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Japanese: Partners
English: Partners
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 5
Status: Finished
Published: 1992 to 1998
Genres: Boys Love Boys Love, Erotica Erotica
Serialization: None
Authors: Yura, Tamaki (Story & Art)


Score: 6.381 (scored by 251251 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #20170
Members: 551
Favorites: 1
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Set in New York in the late 1980s, Partners follows the lives of six close friends who also happen to be leathermen. The manga depicts their relationships -- both sexual and emotional -- with unabashed honesty. While the story practically explodes off the page with a continuous, unremitting and glorious parade of smut, it isn't "meaningless sex" -- these are committed couples in full-time relationships, where pleasure and pain are natural expressions of affection for one another. (You guessed it; that's where the manga's name comes from. They're "partners.")

The six friends that star in this manga are split up into three pairs. The main pair consists of Marlon and Doug, around whose relationship the manga revolves. Marlon, a high-flying executive, plays sub and devoted masochist to the beautifully dominant Doug. Doug is, interestingly enough, a janitor at the very company Marlon directs; during the average workday, they barely even make eye-contact. The contrast between their private and public lives is as stark as it is lovely. The other couples also feature in major roles, and what we end up with is an intimate and moving glimpse at an otherwise unconventional lifestyle.

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May 18, 2019
This was my second time reading the story tonight, and I especially applaud Tamaki Yura for her depiction of BDSM.

Story (8/10): There was delicacy and care placed in the story. There was clearly research done on the sex toys and the various techniques that could be done. There was emphasis on communicating and understanding your partner, to provide them pleasure and the right amount of pain, without doing anything that they hate or do not consent to. A safe space was highly emphasized between all six friends.

I saw how the main couple, Marlon and Doug, developed a greater understanding of each other, through the encouragement ...

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Poll: Partners Chapter 5 Discussion
Mayuka - May 16, 2015
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May 18, 2019 7:14 PM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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