Allegations of situational homosexuality are surprisingly prevalent amongst male anime otaku, despite – or perhaps because of – stereotypical perceptions that they are infrequently involved in sexual activity. Let us examine one incident:
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Though this conversation could easily have gone various ways, some undercurrent of homoeroticism drove it towards open accusations of fellatio. Is it the same undercurrent that compels men to laugh too loud when they declare they are “GAR for Archer” or to emphatically add, “No homo” to their statements? Perhaps.
Consider now this alternate ending:
It is equally otaku-oriented, but focuses on the climbing aspect of the conversation rather than the oral sex. However, which is more representative of the typical conversation amongst male otaku? I submit that it is the former.