Our research confirms that the sex drive is strong in mammals. Even Steven J. Gould said so and he should know. In its small way, the Internet has helped reveal this enduring truth by providing easy access to a vast amount of pornography of all types, as well as commentary on this porn deluge by outraged or not so outraged consumers.
Porn is one of the boom industries of our civilization. It is international, multicultural, omnipresent and profitable beyond the wildest dreams of the most exploitative or idealistic of the pornographers. Very few industries can compete with it in scope and economic importance.
We recently came across a commentary on the phenomena of Internet pornography by two feminist authors on the New Statesman web site. What particularly caught our attention was the free expression of commentary on the editorial by readers who felt the need to share their reaction and personal experiences with us.
Porn often shows a submissive woman, stripped of all of her body hair, undergoing ritual
humiliation in the name of sexuality, and twenty somethings must ask whether that has
wider implications about how our peers view us socially, politically and professionally.
Apparently the whole issue of who shaves and who does not is an important feminist issue. But we do wonder if the authors have looked at the broad range of porn that is out there, or perhaps have focused on one particular aspect of it. But nevermind, the helpful Internet, with its social networking and online commentary, comes to their rescue.
At Global Wahrman we want to go on record to say that we are happy to hear that people are enjoying themselves and want to encourage this type of behavior as long as everyone involved is a consenting adult and takes a shower afterwards.
For another more amusing slant on the issue of sex from what may be a feminist point of view, consider In Defense of Bad Sex by Laurie Penney