Why are M/M books written by female authors more popular compared to those written by men?

Just trying to understand why this happens.

I’ve rarely seen male writers (who are gay) gain the same levels of superstardom writing M/M as their female counterparts.

You have more Becky Albertallis and Casey McQuistons than Adam Silveras and TJ Klunes.

Is there a particular way in which the female authors simply excel at writing M/M compared to the male authors? Is it possible that the female authors present a more idealistic fantasy (meaning more pleasing to female readers) and the male authors are more rooted in realism even if it’s a fantasy?

Do female readers specifically seek out M/M written by women and generally avoid M/M written by men?

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