Slash Slut

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Synonyms: Fannish Butterfly
See also: Porn, kink, Smut, Dirty Old Broad, Migratory Slash Fandom, multifannish
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A slash slut is someone who is a fan of same-sex fanworks in multiple fandoms.

Sandy Herrold made this button for her trib to the APA Strange Bedfellow #3 (November 1993)

It is a term that was popular in the early-to-mid-1990s and referred to anyone who was interested in more than two or three slash fandoms.

"Slut" was also used to mean "to be an avid fan of something."

The term is used in an endearing way, often self-referential.

Examples of Use

  • a fan in 1994 said: "...about being a fan of a show or a fan of slash - I'm drifting towards slash slutdom, but slowly, with reluctance." [1]
  • a variation: "Yes, these are the confessions of a Media Slut, a woman who thought she was a one-show woman, fannishly monogamous, only to find that she has some serious problems... mostly involving men in black leather." [2]


  1. ^ Susan H on Virgule-L, quoted with permission (September 30, 1994)
  2. ^ from Rallying Call #17 (April 1996)