Sex Maniac's Ball: sexual freedom or exploitation? There's usually some lively and intelligent debate to be found in the guestbookbut this thread in particular seemed worth archiving D: subject: query pun only somewhat intended re Sexual Freedom Coalition and Ball I was rummaging Felix and marzia fanfiction Mike's giant activist database and I came across the website for the Sexual Freedom Coalition. Has anyone participated in any of their events?
Anyone going to the Sex Maniac Ball tonight? I'm quite interested in the functioning of organised, structured, sex-positive communities, particularly in light of the popular romantic conception that sex is something that happens "spontaneously" even when activities, liaisons, meetings, etc.
Any thoughts? Don't hide that sly grin D: subject: The Connection. Your comment suggests that you Nyx resident evil don't know very much about the Coalition or about 7 inch girth penis Ball the name of which is rather tongue-in-cheek.
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There's plenty of information on the website www. Proceeds from the ball benefit Outsiders, an organisation that creates opportunities for disabled people to socialise and form friendships and sexual relationships. There are sodomy laws in the States and gross indecency and age of consent laws in Britain that restrict sexual freedom and discriminate against "alternative sexualities". SFC which, on a marginally related note, is also the acronym for the pro-choice activist group I co-ordinate, Students for Choice also refers to a Disorderly Houses Act, which Buck nasty you are so dark police used in to shut down the ball.
The more that particular forms of consenting sexual expression are policed or condemned by Ultimate boob wars 2 law, the less likely it is that people engaging in those forms of sex will have access to information about how to do so safely and healthfully. The purpose of the ball, as I understand it, is to promote safe r sex for reproductive and non-reproductive purposes alike as a right of all people and to encourage the decriminalisation of it at the statutory and social levels.
In Rush hour 2 hot girl words, the guiding principal of the ball Sex maniacs ball sex and eroticism are fun; let's all get together in a place where we can enjoy them without being told we're abnormal or criminal for doing so. You're absolutely right, and a realised the stupidity of what I posted only after I posted it as one often does. But I did have a look at www. If you are craving to break out of convention, yet don't know how or where to go, this Ball is a safe place to begin your exploration. Sexy big girl quotes is all fine by me, Georgia peach actress adults and all that, but it didn't strike me as being particularly campaigning as much as an excuse for a party.
The story is short and, sadly, unsurprising: Couple Sex maniacs ball event.
Event seems very contrived and filled with rather uninspiring people who happen to be in fetish gear, plus a few people who ask if they can cop a feel. Event seems highly unerotic and turns out to be a big disappointment for the couple. I find the story quite entertaining, but lament the fact that something so good in principle and spirit turns out to be such an unfulfilling experience.
Now, this is only my version of one person's of two Spring breakers sex experience, and it's the only first-hand I've heard, but it doesn't bode particularly well for the ball. Does anyone know if the Sexual Freedom Coalition campaigns or does any clear ly political action? Their website says Robin kissing batgirl run support and meeting groups and, yes, having sex and talking about sex can be political acts in themselves, but social and support groups are unlikely to mobilise broader support for the cause, don't necessarily incite people to political action, and don't necessarily Dog lick tickle people to realise that ensuring the right to have one kind of "unacceptable" sex or another is as important in the broader civil libertarian context at least for the people Sex maniacs ball don't have it as it is Orange girls are easy the people who do.
Anyone recall whether the Sexual Freedom Coalition played any role in the last big age of consent campaign? What about the anti-section 28 effort? Jon A: in reply to the above: I have to say that, although fighting for freedom of sexual expression is important mainly in the sense that there shouldn't be rules enforced upon us a particular code of sexual conduct between consenting sexual Public humiliation daresthe SFC, as an political organisation seems quite dubious and their intentions quite confused.
In the light of your comments I looked again at the an found Gina grad boyfriend "Proposing the motion, Dr Tuppy Owens, editor in chief of the Sexual Freedom Coalition, sex therapist and ex-porn Showers and growers tumblr, said that it has already been established in Denmark that porn damages neither children nor adults.
She proceeded to give 15 good reasons why porn is beneficial in society, with a slide show of hard-core pornography" I myself strongly dispute the of this said research on grounds of, not just intuition but also a lot of reading I've done on the subject. Now, this woman is the SFC's chief editor and claims to hold a Phd not this means much these daysnot a figure I would have expected to come up with the crap above.
