To cum or not to come?

Is there much difference besides the aesthetic?


There are many opinions regarding the use of ‘cum’ or ‘come’ when referencing an orgasm in the context of both a noun and a verb. Some may argue that the use of ‘come’ is the correct spelling, as well as being more visually appealing than the somewhat sleazy denotation which ‘cum’ portrays when referring to something as sensual as an orgasm. ‘Cum’, on the other hand, could be argued as being an instance of language and spelling simply adapting as they always have done, to fit with the trends and usage, the evolution of language.


In my writing, I tend to use both, though predominantly ‘come’ is the spelling of choice. Both certainly do have their place, often with the context being the predominant factor. Both can be equally viable when speech is concerned, with ‘cum’ able to clarify when there is any ambiguity, though this is often a rare occasion. More often, only the tone may dictate if ‘cum’ is used in speech, with snappier, more intense dialogue which strives for a harsher and more vulgar atmosphere dictating its usage.


‘Come’ on the other hand simply seems to be more visually appealing within text as well as flow better; it seems less jarring and fits more in line with the mood of eroticism, certainly a personal preference.
‘Cum’ seems more suitably reserved for orgasm as a noun, a word which, for example, helps differentiate the male orgasm itself from the product of the climax.


Overall, I try to keep a personal guideline on the usage of either ‘cum’ or ‘come’ simply so that the wrong use or interpretation does not take one out of the story, and this is always the most important point… to make sure that one can always be comfortably confined within their fantasy without feeling the need to internally debate what looks best grammatically.

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