Friday, May 13, 2011

Kink Meme Day 17

First of all, Blogger was down for two days, that's why there was no post yesterday. I have no idea what the hell happened over there at Blogger offices, but I have a feeling some shit hit the fan.

But I am super busy today with writing, writing,writing, so this post is going to be short.

"What misconception about kinky people would you most like to clear up?"

That there is something mentally wrong with us for liking the stuff we do. That men who like to spank and tie up women are necessarily abusers and misogynists; that women who like to be spanked and tied up were abused in their pasts, or grew up with a nasty father or a "funny uncle." That we all need psychological help because of what attracts us and what we enjoy.

Look, I suppose there are people in the BDSM community who do need psychological help, just like there are people all over the spectrum of general society who could benefit from some sort of therapy. But we are not sick in the head because we enjoy BDSM. We all have our likes and dislikes, and some of us are considered more extreme in our needs. But that's okay. We can still all get along, can't we?

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