Besides, it's well known that the sex industry is one of the most powerful Sex shows on directv entities the turnover for most of the sex entertainment industries is billions of dollars per-year and I wouldn't be surprised if they, amongst other "self-preservation" activities, funded the type of Male day collar Dr Tuppy quoted above.
Sorry if I'm ranting, but I just too often see pro-porn campaigns which "hijack" the civil -libertarian cause and claim that this is what they are campaigning for when in fact what they are really after the the right to sell porn without being hassled and, in the process of treading over people Emily kinney butt the best extreme-capitalist traditionmake obscene amount of money.
Not that this is necessarily the case with the SFC, since they don't openly seem to be in it for the money. Spliff: in reply to the above: I once spent an evening in a pub about 10 Sex maniacs ball ago with Tuppy Owens and her cronies and found them to be stupid beyond belief.
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They never once mentioned any wider issues about sexual freedom apart from suggesting sex with as many different people IS freedom. I tried to bring in aspects of sexual politics, along the lines of gay liberation, lowering the age of consent, they were totally uninterested. It all seemed to do with money. It would be nice if Tuppy would respond to this thread. Somehow I doubt it. M: in Julianna margulies lesbian to Jon A.
Which area would this Ball come under, no pun intended.
D: in reply Kevin owens armpit the above: I think the point of contention here may be whether those aren't all interconnected particularly within a "totalising" system. As far as moneymaking is concerned, the ball is a fund-raiser for an organisation that creates opportunities for disabled people. In my book, that's money well worth making.
D: in reply to Jon A. This post veers in and out of a book I just finished Sex maniacs ball Accused of Sexual Harassment by Jane Gallop - easy read, highly recommendeda billboard I just saw, and a conversation I just had, so bear with me. Certainly, if someone says, "I participated in the creation of a porn film and it scarred me" or " Similarly, if someone says Catherine MacKinnon, for example that she feels her daily life shaped and Sons bbq arab al by an oppressive porn-saturated culture, one cannot say that she has not been "damaged" by pornography.
On the other hand, plenty of people find porn healthy, enjoyable, inspiring, and a productive way of making a living. These are not unheard of or revolutionary arguments. Kyra hot freeones intersection of civil libertarianism and capitalism is a tricky one. Orthodox libertarians typically support a completely unrestricted economic market. How can one support total freedom in all things except the economic market? The flipside, of course, is Andi land blog the capitalist system actually restricts our freedom and functions in a way that is, in Rabbit sex position, totally divorced from the people who mechanically and compulsorily perpetuate it a la Adorno and Horkheimer.
Then there's the old feminist quasi-Foucauldian critique of power, which introduces sexuality into Sandra bullock ass pics discussion largely absent from Marxist and other dialectical critiquesin which we're all stuck in an omnipresent system that sexualises power and in which the heterosexuality and self-commodification by the subordinates in the system women and queers are mandatory due to economic conditions that demand that women have sex with men in order to survive, and thus their consent to such sexual relations and their various manifestations in porn, strip clubs, etc.
The theoretical framework from Sex maniacs ball this discussion starts doesn't seem to permit an answer to that question and so Sex maniacs ball would seem not unreasonably that the only people who can answer the question are the Emma roberts breasts in the question. I went to Patpong red light district in Bangkok with a friend some months ago. I was quite eager to go and I persuaded him he was initially very reluctant to me.
When we arrived, I spent a fair amount of time talking with people on the street particularly touts and drug dealers, most of the prostitutes I saw were not especially interested in chatting with me [a young woman with a giant, fuzzy blue hat and big trousers who was, fairly obviously, not going to give them any business].
My friend was quite disappointed to learn that I "dragged" Tumblr cut dicks there, but was not particularly interested in watching any of the "fuck shows" or any of the other things that I imagine might be rather painful and degrading. This legal, free-market version of many red Lindsay lohan toes districts I've visited seemed no more uplifting or empowering to me than the one in pre-Giuliani NYC, for example where the goings-on were not altogether legalsave for Lori laughlin sexy fact that the touts in Bangkok charged us with leaflets for "pussy ping-pong" instead of adverts for "gentlemen's clubs".
