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11th Jun '16 8:25:36 AM sorako
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But even outside of actual BL series, hints of male-male romances are often thrown in to help the series fanon[[MultipleDemographicAppeal appeal to other demographic groups]], though its main target audience is still overwhemogly female. If there is a YaoiFangirl among the cast, it is not unlikely for her to try and [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope.

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But even outside of actual BL series, hints of male-male romances are often thrown in to help the series fanon[[MultipleDemographicAppeal fanon [[MultipleDemographicAppeal appeal to other demographic groups]], though its main target audience is still overwhemogly female. If there is a YaoiFangirl among the cast, it is not unlikely for her to try and [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope.
20th May '16 8:20:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* [[StalkerWithACrush Karasu]] and [[PsychoSupporter Itsuki]] in ''YuYuHakusho''. (Not dating; if they were it'd be a massive Trainwreck.) Sensui is a StraightGay with feelings for Itsuki by ''WordOfGod''.

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* [[StalkerWithACrush Karasu]] and [[PsychoSupporter Itsuki]] in ''YuYuHakusho''.''Manga/YuYuHakusho''. (Not dating; if they were it'd be a massive Trainwreck.) Sensui is a StraightGay with feelings for Itsuki by ''WordOfGod''.
17th May '16 1:26:01 PM Willbyr
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Depending on the series in question, this can be limited to some HomoeroticSubtext... [[QueerRomance or not]]. However, many BL pairings in certain {{Fanon}} circles are forced regardless of character interaction, even without homosexual subtext in the original work, due to the trope {{Guy on Guy is Hot}}, which serves to feed the sexual/perverse desires of its majority straight female fanbase (akin to straight men and Seinin {{Yuri}}). This usually results in {{crack pairing}} shippings. Something {{Yaoi}}, {{Slash}}, and Shounen-ai are notorious for-- many of which may consider {{Canon Defilement}}. Some popular targets of {{Yaoi}} stereotypes being placed onto Non-Yaoi series are Axel and Roxas from {{Kingdom Hearts}} 2, Zoro and Sanji from {{One Piece}}, or the entire cast of Anime/{{Free}}.

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Depending on the series in question, this can be limited to some HomoeroticSubtext... [[QueerRomance or not]]. However, many BL pairings in certain {{Fanon}} circles are forced regardless of character interaction, even without homosexual subtext in the original work, due to the trope {{Guy on Guy is Hot}}, GuyOnGuyIsHot, which serves to feed the sexual/perverse desires of its majority straight female fanbase (akin to straight men and Seinin {{Yuri}}). This usually results in {{crack pairing}} shippings. Something {{Yaoi}}, {{Slash}}, and Shounen-ai are notorious for-- many of which may consider {{Canon Defilement}}. CanonDefilement. Some popular targets of {{Yaoi}} stereotypes being placed onto Non-Yaoi series are Axel and Roxas from {{Kingdom Hearts}} 2, ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Zoro and Sanji from {{One Piece}}, ''Manga/OnePiece'', or the entire cast of Anime/{{Free}}.''Anime/{{Free}}''.



Secondary to these themes, Yaoi Boys are always heavily subjected to the {{Female Gaze}} which is parallel to the {{Male Gaze}} (a kind of sexual objectification/fetishizing by a majority straight audience). And on the physical side, Yaoi Boys usually have little to no facial or body hair, skinny to muscularly lean bodies (though not too buff unlike in {{Bara}}), a {{bishie sparkle}}, light-skin, and youth. This is heavily divergent from actual LGBTQA men that have much more diversity in appearance than the standard gay stereotyped character that Yaoi Guys come in.

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Secondary to these themes, Yaoi Boys are always heavily subjected to the {{Female Gaze}} FemaleGaze which is parallel to the {{Male Gaze}} MaleGaze (a kind of sexual objectification/fetishizing by a majority straight audience). And on the physical side, Yaoi Boys usually have little to no facial or body hair, skinny to muscularly lean bodies (though not too buff unlike in {{Bara}}), a {{bishie sparkle}}, light-skin, and youth. This is heavily divergent from actual LGBTQA men that have much more diversity in appearance than the standard gay stereotyped character that Yaoi Guys come in.



