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  • Is Sexual Objectification OK?


    Calico Rudasil is a feature columnist for Sssh.com, the web’s original erotic website for women by women. With over 16 years’ experience of writing about and for the adult entertainment industry under her belt, Calico qualifies as something of a Porn Dinosaur; similar to a tyrannosaurus, only with far more attractive arms and a less pronounced overbite.
    Today, Calico brings her knowledge and experience in erotica here to the Sex.com Blog to ask one complicated question, “Is Sexual Objectification OK”

    It’s a question I feel like I shouldn’t have to struggle with, given that I’m an advocate of sexually explicit expression (AKA “porn”), and if there’s one tried and true staple of that expressive form, it’s the objectification and fetishizing of people, body parts, physical traits, sex acts and so on.

    On the other hand, like a lot of women, I’ve been on the other end of undesired objectification more than a few times, and fully understand the involuntary “Eeewww, ick!” reaction that courses through a person’s being when they realize that, for example, some slovenly, fidgeting creepazoid has been thoroughly fixated on the area surrounding the back pockets of your jeans since four subway stops ago.

    The objectification question first struck me long before I cracked the cover of any feminist tome, well in advance to my first exposure to any porn more hardcore than select issues of National Geographic, but it didn’t really trouble me much until I became sexually active, and got a taste of what it’s like when a fetish goes a bit too far.

    My first brush with the feeling came when I was out on what I wasn’t sure was a date, but sure hoped was a date. Continue Reading

    August 29, 2013 • Sex, Sex & Dating Tips • Views: 896