[LMB] OT: Slash

Peter H. Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Tue Dec 12 19:36:51 GMT 2006

At 12:23 PM 12/12/2006, quietann wrote:
>On 12/12/06, Azalais Aranxta <tiamat at tsoft.com> wrote:
>>I am very, very very tired of hearing from straight, monogamous
>>men that they are bothered/disturbed/whatever by slash.  VERY
>Yes.  Thank you.
>It isn't written for you, any more than various kinds of
>>pornography many women find offensive were written for me, and
>>frankly, hearing straight guys go on about slash in a tone which
>>implies that their opinions have any bearing on the matter
>>whatsoever smacks strongly of entitlement to me.
>Yes.  Men who think they should determine what women can have in their sex
>lives are a turn-off.  HUGE turn-off.  It's not their business.
>Furthermore, to the best of my knowledge...
>-- No one gets exploited by slash.
>-- No one gets s*xually-transmitted diseases from slash (and in a lot of
>what's out there, writing condoms/lube into the s*x scenes is expected.)
>-- No one ends up on drugs because that's the only way they can cope from
>slash.  (says the woman who knows several ex-strippers who got out because
>they saw that anyone who stayed with it ended up on drugs...)
>-- No woman is going to expect her real-life partner to look/behave just
>like the men in the slash she writes/reads.
>I could go on, but I think that's enough.

I don't read much erotica of any kind, personally.  But I do know 
that a(n in)decent amount of erotica aimed at heterosexual men 
features a(n al)most mandatory lesbian sex scene or three.  One could 
almost believe that this is analogous to the popularity of slash among women.

Regards, Pete
pgranzeau at cox.net 

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