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29 May 2012 @ 05:42 pm
Consider Yourself Challenged  
Back in December sugar_fey started a discussion about virginity. Society and the media create a lot of expectations about people’s ‘first time’, that it’ll either by magical with singing choirs as you reach a simultaneous climax, or that it’ll be absolutely horrible and you’ll regret it forever. I pointed out that the only middle ground portrayals that I’d ever read in fanfiction and that even there it’s a rare breed. “Someone should do a ‘first time’ or ‘first experiences’ with reality challenge,” I said, and so here we are.

Let’s talk virginity: is it only officially a first time when there’s intercourse or is it just the first time you actually get naked and vulnerable with another person? If you have a ‘first time’ with one gender, do you get a second first time with another? What is a first sexual experience anyway? And does it even matter? Is it all just labels? Society puts a value on virginity, both keeping and losing it, but if virginity is the fact that you haven’t had a first time experience yet, and it’s your first time experience, than how can you ‘give’ or ‘lose’ that anyway?

So here’s the challenge: write a ‘first time’, any kind of first time, and make it realistic. Open up the debate around virginity or just showcase the many different types of first experiences that people can have.



This is for any fandom, any character/s, any interpretations that you like. You can leave prompts in comments to this post and prompts can be filled multiple times. Or you don’t have to provide or use a prompt, just write whatever you like. Please comment with fics or links to fics on this post. There’s no real deadline, but I aim to start posting a masterlist on July 1st.

If your fic is in the comments, please put a rating in the comment heading and warn appropriately before the start of the fic. If a link to your fic is in the comments, please include appropriate ratings and warnings in your fic header. If you’re worried about spoilers take a look here at how to white things out.

Do spread the news if you’d like to read more of these kinds of fics and I’m looking forward to reading what everyone comes up with!

EDIT: Dicussion of the challenge and relevant fic recs very welcome here.

EDIT: We have a Masterlist HERE. The Challenge is still open and ongoing!
 
 
 
velvetmouse: peppervelvetmouse on May 29th, 2012 04:59 pm (UTC)
Prompt - Avengers, Natasha/BlackWidow
Avengers movie-verse; Natasha Romanov/Black Widow; She thinks her "first time" ought to be both consensual and not involving a mission. She's still waiting.
igrockspock: avengers: natasha and hawkeyeigrockspock on June 1st, 2012 01:16 am (UTC)
Re: Prompt - Avengers, Natasha/BlackWidow
I am thinking about this really, really hard.
Re: Prompt - Avengers, Natasha/BlackWidow - inkvoices on June 1st, 2012 01:24 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Prompt - Avengers, Natasha/BlackWidow - igrockspock on June 1st, 2012 01:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Prompt - Avengers, Natasha/BlackWidow - inkvoices on June 2nd, 2012 06:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
velvetmouse: icon AWOLvelvetmouse on May 29th, 2012 05:00 pm (UTC)
Prompt - Star Trek, Any
Any where/time in the Star Trek 'verse; any; Preparing to be a ship's counselor/psychiatrist involves learning different culture's attitudes towards sex and virginity.
Video Deteriora Sequor: salvsandexecutrix on May 29th, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
Prompt-Avengers, Captain America
Steve doesn't believe in premarital sex, but now that that three-ring circus of a wedding is over...

It's beyond me who he'd marry, but a little crossover imp suggests "Dawn Summers."
sugar_fey: Buffy: fangirl momentsugar_fey on May 29th, 2012 11:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Prompt-Avengers, Captain America
Oh my god, yes. I can't begin to think of how it would happen, but yes.
Re: Prompt-Avengers, Captain America - executrix on May 30th, 2012 12:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
mycenaes on May 29th, 2012 10:23 pm (UTC)
Prompt--Spring Awakening, Anna/Melchior
Spring Awakening (musical-verse); Anna/Melchior; Years after the events of the musical, Anna and Melchior are to be engaged. Anna's nervous about her first time...and so is Melchior, for different reasons.

