Learning the Art of Love: Yuri versus BL

Listless Ink

by 2DT.

“They are starved for it; they watch endless numbers of films about happy and unhappy love stories, they listen to hundreds of trashy songs about love — yet hardly anyone thinks that there is anything that needs to be learned about love.”
– Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving

What can yuri and BL teach us about love? My eyes were opened, surprisingly, by a tweet:

The difference might as well be an entire universe. “Hooking-up” is about passion and desire. That’s the fun part of love; it’s exciting to fall head-over-heels for someone new. “Coming out,” on the other hand, implies responsibility and consequence. There’s no falling into that. More like in order to live…

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