The major danger of being a PeripheryDemographic is the jarring effect when the story pulls a trope or situation that severely annoys or [[{{Squick}} creeps you out]], either knocking you out of [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief the lull]] or simply reminding you that the major target {{demographic|s}} probably doesn't include you. Meanwhile, this does not seem to bother the other demographic in the least, much to your confusion.

Sometimes it's just that the other fan segment is too old or too young to pick up on specific themes, or are simply so used to such devices that it doesn't bother these '[[PanderingToTheBase veterans]]'. Maybe the wish-fulfillment aspect of the series is just very specific and you're [[FridgeLogic overthinking it]] to [[NightmareFuel creepier conclusions]].

Whatever the reason, be careful if you're new to the genre, because whining about it on the Internet can earn you a sharp dismissal for complaining about a show that's not really ''for'' you. This is not to say being a side-fandom is bad, just that it often requires you to take things with a slightly bigger grain of salt.

Occasionally, if a genre becomes popular enough with the side fandom, a premise more or less exclusive to the original one is made just for them, naturally remedying any Selective Squicks ... for them, anyway.
!!'''Meta Examples:'''

* MaleFrontalNudity, or any form of male nudity really, is the definitive example of this. On this very wiki, count just how many times this is counted as FanDisservice. Did anyone actually '''ask''' female viewers their opinion about male nudity? No. Most denouncers of MaleFrontalNudity believe that it's gross pandering to gay males, because apparently women only watch {{Chick Flick}}s and aren't interested in the male body.
** Another case: Nudity of very young children isn't a big deal in Japan, so fans watching a children's anime like ''Anime/GaoGaiGar'' might not expect Mamoru arriving on Earth completely nude.
* Likewise, many male viewers who think GirlOnGirlIsHot will quite vocally denounce its [[GuyOnGuyIsHot brother trope]] and [[FagHag the women who enjoy it]]. The reverse can obviously occur as well, but this is more likely to be reaction to percieved double standards, such as love scenes between two women being far more common and explicit than between men.
** The tropes AThreesomeIsHot and NoBisexuals are closely connected to this. AThreesomeIsHot is only hot is it's 2 girls/1 guy. The 2 guys/1 girl variation is vanishingly rare in comparison because of the above bullet and because it's a female sexual fantasy, not a male one. NoBisexuals purports that bisexuality only exists among women, never among men which, by all accounts, is absolutely not TruthInTelevision at all.
* ButNotTooGay. Heterosexual couples can involve themselves in all manner of romantic and sexual scenes, but same-sex relationships tend to be downplayed in mainstream media.
* {{Fanservice}} in video games is a...touchy subject, to say the least. When it's aimed at men, female gamers complain. When it's aimed at women, male gamers complain. And in franchises in which the fanservice is more or less equal-opportunity (''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'', ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', ''Franchise/MetalGear'', etc.), half the fanbase will inevitably complain about those parts of the game intended as fanservice for [[NotSoDifferent the other half]].


* This is part of the reason why a very vocal female ''VideoGame/StarControlII'' fan created the [[ Secret Theater]]. If you can have virtual sex with the gorgeous, humanoid, initially strictly platonic (or so she pretends) Commander [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Talana]], why can't you do the same with Admiral ZEX, who's not attractive by most human standards but is smitten with you ''immediately''? Or, put another way: Talana {{Squick}}s almost no one, unless you consider the UnfortunateImplications that she may be sleeping with the captain because he is able to save her people; ZEX is a {{Squick}} factory to most fans but a [[PerverseSexualLust trans-human lust object]] to others.
* ''{{Manga/Gravitation}}'''s fantastic soundtrack attracted a lot of fans who'd rather you didn't mention the [[BoysLove gay]].
* The (90% female) Western fandom for ''{{xxxHolic}}'' is known to complain about the manga's focus on [[GirlOfTheWeek female characters]] and the relative lack of focus on the subtext between the male leads, though this becomes rather silly once you realize that in Japan the series is classified as {{seinen}} -- as in, targeted at young-to-middle-aged men -- so of ''course'' the focus will be on girls and much less on the subtext between the males.
* Similarly, the wave of PeripheryDemographic {{Yaoi Fangirl}}s who joined the ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' fandom in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' have an [[DieForOurShip intense dislike for Relena and similar characters who "get in the way"]] of the [[SlashFic slash]].
