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Oriental boys or Asian men? When someone told me it was more proper to say Asian or Asian-American than oriental I glided easily to using the latter. If someone has a preference it is only as polite as shaking a stranger's hand (not that I've always done that gladly). Besides in academic parlance oriental means the Ancient Near East, Mesopotamia: Sumer and Akkad.
I've never been a rice queen (never known one either but I'm sure they exist as all possible erotic specializations must). Had I been given examples of lovely Asian youth maybe I would've been.
It was only a few days ago that I learned there as a magazine devoted to admiring the loveliness of the Asian male.
Surely my own erotic orientation comes into play. Oblivious to the armpit hair, the underwear I see a pouting face. Someone raised in Hong Kong may see the “fresh-flesh” as a tough masculine ideal to be sought after.
Well, yes, Mr. Editor, he is beautiful. Wouldn't you like to take your long Caucasian arms and hold him against your hairy chest? Pose and expression would make him a tender looking lad whatever his race.
V-shaped torso, six pack: what a man? What I see are those long black lashes.
I'm just a hapless honky ignoring the differences in genetic heritage and seeing Asian young men the way I want to. What semioticians call readerly (is there “viewerly”?).
It is a bit of interesting queer culture that as there are magazines for admiring the musclebound and twinks there has been one for enjoying looking at men born in a certain portion of the world.
As long as your mind isn't confused by what your inner eye sees there's no harm in it.