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Post Reply I want to know your first reaction to Yaoi or shounen ai
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Hate it. Was once watching an anime called Gravitation. First episode was making me uncomfortable, like the way they didn't cool it with all the gay jokes. Then my suspicions are confirmed when some guy jabs his tongue down another guy's throat in an elevator. closed window in less than a second.
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Posted 8/25/13
HAHAHAHA Natsu (Fairy Tail) is in this anime :O
Continues to watch to laugh XD

Princess Princess was the first shounen ai I watched.
I watched it for the crossdressers
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Posted 8/25/13
I see alot of males here saying they hate it which is the natural reaction...but I hope they know that yaoi is just reverse yuri...

Anyways, my first reaction would be no reaction and that could probably be explained by how I was brought up. I wasn't taught to really like gay people or hate them so when I first saw it on tv with Mirage of Blaze I was just indifferent too it.
But now fast forward years later and I like it. I could understand how people who hate yaoi or any hard core yaoi (some of that is just odd) though I found some to be pretty well made. Good story, good characters, etc. It's just like a regular anime except it's a guy and...another guy. So long story short, I like it, it's hot, whatever don't judge people, ever!
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Posted 8/25/13 , edited 8/25/13
For me 'whatever floats your boat, I'm not going to go out of my way for it'.

I haven't watched much, but from what I've seen there are certain pseudo-dark themes that are pretty common that are (to me) annoying.

Actually people tell me if this is accurate, as a general rule (with some exceptions), Yuri tends to be more positive (sometimes even bubbly), and Yaoi tends to be more melodramatic and anguished.

*Noting that the 'oh no what do I do with my feelings' concept is naturally fairly present in both :P

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I think it's funny to watch guys get pissed over it, like putting them in the shoes of a lot of hetero women who have to tolerate those same guys watching two girls get it on XD

I'm male and I'm fine with it. It's not my thing, but I know it's a thing for a lot of other people, so I'm glad they have something they enjoy
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Posted 8/26/13
At first i was like woah but that was because i didnt know what yaoi was and i didn't really bcare for it
But one day looking for more b romance anime to watch and found sekaiichi hatsukoi and it peeked my interest
I lOVE YAOI and ALWAYS WILL Because of yaoi i now know how stupid regular romance anime with dumb add girls and cute ass boys can be but its woth it
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Posted 8/26/13
Can't get enough

Started with Koi Suru Boukun about 3 years ago & I'm still going. I've hunted down every anime/OVA I can find & devoured them. I have literally thousands of yaoi & shounen-ai manga on file & in book form when I can. I subscribed to Sublime the day it started and I still look for more. I prefer yaoi to shounen-ai and I don't mind how hard it gets!

So there you have it, a hopelessly addicted fujoshi & not interested in a cure.

Oh and for the record I'm 54 so it's never too late to start
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I have no problems with the idea, but I do get creeped out and annoyed when it seems women are fetishizing the homosexual man, as if they are objects to be toyed with. Another problem with implementation is how heteronormative they can be - the whole concept and frequent usage of the "seme" and "uke," demonstrate further ignorance on homosexual relations.
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Posted 8/26/13
It's whatever, but I remember the first and only time i was tricked into watching part of one. I Had anime network on demand and I was looking through the shows and saw an Anime called Gravitation. All the description talked about was forming a band. I got to the elevator scene in the first episode and I was like "Wha...what" *changes channel*
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The first time I ever saw a yaoi, I only watched it because I was intrigued to what it was. I was like "Ahh! What is going on?" But soon after my curiosity got the best of me. I started looking for more yaoi to watch. After that I got hooked on yaoi and I love it. Everytime I watch a yaoi, this is my reaction :3

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By the time I discovered yaoi/yuri, I had long since came across hard-core hentai and been traumatized. Fortunately, I had been reading historical romances and other adult-level books for years, so the blow was somewhat softened. Also, before the hentai trauma and mature novels, I had previously been scarred for life by me having come across a porn channel when I was in my early teens. Images are burned into my brain. Therefore, although embarrassed, I wasn't surprised by my first experience with homosexual content in anime/manga.
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Posted 8/26/13
....

I don't think I really had a reaction other than 'Is there a plot or is it just two dudes going at it?"

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Posted 8/26/13
blarg not for me thank you very much
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Posted 8/26/13
I have a question for you girls who like yaoi:
What do you guys think when you see real guys kissing and such? Do you squeel then too? :P
(There are quite a few guys who are just as great looking as anime guys, just saying XD)
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Posted 8/26/13

Des85 wrote:

I have a question for you girls who like yaoi:
What do you guys think when you see real guys kissing and such? Do you squeel then too? :P
(There are quite a few guys who are just as great looking as anime guys, just saying XD)


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I don't really have a reaction to that either Unless it was Hugh Jackman kissing someone

The only yaoi I ever watched that I liked was Gravitation. Everyone else just seems soooo unlikable...like recently? I watched Junjou Romantica. And all I kept thinking was, 'My God that house must smell like an ashtray'. and 'Just admit it that you're gay already'
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