So, I wrote a giant fucking comment in response to Ritchan (which was triggered by my talking briefly about why I think ugly dudes show up so often in eroanime) and I figured I might as well post it up proper so people can see what I was talking about since it’s like… kinda long. Here’s his comment for clarity:
Hey Randall, you make some good points. But would a person who imagines themselves as more attractive than they are watch porn? As an “attractive” person, shouldn’t the person exclude himself from the porn-watching segment? Only when his pride breaks and he sees himself in the mirror do these types of people sit down and watch other people getting it on.
I mean, people in denial. I suppose you could relate this to your guest blog “Your Mom and La Blue Girl: BFF”.
Naaah, see. Ok, sex is a base instinct. Arousal and so on are common to all humans, but familiarity with that sort of thing basically just means you’re more willing to be turned on by various types of stuff. That has very little to do with the baseline enjoyment that we derive from viewing pornography or nudity in general.
Men, and some women, have VERY strong visual centers, especially when it comes to sex. This comes from our developing as the hunters of our species. We needed to be able to track things so we could kill them, even in low light situations and so on and blah blah blah. So since procreation is necessary to the survival of a species, we find women attractive, which is largely a visual thing for us. Now, I’m skipping some steps in the process there, but they relate to one another in that way.
As a dude, you might’ve noticed that most any time you look at nudity, there’s a fairly positive feeling inside your brain, a sort of warm, “this is good” feeling. Almost every male will have that same feeling unless he’s been conditioned otherwise by some outside force. And even then, he’ll probably still get the feeling, but it will trigger more powerful feelings of guilt, etc, etc.
Anyway. Back to the main point. Attractive people still feel the same sort of mini-rush when they see an attractive woman.
As near as I can figure, the big bulky dude boning the hot, tiny chick is more of a contrast thing. The girls are often seen as something pure and the men indicate a sort of corrupting force. Any time the sex seems sort of immoral or there’s an overtone of corruption, the guy generally looks like he’s seen the business end of a shovel. Usually when it’s between younger people, or there’s a more attractive male present, the sex tends to be portrayed as more pure or at least it doesn’t symbolize the corruption of the female. This isn’t always the case, but I’ve found it’s a fairly common thread.
I’ve found these sort of caustic headlines get people to actually read the content that follows them. Pretty clever, eh? It’s not really a Machination of Erotism, but it relates.
Anyway, a little background on what I’m about to go into here. In the manga Kannagi, it is suggest Nagi, the main chick, has fucked before. This sent a rash of ridiculous blog and 2ch posts rippling throughout the internet and since my thumb is ever on the pulse of inane bullshit, I’m posting about a reply post about a bunch of reply posts they I can only assume took place sometime around the end of World War II. For those of you who didn’t follow along, I’m saying that I couldn’t give a shit less about whether Nagi has fucked for three reasons. The first, she’s a drawing. The second, I’m sane. The third, she’s not a very good character to begin with.
But Nagi isn’t the center of the issue that I am about to discuss. The titular moron made a post about how things got to be where they are and Western expectations and blah blah blah. I sort of tuned out, honestly. Basically, the arguments presented in Moritheil’s post (I don’t actually think the poor kid’s a moron. YEAH!) stem from the baseline idea that men consider virginity the ideal. I think that’s sort of a shallow understanding of the psychological processes that lead to the situation where lots of people are upset that Nagi might not be a virgin.
Indeed, for a lot of men, the ideal would appear to be a virgin. But it doesn’t just stop there. Men don’t want the sex to be bad and awkward. They want a woman who knows how to please them but is still untouched. And that’s where we get to the root of the idea.
Men are very territorial creatures. Many men are given to at least mildly jealous thoughts even over girls they felt like they saw first. If they laid eyes on a girl and another guy walks up, lots of guys will just out right jealous. It passes quickly, but it’s part of just about every guy on earth. The ones thinking they’re exceptions to the rule right now, you’re wrong.
That’s where this Nagi idea enters the picture. The mangaka crossed a line in the minds of many of the sad idiots reading his book. To them, Nagi was hitherto presented as unattached and somewhat “pure.” This led the men reading to create situations in their own minds where Nagi could be attained and they would take her on this magical journey through sexy land. And when you’ve built something like that in your mind, you will of course feel betrayed when the truth comes rushing at you. Hell, it might not even be the truth.
Of course, in Moritheil’s mind, this degenerates into a feminist argument about keeping women down and so on and so forth. And while admittedly there’s a double standard at work here (the men, contrary to the comic linked in Moritheil’s post, don’t need to be untouched while the girl does), that’s not really where the issue stems from and it’s not the way to go about fixing it. Hell, I’d wonder if it could ever even be fixed. It’s extremely natural for a man to basically lay mental claim to anything he’s spotted. Is it right? Absolutely not. I’d never begin to argue that. But it’s something we can scarcely control. And the weaker-willed among us carry such ideas of ownership out into areas of entitlement. Some part of them know that other people are thinking that they deserve her, but we just tell ourselves they’re wrong.
