[LMB] TSK - Echoes
ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Sat Aug 3 23:39:52 BST 2019
Personally, I don't care what others do in bed, as long as everybody's
there voluntarily and it doesn't impinge on me. Three-way cream cheese
llama bondage? NO problem! You got your damn old cream cheese and llama
spoo all over my autographed LMB books? *ominous smile* PROBLEM!
That said, I also do not care to be hectored for applause on these
matters. While I don't care what others do, I do think that some choices
are sub-optimal at best and don't care to be forced to show approval when I
do not feel it. Kind of like my friends' love lives---I don't care who
they date or marry, but I do reserve the right to think "This is a bad idea
and will not turn out well at all."
On Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 2:51 PM Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 3, 2019 at 2:36 PM Alex Kwan <litalex at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I don’t diss people’s sexual kinks, as long as they’re consensual and
> > don’t involved children. And there are people who like role-playing being
> > looked down upon for sex, etc.
> Yes, but Elagabalus was the Emperor at the time. Which means everyone
> around was obliged to tolerate his forcing of his kinks onto them. I try
> to be very tolerant of people's private preferences - emphasis on
> If you enjoy being covered in Vaseline, dressed in diapers, and beaten with
> waffles, that's just fine, assuming you're in the privacy of your own
> home. Doing those things on your front lawn is another matter. And it's a
> completely different matter if you're the PotuS on the front lawn of the
> White House. Which Elagabalus basically was. The Roman attitudes towards
> sexual behavior are part of the context here, and it was considered
> shameful for men to take on 'submissive' roles. To do so voluntarily... I
> can't immediately think of an equivalent behavior in our society. But it'd
> be a big deal.
> I don't think absolute power, or the semblance of absolute power (which is
> generally all people actually have) is good for anyone; while I think
> people generally put too much emphasis on age, teens having absolute power
> strikes me as a particularly bad idea. Especially if they've never been
> given freedom combined with responsibility for the consequences before -
> people of any age respond badly to not developing a modicum of self-control
> because control's always been imposed.
> Matt "I fear the consequences of Rule 34" G.
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