What is your opinion of josei smut manga?
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Every now and then I stumble upon a josei smut manga that has a great plot, but ends up being a little too risqué for me. Different levels in the genre perhaps?
There are other josei mangas with a very small amount of mature material and focuses on the characters/story.
(Like Kimi wa Petto)

Just curious what people think about this genre?

I definitely read it in moderation if at all, but sometimes you want a more realistic relationship manga.
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For some reason, I can't seem to get into the genre.

The sex doesn't bother me at all: I very much like a number of mature seinen titles (Umi no Misaki; Toshiue no Hito; Hen Koi; Koibana Onsen).

I also really like shoujo when it's well done, so the female protagonists and "perfect guy" tropes don't really bother me either (SA; Maid-Sama; Kare Kano; Fruits Basket).

But, for whatever reason, I just haven't found any josei smut that I like. I've read a bunch of it--I keep trying to find something that I like in the genre. But I seem to always run into one of the following tropes, all of which are complete turn-offs for me:

- Sexual Assault without consequences; especially when the girl falls for the guy who assaults her.
- Female leads that are completely stupid or require constant saving
- Women who fall in love-at-first-sight with a complete jerk

So if you know of any titles that don't hit those tropes, let me know; I'd be very curious to read them.
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mnmike wrote:

For some reason, I can't seem to get into the genre.

The sex doesn't bother me at all: I very much like a number of mature seinen titles (Umi no Misaki; Toshiue no Hito; Hen Koi; Koibana Onsen).

I also really like shoujo when it's well done, so the female protagonists and "perfect guy" tropes don't really bother me either (SA; Maid-Sama; Kare Kano; Fruits Basket).

But, for whatever reason, I just haven't found any josei smut that I like. I've read a bunch of it--I keep trying to find something that I like in the genre. But I seem to always run into one of the following tropes, all of which are complete turn-offs for me:

- Sexual Assault without consequences; especially when the girl falls for the guy who assaults her.
- Female leads that are completely stupid or require constant saving
- Women who fall in love-at-first-sight with a complete jerk

So if you know of any titles that don't hit those tropes, let me know; I'd be very curious to read them.


You are totally right about those tropes XD
Thanks for answering!
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