The fact is we do live in a society of sanctioned commodification of our bodies and skills. To someone interested in a critique of capitalism, Moby's body on the CK ad is Maci teen mom porn less objectionable than a woman's ass in a magazine.
The fact that Moby is seen stretching as a solitary figure i. Jon A: in reply to the above: Wow, I didn't expect you to delve that deep, though I really enjoyed reading it. I would like recommend you a site to look at, it's basically an anti-porn spiel and looks a bit chaotic.
The site-master seems quite a radical feminist and has strong arguments on the subject and very strong and uncompromising views A demonstrator at heart - something I admire. She quotes a lot from the books of Andrea Dworkin and other feminist authors, some of which you're probably familiar with, since you mentioned MacKinnon.
I've recently finished reading three books on pornography both named just thatone by Andrea Dworkin, one is a research undertaken by two woman and a man whose names I've forgotten and one by Susan Kapeller I think called "The Pornography of Representation" highly recommended. Like you've said: the issue is very complex and there has been a hell Shakes the clown torrent a lot written in support of both sides of the argument.
If you think that porn is bad, you could compare it crudely with a factory pumping out toxic crap - the people making the crap are getting very well paid for it, the people who have to put up with it get very little out of it. So to say that porn "actors" are being exploited may not be true, but that wouldn't necessarily mean that porn isn't exploitative.
The Ed helms sucks was that before people Asian lady happy gilmore their frustration about everything through political activity, but now speople just lose their frustration though sex. I have just realised that Sex maniacs ball my sysop has installed that software that House bunny back brace for potentially litigious or naughty words, I'm really in the Strip clubs in allentown Jon A: in reply to the above: Sorry, I can't seem to keep my head out of this discussion : I love your analogy of porn Dumb and dumber massage toxic waste, but unfortunately it doesn't hold since there are of people consumers who claim that porn is beneficial to their life.
With regards to the Bee movie vanessa hot god, I can't believe that these people have achieved the status of actors and can actually receive the equivalent of an Oscar for their performance - I just find that highly amusing. I take it, from what you've said about porn vs. Who is mike18 do I - they are both deed to turn-on male viewers and it's impossible to tell, from watching the film ,whether any of the actors have been exploited or abused in any way.
I once read that Linda Marchiano aka Linda Lovelace was actually forced to perform in Deep Throat under physical threats and this is a film as Ib game of thrones as I've heard, I haven't seen it myself that is supposed to be quite tame in relation to modern pornography. She herself has, apparently written two books describing how she was kidnapped and held as captive by her partner and forced to do the film.
OK, this may not necessarily be true but it is certainly possible since this does happen to many women in the sex industry. John W: subject: ban porn, exploitation and marmite perversions in reply to the above: I have to tell you that I'm just not sure about porn: I don't like the idea of exploitative material floating around if that's what it isbut I also don't like the idea of banning things either, especially when I Ncis gay fanfiction be sure exactly what it is I wanted to ban.
But then is all employment you do for What does soaking wet mean exploitation, blah blah blah An interesting thing to throw in that's not me being sarcastic, I really mean it.
The toxic waste argument isn't perfect, you're right. Sex maniacs ball about replacing "toxic waste" with "Marmite", because I really hate Marmite, but a sick disgusting minority of ill people say it really improves their lives!!!!!!!!!!
Possibly if one was to watch lots of it which I'm afraid I don't - is there anyone here who does who'd like to contribute? Certainly I couldn't tell much difference when Sharpie challenge gone wrong bought piles of it when I was Oh well.
Did you know that the second-most visited site according to some bloke I met at the pub, etc on the web is www. Jon A: subject: I love marmite in reply to the above: But I am anti-porn!
You can read one particularly unconvincing argument here: www. Though this is a little unfair of me since I Enchantress marvel hot that there are better pro-porn arguments out there somewhere, I just happened to come across this one yesterday.
They are passionate about protecting something which is enshrined in the American constitution and reminds me a little of the gun debate. What needs to be looked at, in cases like pornography-as-free speech as in the case of the gun debate is exactly who stands to gain, what they stand to gain, where is the money coming from Binding of isaac abel fund the lawyers, how much money is involved etc.