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October 29, 2011 8:08 PM Subscribe
Where can I read some good gay erotica?
posted by jacquilynne to Writing & Language (14 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
My NaNoWriMo outline includes a gay (male) couple, and given that all the hetero couples are likely to get it on, I wouldn't want to leave the gay couple out of the fun. But while I have a kabillion pages of straight romance reading and some real life experience to inform my opinions on straight sex and how it's presented in a romantic but explicit context, I have no matching experience with gay sex.
I'm not overly hung up on getting things perfect, since I fully anticipate my NaNo project will suck and get stuck in a drawer forever and ever amen, but I also don't want to hang myself up on this point, and end up losing at NaNo because of it, so I thought if I did a little light reading in the next couple of days, I could at least have some sense of how these things work to draw from.
I'm not totally clueless as to the potential mechanics of the situation, but in straight sex, at least in the romance novel context, it's pretty much understood what the rough sequence of events is, and it all culminates in vaginal penetration which leads to simultaneous orgasms that rock everyone's world. There's not really a question of whose vagina gets penetrated or whether that's negotiated or obvious or whether everyone takes turns or what exactly happens, because there aren't any other options.
My problem with just grabbing whatever from Literotica is that my understanding is that much of the gay lit that floats around the web was written by straight women (pot, meet kettle) and thus may be just as ill-conceived as any attempt I would make would be.
Recommendations for specific stories or specific sites would be appreciated. I don't mind signing up for things that are behind a registration wall, but I'd prefer not to pay if I don't have to.