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The ponderous glass chandeliers dim in the hotel ballroom as the emcee takes the stage in front of a chattering crowd. It’s past 10 on a Saturday night, and time to give the attendees what they’ve been waiting for since the convention began on Friday afternoon: “fanservice.”
“I know you’ve all been having fun so far, because there’s been a lot of discussion of DICK,” the announcer says, with a grin for the crowd. “There’s also been some discussion of COCK. But the primary topic of discussion has been about . . . ” — he holds the microphone out to the audience.
“BUTT SEX!” shriek almost 2,000 women, rearing up from their chairs. This isn’t a convention of wild, wanton sodomites, however; these women aren’t clamoring to perform the act themselves. Instead they want to see, read, and think about the man-on-man version.