6th May '16 10:37:44 AM VoiceOfReason
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Secondary to these themes, Yaoi Boys are always heavily subjected to the {{Female Gaze}} which is parallel to the {{Male Gaze}} (a kind of sexual objectification by a straight audience). And on the physical side, Yaoi Boys usually have little to no facial or body hair, skinny to muscularly lean bodies (though not too buff unlike in {{Bara}}), a {{bishie sparkle}}, light-skin, and youth. This is heavily divergent from actual LGBTQA men that have much more diversity in appearance than the average gay stereotyped character that Yaoi Guys come in.

When it comes to relationships, Yaoi Guys follow only a few set scenarios such as teacher with student, incest pairings, friendships gone "gay" (much of which is fanon), and pedophilia pairings (Yaoi Shotacon). As such, Yaoi Guy relationships are incredibly heteronomative with partners always having unequal power balances between them (one of the Yaoi Guys is almost always the lesser character in some way such as personality, physical prowess, reputation, and so on). Is is rare to see (if ever) a relationship were both partners have equal ground between them since Yaoi Boy characters are so heavily dependent on older gay/heteronomative themes.

As for occupation, Yaoi Guys have a very narrow range of occupation fields. They come in either schoolboys, teachers, entertainers, artists, or business men/owners. There are few Yaoi Guys that stray outside of this occupation formula where occupation fields overlap with shoujo themes. You will pretty much never see an occupation like soldier, chemical engineer, or politician for example, since jobs like singer would be more common to likely see in Yaoi Guys.

One should note that Yaoi Guys should not be viewed as representative of actual LGBTQA men that come in all shapes, ages, weight ranges, ethnicities, and whom often do not conform to the gendered stereotypes typically portrayed in Yaoi works. Yaoi's main target audience is catered to a heterosexual female demographic and their perspectives of the ideal male figure, which follow the above Yaoi stereotypes. Thus, Yaoi Guy stereotypes stray from actual LGBTQA culture, and are more closely related to hentai (if not already explicit).

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Secondary to these themes, Yaoi Boys are always heavily subjected to the {{Female Gaze}} which is parallel to the {{Male Gaze}} (a kind of sexual objectification objectification/fetishizing by a majority straight audience). And on the physical side, Yaoi Boys usually have little to no facial or body hair, skinny to muscularly lean bodies (though not too buff unlike in {{Bara}}), a {{bishie sparkle}}, light-skin, and youth. This is heavily divergent from actual LGBTQA men that have much more diversity in appearance than the average standard gay stereotyped character that Yaoi Guys come in.

When it comes to relationships, Yaoi Guys Boys follow only a few set scenarios such as teacher with student, incest pairings, friendships gone "gay" (much of which is fanon), and pedophilia pairings (Yaoi Shotacon). As such, Yaoi Guy relationships are incredibly heteronomative with partners always having unequal power balances between them (one of the Yaoi Guys is almost always the lesser character in some way such as personality, physical prowess, reputation, and so on). Is is rare to see (if ever) a relationship were both partners have are treated and seen as equal ground between them since (since Yaoi Boy characters are so heavily dependent on older gay/heteronomative themes.heteronomative themes).

As for occupation, Yaoi Guys have a very narrow range of occupation fields. They come in either schoolboys, teachers, entertainers, artists, or business men/owners. There are few Yaoi Guys that stray outside of this occupation formula where occupation fields overlap with shoujo themes. You will pretty much never see an occupation like soldier, chemical engineer, or politician for example, since jobs like singer would be more common to likely see in Yaoi Guys.Guys (as it caters to the majority straight female audience's perspectives).

