Post Reply When did you first learn about BL or Boys love and how? AKA Yoai
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Posted 12/20/16
HEY THERE BL LOVERS I HAVE A GREAT QUESTION FOR YOU!!

When and How did you learn about BL? Yoai Etc...


This is my story!

I found out a few years into really liking anime.
I was at the public library looking for more shoujo manga like I
used to every week, after finishing all my other manga. When I
noticed this book:


It looked like a girl and a guy on the front so i asumed shoujo. I
checked it out of course! A few days go by and i finally get to the
book. I start reading it and find out the girl is a guy but there are other
girls in the story so i continue to read, thats when it started to get
STEAMY... and then BAM! In my face, HEELLO lol





SOO THIS IS HOW I LEARNED ABOUT BL!!


Sincerely<3
Your Creator~
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Posted 12/20/16
I started reading yaoi as a way to escape from the social pressure to be heterosexual. I'd been dealing with such issues throughout middle school and high school and I felt isolated because my feelings towards the same gender were "unnatural" by the standards of everything I've seen so far. I'd basically been forced to accept that I have to marry some woman and have children just to avoid seeming unnatural.

I was really into anime at around 10th grade and the Great Lord Google told me about an anime named Sekaiichi Hatsukoi that was about the love between two guys, so I watched it. After that I watched Junjou Romantica and moved on to yaoi manga.

I imagine my life would be infinitely different if I didn't come across yaoi because I would have been living a lie for many more years.
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Posted 12/21/16 , edited 12/21/16
Oh man o(*≧□≦)o It's been so many years it's hard to remember when it all started. My situation is similar to Dogempire's but I'll not go into many difficult details.
I first discovered yaoi through Gravitation. Someone, on some forum, in a far off distant internet land had mentioned Gravitation so I took it upon myself to track down the episodes through a shady 3rd party anime site. Being this young innocent thing, I thought the show was totally and completely taboo but it made my blood BOIL, MAN. Now when I think back, it's such a fluffy show haha. (´∀`)♡

I'm interested in things much more dramatic. (ノ。≧◇≦)ノ


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Posted 12/21/16
Yoai really does pull my heart strings! Doki doki (≧∇≦)
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Posted 12/21/16
I've been interested in BL for quite some time. I think my first major experience was watching Love Stage. But I didn't know it was called BL until Kiss Him, Not Me. Now I've joined this group to get suggestions for good BL animes and mangas I may be missing!
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