Some of the stories about how people have been found out about their interest in m/m romance and erotica as well as gay pron got me thinking… always a dangerous thing, I know. 🙂
In all seriousness, it’s funny how this particular subject can feel like the biggest, tabooest secret in the world. Yet, when it’s all out in the open, the big reveal wasn’t as bad as you thought it would be. Awkward definitely, but not scary.
It made me wonder about my own reasons for feeling that I can’t be fucked explaining or, to my mind, justifying why I enjoy m/m fiction, etc.
Is it because the whole idea of a girl liking gay-themed work can be a pain in the arse to explain over and over again? Is it because people have such mixed opinions about homosexuality and it can be a minefield? Is it a bit of both or something different altogether?
For me, it’s the former. My favoured response to the raised eyebrows being the baby brother’s ‘What’s to work out? Girls and gay guys both like dick?’ A philosopher, The BB.
So, what about you? What do you think makes the whole situation so awkward? Or do you just not give a shit?