A Lot Ado About Making Love With Lesbians | Autostraddle

It’s been a big few days for homosexual-related very first individual narratives in liberal-and-feminist-but-mostly-heterosexual guides!

The very first piece pertains to you via xojane, the women’s website headed up by Jane Pratt (my personal character)

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Titled ”
I am a Lesbian Pillow Princess
,” this part belongs to the “it just happened in my opinion” element which also existed at JANE magazine and is made up mainly of writer/reader-submitted reports of subjectively interesting individual encounters.

The unknown author of this portion, who I’ll call “Ariel,” is bisexual, but because she easily provides blow tasks to her male lovers but doesn’t day or often go down on women, she is, she describes, theoretically, only a ”


Pillow Princess.” (She also describes herself as “mostly direct” and “right” at other factors in the narrative.) Her reputation started, she clarifies, when her first lesbian hookup — a smokin’ hot dyke known as Kelly at the woman school — transpired on her behalf for one hour. She la-la-la-loved it right after which straight away fled the world fearing her own failure to do these great cunnilingus upon Kelly for such a long time frame.

She writes:

“naturally, word had gotten around that she and I also had hooked up and that I would kept the lady hanging, which in fact had the unusual effect of giving me personally folk-heroine condition. Kelly known as myself a “pillow princess,” and henceforth, I happened to be one. It absolutely was like some form of film conceit where hero is actually mistaken for a hollywood and reaches drive in a limo and stay in a fancy hotel caused by it.”

This seemingly entirely exercised within her benefit, as she romped about in university starting up with many “aggressive kinds whom got off from the idea that I happened to be reluctant to allow a girl touch me.” Post-college, she moved on towards the net, where she promoted their calm standing and quite often came across with ladies for NSA gender.

Nearby the end she problematically describes that whenever starting up with a female she’s maybe not attracted to, she merely closes her sight and envisions someone else “while [the lesbian] does her thing.” Sometimes it seems like she desires ladies to consume her away because they can be allegedly better at it than men are. She


go down on it but “I’m not matchmaking all of them, and I do not think I would personally want my fetish corrupted by looking after somebody sufficient to hand back.”

I would personallynot need to stay close to Ariel on an airplane, but the woman one-sided intimate encounters are consensual and she actually is simply telling a real tale of the woman existence, thus I’m not necessarily certain what you should make of this (and I’m curious to know what you will be making of it, if any such thing).

Subsequently, on Jezebel (via
The Great Guys Project
) we
I hitched a Lesbian (And I’m men)
. The writer, Hugo Schwyzer, “tended for crushes for a passing fancy sorts of woman: the star basketball member, the football forward, the swimmer. Some were lesbians. Some just weren’t.” The guy wondered:

What exactly is it that received me personally oftentimes to women who had been same-sex lured? It really was not the stereotypical male dream regarding what they certainly were carrying out in bed, also it definitely had nothing to do with a macho notion that I could turn a gay woman right.

In elements, the piece (which does tred on some stereotypical soil) reminded me within this estimate from

Girls Across The Street

that I cited in articles about feminine manliness

“…if we’d to produce an added generalization about lesbian style, it would be that a lot of you are powerfully keen on women, gay or directly, beautiful or not, exactly who look as though they could take care of on their own.”

The writer fundamentally marries a lesbian just who offered as direct, in which he discovered their unique ensuing sex life is unsatisfactory. She refused to offer him blow tasks and failed to love entrance but gladly approved their choices of cunnilingus. When their sexless matrimony finished in breakup and a drug relapse (for him), he is seemingly caring to his ex-wife’s struggle in the place of labeling the woman as deceptive (as many associated with commenters carry out):

She had come from an old-fashioned family members who does have already been significantly embarrassed having a homosexual youngster. She may also have understood, but did this lady far better hide it, probably wanting that her feelings might transform. Or she might-have-been like lots of females I recognized, and simply found the woman real sexual identity after already becoming married to a guy.

What exactly is redeeming about that essay for me that the writer’s conception of their own sex is mostly free of the original male posturing any might expect in a piece like this (the guy even identifies himself as “femmy”). Perhaps it appears that method because males so hardly ever write on wishing powerful, athletic, powerful females with short-hair; but it’s refreshing however.

I do not fault Hugo or Ariel for advising their own stories, but it is worth discussing that both narratives apparently ride throughout the idea that bedroom conduct will be the ultimate/only litmus examination of sex. Hugo and Courtney enjoy one another’s company, but Hugo alludes to Courtney’s disinterest in entrance as a “warning signal” the guy missed, whenever entrance is actually rarely a solely heterosexual act (this indicates much more likely Courtney dreaded the intimacy of penetration with men she did not truly want is with, but really you never know) and slipping crazy, finally, concerns your vagina but it is also regarding your cardiovascular system and it is mostly about having romantic thoughts. Those romantic thoughts are the thing that converts a hook-up commitment into a relationship, most likely.

Finally at


there is a nice story straight from the pony’s lips —
My First Time: Female. 17. San Francisco Bay Area
. I believe this is the first time the “First Time” series has showcased a lesbian.

Fundamentally, in ninth class, mcdougal confessed to her companion that she had lesbian thoughts on her behalf, and her best friend reciprocated, and proceeded to continue a covert lesbian commitment and they are still collectively now and she is a grown-up inside the army!

It appears they’ve but to just take their connection out of the wardrobe, in fact it is a bit puzzling, but whatever

. [


: Looks like this story was actually authored before DADT had been repealed, though it just got printed, for that reason there’s nothing puzzling happening here. This is simply straight-up sweet in most means, unequivocally.]

The main focus from the piece (that is really precious and nice) is on mcdougal’s discovery of
exactly what lesbian gender IS

We had never gone down on each different, and that I was pretty sure that’s what we might meant whenever we stated we wanted to have sex. (today I realize that there’s more to fucking than slurping a female’s snatch and phoning it a day.)

She concludes:

I understand that the majority of men and women differ as to what virginity way to a gay girl, but virginity is very personal, and it also truly is dependent upon the person you’re asking. People might say entrance has to be included, but i believe its doing anyone losing his or her virginity. If I feel like I lost my personal virginity, next goddammit, I have!

I spent a lot of early morning and afternoon watching wordpress, trying to puzzle out exactly what point I could create about any of these pieces. I was thinking alot about the reason we’d never publish “I found myself a Lesbian Pillow Princess” on this subject internet site but can not get past the reason that I’d fear 50 of you would vow to prevent go back right here therefore the remaning many-thousands of you would battle with one another about bisexual erasure/lesbian erasure till the heating loss of the world. I pictured some one distributing “I happened to be a Lesbian Pillow Princess” to us via email and then We envisioned the article meeting where we might reach that story as well as state “NO” simultaneously.

In on the lookout for a time to gleam from all of these tales, I’ve attempted to determine what you’ll consider or state, and I can not, and I desire to finish this article at the earliest opportunity to speed up the whole process of me personally discovering what you think about these tales. Yup, the very first time from the time beginning Autostraddle, i have had gotten no idea what things to say about something. So maybe i ought to simply ask you — what is your a reaction to these pieces?

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