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Boys on Film

  • Lucy Neville
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Abstract

This chapter examines the most common reason given by respondents for enjoying m/m pornography—that they find men, and particularly the spectacle of two men having sex, attractive. Many respondents state they enjoy m/m porn because it is marketed to a target audience they feel they have more in common with (gay men as opposed to heterosexual men), and invites them to adopt a point of view that is more in-keeping with their own sexual preferences and desires where ‘men are the objects of sexual attraction, instead of the women’ (American, 25–34, single, heterosexual). To this extent, several of the themes that emerged from the analysis as to why female respondents enjoy watching m/m pornography can be situated within some of the wider literature concerning the notions of the ‘gaze’ and the existence (or not) of a ‘female gaze’.

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  • Lucy Neville
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  1. 1.University of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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