Let’s talk the terminology of tasting.
Here on Daddy’s Dollhouse, we have three applicable tags:
Insertion: A tiny is inserted into the Giant’s body, specifically through their mouth, anus, vagina, urethra, belly button, ears or nose.
Oral: A tiny is inserted into a Giant’s mouth, regardless if they are swallowed or not. This may be to scare or perform oral sex on a tiny.
(Alternative lingo: Mouthplay, Vore)
Vore: Content where the Giant consumes a tiny, either for safekeeping, sustenance and/or continued torture. Vore can be fatal or non-fatal, and the term can be used in conjunction with other orifices (i.e. Anal vore, Cock vore, etc). Giants are usually referred to as predators, and the tinies as their prey.
(Alternative lingo: Voraphile)
I am not proposing to revise these tags. What follows are my personal categories, cavils, and confections. Please add your own definitions, dissents, and digressions.
The act of using one’s mouth, lips, teeth, and/or tongue to physically stimulate and savor the body of another. Note that this can be a giant tasting a tiny or a tiny tasting a giant. Oral can be consensual or non-consensual, gentle or cruel, fatal or non-fatal. A distinguishing element of oral is that none of the bodies involved is engulfed by another.
A tiny is engulfed by a giant’s mouth for whatever reason. At least half of the engulfed body must fit inside the giant’s mouth, past the teeth. The tiny’s body eventually emerges from the giant’s mouth, more-or-less intact.
When the engulfed tiny is uncertain whether the giant is engaging in mouthplay or vore, it is also considered fearplay. (Sometimes, the giant doesn’t know if it’s going to end up as vore, either.)
A tiny is engulfed by a giant’s mouth and ultimately swallowed, passing through the esophagus and into the stomach.
Soft Vore vs. Hard Vore
In a few cases, I have seen the distinction between “soft vore” and “hard vore” defined as, respectively, non-fatal and fatal. That’s an important distinction, but among vore afficionados “soft vore” means prey swallowed whole while “hard vore” involves chewing, and I hold to these definitions.
“Realistically,” even soft vore will be quickly fatal, as there is almost no breathable air in a human stomach. Non-fatal vore therefore requires fantastic protections for the swallowed tiny, usually some kind of abnormally hospitable stomach, or a superhumanly-resilient tiny.
Over at Eka’s Portal, they think of everything in terms of vore. In addition to oral vore, you’ll see references to anal vore, vaginal vore, nasal vore, cock vore, and breast vore (either through milk ducts or just more mouths in place of nipples). Navels have also been transformed into mouths for use in voring prey. I haven’t seen much aural vore, but I suspect that most such cases the tiny is the active party, so it’s probably more properly considered aural intrusion.
Because everyone has a mouth and has swallowed food, oral vore is a universally appreciable concept and imaginative experience. It is the most direct and accessible metaphor for expressing the need to consume another person, to subordinate them to your needs and desires.
Conversely, people who identify as prey can see being vored as giving everything they have to another, becoming part of something greater than themselves.
When a vored tiny can—for whatever reason—survive and endure inside a giant’s viscera, they can experience such endosomatic sensations as containment, darkness, warmth, suspension, pressure, and various sounds. Not to put too fine a point on it, but this experience is most directly comparable to the sensations of a gestating fetus. If the tiny is not suffering from their ingestion, it can be considered a pleasant experience.
Giants, too, can derive pleasure from the sensation and knowledge of bodily containing their prey, whether as benign hosting or as storage for later digestion.
Perhaps the most affecting sensation of remaining conscious while being contained in a giant’s bowels is the supreme intimacy. Swimming in their fluids, surrounded by their sounds, a tiny guest comes to adopt the emotional resonances of their giant host.
This is when a vored tiny not only survives ingestion but is also able to move through the giant’s alimentary passages and emerge from the giant’s anus relatively intact. Obviously, this can be an ennervating experience for the giant as well as rather precipitous for the tiny. As distasteful as this might be for some, it is a non-fatal outcome for the prey.
While fatal vore is not my primary interest, I feel like it has to remain a threat both for my predators and for my prey. I’m almost always satisfied by mouthplay, and when I do give into vore, it is often tinged with regret. To address my non-fatal vore desires, I wrote The Circle of Lust.
Happy Vore Day, everyone!