One should note that Yaoi Guys should not be viewed as representative of actual LGBTQA men that come in all shapes, ages, weight ranges, ethnicities, and whom often do not conform to the gendered stereotypes typically portrayed in Yaoi works. Yaoi's main target audience is catered to a heterosexual female demographic and their perspectives of the ideal male figure, which follow the above Yaoi stereotypes. Thus, Yaoi Guy stereotypes stray from actual LGBTQA culture, and are more closely related to a form of hentai (if not already explicit).
6th May '16 10:23:48 AM VoiceOfReason
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In the West, gay men rarely appear outside of works being aimed for gay men (though this is changing). One of the cultural quirks of Japan (though it is slowly bleeding over to the rest of the world) is the use of young homosexual men as {{Fanservice}} for girls or young women.

Works that focus on these relationships form a genre currently known by the [[GratuitousEnglish English term]] as Homoerotic [[BoysLoveGenre Boys' Love]], also called Yaoi (with the non-explicit version being Shounen-ai, also spelled Shonen-ai).

But even outside of actual BL series, hints of male-male romances are often thrown in to help the series [[MultipleDemographicAppeal appeal to other demographic groups]], though its main target audience is still overwhelmingly female. If there is a YaoiFangirl among the cast, she ''will'' try and [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope.

Depending on the series in question, this can be limited to some HomoeroticSubtext... [[QueerRomance or not]]. However, many BL pairings in certain {{Fanon}} circles are forced regardless of character interaction, even without homosexual subtext in the original work, due to the trope {{Guy on Guy is Hot}}, which serves to feed the sexual/perverse desires of its majority straight female fanbase (akin to straight men and Seinin {{Yuri}}). This usually results in {{crack pairing}} shippings. Something {{Yaoi}}, {{Slash}}, and Shounen-ai are notorious for-- which some may consider {{Canon Defilement}}. Some popular targets of {{Yaoi}} stereotypes being placed onto Non-Yaoi series are Axel and Roxas from {{Kingdom Hearts}} 2, Zoro and Sanji from {{One Piece}}, or the entire cast of Anime/{{Free}}.

Granted a Yaoi male doesn't need to be a {{Bishonen}}, but there is a massive amount of overlap between the two character types. When it comes to appearance however, a {{Yaoi Boy}} will come in the form of several anime/manga gay stereotypes like {{seme}}, {{uke}}, or just your standard "one is weak, the other is strong" trope. Yaoi Boys are usually portrayed by themes like Tall, Dark and Handsome, {{Cast Full of Pretty Boys}}, {{Dude Looks Like a Lady}}, and other highly appearance-based tropes.

Secondary to these themes, Yaoi Boys are always heavily subjected to the {{Female Gaze}} which is parallel to the {{Male Gaze}}. And on the physical side, Yaoi Boys usually have little to no facial or body hair, skinny to muscularly lean bodies (though not too buff unlike in {{Bara}}), a {{bishie sparkle}}, light-skin, and youth.

When it comes to relationships, Yaoi Guys follow only a few set scenarios such as teacher with student, incest pairings, friendships gone "gay" (sometimes fanon), and pedophilia pairings (Yaoi Shotacon). As such, Yaoi Guy relationships are incredibly heteronomative with partners always having unequal power balances between them (one of the Yaoi Guys is almost always the lesser character in some way such as personality, physical prowess, reputation, and so on).

As for occupation, Yaoi Guys have a very narrow range of occupation fields. They come in either schoolboys, teachers, entertainers, artists, or business men/owners. There are few Yaoi Guys that stray outside of this occupation formula where occupation fields overlap with shoujo themes. You will pretty much never see an occupation like soldier for example, as a singer is more common to likely see in Yaoi Guys.

One should note that Yaoi Guys should not be viewed as representative of actual LGBTQA men that come in all shapes, ages, weight ranges, ethnicities, and whom often do not conform to the gendered stereotypes typically portrayed in Yaoi works. Yaoi's main target audience is catered to a heterosexual female demographic and their perspectives of the ideal male figure, which follow the above Yaoi stereotypes. Thus, Yaoi Guy stereotypes stray from actual LGBTQA culture, and are more closely related to hentai, (if not already explicit) with shoujo undertones.

