You know when you run across something on the internet and it just grabs you and makes you so angry and frustrated? Some of the ideas that exist out there are just ridiculous and enough to make a person want to stick a needle in their eyeball. Well, today I ran across one of them and I would very much like to express just how strongly I feel about it, if you don't mind indulging me.
I don’t mean to take away a single thing from the #MeToo movement or diminish the pain that anyone has felt as the result of being sexually harassed or assaulted with what I am about to write. This story pertains to my own fantasies and desires only, and is not an endorsement of concerning, hurtful behaviour.
Another day, another sex scandal. Now, dearly loved comedian Louis CK has been outed for his interesting habit of masturbating in front of women. But, heck, at least he was kind enough to ask if it was okay. Still, it’s weird as heck, and just not a good idea on his part. Mind you, he did seem to get away with it for a long time, so, hey, it WAS working for him, but it seems like ONLY him.
I’ve pretty much had it with the absolute rigidity that exists in current social justice/leftist circles. The abandonment of liberalism by many on the left and the blind adherence to identity politics, intersectionality, and anti-fascism has become aggressive, unforgiving, and terribly toxic.
My long-time girlfriend and I had, to say the least, an adventurous sex life. Our relationship may have been rockier than a canoe in a hurricane, but when it came to sex, we were doing just fine. That’s why I stayed in the 2 year relationship, about a year and 11 months longer than I really should have. But, as someone with a massive sexual appetite, being with a woman with an equally massive sexual appetite was important at the time, and so I put up with the bad to take advantage of the good. Not a great basis for a relationship, but it was what it was.
The first time I was with a transgender woman was, well, completely by accident. At that point in my life I was in a larger city, and was enjoying the diversity of sex workers on the streets. It was rather heavenly to a person who grew up in a smaller place. There were so many more people involved in the sex trade and so many new things to explore. But, in my exploration I didn’t really intend to be with a transgender woman.