|resonant (resonant) wrote,|
@ 2005-05-26 11:42 am UTC
Now the actual question.
Something I've noticed in a lot of slash is that the path from first kiss to naked about forty-five minutes, tops. They're pals and partners when the doorbell rings, and then before the pizza's cold they're doing things that involve latex.
This doesn't offend me. Sometimes it's really, really hot. And often it makes more sense from a narrative point of view, because once the two of them have done the really tough thing -- recognized that they're sexually attracted, and actually gathered up the guts to act on it -- it's really difficult to pull back and make them go slow without messing up the nice clean arc of the story.
What I'm curious about, though, is whether this is a purely narrative convention, or whether that's really the way it is in real life.
Because, see, I've never dated as an adult. The spouse and I met at eighteen, and immediately figured out that we were probably the only two people in the world who were this particular brand of odd, and that therefore if we stuck together we'd be making four people's lives happier. So I really have no sense of the proper sequence and duration of the stages of getting-sexually-involved, except the way teenagers do it.
So tell me what you think.