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Would you like to read my gay and trans relationship/sex story called "Suction"?

CW for erotica and gender dysphoria?

docs.google.com/document/d/19M

Feeling deeply frustrated at the moment. I've finally found a journal that would like to publish my story but they basically want me to cut the first 1/3 of it, which basically makes it into a sex scene and the aftermath. I feel like the editor's have missed the point, and I'm not even sure what point I was trying to make.

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@TeethTeethTeeth very much liked it — it gives a sort of a claustrophobic feeling i think was precisely what you intended. also the literally alien genitalia where a nice touch i thought

@esvrld
Thanks so much for reading and leaving such a thoughtful comment.
The initial idea for the story came from me wondering what having sex with a suction cup would be like. I then remembered that queer intimacy is rarely so simple.

@TeethTeethTeeth Very laconic, very direct. I loved both style and content. (I had Massenet's Werther playing in the background. Wasn't intended to be fitting, but it was. 😊 )

@birne
Thanks so much! ✨ I'm grateful that you read my work and enjoyed it!

@velexiraptor
They want me to drastically shorten the part before the 2 characters get into bed together basically because they feel that the first section, where they eat dinner, ect, doesn't contribute to the themes of the story.

@TeethTeethTeeth ...what do they think the themes are? it's an awkward, messy slice of trans life

@TeethTeethTeeth and there's more to our lives than bad sex (or, for that matter, good sex)

@velexiraptor
Don't trans people sign up for this gig just to feel deeply uncomfortable during sex?
Anyway, I don't know what to do. I think I might argue my case that fewer edits should be made.

@TeethTeethTeeth If it feels bad in your gut, you know what to do.

I made cuts for publication once, and it ended up kinda like you described. I always lowkey regretted doing it.

Your "point" doesn't have to be objectively describable to be real.

@erosdiscordia
It's been awhile since I've seen you on mastadon! Thank you for the support.
I'll do what I can to keep the story as is.

@TeethTeethTeeth Cut the ties. Don't respond. Don't ever contact them again.

@TeethTeethTeeth suction by teethteethteeth? sounds like a HOLY SHIT NO!?
the implications are very scary, so idk what to say... I kinda wanna read, but heck no im scared

@efi
That's fair. I don't think it's that bad though! There's a tiny bit of body horror, but mostly it's about queer sex and relationships.

@TeethTeethTeeth this was a trip and a half, but i liked it quite a bit. boosted.

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