“Vanilla” hasn’t for ages been a put-down
“Those of us that have various . notions of eroticism and sensuality are simply just dismissed. The pejorative word word that is pejorativebeing ‘vanilla,’ which can be ironically, probably the most sensual aromas.” – Andrea Dworkin.
“I wish BDSM folks would stop talking about me personally as ‘vanilla.’ If you should be making the scenario that everybody should really be absolve to do whatever they like without having to be judged, why call non-BDSM people a derogatory title that implies they truly are all prudish bores?” – Anonymous, commenter on Bitch. (more…)