neyronrose (neyronrose) wrote,
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wow, did he get discussion going


Yes, I'm totally addicted to reading The Naughty Bits.  I'm not sure even TeddyPig (www.teddypig.com) realized what a discussion he'd generate when he recommended a publisher for f/f e-books.  There immediately followed several comments from women correcting him by saying that the publisher published lesbian romance, not f/f romance, and explaining the difference between the two.  So far the discussion is up to eighty-odd comments and counting, and has been going on for three days.  I hadn't realized there was such a thing as f/f romance as separate from lesbian romance, though f/f sounds like a genre I'd enjoy.  Some of the bi (and straight!) women who read f/f stories were saying that it can have bi and/or straight-identified women in relationships, which sounded good to me.  There was also a bit of mention of "gay for you" -- having a character suddenly "turn gay" when he/she falls in love with a person of the same sex.  I've read some lesbian romances with this storyline, and find it far more plausible than gay male romances with that plot.  It makes me sad that sometimes those female characters who fall for women think that their heterosexual experiences were all false.  I'd think that in some real-life cases some women would find their heterosexual experiences still legitimate, but just might not talk about it, given the political climate that they're under.

But so many threads in that discussion that I will have to think more about what I want to add here...

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