young.  (Should be the specified ages 
zoo       Zoophilia. Caring and consensual relationships
          between humans and animals. (See also best)

Note that there are *many* codes implying lack of consent.

blackmail Gaining sex through threat of exposure.
mc        "mind-control" 
nc        is non-consensual.  This is rape in law, but the style 
               may be different.
rape      is rape.
reluc     Woman says no, but loves it when she is raped.

While there has been an attempt to attach "nc" (or "rape") to all 
the special non-consensual codes, most authors do not.

     Nothing forces writers to use these codes, and many make up 
their own.  But these are a start.  

Also, there are a variety of life-style groups whose stories 
spill over into and  
We've attempted to give a short description of what you'll see in 
these stories, but we don't capture the subtleties, much less the 
points under dispute within the groups themselves.

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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.

"nnd"     Is not a code.  It is Roller's ongoing series about
          "naughty, naked dreamgirls."  Take the word "girls" 
"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 transvestite.
"ST-TNG"  Star-Trek, the next generation.  If you have to ask, 
          you don't want to read it.

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

     [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.

More on what should, but might not, be included in the subject 
line at:

The ASSM subject line FAQ 

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Other useful references:

There is a list of recommendations for authors stored permanently 

The story code FAQ for authors.

The shorter form of this FAQ.

The story codes arranged by type of story.

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