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 content codes.  They try to describe the genre of 
the story, whether it is the type of story some readers might 
want to download, whether it is the type of story some readers 
might want to avoid.

* NOTE:  If you have written a story, this is not your FAQ.  Look 
* up the story-code FAQ for authors.


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:

"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"   Teenage male (used in gay stories).

     They aren't always, because posters are careless (or 
     clueless).  Also, in the bondage/dominance community, "M" is 
     sometimes 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     sometimes means adult men gang-banging a teenaged girl
M+F       Means several men and one woman
MF+       Means one man and several women

If the story is coded interr, meaning "Interracial," The 
characters might be listed as BF Wm etc.  The preceding letters 
mean Black or White.

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All of these might be capitalized.  Usually no difference.

1st       First time, deflowering or male first time.
anal      Anal sex.
bd        means bondage (and discipline)
beast     Bestiality, sex with animals.[Should be "best"]
best      Bestiality, sex with animals.
bi        Bisexuality of one or more characters.
blackmail Sex through threat of exposure 
bondage   means bondage (should be bd)
caution   Something in the story might offend (or even 
          sicken) you, but the author isn't telling you what.
cbt       Cock and ball torture.
cheat     Married people having sex outside of the marriage, 
          cheating on their partner, as distinct from swinging.
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.
ds        [or d/s]  dominance and submission.
exhib     Exhibitionism.
enem      Enemas
Fdom,     [or femdom]  a dominant female
fist      Fisting, insertion of the entire hand into anus or vagina. 
furry     Animals with human characteristics.  Werewolf or Mickey 
goth      Gothic (dark) setting
inc       Incest.
interr    Interracial.
lac       Milk, not from a cow.
magic     Magic, or ghouls, or that sort of background.
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
oral      Oral-genital contact
ped       Ages 12 and below.  
preg      Either impregnation or sex with a pregnant woman.
Preteen   Ages 12 and below.  Should be Mg or something similar.
rape      Violent rape.
reluc     Woman says no, but loves it when she is raped.
rom       is romantic, which should always be consensual but some 
               writers use it very strangely.
sad       Sadism.  For "just" inflicting pain. 
safe      Safe sex 
scat      Scatology: Involving feces.
ScFi      Science fiction setting.  Please note spelling.
slash     Homosexual intercourse in an imitation of Star Trek
sm        Sadomasochism -- inflicting pain for the pleasure of 
snuff     Killing which is supposed to arouse you.
_-solo    Masturbation, as in F-solo = masturbation by an adult woman.
spank     [or span] Spanking, mild sm.
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
veg       Vegetable. Sex with food. 
viol      Violence, not necessarily connected to the sex.
voy       Voyeur,  peeking.
wife      Wife *watching*; consensual cuckoldry.
ws        Water sports.  Pissing.
zoo       Zoophilia, caring sex with animals

     Nothing forces writers to use these codes, there are others 
and many authors make up their own.  But these are a start.  
More nearly comprehensive lists may be found at:

The alphabetical list of all story codes. 

The list of all story codes by type of story. 

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.

There is a list of recommendations for authors being published 
concurrently on and permanently at: 

The story code for authors.

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These codes should, but might not, be included within 
( parentheses ).

More of what should be, but might not be, on the subject line 

The ASSM subject line FAQ 

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