(Bonus points if it's cute/fluffy--Lord knows this musical is depressing enough.)
igrockspock: gaila: full bodyigrockspock on May 30th, 2012 03:19 am (UTC)
Prompt: Star Trek XI, Gaila
Gaila's first time having consensual sex.
sugar_fey: HP- luna outdoorssugar_fey on May 30th, 2012 03:19 am (UTC)
Prompt: Harry Potter, Luna Lovegood/Any
Luna has sex for the first time. She's done a lot of research on the subject and is typically blunt and to the point in explaining how she thinks things should proceed, causing her partner to be both amused and slightly horrified.

I don't care who the partner is, but I'd love femslash. :)
sugar_fey: HP- luna magicsugar_fey on June 27th, 2012 05:54 am (UTC)
Re: Prompt: Harry Potter, Luna Lovegood/Any
Now that my latest Avengers fic bunny has been exorcised, I will concentrate on... *drumroll* FILLING MY OWN PROMPT!

I regret nothing.
Re: Prompt: Harry Potter, Luna Lovegood/Any - inkvoices on June 28th, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
igrockspock: hp: hermioneigrockspock on May 30th, 2012 03:54 am (UTC)
Prompt: Harry Potter, Hermione/anyone
Hermione does plenty of research before her first time, but it turns out there are some things you can't learn from books.
sugar_fey: HP- Hermionesugar_fey on May 30th, 2012 04:08 am (UTC)
Re: Prompt: Harry Potter, Hermione/anyone
Heh, we have different characters, but almost exactly the same prompt. ;)

OMG, this gets me thinking about Luna/Hermione. I might need to combine both our prompts in maximum fic power.
igrockspock: hp: luna lovegoodigrockspock on May 30th, 2012 03:55 am (UTC)
Prompt: Harry Potter, Hermione or Luna
Hermione or Luna decide to lose their virgnity to a much older man.
igrockspock: hp: ginny gryffindorigrockspock on May 30th, 2012 03:56 am (UTC)
Prompt: Harry Potter, Harry/Ginny
Ginny is ready to have sex, but Harry isn't. How do they negotiate that?
igrockspock: hp: siriouslyigrockspock on May 30th, 2012 03:59 am (UTC)
Prompt: Any character/any fandom
A character gets caught up in the moment and has sex for the first time, even though they weren't planning to. The encounter was much more casual than they had intended and/or they did not have serious feelings for their partner. How do they get over their disappointment?
Kate: James: We areYoungceitfianna on May 31st, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Prompt: Any character/any fandom
This gives me an idea for Charles from XMFC. I need to think on this and see what I can put together.
Re: Prompt: Any character/any fandom - igrockspock on June 1st, 2012 01:16 am (UTC) (Expand)
mollywobbles867 on May 31st, 2012 05:14 am (UTC)
Prompt: Fringe, Blueverse Olivia/anyone
Olivia's first time and how she deals with the way sex breaks down her emotional walls.

Bonus if you write a part 2 that is Reduniverse Olivia's first time and use the opportunity to contrast the two characters' personalities. Extra bonus if they have sex with the same person, only their universe's version.
sunlight on your path: Glee: Brittanathistlerose on June 1st, 2012 12:08 am (UTC)
Prompt - Glee, Santana/Brittany
Santana was surprised to learn about Brittany's first time (as referenced in the episode Yes/No). She feels protective of Brittany and wants to talk to her about what happened, but she isn't sure how.
sunlight on your path: Avatar: Zukothistlerose on June 1st, 2012 12:13 am (UTC)
Prompt - Avatar: The Last Air Bender, Zuko/Mai
Zuko and Mai's Awkward First Time. She wants to be herself, but she worries that he'll be disappointed if she doesn't show a lot of enthusiasm (this is Mai, after all). He thinks he won't be able to tell if she's really enjoying herself, or not.
sunlight on your path: dragonsthistlerose on June 1st, 2012 12:20 am (UTC)
Prompt - The Dragonriders of Pern, Mirrim & Path
The first time Path rises to mate.
chesneycatchesneycat on June 1st, 2012 03:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Prompt - The Dragonriders of Pern, Mirrim & Path
You can expect something from me on AO3 in the next day or so...
Mrs. Mercurysydpenguinbunny on June 1st, 2012 02:29 am (UTC)
Breaking Bad - Jesse Pinkman/anybody
Jesse Pinkman/anybody. First time at anything ^_^