It’s that time again! Why some women like yaoi.

Here’s another post describing why women like yaoi. I will address some of the points that had been made.

But why do women like this stuff? People have attempted to answer the question via everything from serious scientific studies to 3 A.M. answers on Yahoo Questions.

* Here are a few of the answers supplied: 1)It’s surreal.
* 2)Two pretty people are better than one.
* 3)Idealized romance.
* 4)No women to compare yourself to.
* 5)It can be aggressive.
* 6)The same reason men like yuri.

This is for the most part, quite true. Especially number 4. I liked how she makes the point to indicate that people often use scientific studies to indicate why women like yaoi. :)

t’s amazing that I found so many articles devoted to why women like yaoi, and none about why men like yuri. It’s just culturally acceptable for men to think two women together are attractive, while it is mind-boggling for women to feel the same way about the opposite gender.

This. It’s quite true, many of you know I have written about this. You can also read it here. I’m sick of the double standard. To me this assumption is based on well known gender stereotypes. Such as men being more visual than women, or women not being interested in sex, only wanting romance and nothing else, etc.

At any rate, I thought this was a good post. I highly recommend reading it. :)

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5 Comments

  1. Wow! Thank you so much for using my article. That’s a great big huge honor. =) You rock.

  2. sakurapassion

     /  May 27, 2010

    You’re welcome. :)

  3. warmsheet

     /  February 16, 2011

    For men to like yuri is, probably, more about the the smut. Hey, they’re men. They like seeing girls. Two girls going at it is twice the fun.

    For women to like yaoi… I think it’s more because of the romance and the story. Or maybe the fact that we get a tiny revenge seeing one of them screwed from behind (sorry for my words). There’s a hell lot of other reasons. Something valid would probably be the relief in that these perfect studs (varying preference of course) are gays! BWAHAHA. In real life, shoujo romance just don’t work that way (at least most of the times) and leading men from shoujo manga just don’t really exist. But if they’re gay, that explains it! HAHAHHAHA omg I’m gonna blog my comment. XD

  4. RenKiss

     /  February 16, 2011

    Yeah….but yaoi smut is also quite popular too. :P

  5. LFB

     /  September 3, 2011

    “”amazing that I found so many articles devoted to why women like yaoi, and none about why men like yuri. It’s just culturally acceptable for men to think two women together are attractive, while it is mind-boggling for women to feel the same way about the opposite gender.”””

    Thanks for keeping the comments open. Since no other guy has apparently said it (well lots of loser-fan-boys TM edge around it on 4ch/u when not going 1+1=2!!!! PWP !!!!!!) I will just blurt out:

    “I know how to fuck, but I have no idea how to love. . .”

    Now, thinking that I could get some idea from fake 2D lesbians in a magic male-less high school universe created by a japanese guy was and is probably a recipe for fail on an epic scale.. (Thanks anyway Ken. Shojo Sect is HAWT!!!!!!!!.. and was mindblowing-ly so as a first exposure to yuri smut), but it was fun to suspend disbelief for few evenings.

    it was … touchingly romantic. No, really.

    So something like that works for women too… Ok.. makes sense,

    But wait: Mass society is drowning in the commodification of male desire, it is a supposed given and needs no justification, or “so they say”

    The odd-ness of Yaoi is that it is a fully articulated, user-generated, open-source, consumer-driven, rule-based commodification of female desire…

    that women fap to.

    !!!

    Congratulations! Your smut kung-fu is far more powerful than mine. Wow!
    Be afraid of the women!

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