Withering. Again?!

Jo: Aaand again with the “withered beneath him” bit.
Jo: *sigh*
Jo: That little story was roughly written anyway, so I’m not surprised that got in there.
Jo: I’m tempted to make a porn featuring a man who turns into a b-horror mummy when his prostate is stimulated.
Jo: Maybe I’ll learn to draw better and draw a comic of a man having sex with a mummy. The caption will read “he withered beneath him” and it will go viral on tumblr.
Jo: Worse case of erectile dysfunction ever.
Jo: I’ll get hate mail. I just know it.

I stopped reading this particular story after that.

Yes, I did point it out in a review. No, I’m still not going back.

Writhe vs. Wither

writhe

verb \ˈth\

: to twist your body from side to side

with·er

verb \ˈwi-thər\

of a plant : to become dry and weak

I read a lot of porn. Straight up, yes, lots of sex happens in the text that I read. Lots of happy happy fanfiction of characters who would never get in bed with each other, doing just that. And yet. Yet. There are times I wished they really hadn’t. Because ‘wither’.

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