Last updated: 7th August 1998
Because there is no age restriction on the membership of the ScullySlash List it is a requirement that stories carry a rating where they include adult content.
In all other cases, whilst the list does not require a rating, it is recommended that these should be included for all stories that are destined for public distribution. In particular, authors should note that the ScullySlash Story Archive is a public site, and that all stories posted to the list will be archived there seven days after posting, unless the author states, in their Story/ Posting Header, otherwise.
If a rating is used, it should be from the system currently used in the USA. In particular, stories involving graphic sex and/or extreme violence should be labeled NC17.
If a story depicts non-consensual sex (rape) it should be clearly labeled as such, normally with the abbreviation NC.
The US system is summarised in the table below.
|G||Suitable for all ages|
|PG||Some material may not be suitable for children|
|PG-13||Not recommended for children under 13|
|R||Nudity, profanity and violence are presented|
|NC-17||Not recommended for children under 17|
(These could, for example, be used to help expand on your story content)
|AL or L||Adult Language|
|SC||Strong Sexual Content|
For information, the UK Rating System is also listed below, although
this is far less widely used.
|E||Educational. No rating|
|U||Universal. OK for all|
|PG||Parental Guidance. OK for children IF accompanied by parents|
|12||Only for those 12 years and over|
|15||Only for those 15 years and over|
|18||Adults only. Only for those 18 years and over.|
Note that the UK scheme is legal, rather than advisory. Also, the UK has no legally recognised rating that classifies explicit sexual activity. It is a heinous crime of the most unimaginable degree, and punishable by the severest of penalties, to depict aroused sex organs, penetration, or any form of sexual enjoyment in a graphic or gratuitous manner, or in any way that might imply that sex is a fun thing to be doing. This is why the UK ratings are rarely used on FanFic!
Where used, ratings should be included in the subject of each part of the posting. For example:-
In addition to the rating system, authors may optionally classify their story with a single letter to indicate the degree of relationship depicted. Note that this is not a widely used system and so is unlikely to be meaningful to non-list members. You may just wish to use this when posting the story to the list.
The classifications range from A to D, depicting a progressively enhanced level of sexual content.
Loving and tender. Gives you a nice warm fuzzy feeling inside. May (or may not) be graphically depicted (indicated by the rating).
Example: Scully meets a gorgeous young NSA agent. They fall in love, go off on holiday to a tropical island and make sweet love to one another on a beach with the waves crashing in their ears.
Example: Scully meets a gorgeous young NSA agent. They fall in love, go off on holiday to a tropical island and fuck each other silly in every imaginable position, each encounter described in great detail from the moment Scully's fingers brush against her lover's pert nipples, to the exploding crescendo of her orgasm as she writhes amidst the sodden bed sheets.
Very intense, graphically depicted. SIZZLING! Not only do you need to take a shower, but you have to go get yourself some relief.
Example: Scully meets a gorgeous young NSA agent. They fall in love, go off on holiday to a tropical island and fuck each other silly in every imaginable position, assisted by numerous sex toys, several pairs of leather handcuffs and a tube of lubricating jelly. Each encounter is described in great detail from the moment Scully locks the cuffs around her lover's wrists, to the exploding crescendo of her orgasm as her lover slides a well-lubricated double-ended dildo in and out of her cunt and asshole.
Pure filth. Extremely intense, hard, powerful sex combined with one or more elements of what some might consider extremely kinky behavior. INCANDESCENT! The shower won't cool you off. You'd like to go get some relief but you know it won't even come close to what you've just read about.
Example: Scully meets a gorgeous young NSA agent. They fall in love, go off on holiday to a tropical island and fuck each other silly in every imaginable position, assisted by numerous very large dildos, three metres of nylon rope, a collection of studded leather straps, several pairs of nipple and cunt clamps, a whip, a cane, a roll of duct tape, several pairs of steel handcuffs and a tube of lubricating jelly. The teenage maid and her sister also join in. Each encounter is described in great detail from the moment Scully is lashed to the kitchen table, to the exploding crescendo of her twelfth orgasm as her lover slides her right hand into her cunt, the maid slips a pair of dildos up her ass, and Scully sucks the maid's sister's clit into her mouth while she whips her tits with a bundle of dry twigs.
Example: What, are you kidding?
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