Keith was eyeing his dick like a predator eyes its prey, and Lance suddenly fully understood what Keith meant when he claimed he was going to eat him. Honestly, part of him, most of him, was content with letting Keith do as he pleased with Lance’s body as long as Keith really wanted this, but the rational part of him was questioning everything, because did Keith want this? Did Lance want this? Their bodies certainly did, judging by Lance’s rock hard dick and that wonderful scent Keith was still emitting, but did their minds want this?
By way of the inherent parallels between Alpha/Omega and male/female, male Omegas take on an interesting position in Omegaverse. Their experiences often mirror those of women in certain context in “real life” and reflect gender stereotypes and dynamics back at us. In that, A/B/O holds a mirror up to nature, so to speak, which proves to be a major plus for some of my participants:
At twenty-eight, James Warrington, only son and heir to Warrington Ltd—a billion-dollar dynasty of oil-freighters—feels like his life’s course is set. Handsome, spoiled, but likeable, it seems nothing can stand in his way.
The ice rink was empty this time of night, except for one lone young man standing on the edge and staring at the cold ice making up the ice rink’s floor. His thoughts were swirling and his eyes betrayed his worry to any that would happen upon him. He was expecting someone special to arrive any time, but it wasn’t for what the other thought.
“I like the idea of a twisted reality where society is still fixated on gender but the skew is different, i.e. it’s not as much women that are repressed but omegas. it’s interesting to explore the themes of gender bias and prejudice using a totally fictional universe and it’s easy to relate to a lot of the injustices that omegas face and also fun to play with those themes.” (erin, female, pansexual, 18-25, UK)
I liked that Tarek truly believed that omegas deserved equality under the law, but he was also the product of his society so treating Braun as an equal had to be a conscious choice. One that he wasn’t always perfect at, but one that he wanted to continually work on.
1. The Masks of Real Heroes by @aelys-althea: One desperate decision has unimaginable consequences. When Harry received his letter at eleven, he turned down the offer to attend Hogwarts. He had to; it was his only chance to escape. Five years later and, in the brief moments he recalls his decision, he feels nothing but regret. Until an incident causes the opportunity to arise once more, and he is finally given the chance to escape that which has smothered him for so long. *** Another rather dark fic that was recently finished along with its sequel. Harry’s characterization was brilliant and the entire story was very well written. I’ve already read it twice 🙂
The book was a slow read, and more often than not I felt forced to finish it out of pure obligation to see it through. Mostly it was filled with teenage angst coming from two men in their mid to late 20’s. It was a better read than most m/m shifter books out there since the author appears to edit and for the most part stay with the correct character. But it was missing the zest that I’ve grown accustomed to reading in other m/m romances.
Joel turned his attention to the other man as he heard him say that the birth was starting and he turned the man around to face him, spreading his legs wide and looking at his opening which was spasming as the first contraction hit him. He saw that the hole was only slightly wider than before and resumed his pacing.
Spoiler: On top of a good insta-mate bear shifter story, the author adds a hot lumbersexual and mpreg in a very readable and decently written story – nice work for topics that often veer into incredibly cheesey, simplistic, or sex-focused smutty reads.
Thematically, pregnancy can be similar to the issues of parasitism and gender. Some science fiction writers have picked up on these issues, in “cross-gender” themes—e.g., Octavia E. Butler’s Bloodchild and Other Stories.[clarification needed] Ursula K. Le Guin’s novel The Left Hand of Darkness contains the sentence “The king was pregnant”, and explores a society in which pregnancy can be experienced by anyone, since individuals are not sexually differentiated during most of their life and can become capable of inseminating or gestating at different times. Lois McMaster Bujold’s Ethan of Athos features an all-male society in which men use artificial wombs, but experience many of the psychological effects of pregnancy (anticipation, anxiety, etc.). In Marge Piercy’s feminist utopian novel Woman on the Edge of Time, neither men nor women get pregnant, leaving that to artificial wombs, but both sexes may lactate and nurse the infant; the specifically female experiences of pregnancy and nursing were opened to men in the cause of gender equality.
Danny and Brie were an odd couple. For one thing, Brie was tough and serious, yet also sweet on the inside. Danny could be easily mistaken for a lesbian. He had a bowl-shaped boyish haircut and a very feminine face. He wasn’t muscular at all and had very narrow shoulders like a girl. But Brie had the most unusual attribute, for she was a witch, and had the power to switch one’s gender or sex role. That is, she could take the genitals of a boy and a girl and switch them. In this scenario, the girl would be on top during sex.
The 3rd book in the series continues to expand this interesting premise of a world populated only by men. All the characters from the previous books appear here to continue to flesh out their stories. I like the interaction between the 2 main characters. The omega is mute, the alpha a constable. Through a series of events they meet and realize they are meant to be together. Don’t like spoilers so none here. If you want to read a good love story try this one and the …more
The strange thing was that besides Becca, nobody seemed to notice or care about his rotundity. Life went on as normally as it ever had. Chris woke up every day feeling ecstatic, and everything seemed to go right for him.
Why did the father stay within the same vicinity of Orvins pack? If I’m being chased by people who want to kill me and kidnap my child, I’m going to go as far away from the place they live. They have a car. Sell the car and go somewhere, anywhere, but where the people are who are trying to kill you? Later in the story someone suggest that they go to Mexico. WHY didn’t they think of that?
Roam is a very brave wolf who lost his mate before giving birth, so now he is a single father trying to love again and not get his heart broken in the process. Tarly (what a cute name!) is sick and is so afraid of hurting others that he has hidden himself from the world, but now is bravely trying to take control of his life.
Adam gasped when he felt more eggs starting to move down even though he hadn’t gotten this egg out. A gush of fluids fell out around the egg knowing this was the other eggs water sack bursting. The other man continued to tell him to push knowing also what was coming.
Synyster VengeanceBrian Haner sat in the bathroom looking at the plastic stick that lay upside down on counter. It seemed to laugh at him. He still had 3 minutes before that tiny plastic stick would decide his fate. He never knew that one drunken fling would lead to this moment. He never even figured that this was possible until he learned about men actually getting pregnant and carrying their babies to term.
I’m squicked out by the power dynamics. I don’t want my beloved characters part of a world with dubiously consensual sex, oppression and discrimination on the basis of their gender, intensely strengthened gender norms, being made helpless with undesired child bearing and being prisoner of their biology. It feels too much like choosing to roll around in the nastier bits of historical (and current) discrimination against women.” (aaa, female, straight-ish, 25-30, Australia)
Danny and BrieDanny paced back and forth clutching his swollen belly as Brie warmed the water in the birth pool. His contractions were about seven minutes apart and getting closer together each time they happened. He was actually more bothered by trying to walk with such wide hips swaying back and forth. He didn’t know how girls could do it, and wasn’t used to this female body shape even after over nine months of it.
I’m a curious sort of person and I couldn’t let this just sit without exploring it further, so I began reaching out on social media to find out why we like this sort of obscure subgenre. Through Twitter I was getting a lot of amazing feedback, but a lot of people don’t feel comfortable discussing it so openly so I set up a survey where people could anonymously explain why this genre is so appealing to them. The responses were incredible. What struck me was not only the similarities among our responses, but also the rare response that made the experience personal for that one respondent alone.