Oh wait, I just remembered something I wanted to talk about
Long time ago, I watched some sci-fi anime called Stratos 4. It was about a group of friends (girls) who were preparing to become space pilots, who would go to space and blow away asteroids on a crash course with earth before they fuck shit up in the surface.
Decent sci-fi actually, with cool spaceships and all, but the camera angles when they piloted the ships clearly shows the "plot" in the series (if u kno wat i mean), so at the time, I thought it was just another mindless fan-service anime, in space, and with tight suits (oh, how I fucking love skin tight clothing...). Then, yuri undertones started appearing, and I swear that's the whole reason I continued to watch the anime till the very end. To emphasize, I say that I only watched the show in the hopes of some yuri action. That's what fan-service is all about, right? Show the audience some nekkid gurls, and they will stick around just in case you do it again. I mean, there is porn on the web, but why fap alone in your room, when you can watch ecchi on the family living room, right?
I think my main question here is, is yuri nothing but some type of fan-service to japanese, or is there some yuri story that actually analyses the psyche of the girls undergoing the situation of sexual finding? Considering the general audience of anime/manga, and also considering my assumptions of the misogynistic japanese culture, I tend to believe only a handful of shoujo novels would actually deal with the matter in a delicate and realistic manner.