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|Synonyms:||tentacle porn, tentacle rape|
|See Also:||kink, alien kink, Tentacle Fest|
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Tentacles are commonly used for kink purposes, both commercially and in fandom. Probably the most infamous use of tentacles is with the tentacle monster from anime, which has inspired much fanart and fanfic across a variety of fandoms as well as influences in other commercial mediums, though various types of tentacles have been used in many fandoms.
Tentaclefic is fanfiction that makes use of tentacles in some form.
- Main article: see Tentacle Monster.
The tentacles can belong to creatures, such as the tentacle monster. In these cases the encounter is often combined with non-con or rape kinks, known as tentacle rape, as the penetration is involuntary. That a character is hurt, probed and penetrated by squishy tentacles in much detail also sometimes happens in canon, for example in the SGA episode The Seed.
The tentacles can also belong to machines. This can be non-con, but can also take the form of elaborate sex toys. For example in some Stargate Atlantis fic, Atlantis can provide tentacles as sex toys that react to the thoughts of ATA gene carriers.
Sometimes the kink can be voyeurism when the other half of the slash pairing witnesses the tentacle violation and is turned on by it or the tentacle monster acts as an AMTDI device and makes them have sex too.
A different kind of tentaclefic is a subgenre of an alien kink in science fiction stories, in which aliens have genitals different from the human norm, that are or come with tentacles. This can be canon, like in Babylon 5 for the Centauri, or fanon as in Star Trek: TOS K/S for Spock, who was frequently described and depicted with genitals that were alien to various degrees, including tentacled versions. For more detail, see Vulcan Genitalia. Similarly in fantasy non-alien, yet sentient creatures can have tentacles, for example in Little Mermaid femslash.
There is also the option that a normally non-tentacled character (temporarily or permanently) grows tentacles and uses them for sex.
Tentacles in anime & manga fandom
Tentacles are a frequent feature of anime/manga fandom from commercial tentacle porn to yaoi tentacle doujinshi to online fic in English.
- The Incubi: A Study in Agony or Ecstasy. Or Both.(Part 1 Part 2) by LunarGeography. (xxxHolic, Doumeki x Watanuki). Watanuki encounters a monster of a rather different sort. Doumeki is not amused. (2007).
Tentacles in media fandom
Tentacle creature sex:
- Why Rodney Should Stop Recommending Planets the Ancients Struck from their Database, or, The One with Tentacle Hentai by Bironic (SGA)
- Injukyoshi by astolat (Merlin). The aftermath of a tentacle sex situation where Arthur defeated the monster and Merlin has to clean Arthur in the river while he is still turned on by what happened. (podfic version, read by tatsumaki)
- Tentacles by Franzeska (Merlin). This was a Yuletide story in 2008. Merlin gets attacked by a tentacle monster and Arthur rescues him but the tentacle monster's slime was magic and makes Arthur have sex with Merlin too.
- Read My Mind by Thingswithwings (SGA)
- Room Amenities by Slybrarian (SGA)
- Thought Control by Telesilla (SGA)
Alien genitals with tentacles:
- Breaking the Rules by meyari (Smallville)
- Poses by Leslie Fish (ST:TOS)
- Untitled K/S tentacle art by cannedebonbon with a story by thisissirius (ST:AOS)
Characters with other kinds of tentacles:
Character transforms into something with tentacles:
- The Cetacean Situation by norah and thefourthvine (Due South/Marvel)
- Mission Mishaps, or How McCoy Ended up with Tentacles by vamplover82 (Star Trek (2009))
- The Upside of Having Wraith DNA by Kat Reitz and Tzigane (SGA)
Other types of tentacle fandom
In other circles, this type of kink is often called GOT for "Galaxy Of Terror", the title of a 1981 cult film as well as a website devoted to the kink. The GOT community tends to be heavily male with an interest in superheroines and Western science fiction as well as commercial tentacle porn. This community produces fan art and fanfic as well as original erotica.
- Tentacles tag on AO3
- Tentacle Fest  Fanart and Fanfiction Fest begun March 2010.
- Takoyaoi Love Tentacle Yaoi community, no non-con allowed.
- a list of tentacle related fanworks by feikoi.
- Merlin tentacle porn manifesto by Yue KX explains the appeal of tentacles in terms of kinks and speaks about advantages in fanworks.