A peek above our garters to Bug_Girl, who braves the inanity others fear to tread (Rebecca! 🙂 )
We were discussing sexuality and this country’s messed up aversions to all things sexual in a thread over at Skepchick. I brought up the new Alabama law forbidding the sale of vibrators and dildoes, and its insane basis.
Bug_Girl steps in with a post and adds her thoughts on some of the root causes of sexaphobia inherent in our culture, and points to some other “Too frakkin’ nuts to be believed stories” previously mentioned by Melusine.
I pondered why this ban on toys, but only sometimes porn, and here’s what I came up with:
The laws are made (99.99% of the time) by heterosexual men.
What do uptight hetero men fear?
- They fear gay men.
- They fear vibrators, because they think sex toys will do a better job stimulating women than they can.
I’m here to proclaim the gospel:
Uptight Men of the World:
you have nothing to fear from vibes and lube.
Definitely some good stuff, and the discussion is important. Pop on over and voice your thoughts. As long as sex is proscribed from discussion in the public square, fundy nitwits will continue to repress not only their own sexuality, but yours as well.
I was going to add that it won’t be long before the S.W.A.T. teams will be busting through your bedroom door and hauling you off to Gitmo for illegal sexual conduct, but Agent Smith tells me it’s time for him to cuff me.