She notes that in most genres of fiction people maybe had sex, but the narrative never showed exactly how they carried themselves, how they interacted with their partners, while in pornography the characters had no regular lives; they pretty much just had sex. And then there was slash fiction: “Slash was the only genre of literature (…) that followed the characters into bed and back out if it. That investigated and demonstrated how the people they were outside of bed were connected to the people they were in bed.(…) The two parts of life weren’t disjunct. Indeed, they were crucially connected, mutually influential, even individsable.
Francesca Coppa, Sherlock as Cyborg. In: Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom, 2011.