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': "Having people who are countries: okay. Having them be gay? TOO MUCH!"
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'' was mostly okay on the [[HoYay rel]][[SchoolgirlLesbians at]][[ToyShip ion]][[InterspeciesRomance ships]] until you get to the adult teacher who gets engaged to his fourth-grade (and later fifth-grade) teacher's pet, and this is viewed as healthy (they are in fact the most stable romantic relationship in the whole series).
** This is Creator/{{CLAMP}}. Love is love ''in pretty much any way'', according to them.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'':
** Any viewer who was attracted to its [[HoYay Les Yay]], characters, {{Action Girl}}s, different approach to the MagicalGirl theme, and/or status as the HumongousMecha genre's adopted sister, will first have to go through a trial by {{Lolicon}} {{Fanservice}} in Season 1, which had the original sales pitch of starring the TokenMiniMoe of the hentai game ''VisualNovel/TriangleHeart3SweetSongsForever'', and [[LingerieScene it]] [[HotSpringsEpisode really]] [[TransformationSequence showed]].
* Creator/KaoriYuki may very well be the queen of AuthorAppeal. We learn through her different series and short stories about her appreciation for [[AttractiveBentGender tomboys, cross dressers]], [[{{Bishonen}} androgynous men]], nicely endowed women, [[{{Shotacon}} underage boys]], and BDSM. The one thing she's said she thinks is disturbing is {{Lolicon}}. Her Lolicon characters so far have been portrayed as [[DirtyOldMan fat, old perverts]], creepy {{Otaku}}, and a college student who [[AttemptedRape attempts rape]].
* ''VideoGame/ADanceWithRogues'', the ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' module. As the page on this wiki says, it's both DarkerAndEdgier and HotterAndSexier. It's also very well made, being the mature rather than silly kind of DarkerAndEdgier (except where that overlaps with the other thing). So you can play it plausibly as an unusually poignant and immersive role-playing experience where you get to experience, not being a generic, powerful game protagonist who's guaranteed to beat any aggressor of your own level, but a lone woman in a dangerous and sexist environment where, initially, even walking the streets is threatening. But then you may find you're not the intended audience after all, because the module likes to feast with sexual situations you may be forced into (not if you're really being molested, presumably because not even the author would like that), and apparently thinks that when you're being harassed at every turn, you'll definitely want your armour to be totally {{Stripperific}}.
* ''VisualKei'':
** It's assumed that most fans are either female or men who appreciate or are at the very least not offended by ambiguous gender, male-male {{Fanservice}}, and many other things that would send most homophobes into a frothing rage. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, leading to {{squick}}ed homophobic fans of the genre or the band in question lashing out at not only the fanficcers and fanartists, but occasionally at an innocent comment to "defend the band members' honor", (since in their view [[UnfortunateImplications honor = straightness]]) or even at the band itself.
** The latter variety has actually been made somewhat less common with [=YouTube=] and other video sources, by allowing fans to see a band along with hearing it, along with somewhat increased recognition that homophobia and transphobia aren't cool. This sort of reduces the amount of "I can't believe such an ugly gay can play like that-" type of reactions from everyone other than outright {{Troll}}s for newer bands...
* LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya's [[BlackComedyRape treatment]] of Mikuru is:
** a) {{Fanservice}}
** b) a [[PoesLaw hilarious satire]] of {{Fanservice}}
** c) [[DudeNotFunny deeply disturbing]]
** d) all of the above
* Some parody this by adopting an exaggerated HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday stance.
* ''Film/BatmanForever'' and ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'': The fans threw fits about the Bat-nipple suits, but "nobody" complains about the catsuit in the latter. Well, it doesn't have nipples.
* ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. Some people are creeped out because [[OlderThanTheyLook Edward's 100]], some people don't like the [[CrazyJealousGuy abusive undertones]], some people don't like that S. Meyer claims to be a feminist when Bella does nothing proactive, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking some people put pictures of Edward on the ceiling above their bed]].
