Monthly Archives: February 2013

Why Straight Women Love Gay Romance

Why Straight Women Love Gay Romance

Why Straight Women Love Gay Romance (2012) by gay-romance author Geoffrey Knight collects interviews with 32 women from nine countries on four continents. It is not an “academic” book; it is a sprawling, descriptive, and deeply qualitative text written for a general audience interested in the title question and in m/m romance in general. The…

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Beating Fantasies, Daydreams, & M/M Romance

In reading Kazumi Nagaike’s <em>Fantasies of Cross-dressing: Japanese Women Write Male-Male Erotica</em> (2012), I have re-read the 1922 article “Beating Fantasies and Daydreams” by Anna Freud, which comments and elaborates on her father’s 1912 essay “A Child is Being Beaten.”  Anna Freud’s essay seems so relevant to the study of BL or m/m fiction that…

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