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  •  Sleeping Beauty is boring. (4+ / 0-)

    As far as bondage porn goes, I don't know.  I suppose repetitiveness has its uses.  

    For great lit that is also bondage porn, try The Story of O.  It's very disturbing, it's very explicit, but it also takes you on a mind trip that goes way beyond just porn.

    I'm not into bondage porn, but I can appreciate great lit.  I got into a hellaciously awful forum argument one time, elsewhere, where I first defended Story of O as great lit -- and then the "lifestyle bondage" people discovered the discussion, joined in and started arguing about what a great book it is, a model for how they live, etc., etc.  They were digging everything I was saying until, when asked, I said, yeah, great lit, but I still think it's pathological when people want to beat each other.  Then they all piled on hating me.

    •  Well, the little exposure I've had (1+ / 0-)
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      to BDSM suggests to me that it is highly ritualized stuff.

      Ritual has never held any particular allure for me. Neither do dominance or submission. They've always been alien to my own sexual sensibility. I tried to read Desade and found him both a dreadful bore and a libido killer.

      Of course that's one end of the spectrum. How much distance is there really, between a love bite or playful spanking and BDSM?

      For that matter, what does the contemporary fashion for body piercing say, if anything, about current sexuality?

      I suppose for me sex has always been as much a head trip as a body trip. As much about psychological interconnection as physical interconnection. I fancy that's why I found your description of shifting between radically different liaisons so intriguing.

      Nothing human is alien to me.

      by WB Reeves on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 03:06:40 AM PDT

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