Discussion Are most BL readers girls or gay guys?

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  1. OldManGu

    OldManGu Legendary Member

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    I remembered a fujoshi character I read about once and got thinking about this. I also thought how I like yuri a lot and it makes me think most readers are girls.
     
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    BookHermit Alive but only ironically

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    Girls I think, don’t qoute me on that tho

    At least all the fujoshi I know(including myself) are women.
     
  3. abewan

    abewan 〘Nishikigoi Dungeon〙

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    Nyanko Psychotic Cat Princess

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    I'd say girls. All the lovers of BL I know are girls...
     
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    I once read through some chapters of QT BL novel, but didn't notice the label at first. Now I know, that I am definitely hetero, but I enjoyed reading some Shounen Ai manga just for the comedy.
    P.S.:
    It was a TRAP.
     
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    Cutter Masterson Well-Known Super-Soldier

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    I’m as straight as they come, but even I wouldn’t say I hate the genre. In fact if there is an interesting twist or cheat. I would read it.
     
  7. OldManGu

    OldManGu Legendary Member

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    I wonder if most bl authors are guys or girls?
     
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    Zheya Well-Known Member

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    Bold of you to assume there aren't hetero, bisexuals, or asexual women/men among the readers including non-humans, non-living, and trans-dimensional entities.
     
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    Traveling Chef ⁽ʕ•̀ω•́ʔ╯.+:。Professional Unichef~

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    I, a hetero unicorn, quite enjoy some BL stories. I'm a sucker for romance regardless of gender.
     
  10. OldManGu

    OldManGu Legendary Member

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    I don’t think hetero men read bl. I’ve only read one by accident and dropped it after I found out.
     
  11. Nargol

    Nargol Evangelist. Candy-san. Pope of the Cult of Pyoo

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    rule 16 newbie

    You and all your friends became male the second they got online

    It's like nobody reads the manual anymore
     
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    BlackKnightGodzilla Well-Known Member

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    Some straight guys read bl too, I know a few
     
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    Straight guy, I'm reading BL as any other stories, the sexual orientation of the MC have little influence on me liking it or not. A boring story with a straight MC will stay a boring story with an gay MC in most cases.
     
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    I think its girls
     
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    lordbeirut Emperor of Perdition

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    Most BL made for actual queens is Bara, instead of the normal pretty boy stuff.
     
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    Given the statistics...

    Where women are 50% of the population and don't mind reading BL...

    While there are about 80% guys who won't touch these stuff,

    I'm pretty sure there are more girl readers...

    Ps; and there's 20% of me being wrong here coz all the statistics were made up
     
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    You need some self-discovery
     
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    As a woman myself, I enjoy yuuri, if the story is good. I also enjoy more male oriented stories, and I know a lot of other girls who do.

    The other way round is a bit rarer, I wonder why (like, my male friends would recommend me stuff and I would at least try and often like the recommendation. But whenever I recommend something, josei/shoujou/shonen ai, to them, they rarely like it).

    The only men that call themselves fudanshi are gay or bi. And then again, they usually enjoy much more hardcore stuff than I do, like bara (which is intended for gay men).
     
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    juniorjawz Well-Known Member

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    Same here. I like it when there's a good villain involved or the story itself is interesting without requiring the BL part to show up.
     
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