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Is M/M Slash Like Pseudo-Lesbian Porn Produced for Straight Men? - Mo's Journal
January 22nd, 2009
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Is M/M Slash Like Pseudo-Lesbian Porn Produced for Straight Men?

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From:fajrdrako
Date:January 22nd, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
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I read lots of comments from women saying that they like slash because they don't want porn that has women in it.

Yeah. That's something I have trouble understanding - but that's the thing with sexual tastes. If it's the same as your own, it seems natural. If it isn't, it's hard to understand. I think that's why there's so much homophobia in the world: differing orientation is something a lot of people have a lot of trouble accepting, and it hasn't much to do with anything sociological or even psychological, it's purely a matter of neurochemistry.

Slash fans seems to be an interesting subset of a lot of things - sometimes a tight demographic, sometimes cutting right across all the boundaries you'd expect.

And on that last paragraph - *blush* - I totally misspoke. (Typing too fast?) I meant what you said: that stuff for men and stuff for women is entirely different.
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From:mofic
Date:January 23rd, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
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Yeah. That's something I have trouble understanding - but that's the thing with sexual tastes. If it's the same as your own, it seems natural. If it isn't, it's hard to understand.

I see what you're saying, but I sort of think it's worth trying to understand in both cases - one's own and those of other people. And worth understanding how and why preferences change over time, too. But the risk of analyzing those kinks that seem foreign or harder to understand is that you can fall off the cliff into judgmentalism, or appear to. So it's kind of risky business.

On the other thing, it happens to everybody. My ex used to call that kind of typo, where it's not that you hit the wrong key but you actually type something you don't mean, a "thinko." So think nothing of it (but you're very cute when you blush).
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From:fajrdrako
Date:January 23rd, 2009 01:57 am (UTC)
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Understanding, or trying to understand, or simply suspending judgement, is good.

I think I might be prone to 'thinkos'. At least it wasn't a horrendously embarrassing Freudian slip!
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From:misstopia
Date:January 31st, 2009 02:49 am (UTC)
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Hi there, read this from metafandom, hope you don't mind my butting in. Some women I know like their dark fic to be m/m because it gives them more emotional distance than they'd get reading about a woman/women. Just something else to consider.
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From:mofic
Date:January 31st, 2009 04:01 am (UTC)
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That's an interesting point and not one I've heard articulated before. Thanks for sharing it!
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