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In the West, gay men rarely appear outside of works being aimed for gay men (though this is changing). One changing with many series beginning to represent regular lgbtqa characters). However, one of the cultural quirks of Japan (though it is slowly bleeding over to the rest of the world) is the use of young homosexual men as {{Fanservice}} for girls or young women.

Works that focus on these relationships form a genre currently known by the [[GratuitousEnglish English term]] as Homoerotic [[BoysLoveGenre Boys' Love]], also called Yaoi (with the non-explicit version being Shounen-ai, also spelled Shonen-ai). Yaoi is a genre closely related to hentai, yuri, and slash (all of which have their own target audience).

But even outside of actual BL series, hints of male-male romances are often thrown in to help the series [[MultipleDemographicAppeal fanon[[MultipleDemographicAppeal appeal to other demographic groups]], though its main target audience is still overwhelmingly overwhemogly female. If there is a YaoiFangirl among the cast, she ''will'' it is not unlikely for her to try and [[InvokedTrope invoke]] this trope.

Depending on the series in question, this can be limited to some HomoeroticSubtext... [[QueerRomance or not]]. However, many BL pairings in certain {{Fanon}} circles are forced regardless of character interaction, even without homosexual subtext in the original work, due to the trope {{Guy on Guy is Hot}}, which serves to feed the sexual/perverse desires of its majority straight female fanbase (akin to straight men and Seinin {{Yuri}}). This usually results in {{crack pairing}} shippings. Something {{Yaoi}}, {{Slash}}, and Shounen-ai are notorious for-- many of which some may consider {{Canon Defilement}}. Some popular targets of {{Yaoi}} stereotypes being placed onto Non-Yaoi series are Axel and Roxas from {{Kingdom Hearts}} 2, Zoro and Sanji from {{One Piece}}, or the entire cast of Anime/{{Free}}.

Granted a Yaoi male doesn't need to be a {{Bishonen}}, but there is a massive amount of overlap between the two character types. When As such when it comes to appearance however, appearances, a {{Yaoi Boy}} will come in the form of several anime/manga gay stereotypes like {{seme}}, {{uke}}, or just your standard "one is weak, the other is strong" trope. Yaoi Boys are usually also regularly portrayed by themes like Tall, Dark and Handsome, {{Cast Full of Pretty Boys}}, {{Dude Looks Like a Lady}}, and other highly appearance-based tropes.

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Secondary to these themes, Yaoi Boys are always heavily subjected to the {{Female Gaze}} which is parallel to the {{Male Gaze}}.Gaze}} (a kind of sexual objectification by a straight audience). And on the physical side, Yaoi Boys usually have little to no facial or body hair, skinny to muscularly lean bodies (though not too buff unlike in {{Bara}}), a {{bishie sparkle}}, light-skin, and youth. This is heavily divergent from actual LGBTQA men that have much more diversity in appearance than the average gay stereotyped character that Yaoi Guys come in.

When it comes to relationships, Yaoi Guys follow only a few set scenarios such as teacher with student, incest pairings, friendships gone "gay" (sometimes (much of which is fanon), and pedophilia pairings (Yaoi Shotacon). As such, Yaoi Guy relationships are incredibly heteronomative with partners always having unequal power balances between them (one of the Yaoi Guys is almost always the lesser character in some way such as personality, physical prowess, reputation, and so on). Is is rare to see (if ever) a relationship were both partners have equal ground between them since Yaoi Boy characters are so heavily dependent on older gay/heteronomative themes.

As for occupation, Yaoi Guys have a very narrow range of occupation fields. They come in either schoolboys, teachers, entertainers, artists, or business men/owners. There are few Yaoi Guys that stray outside of this occupation formula where occupation fields overlap with shoujo themes. You will pretty much never see an occupation like soldier soldier, chemical engineer, or politician for example, as a since jobs like singer is would be more common to likely see in Yaoi Guys.

