Thursday, May 5, 2011
Shave your Balls, not your Face!
I can't imagine what it'd be like to have the sex-drive of a guy.
I was watching something on TV about a trans person... and he was talking about how crazy it is to experience the male sex drive all of a sudden. With all the testosterone shots, you probably do see it spike like crazy. And to be able to compare to before... that must be quite an experience.
I've talked a lot about women in porn, and exploitation, etc. But what about men in porn... its gotta be freakin' hard (pun intended :P) to maintain an erection for all those hours. And if it involves meds... taking viagra all the time, that can't be good for your health.
I suppose this applies to both genders, but what about desensitization? If you're thrusting in and out 5 days a week from 9-5 (im sure its not such regular hours, but still) surely, bringing your 'work' home with you is bound to make you a little less than enthusiastic. How on earth do they maintain the same (or any) enthusiasm for sex in their free time. Getting aroused in real life situations has gotta be tough for experienced porn stars...
And oh the hypocrisy..especially when it comes to guys. There are way too many holier than thou Pakistani men, that look down on women for having a sexual appetite, yet all they fantasize about is porn type situations. I have known several myself..."good" family men (supposedly), religious, go-to-the-mosque-to-pray types, but yet they're the perviest fucks out there. These are the guys with large porn collections...the ones that cant stop thinking about sex, and fantasizing about blondes with fake boobs. People tell me about Rainbow centre (the market that sells porn in Karachi), supposedly a large portion of the people buying and selling these movies are bearded. Really. Why project that image of yourself, when you're clearly going against your own beliefs. I never get that. How do people exist lying to themselves?
Speaking of beards (it seems to have become a fascination of mine lately, just the mindset that comes with projecting that 'religious' bearded image of yourself...), via Twitter, I got to see a video of "religious" men protesting a Gillette shaving event in Pakistan. I mean, FFS.. this kind of thing never fails to shock me. Like REALLY, do they have nothing better to protest than corporate events promoting Razors? There's gotta be something more worthwhile than that, even in their pea sized brains... Blaargh...
Correct me if im wrong, but according to Islam, aren't u supposed to keep things well groomed in the nether regions? If that's the case.... why is face shaving even an issue for these weirdos...thats hardly logical...but then again, religion begins to unravel if u look at it too logically..
Is the take away message here...shave your balls but not your face? It seems the fundies want your face to look less groomed than your crotch. That explains a lot actually. Wtf kind of world are we living in...
My Male interviewees share their thoughts on Porn:
Fahad, Male, 24
Wow that is a pretty loaded question. Not sure where to start…I guess the first thing I’ll say is that I’m not anti-pornography. I feel that it’s something very personal and rather than be banned and hated, it should just be accepted as part of society. Unfortunately it’s shunned in every single society in the world, and that leads to a lot of abuses in the industry – such as drug abuse and violence. Another unfortunate consequence of porn being shunned by society is how it influences young minds. For me personally, it was great to answer any questions I had about sex when I was a kid. I guess I was able to take everything with a grain of salt and not believe that every woman begs for cum on her face! Benefit of taking sex-ed in school! Unfortunately, I’ve known many guys in our culture who think that porn (the mainstream kind) depicts what sex must be like. I’ve known guys that think anal sex is a common and regular part of sexual intercourse because it’s so frequently portrayed in porn.
In Pakistan, I think there really needs to be a porn industry. We’re such a closed society and watching western porn doesn’t do us any good. I think it would be great to have Pakistani porn actors and actresses so that the folks who’re wanking off to it can actually relate. I’ve seen some desi porn but unfortunately it’s not too appealing as it usually involves a shalwar and a shaky camera!!
Sultan, Male, 19
I think as long as porn exists, then sex turns into a market. I’m sure even if they manage to eliminate pornography, there will always be a market for sex. But I don’t think it should be encouraged in anyway because it fucks people’s lives up – a porn star I think, is a soulless person. They sell something that’s so personal to the whole world. Man is an evil creature; there will always be a market for it.
When asked if he blames the porn stars themselves he says,
No, they are just very intellectually inferior people that are just finding another way to get rich. I don’t think pornography corrupts anyone as such but I think porn stars fuck themselves up just to make pornography and I think its bad only for them, not for anyone else.
Khizer, Male, 26
Its just porn man, looking through a porn magazine is like looking through a car magazine, yeah it’s a stimulant. But some people do have an issue with it – anything can affect your life, you can be addicted to carbonated cola and that could affect your life. As far as porn addiction is concerned you could become kind of a hermit, you’re stuck in one room with your porn. You won’t grow mentally or socially or in any way.
Imad, Male, 25
Pornography is something that exists. It’s there for a particular purpose. Just like a lot of other things are there for a particular purpose. Nothings wrong with it. Pornography goes such a long way back…I don’t think there is anything wrong with it technically.
Qasim, Male, 26
Porn is not for me....if nudity is done in a tasteful way... then yes I have no problem with it.. if it’s part of something else.. I’m not one to sit there and watch porn .. but I watch a lot of shows that people would consider to be soft core porn. to me porn is quite cheap.
Ali, Male, 29
I think at times porn’s good... but I think you should not make it a habit everyday.. it’s good once a month.. or twice in 2 months.. but you should not let yourself get addicted... .