Posted by Lionheart on October 16, 2000 at 20:34
In Reply to: This is sick. posted by anoynomous on October 16, 2000 at 18:26
Did you accidentally get here while researching the history of entemology, or looking for references for your kid's social studies report? I doubt you got here through checking your stock portfolio, either.
Our hobby hurts no one. It bring us a great feeling of pleasure, and reduces a large amount of day to day stress. It doesn't cause lung cancer, doesn't spread AIDS, doesn't cause teenage pregnancy, or drug use, or alcoholism. It cleans up with about 30 to 45 minutes of hot soap and water, a load or two of laundry, and a couple of candles or incense sticks. I don't see much of a problem. Is what we do any sicker than, say, mud wrestling, or sex with farm animals (BLYeeggghhhhhkkk) or having your mate swallow the semen that squirts from your penis? How do you define what "normal" sex is, and what kinks are acceptable and what aren't? Granted we may be different than the mainstream ho-hum fetishes, but who is qualified to be our judge?
The world is full of a generation of kids who think it's cool to glorify death and Satanism and witchcraft, and who drive steel objects through every piece of their body they can get at. To be fair, not all kids are this way, but too many are. Many of them can't name the two major presidential candidates, or find Isreal or Kosovo on a map, and can't even balance a checkbook. This is AFTER they finish high school.
And you think WE have a problem?