Torture Porn For The Masses


Watching ‘Criminal Minds’ with last week and a scene came up that had all the earmarks of pure gold.

The gal had been securely strapped into a straitjacket, tape gagged and blindfolded, and her ankles were tied. She was even barefooted. There was struggling, squirming, and “mmph”-ing.

So I’m asked if I was enjoying the repeated bondage scenes.

“No,” I replied. “These aren’t fun DiD scenes; these are torture porn for the masses.”

Because these gals aren’t girlfriends who’re being held hostage to lure the good guy into rescuing them, or plucky heroines who’ll use their cleverness and determination to affect their own escape.

No, these are helpless plot devices who’ll be tortured, raped, or even killed. The realistic milieu that these shows are promoting leaves little room for the sort of fun DiD that I grew up with.

That the only people who tie up women are television today are sick freaks who want to torture, rape, and kill goes a long way towards showing how the mainstream thinks of MaleDom/femsub relationships.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have Finn show up for work one day with rope burns on her wrists and, after getting called on it by D.B., sheepishly admit to a “fun weekend” with her boyfriend? Even better… it becomes a running joke with her character; like she’s late for a meeting and says, “Sorry I’m late but I was tied up at the crime scene.”

Pregnant pause, everyone looks at her.

“Not literally!”

Everyone laughs.

“At least not this time…” she mutters.

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PirateStan has been involved in his local BDSM community for over 11 years, after having had a lifelong inclination towards it. He currently lives a contented life in Southeastern Virginia with his girl, zeirah, while working by day for a Major Metropolitan Publication.

Comments

  1. ghostofyou says:

    What exactly is Torture Porn?

    • Think of horror movies such as “Saw” and “Hostel”, where there’s not much plot, just poor, innocent indivduals getting tortured to death in graphic detail.

  2. Interesting topic

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