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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:mofic
Date:January 23rd, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
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I think some of what I get out of it is purely voyeuristic. I go about my life with a personal conviction that comes from I-have-no-idea-where that men are far more sensual and sensitive and loving than culturally portrayed and/or raised to be... so maybe to watch two men open up to each other is highly gratifying to me, personally.


I think this is a very good point. And using it as a jumping off point - two men could be to some extent freed from the constraints of male/female roles when interacting with each other. Or, looking at it another way, maybe how men behave sexually with each other is more essentially male in some sense, because it's not dependent on a code of masculinity that presupposes the feminine "other." Maybe because they understand each other's bodies and sexuality better than m/f couples do (or at least think they do) they can experience sexuality more completely together (I explore this idea in fanfic a bit).
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