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Gay vs.. Yaoi

There are those whom believe being gay is like a yaoi novel or manga, it is not. BL (yaoi) characters are fantasy, gay persons are real and are told in completely different ways. Most gay men will not want to read yaoi (BL) and would instead prefer a gay novel by either someone who is gay and knows what they’re writing about or by someone who has done extensive research and knows what they’re writing about.

There are so many women and perhaps even some men who are into the whole yaoi craze. While that’s all well and good, most of this yaoi is written in the form of fanfiction unless one happens to be a BL (Boy’s Love) manga-ka that deals with grown men falling in love with each other, or someone in Japan who writes BL Light Novels. It’s not actually about the realities of gay men, but a fantasy written by women for a female audience. There is so much one can find in most BL manga and novels which seem unbelievable, but it is after all, fantasy. A fantasy women can indulge in if they so wish, but sometimes there are people who get fantasy and reality mixed up. Particularly the younger fans who probably shouldn’t even yet be viewing that sort of content as unless its shounen-ai with only hugging and maybe kissing, its usually rated 18+.

Now for those who want to write realistic gay novels, romance or not, they should at least be willing to put in the research instead of relying on the so called BL genre that westerns particularly love to label as yaoi. Whether its fanfiction or an original tale one may find it beneficial in their career to read “The Joy of Gay Sex” and “The Ins and Outs of Gay Sex” which were written by a medical doctor whom himself happens to be gay. These are certainly not the only resources, but definitely must reads. Unless one prefers writing unrealistic scenes and tempt the masses, particularly truly gay men from guffawing at every error about what being gay and gay sex they find. This will of course lower a novels rating, though some female readers not knowing any better will find it beautifully written. Thus perpetuating the continuous cycle of ignorance about what constitutes realistic gay love stories and those which are written as pure fantasy with impossible or potentially harmful sexual acts.

Therefore, to avoid these problems, one should definitely take the time to read the aforementioned books, The Joy of Gay Sex and The Ins and Outs of Gay Sex by Stephen E. Goldstone.

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  1. girishpuri

    On March 2, 2012 at 12:30 am


    something intersting about the gay community.

  2. Eliza26

    On March 2, 2012 at 7:31 am


    Interesting read.

  3. JMorgan071

    On March 3, 2012 at 6:12 am


    Interesting read. The gay community is quite important.

  4. Aroosa Hermosa

    On March 4, 2012 at 2:22 am


    Informative thankx

  5. Secre22

    On March 9, 2012 at 5:40 am


    …Even heterosexual sex scenes are often unrealistic – people writing what they imagine a perfect experience owuld be not what they have experienced

  6. Secre22

    On March 9, 2012 at 5:41 am


    …Even heterosexual sex scenes are often unrealistic – people writing what they imagine a perfect experience owuld be not what they have experienced

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