Discussion Is Reading Yaoi a Sin?

Hamy

MH Senpai
英雄メンバー / Eiyuu Menbaa / Hero Member
Joined
Apr 6, 2010
Messages
2,065
Reaction score
875
Gender
Hidden
Country
Hong Kong
I don't think yaoi or yuri necessarily equate to being a sin to read, it is far too generalized. What matters in a context is the depiction or portrayal and even then this varies significantly because you have to understand we're not all following one religion -- and each one clearly has its own rules and norms. I think the question is too generalized.

But as a practicing roman catholic (there are other denominations) and with some knowledge on basic theology (I took Theology 101-103) again I would just emphasize its a matter of portrayal, since not all depictions or portrayal immediately equate to being offensive or a sinful. If its tastefully done and with dignity there isn't any problem really.

However, I am certain there are draconian and puritanical views out there, just look at Apple, but clearly not everybody subscribes to such views or denominations. So simply put if you want a catch all answer... Provided you don't subscribe to the more intolerant sects or denominations there is no rule of thumb answer, you're better off just following the ratings guide if you want to play it safe.
 
Last edited:

Franckie

Registered User
有名人 / Yuumeijin / Celebrity
Joined
Oct 16, 2007
Messages
2,688
Reaction score
1,209
Gender
Hidden
Country
United States
No. In fact, I recommend yaoi for anyone for the simple reason you get a better feel for Japan's culture. Yaoi does more than just elaborate on sexual relationships between men, it elaborates on male bonding and how men interact with each other in everyday life. Furthermore, you get a better feel for what the Japanese are actually thinking but reluctant to say aloud because of (the fear of) stigma.
 

NibbPower

Registered User
下級員 / Kakyuuin / Jr. Member
Joined
Aug 31, 2011
Messages
59
Reaction score
22
Gender
Female
Country
United States
If this is directed toward Religious reasons, I would consider this as not a sin, but it depends if you're a true-religious that takes everything and every word seriously. But no, it's not a sin in general. It's just a certain interest. I mean, I know a lot of religious people but they still read Yaoi / Yuri; it's not a sin in their bible. So it depends on the religion / bible that was taught.
 

Mahou-Nii-Sama

Registered User
初心者/ Shoshinsha / Beginner
Joined
Mar 29, 2016
Messages
5
Reaction score
1
Age
22
Country
United Arab Emirates
No. Even if it was I'd still read it.
 

Dempsey

Banned
初心者/ Shoshinsha / Beginner
Joined
Apr 21, 2016
Messages
45
Reaction score
32
Age
23
Country
Portugal
Not at all. It's not a sin to read something fictional.
 

Su Tunc

Registered User
中級員 / Chuukyuuin / Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2016
Messages
228
Reaction score
235
Country
Turkey
sin? for what? for who? for which religion?

Oi, yare yare!
It's funny to see that kind of discussions. I've never met / heard someone who thinks that before :D
 

Miliyolk

Registered User
初心者/ Shoshinsha / Beginner
Joined
Jan 25, 2020
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Age
21
Country
Senegal
Well, a lot of people have been argumenting and debating whether liking or reading yaoi is a sin. ... Okay, so at least a few of my friends. I, myself, have been wondering about this for a while as well. I'm not really into it, though - I prefer het pairings rather than yaoi or yuri. But I have been reading a few yaoi fanfictions up until now, albeit some of them really didn't make sense and are just too... OOC.

Some said that it's not a sin, some said it's terrible, and some said it really doesn't matter since we're now living in a world of sins. XD

It's obvious enough to see that some people are against yaoi/yuri, but I just wanna know - is it a sin for reading or liking it? (Reason can be religious or non-religious; it doesn't matter.)

P.S. If there was a thread like this, please delete this one.
I‘d assume it is since watching porn is also a sin
 

Abysmal Flop

Registered User
初心者/ Shoshinsha / Beginner
Joined
Dec 25, 2019
Messages
21
Reaction score
15
Gender
Female
Country
Canada
No. I enjoy them and I never sin.
 
Top