This morning on the way to work my beloved asked me, what is it about m/m, gay romance and homoerotic novels that I like so much? So, once home again, I went to the googles to try and organise my thoughts into some sort of intelligent and eloquent answer. After some searching I am not sure I have an eloquent answer but I did find some interesting articles.
Josh Lanyon writes some really interesting things about writing for a female audience here and I liked his quote that M/M fiction is a feminine fantasy of what love would be like between men. Yep, Josh, I agree.
Another interesting article was Scott and Scott being interviewed in 2005 about writing gay romance and, I am paraphrasing badly, how gay men just might yearn for Mr Right, and I guess for me that is part of it.
This article had me ready to move to Germany, I mean what is not to like about a gay porn nachts?? Me likey! I also laughed at the clichéd man love of teh lesbian sex. During this mornings conversation with the beloved, I said, so what is it about the lesbian smexin men like? He paused, and I am sure went off into the “bank” (you have to watch the inbetweeners) and I laughed… I said SEE!!??
More interesting (not wk safe) stuff here and the best quote I came across, was from here via Wired.com columnist Regina Lynn, author of Sexier Sex: Lessons from the Brave New Sexual Frontier, writes that it’s not always about identifying with someone in a scene: “For me, gay porn has always been arousing because of its masculinity. The strength and power, plus the double dose of raw male drive and sexuality, add up to more than the sum of their parts.”
Yeah, what she said, absolutely but don’t forget the love! Not sure I can be more eloquent than that. I like all the hard male flesh and hot smexin action between two guys. What is not to like? It is often so raw, hot, urgent and unapologetic, not that there isn’t tenderness. The fact that they’re guys and being emotionally available is not always easy and there is elements of forbidden and the angst, who secretly does not love the angst?? AND I am into guys… so what could be better than two together? Feaking hot!
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From Laura Baumbach
M/M is appealing to straight women for several reason. One –because we like men. One is good. Two is thrilling. Two, I personally like writing it because of the more equal power dynamic. There is no lady in distress, no worry about pregnancy or loss of virtue, and no coy games. Three — when two gorgeous men (romance is fantasy!) decide to make love, if one takes on a more submissive role, it’s what he wants not what society dictates. Again, power dynamics. Four–it’s HOT! Two powerful, gorgeous men sweating and kissing and rolling in the sheets to reach the zenith of pleasure together. Oh, yeah. <g>