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January 5th, 2008
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Confessions of a Lesbian Feminist Slasher

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From:text_isle
Date:January 9th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
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Forgive the bluntness of my question, but do m/m stories cause you to become sexually aroused?
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From:mofic
Date:January 9th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
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Yes, that is a blunt question :-). It has a fairly complicated answer. Maybe I'll do a post on it when I have the time. The short version is: sometimes, and I think I have some sense of when and how and why, but I don't understand it completely.

But if you are wondering, more generally, if lesbians can become sexually aroused by slash of the m/m variety, the answer is (judging by the ones who write to me as well as what I've read and heard elsewhere) is that many do. Many lesbians also really prefer gay male commercial porn to either m/f or f/f. Sexuality is complex and people often find arousing in fantasy things they would not in real life. Also, as one of my characters is wont to say, "Sex is sex." Sometimes it doesn't matter who it is or even what they're doing - the arousal in reading comes from tapping into what the characters are feeling.

Edited at 2008-01-09 02:22 pm (UTC)
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From:text_isle
Date:January 9th, 2008 02:59 pm (UTC)
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My answer to the question is also complicated. :) I could ramble on about it for pages and pages. If you did do a post on your answer I would love to read it. I'm always very interested in "Why Slash" posts, but I'm primarily interested in the sexual arousal aspect.
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From:mofic
Date:January 9th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
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If I do, I'll likely flock it as I do the more personal posts.
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