Learn to use that safeword, girl

Wear a short skirt or dress, the shortest you have. Nothing underneath. Bare legs. Bare feet.

The extent of force will be up to you. If you want me to enter unannounced, unlock the door to your apartment at 9:28. I’ll be arriving at 9:30.

If you want to let me in, keep the door locked, and I will knock. But we won’t speak. No small talk, no chit-chat. You can say things in character – however much you like. You don’t have to pretend you don’t know me, you can still ask what are you doing and you can say no. You can struggle.

But I won’t stop.

You have a safeword now. You’re going to have to use it.

Published by Sinclair Sexsmith

Sinclair Sexsmith (they/them) is "the best-known butch erotica writer whose kinky, groundbreaking stories have turned on countless queers" (AfterEllen), who "is in all the books, wins all the awards, speaks at all the panels and readings, knows all the stuff, and writes for all the places" (Autostraddle). ​Their short story collection, Sweet & Rough: Queer Kink Erotica, was a 2016 finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, and they are the current editor of the Best Lesbian Erotica series. They identify as a white non-binary butch dominant, a survivor, and an introvert, and they live outside Seattle as an uninvited settler on traditional, ancestral, & unceded Snoqualmie land.

14 thoughts on “Learn to use that safeword, girl”

  1. Joy says:

    Wow, Sinclair. Wow. I, uh, yeah. I very much want to be pushed to that point…I want to know what it is to feel to much, to feel the safeword burst from my lips. I want to know that it won't stop till I say the Word, no matter how I may protest.

    Thanks for this.

  2. Lulu says:

    I like that you thrust the safeword out into the air, dangling it, baiting with it to the point that I wouldn't want to use it… just to prove how much I can take. I don't think you need to do much aspiring in the stud realm. It's all there… that boiling you feel just under the surface. It's validated in every post, each strong statement, in your convictions, and in your masculinity. So hot!!! (PS – password please!)

  3. alisha says:

    and so it goes..

  4. Rona says:

    And now we go take a cold shower.

  5. Wow, did the temperature just go off the scale or what??

    my fevered little brain is going to store this little nugget away to play with later…..

  6. muse says:

    fuck, you are such a badass. rawk!

  7. athena says:

    wow. that’s rather amazing.

  8. hussyred says:

    i’ve been waiting *for days* for some type of follow-up to this post. the aftermath, if you will. please say one is coming? xo!

  9. Zofia says:

    Sigh… such an amazing crush I have on you, baby…

  10. mikey says:


  11. BBG says:

    oh my.



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