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Fri Oct 25, 2019, 11:22 AM

"Americans are puritans in public and perverts in private".

That's a line from the film "Bohemian Rhapsody" that really stood out for me.

Although in the forty years since the time-period in which Brian May uttered the line, we've pretty much gone public with our perversions...

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Reply "Americans are puritans in public and perverts in private". (Original post)
Aristus Oct 25 OP
SterlingPound Oct 25 #1
Wounded Bear Oct 25 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 25 #7
Newest Reality Oct 25 #2
Major Nikon Oct 25 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 25 #8
In_The_Wind Oct 25 #4
Wounded Bear Oct 25 #6
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 25 #9

Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 11:33 AM

1. It doesnt matter what your most deepest darkest secret porn desire is

Somewhere someone is publishing a magazine about it

- Patton Oswalt

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Response to SterlingPound (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 03:25 PM

5. Now they have websites that act it out for you...

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Response to SterlingPound (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 04:06 PM

7. The corollary to that is: If it exists, there's porn of it.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 11:44 AM

2. It is interesting

That our views about behaviors in public and private are still based on old moral notions about sexuality. It presents a question about the maturity of the society in general.

Does it really take that kind of value judgement, (for non-harmful preferences) in order to recognize a difference in personal predilections in private vs. the required decorum of public expressions and situations?

On the other hand, it has been obvious that the taboos, especially in the West, seem to have the effect of creating excitement, danger and various other motivations that may induce the behavior that is forbidden, but still that is a rather adolescent approach. I think we may be able to mature beyond that in regards to adult views on sexuality, though.

No offense, but the Catholic Church was probably one of the biggest promoters of sex in general by way of making it taboo and overemphasizing and promoting a relationship between the tribal notions of impurity and purity, etc. This was actually also a big misunderstanding of practices that were meant for more esoteric applications of spirituality and were phase specific. Also, repression generally does not work very well and can be rather unhealthy. It could be likened to putting your thumb over a garden hose to try and stop the water from coming out.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 12:08 PM

3. Reminds me of an old joke

Don't take a baptist fishing with you, he'll drink all your beer. Take two and they won't touch it.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 04:07 PM

8. Q: Why do Baptists disapprove of having sex standing up?

A: They're afraid people might think they're dancing.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 01:18 PM

4. Very true!

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 03:27 PM

6. If public nudity were commonplace, half the internet would die...

the cat videos would probably survive, though.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 25, 2019, 04:07 PM

9. The cat videos would probably turn pornographic.

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