Is it pitiful? Absolutely. Do women do it? Yep. Are they anywhere near as bad about it? Not USUALLY, but it certainly happens. That singer guy and his girlfriend led to a 2ch fujoshi shitstorm. But yeah. Now I’ve gone and answered a long phone call and I forgot what I was going on about. That’s fine though. The seven hundred words or so I’ve put down should get the gist across. And so I am going to stop this post now even though I think I stopped short on some of the points I intended to make.
Well, I finally caved to the homosexual overlords and did a podcast about the machinations of lolis. It wasn’t so bad, I think I made it through with relatively little scaring. The result is a somewhat norganized and somewhat dry podcast about why lolis get dicks hard in 48 states, and incest loli gets them hard in the other two. It’s ok that it’s a bit dry and disorganized though… why? Because I am about to post some delicious loli pictures and NO ONE CAN STOP ME! BWHAHAHAHA! But yes, please do try to enjoy the podcast. It’s hardly my best stuff, but I am tired and don’t give too much of a shit. I will do it better next time. Also, the thing encodes voice for shit… I need to mess with that.
Oh, and please contribute to Ask Onii-chan. It’s good fun and you will remain anonymous and so on. HERE’S SOME PICTURES! Be sure to start the podcast before scrolling down further. And no the images aren’t properly resized. I told you… I am feeling lazy. Right-click, view image and you see the wholllle thing.
Apologies for the lack of posts. It’s a busy time of year. So, anyway, I’ve spent a good deal of time, as you may know, considering human sexuality, especially as concerns 2D fetishism and the various subdivisions thereof. This series of… discussions, I guess you could call them, are one of the things I started OCnE to talk about as I’ve wanted to put forth my ideas on the various “weird” and “gross” (as mainstream society tends to see them, fetishes of our 2D world and maybe give fans a few places to turn for help with explaining their fascination to others; likewise, a place for those unacquainted with the particular fetishes to get a better understanding of what is at play here and a perspective that will help them see it through the eyes of a fan of that fetish.
Today, we’ll be talking about futanari. Chicks with penises. A bold choice for a first post on the subject, no doubt, but often one of the least understood of fetishes and one that has a very non-vocal fanbase outside of certain image boards and the futaket convention. Likewise, it is a fetish that is one of my personal favorites and I hope to help explain why, such that others might find their way into the glorious light of man-free sex.
First things first, often times I see an amount of confusion for futanarikko as trannies. This is a fairly inaccurate statement. While the two are not mutually exclusive in the minds of many partakers of the futanari, many of the fans I have talked to draw a firm line between females with penises and men with fake breasts and cheap wigs. I’d love to post a picture for comparison sake, but I shan’t like to do my readers such an injustice. We are, generally, not fans of futanari because of the idea that it’s a man with breasts, but rather because of the overflowing femininity that has been given an overwhelmingly masculine appendage. A lot of this comes from the fact that men are visually oriented sexually, almost to a fault. I often use the example that if you showed a close-up of a hotdog rubbing between the edges of a hotdog bun, many men would get hard.
By that same token, let’s take a perfectly acceptable situation, sexually, and apply it here. The blowjob. It’s an oft pondered over thing why men so enjoy seeing a blowjob scene in porn, sometimes to the preference of all else. There is a simple word that will play heavily into pretty much any fetish I talk about here, and that is proxy. Men, while it is not needed, are generally greatly aided by a proxy so that they can have someone to relate to in the erotic situation. This is something that not many men consider, I imagine, but it is often the case. The penis being sucked because our penis in our minds and the imagery becomes all the more potent. Now, let’s apply this to futanari. When the penis is in full view, we have a proxy without any sort of competition, i.e. another male. That is to say, we don’t have a guy who doesn’t fit properly into our mental image of ourselves, instead we have a penis, through which to proxy, and a second woman. So, in effect, the sexual imagery is all the more potent.
For the slow people, I will sum it up. You get all the benefits of yuri and hetero porn without the fat guy with no face. In fact, that is one of the things I find the most enjoyable. You get a (in the stuff I look at) beautiful girl fucking another beautiful girl, making those wonderful expressions. To draw another example that is nice and quotable, it’s like strap-on porn with a money shot. Many men know the importance of seeing ejaculation. To explain, it is very similar to the original proxy of the penis to begin with, their sexual excitement and release becomes ours in our mind. Likewise, seeing ejaculate tends to do for males what seeing a delicious meal does for a hungry person. These topics are basically just relative to normal sex, but that is really the truth to futanari, it’s not that far off from normal sex. Just take a girl in a strap-on, make the strap-on real and you’re done.
Anyway, that’s about all I have for this one, since I am lazy. Haha. Please feel free to ask further questions or present your views in the comments. I’d like to hear them.