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Flaunt it?

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imacatlover
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Hey everybody ^__^ Since the club is a little quiet, I thought it would be nice for a new discussion! So yeah, as the title already says. Yaoi: Are you still in the closet with your yaoi fondness, or do your friends and family know? (And if so, what were their reactions?)

I'm not so out of the closet with it... :( Two of my friends know (though one doesn't like it while the other does), and my brother (to his horror) knows about it too. But my other friends and parents are still in the dark about it >__>;; One of my non-anime friend is a Christian, so I'm NOT going to tell her, and my parents... I think they know, or maybe suspect it. They wouldn't scold me for it (I think >w>;;) if I confess, but it would be really awkward for both of us to talk about it... urk!

I do flaunt my yaoi obsession a little bit, though. I got 4 sexy pillows of the BL game Togainu no Chi ((mfc link) and (mfc link)) and really, really softcore BL pics scattered arcoss the room, that also could be accepted as close friendship. And when the cover of a BL manga isn't too dirty, I'll read it in the train... ^__^;; Yaoi manga can be hidden with my normal mangas, cause no one ever bothers to look there anyway. I also got loads of pics on my cell, so I freak out when someone randomly snags it to play with @__@;; Same goes for my computer...
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Friends online and that know but i haven't really told any of the friends in real life im not sure how they would react to it so better not to say anything than risk it.

Mum doesn't know and not sure how she would react to it either the chances are she would be a bit shock but not care that much.

My yaoi manga i put behind the normal stuff as it doubled layer thought even if it was at the front no one would pay attention unless the cover was dodgey.

I don't keep pics on the pc i almost got caught ones before years ago so i don't tend to keep anything on my pc i normal transfer it to disc or memory stick.

All thought at 27 i shouldn't really care what people think but i still do
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I can honestly say I've never thought to hide it... All my friends and SO's have known. I don't really see a reason to hide it. Anyone who hasn't also been into it just thinks it's funny ^_^;;

I guess my family doesn't explicitly know, but I would never tell them about anything remotely sexual that I was into. ...but all my yaoi manga has always been openly on my bookshelves.
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Everybody knows!!! :DDDD yeah!! if not I'll tell them.... lol first thing I mentioned at the uni when we had to introduce ourselves :3
They gave me the nickname 'Shushoe'.. doesn't mean anything.. its just that a guy at my group didn't remember the word "Shounen ai" XP still have that nickname :P

Friends, family(whole family.. uncles, aunts, grandparents, etc), co-workers, workers at the places I frequent, etc... They know I like guy x guy action... including the real one *¬*(liked this one first.. after a while I learned anime/manga had it... lol yeah...leave me alone.. I was 12 and the internet was crap D: ...I'm gonna be 26 this year buuu _-_ )

My friends actually are amazed that when they come to my house they dont see gay porn on the walls(but not for long!!! when I find some nice frames... I'll hang my posters, have like 7 yaoi posters).. lol.. I dont hide yaoi stuff related but I like to keep everything in order. Collect a bunch of other mangas and DVDs XD so maybe that's why they dont notice it until I reach something and show it. Of course the most dangerous thing in my house are my computers and Hard Drives lol 95% yaoi/gay porn <3 Even the desktop wallpaper (right now I dont have a yaoi wallpaper because... Ao no Exorcist rlz!!! <3 )

Two weeks ago a friend bought me 2 hardcore gay porn DVDs ;D
Dammit if I wasn't so poor buying figures, mangas, etc.. I would still be buying my 'gay male magazines' :( I miss my hot muscular naked men (150% naked!! yeah!!... not underwear naked ¬¬ meh)

Have to thank my mom because she's also very open and I didn't have problems when I was younger... sad part is... not soooo good knowing what your parents are into... *goes to bang head on a wall* lol
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hahaha Saru is my hero! (> <)b Hail the hard gay pr0n DVDs! hahaha

