*Girl Question here*
I know this might be wierd but I have to ask - Did any of you (Straight) guys find yourself a tad sexually confused when reading Twilight? lol
It's just being a young woman I don't see how anyone can read Twilight and not have the tiniest bit of sexual interest in Edward because SM writes it so well.
Please reply to this because I really want to know.
That is a good question, and one that I, too, wondered about while I was reading the books for the first time. However, I don't think that reading a book from the POV of a character that is the opposite of you, gender-wise, would generate any feelings of sexual confusion, no matter how detailed and passionate the narrator's feelings are. That confirmation/"aha! moment" came to me while I was reading the 12 chapters of Midnight Sun that Steph posted.
It is from Ed's POV, and he is sexually attracted to Bella. Did this make me sexually attracted to Bella? No. It made me even more appreciative of Edward
s personal character than ever, because I saw how fully he adored her, in a more personal/intimate sense than we got from his words, in Bella's POV in the series. It made me wonder how amazing it would be, to be looked at the way he views Bella.
His description of her curves, softness, and how it made him feel when she bit down on her lip didn't make me attracted to Bella, nor do I think that any male who reads Bella's discription of Edward's perfect bod would become magically attracted to Edward. (Unless there was some ambiguity in the reader's orientation already.)
Adam wrote:Ok. What the dilly-O ? I appreciate what you guys have said, but I think you can get into the books without either falling victim to Edward's sexual mojo, or falling for Bella. My experience was just to think: It must feel unreal to be with the person for whom you are the perfect person, and have them soak up your affection and be breathless when you touch or kiss them. That would be incredible.
Exactly. I fell in love with their bond & the intensity of their feelings, more than falling in love with the characters themselves.
draco117 wrote:Both Bellas appeal to me (a new twilight guy ) because I wanted to cuddle and hug the starting Bella, but I also am a firm believer that women are the stronger sex, so I was also attracted to her when she became the stronger her.
(bursts into applause!)
And yes, I am a straight guy, but there is something sexually attractive about vampires...no matter what sex they are.
I agree. It's an underlying theme in all vampire lore- that they are generally very alluring, in an inexplicably sexual way. They are tied in almost all mythology to eroticism.
Great question/topic!! All of the male perspectives are so fascinating to me. Keep 'em coming.