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Buz
Posted: Sunday, June 02, 2013 8:21:11 PM

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I have no preference between male & female authors. I just like well written stories that are entertaining. Depth of quality always adds to the enjoyment. There are several male writers here on Lush who do an excellent job of bringing their feelings into their writing. We have many excellent authors female and male. I make myself crazy trying to read all their stories. But its fun and addictive.

Orallee69
Posted: Tuesday, June 04, 2013 2:54:35 PM

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I find stories written by females tend to be more sensuous, whether they revolve around lesbianism, female or male domination, oral sex, anal sex, rough sex, etc. they tend to have better descriptive talents and express feelings and emotions during the acts rather than to dwell on just the graphics.
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Posted: Saturday, June 08, 2013 6:51:16 PM

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For me, it depends on the POV, I think. A first person female lead is usually my preference, and I tend to write in that model. It's not about whether the author is male or female, but whether they had an interesting story, told it well, and made it hot. I've read more than my share :) of stories written by both (based on their claimed gender) and found that neither have the exclusive on stories that don't appeal to me, or leave me flat and unsatisfied. And the reverse it true.

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nil4sin
Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 1:32:37 AM

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study I prefer female authors because I want 2 understand sex from a female's point of view. The reason is not far off 2 search. Dudes, I m a male!

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AJQuick
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 11:28:07 AM

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I actually find it to be quite flattering when readers think I am female. I consider it to be a compliment.

As a male writer, I've worked hard to find my voice from the female POV. I find that both men and women have different moods and desires. Sometimes we are in the mood for a quick romp, while other times we want to be cuddled and caressed. I write a variety of stories to reflect those desires. Sometimes my stories lean toward porn, while other times they lean toward romance.

I agree with Haineko, the story is the most important, not the gender of the writer.

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Metilda
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 12:26:22 PM

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When I first began reading erotica I sought out female-only authors. Now, I read both. Lately, I've paid much less attention to the author and their gender.

There does seem to be a difference (women tend to write with more consideration toward the psychology and inner workings, men write about the physical and actions) - but as time goes by, that difference is becoming less and less noticeable as more women are focusing less on those aspects - and more men are picking up on them.

When a story was written will largely affect how it was written -Iv'e read eroticas from decades ago, contrast that to what's published now, huge difference.

In short stories it's harder to see the differences, honestly. In novellas and novels it's much more notable.

I started reading stories written by male authors specifically because I was tired of female protagonists. A lot of it started to sound the same and when it comes to male protagonists you do NOT have the obnoxious 'fear of seeing a penis' that some female authors apparently LOVE to write about.

Searching for well written novels that were more romance stories written from the male pov is much more difficult to come by. It would be helpful, though, if books in general were classified according to POV and protagonist gender (they're not - you have to read summaries and see an excerpt to figure out what the style is)

You know - not to be offensive about it - but I am a female and I have 2 sister, a mother, and countless female friends. I know what women think even if they're the complete opposite of me.

principessa
Posted: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 3:56:16 PM

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I find this an interesting question as I have co-written with two men now. People reading the stories have said that the writing is seamless and that they could not tell which parts were written by each of us. While I understand that men and women may bring different sensibilities to writing, it is possible to speak to everyone without it being specifically a male or female voice.
Guest
Posted: Friday, July 19, 2013 11:41:37 AM

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Male authors, female authors; I really don't give a damn. As long as the story's well written, the characters are interesting, and the tale holds my attention than it's all good. thumbright
Guest
Posted: Monday, August 26, 2013 5:54:42 PM

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I prefer women for the same reason given above: I feel as if I am getting a woman's point of view on sex, and hope it gives me a bit of an edge in the ability to make her enjoy our time together more. But, to be honest, that could just be a great big myth I have and certainly shows me to be a pleaser. That should really be more natural. So there, you got my opinion and a critique of it all rolled into one! lol
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Posted: Monday, August 26, 2013 10:56:41 PM

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Not really answering the question but this is my observation. There’s still a double standard when it comes to the use of male or female pseudonyms. There is this vague impression that authoresses are liable to be looked on with prejudice so they chose male pen names or use instead set of initials that would neither reveal the gender. A male pseudonym often connotes credibility among readers. I can’t imagine what the world of literature would be like without the inclusion of women. It saddens me that, despite all of the achievements of female scribes and their peers, a novel’s commercial viability is still connected to its author’s gender. The pressure put on women to use male pseudonyms is a mistake—one that’s made all too often by narrow-minded publishers. Female authors must be recognized and honored not only to give credit where it’s due, but also to challenge and eradicate the perpetuated stereotypes that make male pseudonyms supposedly necessary in the first place.
Guest
Posted: Monday, August 26, 2013 11:22:47 PM

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Uhm, it really doesn't matter to me much. It's great to get both perspectives, and if the writing is good, what does it matter? :D
SecretLush
Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 5:56:37 PM

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I try REALLY hard not to look at the author of a story before I read it. I have been surprised many times by favorite authors who published a story which wasn't my taste, and I have also been surprised by some authors I didn't love in the past putting out some of my favorite stories. Also, I should point out (and this is just an estimation), probably 7 out of my top 10 favorite stories were written by men. I think gender mostly irrelevant in terms of putting out quality erotic stories.
jayg249
Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 6:26:49 PM

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I really don't prefer one over another. I do like to read and enjoy a women's perspective on sex, however sometimes a male author can be just as interesting.
Guest
Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 6:47:55 PM

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I have been reading erotic stories for over ten years now and I have found male writers that could write about a female orgasm better than a female could. I have also found female writers that could describe what a male was feeling during sex better than a male could. In my opinion it's all about talent and the choice of words used. I have enjoyed both male and female writers the same and I really have no preference. A well written story that pulls the reader in is good regardless of what gender wrote it.
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Posted: Sunday, September 08, 2013 2:18:13 PM

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I don't pay attention to the gender of the author because it doesn't matter to me. Both sexes are great writers anyway. As long as the story is well-written and holds my interest, then it doesn't matter.

I'm male, and my stories have been both from the male and female point of view. In fact, I tend to write from a female point of view most of the time.

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