* The Buffy/Angel relationship in the early seasons of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' was creepy for the same reasons as the Bella/Edward relationship in ''Twilight'' . He's obviously a lot older and more experienced than she is, and-unlike Edward- has also tortured and raped a number of women (albeit in his soulless form). Pretending to be divided on the subject on the morality of about the matter seems a little manipulative and creepy, since he's the one who has had centuries to practice relationships. Also, the whole tortured-soul-who-needs-to-be-rescued-by-romance-and-sex seems like too good way to get naive girls into bed. The old "Anne Rice Routine", as another character described it in-universe.
* As noted on the DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale page, a popular DoubleStandard is the idea that the rape of a woman by another woman is not "real" rape, and so it becomes this. Women don't have penises to rape with so it "doesn't count", so regardless of how one might feel about rape scenes in general, female-on-female rape is the exception.
* For many people, horrific violence at a young age is just fine, but sex is not. For instance, in the setting of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', 12 year olds have to deal with potentially life threatening missions, and can participate in an exam that involves a survival test where people are expected to die (by participants killing each other), followed by a tournament where more people may die. And on passing said exam they'll have to take responsibility for their teammates' lives. Lots of fanfic writers don't seem to find any issue with writing about that, but balk at the idea of the characters having consensual sex (sometimes explicitly made clear in the author's comments) and resort to reaching the timeskip as quickly as possible, or just inexplicably bumping the characters in age. Can be a JustifiedTrope because of censorship laws in the author's region, or just because the author wants fap material and finds twelve-year-olds unattractive, but the killing being okay is still a bizarre contrast.
** This occurs even if the characters are adults. ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas''' "Hot Coffee" scandal comes to mind, where hackers on the PC version were able to unlock a mini game where CJ has sex with his girlfriends after being invited inside for "coffee" after a date. Despite the fact that the game's main character is a career criminal who regularly commits acts of theft, vandalism, and murder, MoralGuardians flew into a rage when they found out the adult CJ has consensual sex with his adult lover in a game that was not intended for children in the first place.
* ForeignQueasine in general - Some foods that are commonplace or only slightly unusual in one culture can be repulsive members of another. For example, ''Series/IronChef'' fans on both sides of the Pacific can name examples from the various versions of the show.
* [[ This]] Website/NotAlwaysRight post.
* Many male viewers tend to bash bishonen in anime, calling them "gay" , ugly, effeminate or repulsive while not batting an eye at females being tomboyish or having big breasts.
* WebSite/ThatGuyWithTheGlasses, despite very likely having more straight males watching them, caters to the ever-growing female demographic without regret or shame. This came to a head with WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's {{stripperiffic}} costume and {{panty shot}} in ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights''; while fanboys demanded that one of the women should show her breasts as "compensation", the fangirls were overjoyed and everyone on the commentaries (including Doug) lampshaded the {{Fanservice}} aspect.
* ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'':
** The comic has a large amount of fans into it for its YoungAdultLiterature elements (an exciting and unpatronising story about drama surrounding a cast of quirky teens) who are alienated by its forays into the BlackComedy and {{Troll}}ing that characterised AndrewHussie's earlier work, and are constantly frustrated that the story doesn't take itself seriously enough. Conversely, there are also fans who are into it for the DarkComedy and {{Troll}}ing who are put off by the ShipTease moments, characters becoming increasingly obvious parodies of ''Homestuck'' fans, the general level of non-sexual {{Fanservice}}, and how the story takes itself far too seriously.
** On a format level, it attracts many readers in their early teens who are far too young to remember the AdventureGame format that ''Homestuck'' pastiches, and these readers have a notoriously terrible time forcing their way through Act 1 (which is mostly about a video game character solving trivial puzzles and failing to operate his {{inventory|ManagementPuzzle}}).