One should note that Yaoi Guys should not be viewed as representative of actual LGBTQA men that come in all shapes, ages, weight ranges, ethnicities, and whom often do not conform to the gendered stereotypes typically portrayed in Yaoi works. Yaoi's main target audience is catered to a heterosexual female demographic and their perspectives of the ideal male figure, which follow the above Yaoi stereotypes. Thus, Yaoi Guy stereotypes stray from actual LGBTQA culture, and are more closely related to hentai, hentai (if not already explicit) with shoujo undertones.
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28th Apr '16 8:38:52 PM Wuz
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Depending on the series in question, this can be limited to some HomoeroticSubtext... [[QueerRomance or not]]. However, many BL pairings in certain {{Fanon}} circles are forced regardless of character interaction, even without homosexual subtext in the original work, due to the trope {{Guy on Guy is Hot}}, which serves to feed the sexual/perverse desires of its majority straight female fanbase (akin to straight men and Seinin {{Yuri}}). This usually results in {{crack pairing}} shippings. Something {{Yaoi}}, {{Slash}}, and Shounen-ai are notorious for-- which some may consider {{Canon Defilement}}. Some popular targets of {{Yaoi}} stereotypes being placed onto Non-Yaoi series are Axel and Roxas from {{Kingdom Hearts}} 2, Zoro and Sanji from {{One Piece}}, or the entire cast of {{Free!}}.

to:

Depending on the series in question, this can be limited to some HomoeroticSubtext... [[QueerRomance or not]]. However, many BL pairings in certain {{Fanon}} circles are forced regardless of character interaction, even without homosexual subtext in the original work, due to the trope {{Guy on Guy is Hot}}, which serves to feed the sexual/perverse desires of its majority straight female fanbase (akin to straight men and Seinin {{Yuri}}). This usually results in {{crack pairing}} shippings. Something {{Yaoi}}, {{Slash}}, and Shounen-ai are notorious for-- which some may consider {{Canon Defilement}}. Some popular targets of {{Yaoi}} stereotypes being placed onto Non-Yaoi series are Axel and Roxas from {{Kingdom Hearts}} 2, Zoro and Sanji from {{One Piece}}, or the entire cast of {{Free!}}.Anime/{{Free}}.
7th Apr '16 4:26:56 AM VoiceOfReason
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In the West, gay men rarely appear outside of works aimed at...well, gay men. One of the cultural quirks of Japan (though it is slowly bleeding over to the rest of the world) is the use of young homosexual men as {{Fanservice}} for girls or young women.

to:

In the West, gay men rarely appear outside of works being aimed at...well, for gay men.men (though this is changing). One of the cultural quirks of Japan (though it is slowly bleeding over to the rest of the world) is the use of young homosexual men as {{Fanservice}} for girls or young women.



Depending on the series in question, this can be limited to some HomoeroticSubtext... [[QueerRomance or not]]. However, many BL pairings in certain {{Fanon}} circles are forced regardless of character interaction, even without homosexual subtext in the original work, due to the trope {{Guy on Guy is Hot}}, which serves to feed the sexual/perverse desires of its majority straight female fanbase (akin to straight men and Seinin {{Yuri}}). This usually results in {{crack pairing}} shippings. Something {{Yaoi}}, {{Slash}}, and Shounen-ai are notorious for-- which some may consider {{Canon Defilement}}. Some popular targets of {{Yaoi}} stereotypes being placed onto Non-Yaoi series are Axel and Roxas from {{Kingdom Hearts}} 2, or Zoro and Sanji from {{One Piece}}.

Granted a Yaoi male doesn't need to be a {{Bishonen}}, but there is a massive amount of overlap between the two character types. When it comes to appearance however, a {{Yaoi Boy}} will come in the form of several anime/manga gay stereotypes like {{seme}}, {{uke}}, or just your standard "one is weak, the other is strong " trope. Yaoi Boys are usually portrayed by themes like Tall, Dark and Handsome, {{Cast Full of Pretty Boys}}, {{Dude Looks Like a Lady}}, and other highly appearance-based tropes.

Secondary to these themes, Yaoi Boys are many times subjected to the {{Female Gaze}} which is parallel to the {{Male Gaze}}. And on the physical side, Yaoi Boys usually have little to no facial or body hair, skinny to muscularly lean bodies (though not too buff unlike in {{Bara}}), a {{bishie sparkle}}, light-skin, and youth.

