So I try to discuss ryona on the interwebs with anyone I can, and I'd like this site to be more than just a bunch of Megaupload links :P So let's discuss this odd fetish we live with called ryona. Hey if it's really personal nobody's making you share, but I figure it's healthy to talk about these things in relative anonymity. What about ryona turns you on and where/when/how/why do you think it become a fetish for you? The ryona I generally like is a strong (naturally or supernaturally) and beautiful female character losing to weaker male or female characters. I guess it's a power reversal thing where I want to see the person that should win actually lose by being overpowered by many weaker people or by being drugged/poisoned. Sex, rape, death, or blood I can do without. Really I get squeamish just watching fake surgery on a TV show. I have never discussed ryona with anybody I know in real life and nobody knows it's a fetish of mine. A big reason for that is a lot of people would assume that ryona is borne of a hate for women or has misogynistic roots even though that isn't the case, for me at least. I'll elaborate in answering the second question. I've had that base ryona fetish for pretty much as long as I can remember, although at younger ages it applied to strong female and male characters. A little before adolescense hit it narrowed to just female characters. I was raised by a single mother in a neighborhood populated mostly with girls one to four years older than me, so I spent a lot of time with them growing up. Most of them weren't "girly-girls" as they were pretty much all into sports and I was not. I hadn't noticed it then but all of those girls I grew up with were rather attractive as well. I was also a shy kid so I didn't make many male friends at school. I really didn't have any male rolemodels growing up so I think that image of a strong male figure never really formed with me. Anyway, I think that's probably where my image of strong women came from but I'm not really sure where the power reversal part came in. Still figuring that one out. Look forward to hearing what you guys like about ryona. I'm trying to make an atmosphere here where you won't feel like you're constantly being judged. If anybody says something damning regarding your sexual preferences, let me know.