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Coming OUT XD

A few friends and my sis know I read slash but that's about it. My parents don't have a clue. And it got me wondering how I'd tell them/others.

Edit: BTW, while my parents are very open minded, we're still an asian indian catholic family. There haven't even been divorces in the extended family, let alone other issues. That's the main reason I never really made it common knowledge. Plus apart from my parents, everyone else who matters, already knows :)

For friends it would probably go sort of like this:
I like men. I like men so much that I don't need to see a woman around. And if one man is good, two are even better.

For parents...I'd show them cute pictures of chibis in love and then tell them the chibis are males >_<

What about y'all?

If you have done it in the past or its all just a hypothetical situation - how would you get it out that you read slash?
My brother knows, and my friends know, basically because I cannot for the life of me hide how dorky I am *lol*. Basically it goes something like, I say something unfiltered that forces me to follow this pattern:

(1)Admitting I enjoy the fandom

(2)Admitting I read a lot of fanfiction

(3)If they ask about the fanfiction, admitting I mostly read slash.

Inevitably I have to explain what slash is, except for the few friends who get really excited because they also read slash and want to compare notes.

I've had situations where people get really embarassed and don't want to talk about it anymore, people get vaguely amused in a horrified sort of way and poke at it for a bit before giving up, and people getting really excted because they have someone else to talk about slash to.

I got into slash sort of backwards from most people, I think, because I was into original fiction slash before discovering fanfiction slash. So I have friends who are original fic slash writers who I talk about this stuff all the time to (or I did before they moved to china >_>), but they find the fanfic part of what I'm into kind of weird, which is hilarious. So I can talk about gay sex scenes, as long as they don't know the gay characters are H/D.