Relationships among Yaoi Guys follow only a few set scenarios such as teacher with student, incest pairings, friendships gone "gay" (sometimes fanon), and pedophilia pairings (Yaoi Shotacon). As such, Yaoi Guy relationships are incredibly heteronomative with partners always having unequal power balances between them (one of the Yaoi Guys is almost always the lesser character in some way such as personality, money, physical prowess, reputation, and so on).

As for occupation, Yaoi Guys have a very narrow range of occupation fields. They come in either schoolboys, teachers, entertainers, artists, or business men/owners. There are few Yaoi Guys that stray outside of this occupation formula where occupation fields overlap with shoujo themes. You will pretty much never see an occupation like soldier for example, as a singer is more common to likely to see in Yaoi Guys.

to:

Depending on the series in question, this can be limited to some HomoeroticSubtext... [[QueerRomance or not]]. However, many BL pairings in certain {{Fanon}} circles are forced regardless of character interaction, even without homosexual subtext in the original work, due to the trope {{Guy on Guy is Hot}}, which serves to feed the sexual/perverse desires of its majority straight female fanbase (akin to straight men and Seinin {{Yuri}}). This usually results in {{crack pairing}} shippings. Something {{Yaoi}}, {{Slash}}, and Shounen-ai are notorious for-- which some may consider {{Canon Defilement}}. Some popular targets of {{Yaoi}} stereotypes being placed onto Non-Yaoi series are Axel and Roxas from {{Kingdom Hearts}} 2, or Zoro and Sanji from {{One Piece}}.

Piece}}, or the entire cast of {{Free!}}.

Granted a Yaoi male doesn't need to be a {{Bishonen}}, but there is a massive amount of overlap between the two character types. When it comes to appearance however, a {{Yaoi Boy}} will come in the form of several anime/manga gay stereotypes like {{seme}}, {{uke}}, or just your standard "one is weak, the other is strong " strong" trope. Yaoi Boys are usually portrayed by themes like Tall, Dark and Handsome, {{Cast Full of Pretty Boys}}, {{Dude Looks Like a Lady}}, and other highly appearance-based tropes.

Secondary to these themes, Yaoi Boys are many times always heavily subjected to the {{Female Gaze}} which is parallel to the {{Male Gaze}}. And on the physical side, Yaoi Boys usually have little to no facial or body hair, skinny to muscularly lean bodies (though not too buff unlike in {{Bara}}), a {{bishie sparkle}}, light-skin, and youth.

Relationships among When it comes to relationships, Yaoi Guys follow only a few set scenarios such as teacher with student, incest pairings, friendships gone "gay" (sometimes fanon), and pedophilia pairings (Yaoi Shotacon). As such, Yaoi Guy relationships are incredibly heteronomative with partners always having unequal power balances between them (one of the Yaoi Guys is almost always the lesser character in some way such as personality, money, physical prowess, reputation, and so on).

As for occupation, Yaoi Guys have a very narrow range of occupation fields. They come in either schoolboys, teachers, entertainers, artists, or business men/owners. There are few Yaoi Guys that stray outside of this occupation formula where occupation fields overlap with shoujo themes. You will pretty much never see an occupation like soldier for example, as a singer is more common to likely to see in Yaoi Guys.
7th Apr '16 4:18:14 AM VoiceOfReason
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As for occupation, Yaoi Guys have a very narrow range of occupation fields. They come in either schoolboys, teachers, entertainers, artists, or business men/owners. There are few Yaoi Guys that stray outside of this occupation formula where occupation fields overlap with shoujo themes. You will pretty much never see an occupation like soldier for example, as a singer is more likely in Yaoi Guy occupation themes.