** This trope as a phenomenon is spoofed in comic with [[StylisticSuck Mindfang's journal]], which is written in a florid style with lots of deviations into a weirdly sexual tone, parodying how weird it is for people who aren't familiar with the tropes of FanFic to click on a story that seems interesting and find that even the innocuous scenes are full of PerverseSexualLust.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Fan reactions to Rei and Kaworu are interesting. Anno tried to invoke UncannyValley with both of them, but they have a major MisaimedFandom. Generally speaking, male fans find Rei attractive and Kaworu disturbing, and the reverse is true for female fans.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The New ''Doctor Who'' deals quite frequently with the love life of the Doctor, as well as casting known gorgeous actors to play him and generally making his character HotterAndSexier - not that some of the Classic Doctors weren't also quite hot, but most were never allowed to do anything about it. Some fans are inherently put off by the idea of the Doctor being in any way a romantic hero, but the reasons are different: Some people object to it on the grounds that the Doctor is much older and more powerful than any of his love interests ever are, that he [[BastardBoyfriend constantly throws them into danger, and inevitably abandons them]]; some LGBTFanbase elements object to it on the grounds that the reason they like the show so much is that the NoHuggingNoKissing of the Classic series meant the Doctor's sexuality is up for interpretation, or at least not constantly shoved down their throats when they're trying to enjoy [[MonsterOfTheWeek the monsters]]; and some people simply grew up watching the show when they were under ten and feel the character should be under ContractualPurity.
** A large part of the show's balancing act is trying to keep both child and adults entertained. Both these demographics complain vocally about anything aimed at the other half - a lot of children wish there was less kissing and inscrutable drama, and a lot of adults wish the show was better able to deal with DarkerAndEdgier material than it currently can. Fortunately, these two groups of fans are generally NotSoDifferent and can bond happily over their love of gore and DarkComedy.
*** The family show problem was the strongest problem at the time of William Hartnell's tenure, which hadn't quite figured out a formula yet and so [[GenreRoulette veered schizophrenically in tone]] between stories aimed at younger children (such as "The Chase", "The Celestial Toymaker" and "Planet of the Giants"), stories aimed at older children ("The Web Planet", "The Keys of Marinus"), teenagers ("The Romans", "The Dalek Invasion of Earth", "The Myth Makers") and adults ("The Crusades", "The Massacre", "The Aztecs"). Excited children would tune in hoping for PeopleInRubberSuits and instead get a very heavy [[CostumeDrama historical]] about political maneuvering and religious intolerance - while excited adults would tune in hoping for a rich and serious story and instead get a bunch of aliens in [[SpecialEffectsFailure incompetent costumes]] [[{{Slapstick}} falling over for cheap laughs]]. This resulted in the show being {{retool}}ed to focus on pure science fiction with a MonsterOfTheWeek formula, with the tone much less variable and focused on creating MultipleDemographicAppeal within the same story rather than between stories - fun monsters for children, strong plots and witty writing for older children, and overarching themes (and ParentService) for adults. Contemporary newspaper letters pages do contain adults writing in with wishes that ''Doctor Who'' was aimed exclusively at them, though...
*** One of the many things that caused Tom Baker's friction with his directors towards the end of his tenure was that he strongly prioritised child fans (his favourites) over adult fans, and would {{Bowdlerise}} scripts, insert unscripted physical comedy and cheesy jokes, simplify plotlines, and [[WagTheDirector refuse to accept any questioning about how it would come across to adults]]. On the plus side, he was an undisputed master of this and most adult fans find his antics very entertaining to watch, even while [[DenserAndWackier rolling their eyes over the tone shift]].
** Some groups of adult fans love the clean but dark feel of the show and reject ExpandedUniverse material with adult content, such as the ''New Adventures'' novels and the darker Creator/BigFinish stories - a major comment in reviews of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'''s first series was that it was at its best doing either good old-fashioned ''Doctor Who''-type stories or absolutely grisly erotic horror stories, but when it combined ''Doctor Who'' monsters and tone with a ton of added onscreen sex and swearing it was just embarrassing. Fortunately, the showrunners of ''Torchwood'' figured this out and made sure that Season 2 onwards mostly stuck to either extreme of the purity scale.
* The makers of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' were careful to censor out any and all swear words. Even though the plot centers around a fifteen-year-old girl attending military school who regularly slices up monsters like sushi. Even though one of her classmates is an ex-terrorist. And her older sister GroinAttack[=s=] someone offscreen. But swear words are just not okay.
** This is becoming more and more averted with each season, with uncle Qrow letting out an occasional swear when he's on screen in season 3. The series getting consistently darker with each season helps.
* GameMods, fanfics or requests to make a cannonicaly straight character bi or gay are generally met with positive reactions. Don't '''EVER''' think of making those to make cannonicaly gay character straight if you don't want to receive numerous flames and to be accusd of homophobia or bi erasure.