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Is anything kinky anymore?

There used to be a trope in TV, movies and books. See if you follow it. A person would open a magazine, look at some photos, whatever and then their eyes would open wide and they’d say something like “Oh my!” and some minor pearl clutching would commence. You’d never see what they were doing in the photo, but it was understood that it was kinky, or athletic, or whatever. The other part of that trope is a woman would say something to a man to the extent of “I’ll do all sort of things other girls you’ve been with would never dream of doing. I can do things to you that you’ve never thought possible.”

Well, haven’t we reached a point where that can no longer exist? I mean… we’ve had internet porn for 15 years now. Even if you didn’t want to see it, some asshole probably sent you a photo of someone fucking a horse at some point in your internet life. Shock sites used to abound (they probably still do, but I haven’t heard about one in a while) but at this point, even something like goatse is considered more of a meme than a shocking image. Is there anything left, without straying into the bounds of non-consensual behavior, that still shocks people? Maybe it’s me, maybe I’ve seen too much and done too much.

Take the secondary trope. At this point, you’d have to get to some really sickly serious levels to do things other girls I’ve been with would never dream of doing. I’ve known some pretty liberally minded girls, but even some of the more vanilla chicks I’ve known are willing to go pretty far if something interesting is suggested. Kinky seems to be pretty mainstream these days.

I’m saying that at this point, to go further than I’ve gone, you’d need to know a fair amount about welding custom pieces, bolting supports into the ceiling and carrying the sort of lubricants you can only get through high-end distributors.
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So, can our generation actually have the flipped open magazine and the people gasping at how kinky it is? Is that a trope which has to die because we’ve all seen worse (or better, depending on your view) than they could have in that sort of thing?

I think we sort of killed kinky. While there is still some discomfort among some groups, and individual people might not be interested, I feel that kink went mainstream a long time ago. Even if it’s not well understood, it’s not hidden away in the shadows anymore. People are rarely caused to faint if they catch sight of a gimp mask anymore.

This is always why I wonder what’s in those unseen photos in those movies. I’ve always wanted to know what’s supposed to be so bad the character couldn’t handle it. What causes the hardboiled detective to clutch his pearls and squeal like a little girl being shown a cockroach? I bet it’s nothing. I bet it’s just a girl in a leather nun outfit fisting a guy in drag or a lama being molested by a state senator. You know, basic stuff, nothing really kinky.

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March 4, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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