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Lunatics Running Amok



Mom had a saying, “There’s more out than in.” She also said, “You kids are gonna drive me crazy. Luckily, I’ve a choice between two places.” That’s because we lived equidistant between Pilgrim State and Kings Park, both asylums on Long Island.

Since Ronnie Reagan closed the doors on these places, a lot of people who should be institutionalized are walking around and are almost indistinguishable from our politicos and celebrities. Today, they have the internet to spread their message. {Please don’t count me in!!:)}

Those frequent readers of this blog know I attract the lunatic fringe. But NOTHING floored me than when a boyfriend (an ex shortly after) two years ago informed me that he was a sex slave bondage porn star. And all the pieces fell into place as to why he was what he was.

Last year, I published Cheri Blossum’s Secrets & Seduction, a morality hard core BDSM porn and comedy based on true events. It’s also a parody of 50 Shades, except better written. Oh boy, as usual, I was ahead of my time!

With the release of 50 Shades, a salivating experience to those horny middle-aged women who dream of a gorgeous hunk debasing them, there’s an outcry among the BDSM crowd!

Here’s a press release from them:

Many in the S&M community have begrudgingly embraced "50 Shades of Grey", hating it secretly, but profiting from it financially. The thinking being, anything that makes the lifestyle more socially acceptable is good. And there is some truth in this.The other side is that this book has sold 100 million copies and many millions more will see the movie. For most of those people reading the book or seeing the movie is their first exposure & FIRST IMPRESSION of the S&M community. They will think that this is what S&M is about. 

E.L. James is NOT a member of the SM community. Nor did she contact any member of the community or do any research. She just made it all up and it's depiction of our sexual orientation feeds into EVERY WRONG STEREO TYPE of our Community.

S&M is NOT ABOUT RAPE
S&M is NOT ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
S&M is NOT ABUSE
S&M is NOT a MENTAL ILLNESS!
S&M IS a SEXUAL ORIENTATION

It depicts women as sexually submissive, men as sexually dominant and WORST of all, it depicts the Dominant character as DAMAGED and MENTALLY ILL, and only through the love of a woman is he finally "cured" of his demons. To say nothing of what it contributes to rape culture and the glamorization of domestic violence

The SM community is much more diverse, and nuanced, consisting of Dominant Women and submissive men, Dominant men and submissive women, fetishists, kinkster and every shade in between. 

We want BDSM OUT of the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)!
As long as the SM community is perceived as damaged lunatics in need of help and treatment, we might as well go back to the days when Psychology treated gay people based on the theory that homosexuality is caused by an over bearing Mother and an absent Father.

E L James and Universal Pictures make MILLIONS of dollars by co-opting our culture, fashion and sexual identity, while we live in fear that we will lose our jobs, our marriages, our homes, our families, our children and even our very freedom simply because we LOVE DIFFERENTLY.

DON'T LET IT HAPPEN! LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT THIS MOVIE DOES NOT REPRESENT US!



Outside of the typos and grammatical errors of that press release, all I can say is: how much money does one have to pay to have a pipette stretch out a man’s urethra or being fucked up the ass with a 12” dildo to “love differently”? Or perhaps licking a toilet clean and being locked in a cage. In my book, humiliation, pain and degradation just isn't normal.

Maybe I’m too damn vanilla because I simply don’t get it. Not at all.

I’m still liberal enough to say: do what you want to do. But don’t you dare ram it down my throat or up my ass that this is normal. As the old saying goes: Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s rain.

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