opinion on bara? also mlm-written yaoi manga?
I like it and some of the art styles and body types appeal to me more than skinny guys (no offense twinks). Its a pretty diverse genre with many content creators. In my opinion bara is definitely better than yaoi, mainly because its not really fetishistic of mlm, however its far from perfect. 98% of the genre is pornographic/sexual in some way, which isn’t an issue itself, but if you are a minor or have issues with sexual content then I suggest you just avoid the genre. Also there are some creators who make content that includes things like rape, so avoid those like the plague. Lastly, most bara manga/manhua/comics are one shots so don’t go looking for a story (I have read maybe like 4 that have more than one chapter).
I haven’t actually read any yaoi that has ever been created by a mlm. I haven’t seen any fanfiction written by a man either for that matter. Those arenas are dominated by homophobic straight women so ofcourse mlm created content would be too few and far between. Even if a yaoi is still created by a mlm I still wouldn’t recommend reading it. Unlike popular belief, gay/bi men can still conform to and/or engage in homophobic behaviors or beliefs just like straight people (aka internalized homophobia).
- mod L