One should note that Yaoi Guys should not be viewed as representative of actual LGBTQA men that come in all shapes, ages, weight ranges, ethnicities, and whom often do not conform to the gendered stereotypes typically portrayed in Yaoi works. Yaoi's main target audience is catered to a heterosexual female demographic and their perspectives of the ideal male figure, which follow the above Yaoi stereotypes.

to:

As for occupation, Yaoi Guys have a very narrow range of occupation fields. They come in either schoolboys, teachers, entertainers, artists, or business men/owners. There are few Yaoi Guys that stray outside of this occupation formula where occupation fields overlap with shoujo themes. You will pretty much never see an occupation like soldier for example, as a singer is more common to likely to see in Yaoi Guy occupation themes.Guys.

One should note that Yaoi Guys should not be viewed as representative of actual LGBTQA men that come in all shapes, ages, weight ranges, ethnicities, and whom often do not conform to the gendered stereotypes typically portrayed in Yaoi works. Yaoi's main target audience is catered to a heterosexual female demographic and their perspectives of the ideal male figure, which follow the above Yaoi stereotypes. Thus, Yaoi Guy stereotypes stray from actual LGBTQA culture, and are more closely related to hentai, (if not already explicit) with shoujo undertones.
7th Apr '16 4:12:30 AM VoiceOfReason
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Granted a Yaoi male doesn't need to be a {{Bishonen}}, but there is a massive amount of overlap between the two character types. When it comes to appearance however, a {{Yaoi Boy}} will come in the form of several anime/manga gay stereotypes like {{seme}}, {{uke}}, or just your standard "one is weak, the other is strong " trope. Yaoi Boys are usually portrayed by themes like {{Tall, Dark and Handsome}}, {{Cast Full of Pretty Boys}}, {{Dude Looks Like a Lady}}, and other highly appearance-based tropes.

to:

Granted a Yaoi male doesn't need to be a {{Bishonen}}, but there is a massive amount of overlap between the two character types. When it comes to appearance however, a {{Yaoi Boy}} will come in the form of several anime/manga gay stereotypes like {{seme}}, {{uke}}, or just your standard "one is weak, the other is strong " trope. Yaoi Boys are usually portrayed by themes like {{Tall, Tall, Dark and Handsome}}, Handsome, {{Cast Full of Pretty Boys}}, {{Dude Looks Like a Lady}}, and other highly appearance-based tropes.



As for occupation, Yaoi Guys have a very narrow range of occupation fields. They come in either schoolboys, teachers, entertainers, artists, or business men/owners. There are few Yaoi Guys that stray outside of this occupation formula where occupation fields overlap with shoujo themes (you will pretty much never see an occupation like soldier for instance).

to:

Relationships among Yaoi Guys follow only a few set scenarios such as teacher with student, incest pairings, friendships gone "gay" (sometimes fanon), and pedophilia pairings (Yaoi Shotacon). As such, Yaoi Guy relationships are incredibly heteronomative with partners always having unequal power balances between them (one of the Yaoi Guys is almost always the lesser character in some way such as personality, money, physical prowess, reputation, and so on).

As for occupation, Yaoi Guys have a very narrow range of occupation fields. They come in either schoolboys, teachers, entertainers, artists, or business men/owners. There are few Yaoi Guys that stray outside of this occupation formula where occupation fields overlap with shoujo themes (you themes. You will pretty much never see an occupation like soldier for instance).example, as a singer is more likely in Yaoi Guy occupation themes.
7th Apr '16 3:57:01 AM VoiceOfReason
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In the West, gay men rarely appear outside of works aimed at...well, gay men. One of the cultural quirks of Japan (though it is slowly bleeding over to the rest of the world) is the use of young homosexual men as {{Fanservice}} for girls/young women.

to:

In the West, gay men rarely appear outside of works aimed at...well, gay men. One of the cultural quirks of Japan (though it is slowly bleeding over to the rest of the world) is the use of young homosexual men as {{Fanservice}} for girls/young girls or young women.



Depending on the series in question, this can be limited to some HomoeroticSubtext... [[QueerRomance or not]]. However, many BL pairings in certain {{Fanon}} circles are forced regardless of character interaction, even without homosexual subtext in the original work, due to the trope {{Guy on Guy is Hot}}, which serves to feed the sexual/perverse desires of its majority straight female fanbase (akin to straight men and Seinin {{Yuri}}). This usually results in {{crack pairing}} shippings --something {{Yaoi}}, {{Slash}}, and Shounen-ai are notorious for-- which some may consider {{Canon Defilement}}. Some popular targets of {{Yaoi}} stereotypes being placed onto Non-Yaoi series are Axel and Roxas from {{Kingdom Hearts}} 2, or Zoro and Sanji from {{One Piece}}.

Granted a Yaoi male doesn't need to be a {{Bishonen}}, but there is a massive amount of overlap between the two character types. When it comes to appearance however, a {{Yaoi Boy}} will come in the form of several anime/manga gay stereotypes like {{seme}}, {{uke}}, or just your standard "one is weak, the other is strong " trope. Yaoi Boys are usually portrayed by themes like Tall, Dark and Handsome, {{Cast Full of Pretty Boys}}, {{Dude Looks Like a Lady}}, and other highly appearance-based tropes.

Secondary to these themes, Yaoi Boys are many times subjected to the {{Female Gaze}} which is parallel to the {{Male Gaze}}. And on the physical side,Yaoi Boys usually have little to no facial or body hair, skinny to muscularly lean bodies (though not too buff unlike in {{Bara}}), a {{bishie sparkle}}, light-skin, and youth.

One should note that Yaoi Guys should not be viewed as representative of actual LGBTQA men that come in all shapes, ages, weight ranges, ethnicities, and whom often do not conform to the gendered stereotypes typically portrayed in Yaoi works. Yaoi's main target audience is catered to a heterosexual female demographic and their perspectives of the ideal male figure.

to:

Depending on the series in question, this can be limited to some HomoeroticSubtext... [[QueerRomance or not]]. However, many BL pairings in certain {{Fanon}} circles are forced regardless of character interaction, even without homosexual subtext in the original work, due to the trope {{Guy on Guy is Hot}}, which serves to feed the sexual/perverse desires of its majority straight female fanbase (akin to straight men and Seinin {{Yuri}}). This usually results in {{crack pairing}} shippings --something shippings. Something {{Yaoi}}, {{Slash}}, and Shounen-ai are notorious for-- which some may consider {{Canon Defilement}}. Some popular targets of {{Yaoi}} stereotypes being placed onto Non-Yaoi series are Axel and Roxas from {{Kingdom Hearts}} 2, or Zoro and Sanji from {{One Piece}}.

Granted a Yaoi male doesn't need to be a {{Bishonen}}, but there is a massive amount of overlap between the two character types. When it comes to appearance however, a {{Yaoi Boy}} will come in the form of several anime/manga gay stereotypes like {{seme}}, {{uke}}, or just your standard "one is weak, the other is strong " trope. Yaoi Boys are usually portrayed by themes like Tall, {{Tall, Dark and Handsome, Handsome}}, {{Cast Full of Pretty Boys}}, {{Dude Looks Like a Lady}}, and other highly appearance-based tropes.

Secondary to these themes, Yaoi Boys are many times subjected to the {{Female Gaze}} which is parallel to the {{Male Gaze}}. And on the physical side,Yaoi side, Yaoi Boys usually have little to no facial or body hair, skinny to muscularly lean bodies (though not too buff unlike in {{Bara}}), a {{bishie sparkle}}, light-skin, and youth.youth.

As for occupation, Yaoi Guys have a very narrow range of occupation fields. They come in either schoolboys, teachers, entertainers, artists, or business men/owners. There are few Yaoi Guys that stray outside of this occupation formula where occupation fields overlap with shoujo themes (you will pretty much never see an occupation like soldier for instance).


One should note that Yaoi Guys should not be viewed as representative of actual LGBTQA men that come in all shapes, ages, weight ranges, ethnicities, and whom often do not conform to the gendered stereotypes typically portrayed in Yaoi works. Yaoi's main target audience is catered to a heterosexual female demographic and their perspectives of the ideal male figure.figure, which follow the above Yaoi stereotypes.
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