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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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From:elspethdixon
Date:January 31st, 2009 01:28 am (UTC)
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hang around slash circles and you are likely to hear from women who don't want to see women having sex (either in pictures or word pictures). Some report that they find the idea of women sexually aroused and engaged "disgusting" and "gross." I think both of these are minority reactions (i.e. I don't think most straight men are threatened by porn with men in it or that most straight female slashers find stories that include women gross) but I do think these are not uncommon reactions

Personally (at the risk of entering TMI territory), I mostly read for the emotional gratification, as the steriotypical girl who prefers to read about everyone's feelings instead of just the mechanics of sex, and on that score (emotional gratification) het, slash, and femslash are about even, with slashing coming slightly ahead at the moment because my current major OTP is slash - but I often find het and femslash sex scenes hotter than m/m slash on a pure "appreciation of the story for it's porn content" level. I think it's because it's easier to grok the porn when at least one of the participants' bodyparts match up with mine. If something's functioning purely as sexual fantasy rather than story, it works better for me if there's a girl with girlparts in it for me to associate with.
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From:mofic
Date:January 31st, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
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That's an interesting POV. I get that m/m feels a little removed from our own sexual experiences. For me that's a feature, not a bug. I want that level of distance when I'm writing often.

Who is your OTP now?
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From:elspethdixon
Date:January 31st, 2009 05:40 am (UTC)
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*points at icon* Steve/Tony (Iron Man/Captain America and Avengers, pretty much comics canon only). Marvel generally seems to hate my OTPs, alas, given the ongoing clusterfuck that is their current canon (also, breaking up Peter & MJ, WTF?).

I get that m/m feels a little removed from our own sexual experiences. For me that's a feature, not a bug. I want that level of distance when I'm writing often

Well, there's probably a reason that despite seven years in fandom, the fic I'm working on now is my first real attempt at femmeslash (i.e. definately when writing I want some of that distance. I didn't notice until it was pointed out to me that the half of said femmeslash pairing that more closely resembled my fiancee got more physical description in said fic than the one who looked more like me).
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From:mofic
Date:February 1st, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
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I didn't notice until it was pointed out to me that the half of said femmeslash pairing that more closely resembled my fiancee got more physical description in said fic than the one who looked more like me

That's funny! I just wrote a femmeslash piece for Yuletide, but it's not something I do very often.
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