Why do women like Yaoi? Unraveling the Fujoshi

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Have you ever wondered why so many women like to yaoi? If you are an otaku you may have noticed at anime events or on the internet a great fan base of girls who are fans of anime and magicians of the Yaoi genre (shonen-ai or BL).

For those who still don't know, yaoi it is a genre of homosexual romance between men. What is it that makes women like this gender so much? In this article, we will unveil the secret of fujoshi.

Why am I writing about fujoshi?

Women who like yaoi are called fujoshi meaning poor / corrupted, this term was designated by themselves. Some are actually lost and devour this material without control. The fact that a girl reads these works does not mean that she is LGBT.

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Why this question? I realize that the number of men who like the yuri gender is much smaller than the fan base of women who like the yaoi gender. It is common to find girls at events wearing writing shirts I Love Yaoi and things like that, but nothing about the Yuri genre.

I myself cannot see grace in yuri, much less in yaoi, besides going against my principles. Understand something, have principles and dislike it is different from having prejudice! The fact is that we should not include women in this world, because not all anime fan girls like this genre, some hate it! Each person has their own tastes and reasons to like or dislike something.

Por que as mulheres gostam de yaoi? Desvendando as fujoshi

Another important thing that we need to highlight is that most yaoi works are written by women. So it is obvious to think that the yaoi gender was made more for women than for homosexuals. Searching on various places on the Internet I will try to answer why women like yaoi.

When we talk about yaoi, people think about sex. Except that yaoi in general is just a romance like the shoujo, some go further, but it is not usually heavy like a hentai. So you can't demean women or call them perverts just because they say they like yaoi. There are levels that are shounen-ai (Light), yaoi (medium) and lemon (heavy).

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What makes a girl like yaoi?

Something that catches the attention of the girls in the yaoi works is the amount of good-looking male characters. In the same way that men are attracted to fanservice, ecchi and sexy characters in the shonen anime, the girls are attracted by the beauty of the characters of anime yaoi and also for the great fanservice.

Por que as mulheres gostam de yaoi? Desvendando as fujoshi

Another key factor is the simple fact that it is a taboo. Most of these works show a forbidden and impossible love or a great plot and difficulty. People are attracted to things that are considered different, secret and forbidden. Some researchers claim that BL (boy love) is a way of escapism for women trapped in the traditional and limited world of Japan.

Yaoi is a stuffed dish for girls, a harem full of mysterious and secret men. The protagonists of BL works are not usually those failed and shy protagonists of shoujo who are unable to speak to women. Maybe it's a big reason for women

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even though shy, honest and vulnerable men fail to get women in real life, that's one reason women like BL. This gender shows that men are not always strong alpha males as the mainstream media reports. It is a pity that many of them do not choose men like that in real life.

Por que as mulheres gostam de yaoi? Desvendando as fujoshi

Women too put themselves in the place of one of the protagonists or even the 2 protagonists in the work. Sometimes they want to feel aggressive or passive in their real relationships and immerse themselves in this world. Other Japanese women said they like to read these works on Japanese trains to repel men.

why do girls like yaoi?

We can conclude that women like yaoi just for the history and the fact that it is much more developed than the simple shoujo. Many BL works don't even have kisses, they are just about feelings and difficulties. For some reason women find it cute.

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For many women, the BL genre is something that works only by reading in a manga and not in anime. They don't care so much about what happens graphically, they want to know about the plot and the feelings expressed between the characters. Their difficulties, their struggles and desires.

Por que as mulheres gostam de yaoi? Desvendando as fujoshi

Anime doesn't even have to be shonen-ai or yaoi, just have a bunch of shirtless kids. Is that another main reason? If you want to know more about the life of a fujoshi, we recommend watching the anime shoujo Watashi ga Motete Dousunda. Girls can self-identify as soon as they realize the mania to ship men.

What is your opinion on the matter? What do you think of the genre? Are you a girl who likes the genre? Comment on why you like this genre. We appreciate comments and shares. We recommend reading: