suho_ftw Answers: Why Do Girls Like Yaoi?

jikook yaoi pic

I’ve been into K-pop centered yaoi since I’ve been into K-pop and JongKey was all the rage; and just like most forms of entertainment: it’s fantasy and fun and typically harmless. Can some fans take it too far? Absolutely, but with yaoi and shipping, it hasn’t become a super big issue especially in the past few years.

Rather you admit it or not, you’ve probably shipped an idol with another idol of the same sex at one point in your life. I’m not talking harcore stan or anything, but you’ve at least thought it. Don’t deny it.

I can’t speak from an anime fans perspective because I don’t watch that much anime to begin with so I don’t really know what it’s like to ship two anime characters together (aside from Sailor Uranus with Sailor Neptune but they were already a couple), but I’m pretty sure the perspective I offer here pretty much reaches the majority of yaoi fans.

The definition of yaoi van vary depending from person to person; some people just leave yaoi at an art style, others broaden it to comics but for me and a lot of others it’s a general term for male-on-male.

Even from guys who like yuri (the same as yaoi but with females) fans of yaoi who are female at one point got questions like “Why do you like yaoi? You’re a girl so you get no pleasure from it.” Oh how naive they are.

First answer this question: why do straight guys like lesbian porn, yuri, or lesbians in general? (EDIT: I’m not trying to  say that all straight males are homophobic towards lesbians, when I say “like lesbians in general” I’m talking about the obsession with lesbians sexuality; just wanted to clear that up.) For those of you stomped shoe0nhead has a pretty straightforward response:

“Wow, this chocolate bar sure is good. But know what would make it better? WOW another chocolate bar! Two of a thing I like, together.” – June

Another example: Back when I used to watch Onision (I didn’t know any better, so my apologies) he made a pretty good video on why girls are attracted to yaoi, but I won’t link it because he’s a psychopathic dipshit, so I’ll just quote:

“Think of the different types of women you like… let’s say you’re into strong busty black women, and maybe the second girl you’re into is like a smaller white girl whose a book nerd. Take that book nerd and have her in a relationship with the busty black woman and OH MY GOD it’s magnificent. And that’s why girls are into yaoi.” – Greg

I hate to admit it, because it’s fucking Onision but he kind of hit the nail on the head.

Of course there is a level of perversion that comes with the smuttier side of yaoi (50 Shades of Grey ain’t got nothing on BTS smut written by a horny teenaged ARMY), but that goes for anything like this. However to act as if this is the weirdest “kink” for someone to have is a bit prosperous, kink shaming in general is preposterous. Rather you want to Yura’s titties or her feet is your all good, just as me to look up Jikook smut on Archive of Our Own.

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Author: suhoftw

This is a blog about K-pop, I do reviews and sometimes opinion pieces+editorials and random shitposts.

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