Thursday, July 27, 2006
By Austin Cline
Does the Christian Right ever get tired of complaining about and condemning homosexuality? The Christian Right has fetishized homosexuality: a fetish is an object that one obsesses about and treats as a symbol for a whole (with a foot fetish, the foot stands in for a whole woman). For the Christian Right, homosexuality "stands in" for all of modernity.
Katy McKy explains at The Raw Story that the “sin” of homosexuality is very important because it’s a sin that they can complain about with being concerned that they might commit it themselves:
[I]f one is straight and frames homosexuality as sin, it’s the sweetest sin, for it’s not one’s sin. This gives homosexuality an infinite shelf life. It’s never grows stale, for whereas it demands change of others, it requires no personal change. No sacrifice. So long as one is straight and heterosexuality demarcates purity, one is permanently pure.
Homosexuality is a better sin to complain about than sins like gluttony or pride because everyone might be guilty of sins like those. Homosexuality, however, can always be framed as a sin which others commit. Even if one represses same-sex desire, one isn’t “really” homosexual unless they engage in same-sex activity — and, even then, they can repent and feel clean. Homosexual activists, however, can forever be chastised and condemned:
On a personal level, the gay moral fetish distracts from Biblical adherence. As long as Rush Limbaugh rants about queer folk, he’s distracted from returning to his first wife, as the Bible demands. As long as [Janet] Parshall squawks about Brokeback Mountain, she won’t have to forsake her family and her fortune, as the Bible also demands. [...]
The homo-fetish also serves an ancient purpose. It’s no longer safe to publicly articulate racial hatred. But there remains a deep desire to define and elevate oneself by what one isn’t. With God’s green light, the fundy Right references gays everyday. However, with only 3 gay references in the Bible, and a hundred times that number of warnings against wealth, the arithmetic suggests that the real work of being a Christian is casting off wealth. Jesus told one story about a man going to Hell. That man was a rich man, a man who lived on the sweet side of a wall while a poor man suffered on the other.
But walking away from wealth would be Hell on Earth for those that love manna more than their fellow man.
The Christian Right needs homosexuality because they need some group to attack as part of their effort to restore the social, cultural, and political dominance of conservative Christianity in America. It’s not longer socially acceptable to attacks Jews, the previous scapegoat for Christian conservatives who hated everything modern. Gays, however, can be and are attacked in just about all the same ways that Jews used to be.
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Of course, the foot fetish overlaps with the shoe fetish and its subfetishes(Sandals, footplay, foot domination/submission, smells, etc). Shoes are simply containers for all of the foot odors, as well as psychologically powerful as symbols of power and status. Some shoe fetishists have very speicifc ideas about what types of footwear excite them. Though the most common are dress shoes,sneakers and sandals have their fans. Several websites are devoted exclusively to men's boots with metal taps on the heels and toes. Ampng gay male shoe fetishists, there are jackboot fans and motorcycle boot fans. In these cases, the foot fetish is combined with a leather fetish.
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Monday, July 24, 2006
The foot fetish is the most common of all fetishes, so common, in fact, that it should probably be considered part of the "norm." Humans may very well be predisposed to eroticizing feet because feet have apocrine sweat glands... the same type of pheromone-producing sweat glands shared by armpits and the genital region. These smells play a huge role in sexual attraction for most mammals and humans are no different. It's quite possible that when proto-humans walked on all fours in the African veldt, foot odors were used to mark our paths and indicate our health and sexual availability. Unfortunately, in our culture feet have become taboo -- they symbolize dirtiness, animalness, ugliness and all of the things that we must keep under control and keep invisible.
Friday, July 21, 2006
He is hot, he is sweet and he is a pig!
Dawson has starred in some of my favorite movies of all times. like Dawson's 20 load weekens,Dawson 50 load weekend (1 and 2), and Meat rack.
I have the opportunity to see Dawson in one event that he attended, and he is approachable and, let's say not your typical Chelsea/West Hollywood type (fortunatelly), he looks more like a
middle Ameerica Guyin search of fame and with a very particular talent.
