Friday, July 21, 2006

Two boys kissing

There's been a little rumbling lately about whether women like m/m, sorry, male on male action. Seems this is one fantasy that lurks without showing its face - I don't remember it ever featuring in Nancy Friday (which is of course, a very accurate barometer of female fantasy).

Last night, (about ten years after the rest of the civilised world) I watched 'Y tu Mama tambien'.

Wow. Beautifully, beautifully shot, all the shimmering, sour colours of Mexico. Nicely structured plot. I instantly liked the boys, and the woman's character (sorry, dreadful with names) was a more complex and interesting story. All that tension and youthful horniness, irreverent bravado. And the scene where they get it on, and the camera follows the two boys hesitantly kissing...

So maybe we should have a straw poll. The men have been drooling over 'girl-on-girl' for years - I'm voting heartily in favour of m/m. Perhaps with a similar caveat to the lesbianesque fantasies of men though, in my lurid fantasies, gay men and gay porn are not a turn on. Probably I feel left out, or intimidated. Straight men getting it on though, innocent men surprised by their own feelings - oh yes...

3 comments:

keith said...

Hi Nikki, I just wanted to say hello. I followed you from Ana's blog ( Sexulite ). I've read some of your entries and like what you write.

BTW...I'm one of those guys drooling over "girl on girl". lol

Saskia Walker said...

I agree Nikki, I think it's a fairly common female fantasy and it’s starting to get a lot of attention in US e-publishing, lots of women writing it there, too. Do you read fantasy at all? I’ve found lots of m/m sexuality in my reading there, authors like Storm Constantine and Poppy z Brite have been writing it since the 80's. I get my kicks there ;-)) Seems you can (ironically) get away with more exploration across gender and sexuality in genres other than erotica, weird huh?

Nikki said...

Hi Saskia,

I haven't read much fantasy. Something about wormwood by Z Brite, which I liked. I'll look into it, purely in the interests of research, of course...!

On that tip, I find erotica can sometimes be pretty restrictive, and I'm not talking about BDSM. Maybe it's my take on it though!