Monday, September 20, 2010

Breaking Taboo Topics - Sept. 20

Breaking Taboo today 4pm PST on New Dissident Guests Simone Elizabeth and Saxon Day . Topics: 2 + 1 = Testosterone Fantasy; It’s a Period, not the Bloody Plague; Listener Call-in: Is Txt Killing the English language? Call 323-284-5532 - i'm hoping to have time to take at least two callers. Podcasts of shows available on


2 + 1 = Testosterone Fantasy
If I had to guess at the percentage of hetero males that fantasize about a little ménage action with two women I think I’d be pretty safe to conservatively guesstimate 90-95%. Everyone knows guys like the idea of having sex with two hot women. But bring lesbianism into the conversation and they flinch, scowl or sneer. They lust for some girl on girl, but by goddess the girls better be straight. Not gay. Not bi-sexual. The paradox is mind-boggling. They go nuts over seeing two girls flirt but definitely want to be the center of that attention. Bring up some guy on guy (hey turnabout is fair play) and almost to the man, they’ll run screaming from the room. Why is it okay for “them” to lust for some kinky threesomes but not women? I should clarify – we can lust for a ménage as long as it includes another straight female and one guy.

Threesome fantasies aren’t for everyone but the popularity of threesome porn and erotica has grown over the past five years. It is amusing to note that in porn it is typically the 2 girls and 1 guy, while in erotic romances it is typically 2 guys and 1 girl. And not always with the guys totally focused on the woman. Some of the hotter stories include some bi-sexual play. I’m thinking women in general are just a wee bit more open minded about sexual exploration than men. Bi-sexuality is one of those topics that repels and fascinates the majority. There seems to be some bizarre perception that a person who is bi is confused, conflicted or can’t make their damn mind up. There’s a certain amount of scorn from both the gay and the hetero communities. Personally, I applaud those that are comfortable enough with their own sexuality to admit that they find both genders attractive and brave enough to embrace that attraction. The attitudes are changing, slowly – but they ARE changing. Teens today have no problem admitting they are bisexual or exploring both genders while dating. Makes sense to me. How do you know what you like unless you try it?


It’s a Period, not the Bloody Plague
A consumer letter to Proctor and Gamble bitchslapping some marketing genius that decided to put “Have a Happy Period” on each Maxipad got me thinking about menstruation and how it is viewed as something nasty, unfortunate, distasteful and definitely not to be discussed in polite society. Ask your significant other to run to the store and grab you some tampons and pads – some men will flat out refuse, while others see it as a mark of their generous sensitivity for complying. They’re just fucking female products. It shouldn’t be a big deal.

The irony is that menstruation is part of species creation. Without it – we ain’t got no peoples. So why has it been reviled throughout the ages? In the past women in countless cultures were secluded, so they couldn’t contaminate anyone. They were considered tainted during that time – or even all the time due to their “weakness.” Even today – having a period is seen as a flaw, a weakness, a detriment. Can’t have a woman president – she’ll blow the country up once a month. Please. We don’t get any more hormonal and emotional once a month than guys do while watching a football game. And we’re generally appeased with chocolate. Just don’t put any dumbass and insulting smiley faces on our feminine products, stay out of our way, agree to everything we say, and it’s all good.

With all the negatives in society tied to having a period – isn’t it bizarre than once a woman goes into menopause and STOPS having one – she is considered less of a woman? You would think with all the bitching that women and men do about menstruation that finally getting rid of “the curse” would be a cause for celebration. But being the contrary creatures we are – of course its not.

 “Spank It” – Listener Call-in topic
Is Texting and chat-speak killing the English language? Do other countries have the prevalent use of texting as well? Is chat-speak creating a universal language? Will spelling become a lost art, utilized only by professional writers? It is impossible to convey complex thoughts while 
chatting in high speed so will we lose our ability to comprehend complex thoughts eventually?
There is no doubt that texting, twittering, chatting online and condensing communications down to the bare bones to be banged out as fast as possible on computers and mobile phones is here to stay and growing popularity. But how is it affecting us and reshaping how we will communicate in the future, but also how we will think in the future?


Breaking Taboo Book/Art Pimp: "Naked" by Megan Hart 
There is something exquisitely satisfying in reading a story that is so well written, has such magnificently complex, REAL characters that the story digs under our skin and molds itself into our psyche. The first book I ever read of Megan's, "Broken" did that to me to
o. She writes stories that move me on a personal level, even if i have nothing in common with the characters. The situations, the layers of story have nuances that are relevant and resonate. If you have ever poo-poo'd reading a romance or erotica, i suggest you pick up this book. The brilliant and often humorous use of language will tickle you, while the characters will captivate. Olivia is conflicted, with her past impacting her choices as she struggles to come to terms with the issues she just doesn't know how to resolve so she can move beyond them. This is powerful story is a work of art and I applaud Megan. She is definitely one of the finest writers and artists I know.

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