A type of anime that involves gay male pairings. AKA BUTTSECKS!! Boy love.
There's different levels of yaoi. Some are light (shonen-ai) and some are pretty bad. It can be anywhere in between, too.
Let's watch some yaoi!
by Catnip October 27, 2006
Real Yaoi is purely sex; Shitty ass yaoi, which fangirls often get confused of the two, is when they cuddle or simply kiss.
No, there's no point or plot to yaoi-It's porn it doesnt have to have a point. Think about it, does the porn you look up on the internet really have a really deep complex plot behind it? No, it's porn! Get it through your thick ass skull! It's pooooorn!! Guy on Guy!
---Shitty ass Yaoi---

Ryuu: I love you Kyo, I'll never doubt our love again.

Kyo: I love you too...My Ryuu

*Light kiss*

---REAL Yaoi---

*Nearing the end of 3 hours of hardcore sex*

Ryuu: AHHHH!! K-Kyo!! *Moans*

Kyo: Ryuu...*Thrust faster* Ahh...*Cums everywhere*

Me: ...Damn, that was hot *Was watching the whole time*
by BlackNeko203 November 12, 2009
A Japanese abbreviation for "YAmanashi, Ochinashi, Iminashi" which translates to "without climax, without resolution, without meaning," and by the Japanese definition refers to unofficial comic books (doujinshi) that support a non-official, homosexual (male/male) couple and are very explicit.

In English terms, however, the word is much more broad and can refer to anything with any homosexual(only male/male) or boy's love themes in anime and manga, sometimes even expanding to non-anime/manga works, but often in connection with fanfiction.

It is important to note that although the word 'homosexual' has been mentioned quite a bit in this definition, much of Japanese yaoi manga, as with most BL (boy's love) manga, cannot truly be considered homosexual content. This is because the men/boys in the comic, although often clearly represented in a relationship together (usually physical in nature), are in fact not homosexual, but show a deep romantic connection only to the one man they are portrayed as in love with. (Although this is not ALWAYS the case.)
"I hope that new Naruto/Sasuke doujin comes in soon, I'm afraid I'm suffering from a bit of yaoi withdrawl."

"Did you see that new Frodo/Sam yaoi fic? It was pure smut from start to finish."
by Strawberry_flavoured_doom May 30, 2005
Many people (mostly fangirls) get the term Yaoi, mixed up with the term shounen-ai though the two may be closely related being that they both show relationships between male characters, there is a difference. One depicts explicit content So let's clear things up, shall we?

Yaoi is used to describe titles that contain sex scenes and other sexually explicit themes

Shounen-ai is used to describe titles that focus more on romance and do not include explicit sexual content
We'll use the Gravitation manga series and doujinshi as an example
Gravitation would more likely be considered shounen-ai due to its focus on the characters' careers rather than their "love life"
Gravitation Remix and Megamix would be considered yaoi because of its emphasis on the characters' sexual relationships.
by iLoki May 07, 2013
A Japanese acronym for YAma nashi, Ochi nashi, Imi nashi, which means, roughly, "No peak, no point, no meaning". It is a term used to describe purely sex-focused manga or anime. It is often used incorrectly as a blanket term to cover yaoi, shounen ai, tanbi, shota, and BL, as well as being (again, incorrectly) used as a synonym for gay.
That vendor was selling what was labelled as yaoi, but it was mostly BL.
by Rando June 06, 2005
A Japanese abbreviation for "YAmanashi, Ochinashi, Iminashi" which translates to "without climax, without resolution, without meaning," and by the Japanese definition refers to doujinshi that support a non-canon, homosexual (male/male) couple and are very explicit.
In English terms, however, the word is much more broad and can refer to anything with any homosexual(only male/male) or boy's love themes in anime and manga, sometimes even expanding to non-anime/manga works, but often in connection with fanfiction.
"I hope that new Naruto/Sasuke doujin comes in soon, I'm afraid I'm suffering from a bit of yaoi withdrawl."

"Did you see that new Frodo/Sam yaoi fic? It was pure smut from start to finish."
by strawberry_flavoured_doom July 07, 2005
the word for homosexal relationships, usually only used to define relationships between anime/manga characters
"lol kates been reading to much yaoi again"

"i know but your a closet pervert anyway so shut it"
by objectionable January 05, 2009
Yaoi is love between two guys in anime. Many people think it's just gay porn but its not, though there are some yaois that have more explicit content, but people call them 'Hard Yaoi'. Yaoi has more of a story line than Hard Yaoi and the sex scenes in Yaoi aren't as long and you don't actually see them do it. Yaoi is really about relationships between gay people, not them 'getting it on' -_-

Also most people who watch Yaoi are girls who find gay relationships cute, they are called 'Yaoi Fangirls'. However i have heard of straight guys watching Yaoi too.
A good example of a Yaoi is Junjou Romantica.

A good example of Hard Yaoi is Sensitive Phonograph. (yes, its exactly what it sounds like and it the most explicit yaoi i've ever seen)
by A Yaoi Fangirl March 08, 2013

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