A-to-Z: XXX

I have agreed to do the blogging A to Z challenge, and will publish a under-300 word post from my sex life every day, except Sunday.

I am happy being unconventional; I have never sought acceptance or compliance by being the same as my peers. I have no problems being in a minority of one.

But with one thing I am with the majority, and that’s being a consumer of pornography on a regular basis. Indeed, pornography accounts for more than 30% of all traffic on the ‘net and people seeking for such content is responsible for one search in every eight.

So this stuff, is more popular than religion, the BBC and voting for (or against) our council politicians; pornography is massive, but there remains a culture of disdain against it. David Cameron claimed “husbands will have to admit web porn use to their wives” when the ISP filters kick in, ignoring the premise that (a) the wives probably already know, (b) the wives probably watch it too, (c) the wives don’t care that their husbands watch it and (d) what about gay, lesbian or non-binary households where the husband-wife roles don’t necessarily exist? But the language was inflammatory – have to admit.

I have to admit when I have done something wrong, and there is an overriding belief amongst many who consider themselves our elite (church leaders, politicians, etc) that there is something wrong and sleazy with Internet pornography.

There isn’t. It’s a great aid to a sex life.

Sure, it is exaggerated; it’s often unrealistic and offers warped views of sexuality. But it’s an aid, not a substitute to sex. Whether that’s fuelling fantasies or coaxing along foreplay, it’s there to help.

My wife and I will sometimes sit down to devour some smut, and feel none the worse for it: indeed, it’s quite satisfying. And it would be fantastic if our “leaders” could embrace this concept that in moderation, porn is fine, and stop proclaiming untruths.

But that’s not likely: after all, politicians love “zero tolerance” campaigns, and have openly “declared war on porn.” They won’t win, not least because porn can’t surrender but mostly because mankind has been savouring porn since the day they could draw on cave walls. They would have more luck pushing water uphill with a rake, but that won’t stop them from naively trying, and harming a lot of people in the process.

After all, we had a dismal Home Secretary who declared “war” on porn and then claimed for it on her expenses.

Which made her a naughty girl, who should be punished.

Hey Jacqui, perhaps it’s time to make love not war?

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2 Comments

  1. You’re probably on your own wanting to make love with that past Home Secretary, that’s the weirdest thing I’ve read on this blog!! 😉
    There appears to be open war on anything pleasurable these days, that’s why we live in Brazil…free as birds. :) For now!! I also agree most woman watch or read porn…look at the popularity of the dismal 50 shades. Cameron is a moron, sadly they all appear so.
    Maggie@expatbrazil
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  2. I really cannot imagine a world without having sex right at my fingertips… and I don’t mean fingering, but wandering the interwebs to find sexy photos or read sexy stories. Or post my own… 😉

    Rebel xox
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