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BD/SM Is Not As Innocent As It Sounds

Posted on the 18 October 2014 by Calvinthedog

03 writes:

I agree that prohibition doesn’t work in most cases, but with certain acts involving violence there must be a zero-tolerance policy. Banning rape hasn’t stopped rapists, but it helps ensure they get locked up so they’re not a danger to society.

1) In cases where the porn (or non-filmed BDSM act, as per breath play example) is consensual, it does not qualify as a “violent” act (it might qualify as a dangerous, but bungee jumping and boxing are also dangerous acts).

2) I have no reason to believe that people who watch this “stuff” are a danger to society (at least any more danger than the average person with “vanilla” tastes). There is no evidence suggesting that “violent” porn causes an increase in sex crimes (or any other crimes for that matter).

That isn’t to say that particular porn director in question isn’t a danger (this particular guy seems to have violated the pornstar’s consent, but that hardly means that you can’t have consensual BDSM porn).

3) You exhibit moving goalposts (in previous comment, you insinuated that you can remove demand and cause supply to dry up, not merely lock up some vague “threats to society”).

4) You appear to insist that no woman would willingly participate in acts like that. I think it’s insensitive to masochists on your part.

I dunno, I think BDSM is violent, period. I also think it’s abuse. Most people in BD/SM relationships with a submissive female and a dominant male, well, it’s an abusive relationship. It looks exactly like an abusive relationship looks except for the consensual part. In addition, we are seeing more and more women coming out of these BD/SM relationships badly damaged, and the damage they are suffering looks exactly like the damage we see from an abusive relationship.

As a matter of fact, the one type of porn that is consistently associated with rape and other sex crimes is violent porn. Multiple studies have shown this. What they have not shown is that nonviolent porn causes sex crimes.

I am certain that the group of people who watch BD/SM are more dangerous than your average person, but probably not by a lot. I say this because almost all serial killers who have a taste for porn are really into this BD/SM stuff. Rapists are too. Also a lot of guys into BD/SM porn are very abusive in their relationships with women. Bottom line is if you identify with the S in BD/SM, you like to hurt people. If you are a heterosexual man, that means you are a man who likes to hurt women. What kind of guy is that? A lot of guys who like to hurt women probably never break the law, but that group also includes some very bad criminals. As in some of the worst criminals of them all.

There are indeed women who willingly participate in BD/SM. They are called submissives or more properly masochists.

A lot of people in mental health continue to believe that neither sadism nor masochism are healthy behaviors, and think that people who are like this are not healthy people.

Of course it depends on what you are talking about. Personally I love to spank women, and I have had some girlfriends who were really into it. I do not consider that hardcore BD/SM though.


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