If you’ve read m/m, you’ve likely read at least one of these stories. There’s this guy who thinks he’s straight, been living as straight, then he meets Mr. Right and lo, the angels of buttsecks visit and–aaaaahhhhhhh!–he’s no longer straight. There are variations to the theme. Sometimes he continues to see himself as not gay and only sleeps with Mr. Right because… well, he’s Mr. Right. More often he embraces his new found sexuality and wonders what he ever saw in the penis-less sex. Many times, especially these days, there’s a paranormal reason to the story. See, our hero doesn’t know he’s a witch/wereanimal/demonspawn but when he meets Mr. Right, all that changes. He’s still not gay, you see (well, sometimes), but now that he’s met his mate… well, what can you do?
I’ve heard lately that many people don’t like the “gay for you” stories. It’s completely understandable. It is kind of hard to believe when you look at things from a logical real life perspective. How many grown men just suddenly find out that they’re gay because they meet the right guy? How many are happy about it? Realistically speaking, a guy should have an inkling that he’s gay, even if he’s in denial. And if he is in denial, suddenly having it thrust in his face probably isn’t going to turn out pretty.
Well, I’m guilty of writing gay for you and I have to say that I like it. I’ve got 5 GFY heros: Tyler from Heaven, Darien from Faith, Kyle from Snagged, Aaron from Tech Support and now Scott from Unicorn. (and what is it with me and 1 word titles anyway?). I, personally, like the dynamic. I think it’s the sappy romantic in me. Or maybe it’s the yaoi fan. I like the meeting of Mr. Right and BLAM, an attraction that can’t be denied. Of course, look at the Mr. Rights: Johnnie, Chris, Seth, Ki and Jack? Dang, I’d go gay for them if I was a guy. And I will fully admit that I rarely deal with all the implications. All of my guys go through their period of angst then end up pretty happy with their Mr. Rights. But then, I write fantasy. An idealized world, a world that I can control. A world where even if someone is messed up, love and lots and lots of hot sex can conquer all.
As with all my writing, I write about what CAN be, not necessarily about what is.
Written by Jet Mykles
Jet is a writer of sexual fantasy with a firm belief that all men are at least partially gay, that vampires are just people with a liquid diet and shapeshifters live on every block.
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