In real life man on man is hot too. But not only explicit things. When you see something well done, intelligent and even smexy like this you go WOW! [ext link ] The only thing I'd never do is force a situation, if a guy is with another I can discretely look, but not behave like an insane fangirl, and never asked my gay friends to do an "act" to me or something like that... other day I was on a train and saw two guys so lovey-dovey, kissing lightly and smiling to each other, totally aware of the rest of the world, and I was on clouds seeing them, but I kept my composure, and a friend that was with me didn't notice my joy XDDDD

My friends know, people at my previous work and some at my uni know, at least the ones I use to talk about anime/manga. I don't have lots of material, only few mangas, but my PC is full of doujinshis, images, animes, and there are the backup medias... normally I don't receive visits here to my look my things. I usually sleep on bus so I don't read material on public, and prefer music aside BLCDs on my earphones when I'm out - I'd probably be very blushed hearing those moans and start to laugh, it's not good to do on public XDDDDDD

My mom like gay things hahaha she likes to see a show in Carnival where man do cross-dressing, and when she sees a gay on the streets she always comment with me, that guy is funny, or he's beautiful hahahaha but strangely we don't talk about my anime / manga tastes and she doesn't inquire me about my things. So it's not a problem in my home. I'm happy with my fujoshi side.
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Pretty in the closet about it. My two best friends love it, while another one of my friends finds it strange. I also hide my yaoi/shonen-ai manga and doujin with my regular manga. The things my mom has stumbled across (mostly my art, and some soft manga's covers) she found strange but didn't say a whole lot about. I think she knooooows. XD She is very against homosexuality, so I know it wouldn't go over well with her.

I actually hide my love for manga/anime in general from the public because the kinds of people who like it I find to be mostly very strange. Haha, I don't know, I try to fit in but maybe I'd make more friends if I were true to my fandoms.
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planck-chanhahaha Saru is my hero! (> <)b Hail the hard gay pr0n DVDs! hahaha
YEAH!! Come to my house and we'll see them in my flat screen HDTV... lol porn on whole new other level XDDD

I dont behave like the crazy/insane fangirl, actually I dont like those type of fans lol they look really retarded. My friends say I act very femenine and shy when ecxited.. lol WTH with that? XP

CashI actually hide my love for manga/anime in general from the public because the kinds of people who like it I find to be mostly very strange. Haha, I don't know, I try to fit in but maybe I'd make more friends if I were true to my fandoms.
Thats another problem, its the same here in Mexico... God.. 97% of the fans are very strange.. and from my point of view... dumb. Once they told me "You're not a real anime fan", because I dont like Haruhi... "OK nice meeting you... bye"... XD
I dont hide the fact that I love all manga/anime related stuff but also I dont interact with the fans here. I have friends in my town that like anime and manga but just a few.

And oh God .. the so called yaoi fangirls here say stuff like "oh my favorite yaoi is Loveless"... WTF? where's the sex?? please tell me.. I want to know ¬_¬ There are tons of other series but seems like all the 'yaoi fans' here are stuck with Loveless, Gravitation and other non-yaoi series, like Reborn, Naruto, Death Note, etc -_-u
When I took one of my yaoi mangas to a convention... oh big mistake.. couldnt stop the screams.
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I'm mostly in the closet. (Which is silly, because I prefer BL over yaoi xD;;)

My sister and I share the same tastes and talk about it, but I've never met another fan. I guess it's a very embarrassing thing to talk about with friends, until they tell you that they're okay with it. A fellow BL fan IRL is very rare for me. D:
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I'm a bit in the closet too. Some friends know, most doesn't. Maybe my mother knows I have some "weird tastes" because one day she saw a S80 doujinshi I've got ¬¬'. But since I have a lot of manga I don't really care about cause I intend to research it after college, maybe she doesn't think much about it.
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I'm so in the closet about it that no one IRL knows.
Well, except probably my Brother because of the random things he's seen on my desktop.
Online friends know of course ;P
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My boyfriend knows, as I often taunt him and threaten to watch/read with him... he's not interested but puts up with me well.
Nobody else knows IRL, and that's the way I want to keep it! I can't see anyone understanding really XD
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mmm depend
the only who doesn't know is my father, why? cos he is in the process to accept my hobby , but i think he suspect
*one day we was watching a serie and suddenly two boy are kissing , I laughed and jajajaja he looked me weird * and he saw a drawing i made.. coff coff but wouldn't be embarrassed if he knew,
the only thing that worries me is the long talk about this jajajaja

