Seme/Uke

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Seme/Uke is a term that describes a trope used in Japanese yaoi involving a male/male homosexual relationship in which one partner (the seme) is stereotypically the "dominant" or "pursuing" partner and the other (the uke) is more "submissive". The seme is traditionally depicted as taller, older, and more masculine than the uke.

Some fans have objected to the trope on the grounds that it is excessively heteronormative and an unrealistic depiction of typical dynamics between real gay and bisexual male couples.


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