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Perversion for Profit (1965)

(h/t Gloria Brame)

You can't make this crap up...

"This moral decay weakens our resistance to the onslaught of the communist masters of deceit."—George Putnam, narrator.

This film, Perversion for Profit was made in 1965 as a sexist, misogynist, moralistic, religious intolerant diatribe blaming and shaming sex, porn and people of "loose morals". 

This is the same kind of crap that we hear today from the same corners of society, the world over.  Interestingly, it was financed by Charles Keating - yes that Charles Keating.  It's neither amazing nor ironic that individuals guilty of massive fraud have no problem with the morality of bankrupting a nation to line their pockets - but at the same time are up in arms that people want to fuck each other and enjoy themselves in the process. 

If I need morality advice, the very last person I'll look to is some wealthy cracker talking about Jesus while supporting the death penalty, runaway military spending, unregulated banking and the bribery of public officials. 

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When Love is in the Room

from Victoria's Sex Blog

Over my lifetime, I have had a few sexual encounters with men that I wasn’t really in love with or didn’t know all that well, but never really what you’d call a “one-night-stand”. Except maybe just that once… hmm… wait… does during the day count?

While there was something liberating about having the freedom to make that choice or act on a whim, and to break those deeply ingrained rules about being totally committed and married before even admitting to a man that I had nipples, every experience had its pros and cons. Alot of what led to letting things happen in those moments was a really intense desire to be touched, so intense that it clouded any other decision-making faculty. I remember as a teenager that previously unfathomable aching, longing to be touched, kissed and penetrated, often exacerbated by popular music and its lyrics of romantic desire. Do women feel a physical longing as intensely as men do, or it is more in our minds? Male or female, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual or metrosexual, there really aren’t any “norms” and it doesn’t matter. Each of us is wired differently and acts and reacts according to an unique system of communication and response, of fears and desires.

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Junior High Angst: Self Acceptance Lessons from a Speedo

Speedo

Wherever you go, there you are. Damn, if that had to be the case!

Everyone has their share of baggage. My childhood set came with my parents' divorce at age seven, being raised by a single mom on a teacher's salary, sexual abuse by an uncle, peer rejection and ridicule as a teen, and loneliness and isolation living as an only child.

While I've been on the journey of self acceptance for most of my adult life, had I known the angst those early years would cause me later on, I swear I would have attempted an earlier start!

It's funny how my thoughts and beliefs are still influenced by memories and events 20, 30, even 40 years old now.

Let's take junior high - 7th grade in particular. Some pretty heavy things happened in my life at that time. My mom and I moved to an upper middle class, white, conservative, Republican town, and though most of the time it can suck being the new kid on the block, arriving at my new destination full of pre-teen insecurities took it to a whole new level.

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