the girl who shares needles (daffodelias) wrote in thequestionclub,
the girl who shares needles

One of the big trends in the romance novel community is gay romance. But almost no one calls it gay; most vendor listings and references to it are M/M or MM, which means candy to me. I'm almost certain of its origin: slash fanfiction. But I don't know why it's taken off, despite the slash community and romance community being so similar (though not necessarily overlapping much).

Why do you think the romance community calls it M/M instead of gay? Do you like it? Do you hate it? How do you think it's affected the gay literature community as a whole?
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