For example, in The Tale of Genji, written in the early 11th century, men are frequently moved by the beauty of youths.
In one scene the hero is rejected by a lady and instead sleeps with her young brother: "Genji pulled the boy down beside him ...
Picking up this book was the best thing I ever did for my social life.
Even when I'm not using the techniques the author taught me, I can feel confident knowing I have learnt how to talk to people effectively.
At the first party I went to after reading the book, I was an instant success.
Genji, for his part, or so one is informed, found the boy more attractive than his chilly sister".
The Tale of Genji is a novel, but there are several Heian-era diaries that contain references to homosexual acts.