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Why would a straight guy read yaoi?
Posted 10/9/11
Why would a straight girl read yuri? It doesn't really matter people read what they want I guess...
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cause men, like me, are a bunch of horny pigs lol...no, all that matters is if it has a good storyline that's it...that being said i haven't read one and probably scared to ...no wait unless you count hourou musuko(one of my fav. anime/manga) cause of mako-kun(chan)
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Posted 10/9/11

eevee71 wrote:

is it a bad thing if i make my boyfriend watch yaoi with me..? ;;
I accidentally got him into Junjou.. now I'm kinda worried , since my sis introduced me to yaoi and her boyfriend scolded her once for watching it.


to to ...you made my day...if he cringes when there's a sexual scene then you shouldn't worry, but if the scene comes up and he doesn't or gets turned-on by it, then.................................................................................................................................
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Posted 10/10/11
Well, I'm a straight girl, and I've seen some yuri. Sometimes the love story is enough to make me interested, but the sex scenes don't interest me.
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Posted 10/10/11 , edited 10/10/11

shihai-teki-na-ookami wrote:


PixelPixie wrote:


lifeincircuit wrote:

Because not *all* yaoi is mindless smut. Some are very well written with actual plots. Not most, but some. Though I find an awful lot of yaoi to not be THAT sex based anyway considering it caters to young girls. I think a lot of people also get confused and label shounen-ai as yaoi, then go and read something like loveless(which I would hardly even consider shounen-ai) and say they read yaoi.

I have known a lot of "straight" girls who are in to yuri or even straight up lesbian porn. I think women are just more open about this sort of thing. I don't see any reason past societal conditioning that men should be absolutely appalled by anything having to do with two men together. The best straight men I've known have not had an issue with it.


I agree with you even though I've never watched or read yaoi/shounen-ai personally. I think if a guy or a girl is reading or watching something with a same sex relationship it doesn't necessarily mean they're not straight, just open minded about relationships and all that jazz.


yeah i agree with both of you. to me, it depends on the plot. i'm perfectly fine with same-sex relationships so i read both yaoi and yuri. nothin bad said against me, it's just i like a good story line. my best friend is straight but he loves yaoi cuz they tend to have such passionate love for each other (and i don't mean just in the bed, passionate).


Continuing this good train of thought. I've read/watched plenty of yaoi and even own some and I don't consider it any different than any other anime except that it it has male-male couples as opposed to male-female couples or female-female couples. Speaking of which, I wish there was more yuri/shojo-ai worth owning.

Also: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/lexicon.php?id=26
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Posted 10/11/11
For the record, yaoi directed at girls is generally unappealing to a gay man.


I talk from experience.
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Posted 10/11/11
I love yaio. I think they tend to be more romantic because things are already tabo to begin with. And to have a love that servies even that makes the love feel even stronger and unbrakeabul.
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Posted 10/11/11
Why does it matter what gender or sexual orientation you are? People just read whatever they enjoy. I read a lot of murder books. Doesn’t mean I’m a killer. This post is just prejudice and pointless.
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Posted 10/11/11
i'm straight but i like watching and reading yaoi... simply exploring doesnt change one's preference.
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Posted 10/11/11
Straight man + yaoi = no sense.
Technically speaking.

If that's what they're interested in reading, (straight or otherwise), then by all means, go ahead.

But I for one, will stay away from any, and all yaoi.
*looks at ecchi pictures to forget about even typing about yaoi*
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Posted 10/11/11
i guess it fine. We read it so i guess its ok to let the guys in into our little pastimes.
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Posted 10/11/11
Everyone keeps saying they read for the story when we all know deep inside it's for the smut,yea,maybe for the story but mostly it's for the smut,and how cute 2 guys are together.And for guys,well,for the sex I guess
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Posted 10/11/11
Because these are guys who are afraid to come out of the closet...lol
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Posted 10/12/11
I'm a heterosexual female and I've read yuri before. I think some of it could be, at least in my case, there's a foreign drama aspect of it. Like looking into a completely different culture. Seeing people like yourselves, that live their lives in a completely different way and still come around the basic principles of love and relationships can be interesting. Even if you're not totally aware of the reasoning's behind it, i think certainly there's a level of being attracted to something very different than yourselves, even if you're not attracted to the gender it's aimed at.

There's also a certain level of...how would I put this....platonic-romance..if that makes any sense. Personally, again, I am heterosexual but I think women are attractive, and no offence to the boys out there, I generally prefer the company of women to men. Cuddling to talking to whatever. There's a common bond there between your own gender. I have absolutely no interest in women sexually, however.

We're predisposed to spend more time with our own gender, so we're going to be more adapted to being around them and seeing them. At the same time, same sex relationships in our genders are for one...non-threatening as no guy is gunna get jealous over a gay man being around a girl he likes, and if he's friends with the gay man, chances are he'd hope his friend would have a healthy relationship too. same thing with women. gay people...very bluntly, are not a threat to heterosexuals. People who you find with issues against homosexuals have either been raised without all the facts, without knowing a gay individual...or are in the closet themselves.
So, if we like being around our gender, and we're not threatened by them, and we like them as people...it might make sense in a story-driven society to occasionally read something about them.

(As for men reading yuri and women reading yaoi. Pretty simple. it's the gender you're attracted to, times 2. I figure a lot of the love of yaoi from females in yaoi comes from a culture where women were very subdued very quiet and very essentially feminine. Yaoi offers women a portal to explore a romance where both parties are on equal footing ...in a culture when unfortunately heterosexual relationships often weren't. Take a very basic scene. Man pisses Man off, first man punches second man. second man is wounded, first man feels guilt, second man punches him back. they chuckle. all is right. Change it, to first man punches female, ...and story over. end of relationship. )

(My relative absolutely loves hetalia, and while he knows there's some....hintage in it, he likes the humor and the stories..and just chuckles whenever there's anything remotely ...notentirelyhetero in it.)
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Posted 10/12/11
curiosity probably. I know that i read some stuff i regretted afterwards because of that.
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