Okay, this prompt is based off a reading I did for my feminist theory class. For those who are interested it's titled: "Body Matters: Cultural Inscriptions" by Lynne Segal (1994).
It's basically about how both the biomedical and media/pornography communities have created and defined what are "natural" or "normal" to the body.
One part in here I want this prompt to focus on is the myth of "penile prowess" in which results in great anxieties in men about their "penile performance." Thus why a growing number of young men are taking viagra and other erectile dysfunction pills.
But here's a line I want to be the main highlight of the prompt: "Outside the fabulations and fantasmagoria of 'scientific' or pornographic texts the hominid penis is anything put permanently erect, anything but endlessly ready for unencumbered sex, anything but triggered by the nearest passing female--even when she happens to be his wife, mistress or lover, and eager for sex."
I want this to focus onm Jim and his personal anxieties about not living up to this myth, while in a relationship with Spock. I want him to find out one day that Spock's in the mood for sex, and yet Jim isn't fully or partially hard (the body language we use typically as a signal or proof of arousal), which leaves him ashamed and has him making an excuse to not participate.
I want this to occur several times after the first, like it might sometimes happen in a real relationship in which both partners are equal. And I want Jim running to Bones, a man who will have definitely dealt with this before, for anything to 'normalize' his sexual libido.
Have Bones explain not only to Jim, but also Spock that despite what has been long labeled as the truth, that not all men get constantly aroused at anything they are attracted too.
Lastly, I want Spock to be fully understanding in a way that sort of correlates to his own experiences that he has felt ashamed of; since both them actually involve punishment from peers or a community for having a "deviant" body (a body that doesn't fit the ideals we hold up, like intersex, trasngender, transsexuals, non-white, non-heterosexual, non-male, etc. Any body that is labeled "other").
Happy ending please too.
Also I prefer Bottom Jim if anybody doesn't mind.
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