Today’s panics about online onanism are usually based on a cherished, quasi-religious ideal of ‘natural’ and ‘normal sex’. But instead of procreation, they often assume the ‘purpose’ of sex and sexual desire to be (hetero) ‘love and intimacy’ – and cast porn as the satanic lubricant of the fappers’ sins.
Scourge of The Eton Rifles Paul Weller was sending out quite a statement to his die-hard Jam fans in this video for his 1983 Style Council single ‘Long Hot Summer’, shot on the River Cam in Cambridge. Acting the big… Read More »Long Hot Punter: Paul Weller’s Topless Video Revisited
How Jean Genet invented the internet (Independent on Sunday, June 2003) `I had already wondered what would become of the meeting of a handsome young guard and a handsome young criminal,’ wrote Jean Genet in his 1943 debut prison novel,… Read More »Toughs, Low-Life, Drag Queens – Genet Was The Daddy of Them All
Mark Simpson gets to grips with a man’s favourite bad habit “WANKER!” A bastard blue van has just cut me up, pulling out suddenly from a side-street right in front of me, forcing me to brake. Hard. So, I respond… Read More »Wanking On: How Masturbation Became Aspiration