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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Why Do Geeks Like Kinky Sex?


Confessed science fiction and fantasy geek and cosplayer Justine Joli, who is also a porn star, gets her kink on at WhippedAss.com.

And why, oh why, do fools fall in love?

Found an article by Annalee Newitz on geeks and kinky sex in, of all places, IO9. IO9 is part of the Gawker family of sites, and Gawker has an uneasy relationship with sex, reminiscent of mainstream media's relationship: they want to exploit sex without in any way BEING sexy. Kind of like the approach of arty films to sex: you can show any sexual act so long as no one involved enjoys it, and it's not enjoyable to watch. (This, among other things, is why art films are so dull, for the most part.)

The article never really came close to answering the question, but there's one line that really struck a chord. Cosplay was covered, and Newitz hypothesized that:
Maybe the fantastical self-expression permitted by cosplay also allows people to experiment with sexual identities that they might otherwise try to hide.


Ya think? Image source: the One Click Chicks Forums.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pat, you're the one who always spots look-alikes. Doesn't this babe look like Emma Stone? (Thank you for the Sandy Bullock awhile back.)

Pat Powers said...

The woman on the left does bear some resemblance to Emma Stone, however, she's not a porn star, she's a cosplayer. I've taken her pic at DragonCon a time or two. So my chances of finding images of her doing much more than what you see here are way low. (Not impossible of course: Justine Joli is a porn star who attends cons and cosplays.) I'd have to do further research ... and I will.