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

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Date:January 31st, 2009 03:32 am (UTC)
Those are all interesting ideas. Another thing about women as consumers and producers is that there seems to be an at least semi-sexual pleasure that the women producing slash get from providing sexual pleasure to other women. After all, what is it we as slashers are doing, on a sexual level? We're turning other women on. As a lesbian, I like that :-). It feels to me like the ultimate in safe sex when I get fan letters that say things like "Nobody gets me as hot as you do" or "Give me more sex like that and I'm yours."

But I think you don't have to be a lesbian to enjoy that aspect and that lots of women in slash live heterosexual lives (as I say above) but don't necessarily identify as heterosexual - they consider themselves bi or queer. And what they do with that identity - how they live out their queer selves - is at least in part through engaging sexually with other women through slash.

I can't quite picture straight men writing the equivalent of those fan letters I get to male producers of porn...
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