Ladies who read male/male erotic or romantic fiction* what do you read (pick all that apply) and what sort of relationship do you prefer to see the characters establish, at the end of the story (pick your favorite)?
Gents, feel free to comment but please don’t take the poll.
*(any format: novels, manga, comics, movies, anime, games, drama CDs, cell phone novels, webfiction, etc.)
This is motivated, in part, by a chat I had with a couple of gals who read m/m erotica; I read yaoi, and as it turned out we had rather different preferences in what sort of relationships we liked in m/m fiction. I was trying to figure out how to phrase the polling questions to see if there was a link between what people read and what relationship types they liked, but that turned out to be too much of a pain to set up.
Terminology, for the purpose of this post:
- “Yaoi” is any m/m fiction for women from Japan or Korea, or Western work that consciously imitates the style of m/m fiction for women from Japan or Korea.
- “Fanfiction” is anything using characters from someone else’s fiction (movies, TV, Jane Austin, etc.)
- “Doujin” is material that is self-published in hardcopy (eg, a paper book not an ebook)
- The difference between “slash”, “m/m” (predominantly aimed at women) and “gay” (predominantly aimed at men) can be rather fuzzy; pick the term(s) that seem(s) most descriptive of what you like