Hes movies can be checked out at the Treasure Island Media web site, wich also have other titles, and other great porn actors... but none like
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Fetishists view the foot as others seek aesthetic pleasure from some other erogenous form. Points of attraction include the size of the foot, curve of the arch and instep, the length and straightness of the toes, the texture and complexion of the skin, contours of the heel and ankle, the softness of the sole, and if possible, even the foot odour. Each segment is an exquisite part to kiss, bite, caress, lick and fondle. Even the toes are used to simulate fellatio (Stekel, 1964). The fetishists attraction to the foot (or shoe) is because it has exactly the characteristics considered most attractive and elegant in the female personality. Unless these features match completely then no attraction will take place (Ellis, 1936). The fetish is usually meticulous about cleanliness although there have been reports in the scientific literature about dirty feet being of particular attraction, especially in homosexual foot fetishists. Foot odour is a powerful sexual arousal factor for podophiliacs. Aigremont reported in Rossi (1990) the smell of feet was to the fetishist the same as the smell of the genitals to others and the olfactory stimulus added to the sexual excitement. Foot lovers like to be stimulated visually and will gaze at pictures of feet. By in large foot lovers enjoy relatively gentle aesthetically pleasing scenes that concentrate on soft caresses, kissing or licking and worship. They revel in the sensuality of the object of their desires.
The fetishist experiences intense sexual excitement and arousal from direct pedal lovemaking which is either used as precoital behaviour or a substitute for coitus itself. Most shoe and foot fetishists are relieved to learn their partner will usually accommodate footloving into normal intimacies. This is probably because foot fetishism is usually considered non-pathological and a variation of normal intimacy. The foot is a very tactile organ which gives sensual pleasure to both partners. Foot tickling can itself provide a pleasant foreplay as well as an erotic response. The devoted foot fetishist will voyeur feet in the same way others seek the opportunity to view people dressed in tight clothing. They are naturally attracted to feet dressed in open design footwear such a high heel sandals. The focus of their attention is on the behaviour of the owner especially in the way the person uses their feet in non verbal ways.
According to Brame, Brame & Jocobs (1996) the definition of foot fetishism is a pronounced sexual interest in the lower limb or anything that covers portions of them. The allure normally attributed to erogenous zones is literally translocated downward and the fetishist response to the foot is the same as a conventional person's arousal at seeing genitals. Freud considered foot binding as a form of fetishism.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
In recent weeks, some of my friends have told me that more and more married guys, that hook up online and in clubs with gay and bi guys, are pretty affraid of exloring gay sex, because of the possibility of STD's, so they allow to have their feet kissed and massaged as a door to explore contact with other men.
Many guys that identify as hetero or bi, also are pretty relaxed about having their feet worshiped, since this is not a "traditional gay act. In the streets, many guys know that their feet are actually been looked at, and they even enjoy it!
Monday, July 17, 2006
In the last couple of weeks, as the summer came to full blossom, I read in several magazines, a litany of endless bitching about what seems to be the current fashion trend in big cities: Male in sandals, more specifically, male showing feet in flip-flops. Sometime designer sandals, sometime chip plastic sandals that look designed for one no to slip in the shower... the truth is, guys, straig and gay have found a new liberation: Show your feet!
Some people wrote in mainstream publications, like Details, that beyound the seashore you shouldn't wear them, the New York Times had an article on this trend, and everywere, in malls, streets, offices, and nightclubs, one can see the beautiful barenaked feet of younger and not so young men, for the delight of many of us.
While some consider them a crime against fashion that should be punished by fashion law, the truth is that, in my humble opinion, there is something very sexual about the willingness of showing a some flesh... and "fashion" is a mere pretext to try to be sexy beyond the conventional ways to be (read tight pants, very short shorts, etc.)so, if fashion help gay and straig guys alike to show that men can be sexy beyond the conventional ways, that foot fetish is healthy and sandals with Armani suits are cool...
All I can say is, Thank you fashion!