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June 08, 2009

Eroticism Linkage

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

* Tony and Peggy Comstock (of the very interesting alt-porn company Comstock Films) have started a new blog/community on the theme of: What to do when you take your digital camera into the bedroom.

* Broken penises, yikes.

* Escort Missy writes about her clients' "other women" -- ie., their wives.

* Lacey Steven's real-estate business was tanking, so she changed fields.

* Kimberly lists 10 things she wishes she'd done during her years as a stripper.

* New England-bred Polly-Vous Francais finds herself immersed in France's culture of flirtation -- and liking it.

* MBlowhard Rewind: I offered a tribute to that great archetype, the Frenchwoman.

Best,

Michael

posted by Michael at June 8, 2009




Comments

--Unless Escort Missy interviews the wives of her johns, she really has no knowledge of the marriages.

--There is only one reason Lacey prostitutes for a living, and her rationalizations (fun, interest) are banal.

--broken penises, I've diagnosed them. Feels good to say, "we can fix that."

--I passed 8/10 of Kimberly's wishes. I guess few of us can ever feel good about our bodies.

--to be nurtured in a culture of flirtation........I'm just envious.

Posted by: jz on June 8, 2009 1:03 PM



From Kimberly: "Loved myself more so that I would have left the boy and the biz/before I ended up hated them as much as I did."

Almost a couplet!

Posted by: matt mullenix on June 8, 2009 1:07 PM



There is only one reason Lacey prostitutes for a living, and her rationalizations (fun, interest) are banal.

You don't get to make that determination for her; only she does.

Posted by: Alexa on June 8, 2009 7:22 PM



You don't get to make that determination for her; only she does.

In other words, personal judgment of one's own actions trumps all outside judgment. What is justified in your own eyes is good, etc.

Not the sort of moral argument that will really knock 'em down, I'm afraid.

Posted by: Thras on June 8, 2009 9:08 PM



You don't get to make that determination for her; only she does.

You don't get to make that determination for others; only they do.

Posted by: PatrickH on June 8, 2009 9:46 PM



In other words, personal judgment of one's own actions trumps all outside judgment. What is justified in your own eyes is good, etc.

To the extent that it doesn't impact anyone else other than her, absolutely. She's the one who decides why she does what she does, and the one who gets to quantify it in the terms she elects to use. You have absolutely no standing to even remotely question it. Period.

What makes you even tangentially get to assess the way she elects to characterize why she does what she does? Other than being a presumptuous ass?

Posted by: Alexa on June 8, 2009 10:20 PM



OKay, Alexa,
Explain to us all the fun, interesting reasons to be a hooker outside of
-social marginalization
-lying to ones self
-lying to ones children
-lying to family
-lying to future romantic interests
-fast tract to spinsterhood
-sex as a chore
-sex with gross men
-inverse equity (your value drops with age)
-emotional scars
-only the most desperate damaged men will accept you romantically
-many showers per day
-glazed over eyes
-lying to future employers
-being shoved out of cars, down stairs, onto floors


Many women looking for adventure and fun would try skydiving, mountain climbing, scuba, or improve acting. I'll restate: there is only one reason to prostitute yourself; be honest.

Posted by: jz on June 8, 2009 10:51 PM



Re Lacey:

Oh how the wheel turns! Oh wow, another woman who has found empowerment through "prostitution", now there's something novel. Haven't heard that before.(yawn)

True she has a pretty body, but an ugly soul. I wonder what she wouldn't do for a buck. Ooops, sorry I forgot, it's all about the "empowerment". Realtor you say?

Posted by: slumlord on June 8, 2009 11:49 PM



Lacey Steven's Q&A reads like the autobiographical squibs Playboy puts on the back of the centerfold, and is just as phony.

Posted by: Peter L. Winkler on June 9, 2009 3:33 AM



She's the one who decides why she does what she does, and the one who gets to quantify it in the terms she elects to use. You have absolutely no standing to even remotely question it. Period.

The commenters here are the ones who decide why they comment the way they do, and they are the ones who get to "quantify" (the 'fuh?) their comments in the terms they elect to use. You have absolutely no standing to even remotely question them. Period.

What makes you even tangentially get to assess the way she elects to characterize why she does what she does? Other than being a presumptuous ass?

What makes you, Alexa, even tangentially get to assess (the 'fuh?) the way they elect to characterize why they do what they do? Other than you, Alexa, being a presumptuous (and ungrammatical) ass?

P.S. I love the way Alexa elects to characterize Lacey's rationalizations as Lacey "electing to characterize" why she does what she does, as opposed to just, oh, say, "characterizing" it. Single verb.

Alexa's defense of Lacey reminds me of that episode in Sex and the City, where Charlotte keeps telling herself, "I choose my choice! I choose my choice!"

Alexa to commenters: She chooses her choice! She chooses her choice!

Well, yes, Alexa. She does indeed.

Posted by: PatrickH on June 9, 2009 7:59 AM



As I've said before, I'm actually religious... not spiritual, mind you, but religious.

I read the Biblical story of Sodom and Gomorrah to my daughter a couple of weeks ago. Don't know why. I had re-read it myself a couple of months ago. Different parts of the story stick out every time I read it. I recommend the story highly.

I won't go through the whole thing, but this is what struck me on this go round. The citizens of Sodom were no longer content with practicing anal sex as a form of birth control and homosexuality. They were determined to enforce this behavior on every citizen and every stranger who entered the town. They became enraged whenever they encountered another person who had not fallen into their perverse way of life. Toward the end of the story, the citizens of the town had become an angry lynch mob, screaming for the hides of any person who dared to not engage in anal sex and homosexuality.

This reminded me of an old story that I heard somewhere: An admiral retired from the Navy, and when asked why, he said something along these lines: "When I first joined the navy homosexuality was criminal and something to be ashamed of. Then, it was in the closet, but nobody cared. Next, it was don't ask don't tell. Now, it's gay pride. I'm quitting before being queer becomes compulsory."

Perhaps you can see how this relates to this post and the comments.

Posted by: Shouting Thomas on June 9, 2009 10:08 AM



Interesting. Miss Stevens refers near the end of that piece to the "general pubic perception" of her line of work. I don't think I've ever seen quite so apposite a Freudian slip before.

Posted by: aliasclio on June 9, 2009 11:51 AM



No doubt the officer in question was a rear admiral.

Posted by: Tony Comstock on June 9, 2009 1:14 PM



to clarify for Alexa,
my primary repulsion to these hooker writings, isn't the morality of the act. It's the delusional rationalizations. I'd have more respect for a hooker who straightforwardly stated, "hey, I'm deep in debt with no other salable job skills, and am hooking because I can earn $30,000/year and still be home for my child. Instead they rationalize with how "fun and interesting" it is, denigrate wives (jealousy I suspect), and quote the income at $300/hour. They all proclaim how "intelligent and empowered" they are, and avoid the problem of reverse equity with time.

Posted by: jz on June 9, 2009 3:01 PM



A whore lecturing others on morality? That's rich.

Posted by: anon on June 9, 2009 11:50 PM






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