When I was young I was all about the Smutt
So, as an avid Fanfiction reader since the age of 10 I can tell you that preferences can change quite drastically. When I was younger all I wanted to read was the lemons, the limes, the smutt! Bring on the written p*rn! I shipped so many ships that I had an armada.
Now as a lonely adult I’ve moved past that to the fluffy more domestic side of fandoms. Usually my ships are now that of family love or sibling connection. In a sense you could call it “friend-shipping”. I would much rather read a story of finding family or a h/c that ends with cuddles than that of the seedy bedroom. Dont get me wrong, I still read the smutt but it has moved on to being more on the emotional, romantic connection than that of hormonal teenagers.
I’m not sure why I am confessing this but I just hope that I’m not the only one. It is also fascinating how tastes have changed. Cheers.