Yaoi (YAH-OH-EE): 'Yaoi' is a Japanese term meaning 'boy sex,' or sex between two males. It is largely seen in various Anime, Manga, and fanwork, and has become a rather flexible term. It is usually mistaken for Shounen-Ai, or 'boy love'.
"What, 'Gravitation'? I heard that comic book is all yaoi..."

"There's some great yaoi fanfics on this site, check it out!"

Etcetera...
by Destry May 30, 2005
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
Yaoi is male/male love, it does not have to mean sex; it just means "gay anime" as most used to call it.
I really like this yaoi manga.
Or
My sister likes yaoi, she says "cause what's better than one handsome boy is two!"
In the Japanese industry, Boy's Love, homosexuality, gay love.

What every otaku will inevitably stumble upon and pass by.
What every female otaku will inevitably stumble upon and remain.
Popular in fanfictions usually including the girl's favorite pairing, two characters that are coupled together.
Consists of doujinshi and fanfictions, also drama CDs.
Male equivalent of yuri, lesbian relationship.
Guy1: Hey, man, what's up? It's been a while! //brohug//
Guy2: Nothing much, it's nice to see you! //hugs back//
Girl: Oh my gosh, it's real life yaoi! //nosebleed//
Guy1 & Guy2: the fuck...
by Murasakii Shikibu January 25, 2015
Fictional homosexual pairings, usually somehow related to Japanese culture. A.k.a. drawings and stories of male characters giving each other head and fucking each other in the ass. Even though the content is adult, explicit, gay male sex, pretty much the only people who create or appreciate yaoi are straight female children. Don't ask me why.
13-year-old girl: OMG did u see that new yaoi story xXhakuri-chanXx rote about Draco Malfoy doing Harry up the ass and then cumming all over his face while Snape watched and jerked off?! KAWAII!! ;;^__^;;
by tacgnooooool February 18, 2008
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
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