Btw My mother , brother and family *family by my mother * know it
in the university too xD, i really don't care if people criticize me
is my hobby and i love it
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I would say a little. Some of my friends and family members know about it and some of them don't.
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I wouldn't say that I hide it but its not the first thing I'll mention. Most if not all of my family knows, mainly because my Mom probably told them. I love that she's open-minded about it. I don't hide my yaoi manga or artbooks. They are stored with my regular manga. I also have a extensive collection of gay porn that me and a friend share. I also have those displayed with my regular dvd collection.
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i'm not 'in the closet' XD
my yaoi is lying around at my place and when i draw or read yaoi related stuff i don't start hiding it when people come near me (just when they are kids^^). Many of my friends know. The thing i don't do is telling EVERYONE about it. There's no point for me to annoy the hell out of my friends who don't even like any anime or manga with telling them about yaoi. It's not that i'm embarassed, i just don't wanna bore people.
My mother probably knows but i never talked to her about it. lol..why should i?
people don't talk with their parents about their porn collection...that's just weird XD
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lol one thing is telling and other talking about it non stop.. XDDDDDDDDD
Main reason I don't talk to fan girls, makes you want to hate the genre XD

You should tell because my friends that don't like yaoi tend to give me all the gay stuff they get :3
I do the same with hentai or ultra pink Shojo lol I gave 3 hentai doujins to a friend(the seller gave them to me for free XDD)
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SaRulol one thing is telling and other talking about it non stop.. XDDDDDDDDD
Main reason I don't talk to fan girls, makes you want to hate the genre XD

You should tell because my friends that don't like yaoi tend to give me all the gay stuff they get :3
I do the same with hentai or ultra pink Shojo lol I gave 3 hentai doujins to a friend(the seller gave them to me for free XDD)


ah..that sounds convinient..i just kinda have no friends who don't like yaoi but somehow get their hands on it. and same goes for me and hentai. i have some hentai doujns and artbooks but i like them so i wouldn't give them away. hm...i guess most guys would take them but i don't know if any of my male friends is very much into hentai...ahhh..maybe they are in the closet XD
i should find out...hahaha
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Don't like hentai.. not the "oh god my eyes!!".. it's more.. "meh..." lol I can watch it without a problem but it doesn't appeal to me :P

lol my male friends.. one likes only yuri, he cant see a guy/girl doing it lmao... another likes, newhalfs?? lol a man with boobs (had a surgery) but still has his penis XDD... and other likes lolis with flat chest but big butts... etc... oh my friends :3
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mmm
the only people in real life that knows about me liking yaoi is my little sister and a close friend of mine. my sister found out on her own >.> and looks weird at me whenever the yaoi topic arises xD
my friend is ok with it, he's bi so...

my yaoi manga... mmm they are not in the closet, but just sitting there quietly with my other manga xd

online, most of my friends know. most of the people that know is because they are also fujoshi lol from yaoi forums and the like xD
while others... well i dont particulary go HELLO, I LOVE YAOI! to them lol
i only come out of the closet if they talk about it xD
currently, only three of my gamer friends know about it :3
2 of them constantly tease me about it >o>
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Depends on the people. All my friends are huge geeks so they all know. I'm pretty open about it. My family doesn't because they don't need to. But I have all my yaoi manga and hentai doujinshi lying around so it's not a secret. I just tell people they're grownup books if they try to pick one up.
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