Monday, July 2, 2012

Air Sex - As If Things Weren't Bad Enough Already

No one who knows me would call me a prude, in fact, quite the opposite, but I'm certainly beginning to feel like one.

I grew-up in the middle of the sexual revolution.  Although I was never interested in nor practiced "free love", I did and do believe that whatever consenting adults do behind closed doors is nobody's business but their own.  And therein lies the prude part of me... "behind closed doors."  Public displays of affection are good.  Public displays of lust are not.  I don't want to see you suck face any more than you want to see me take a dump.

There is such thing as public decency and the public has a right to determine what public behavior is acceptable and what is not.  Of course, we all know it's the definition of "acceptable" that causes the ruckus, maybe even more so than the act itself and we, as a society, have been fighting and bickering over what constitutes free speech and what is acceptable public behavior since that concept was written into the Constitution.  I, for one, was fully behind the idea of freedom of speech being extended to acts of artistic expression, even to the point of accepting the idea of allowing strippers to be considered "artists."  In retrospect, I realize that I was wrong.  

Somehow, we have allowed the hucksters and smut peddlers to have free-range while hiding under the protection of the First Amendment.  They have undermined our culture and elevated lust to the point to where it is not only acceptable, but something to seek and even admire.  We are bombarded with sexual innuendo and enticements.  The most aired commercials on television are those hawking pills to give you a hard on, on demand, for "when the moment is right."  We make scum like Howard Stern and Hugh Hefner multimillionaires and elevate them to iconic status.

But, as bad as it is.  As debase as it is.  Just when you thought it couldn't get worse, here comes the latest craze, Air Sex.
What makes this particularly onerous is that it's done in everyday nightclubs and on college campuses.  Places where impressionable youth go.

Call me a prude if you like, but if we can't find a way to weed this kind of thing out of our culture, we're dead, as dead as any debaucherous culture that's ever come before us.

20 comments:

  1. Air sex makes more sense than pole dancing, unless she plans on dating a guy who is about 7 feet tall and really skinny.

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    1. Can't argue with that. They both make about as much sense as air guitar.

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  2. The birth of this goes way way back, to when psychology married Madison Avenue. They figured out that we say one thing about morality and decency and then our innermost thoughts look for something exactly opposite ergo "Sex Sells." This mess started long before the sixties but it has progressed to a point where our youth was truly prudish by today's standards. It doesn't bother me, because like anything else I can choose to watch or not (about 2 min of the video) and make a choice for myself. But what I feel bad about is these (like that young woman) are children, they may be having "fun" now for a prize or her 15 minutes but this age has eternal memory and when she is thirty or whatever someone will recognize or remember the video and it will show up on a resume same as an over the top set of piercings and tattoo's.

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  3. I figure air sex is here to stay, frankly I thought televised poker championships were debaucherous examples of a decaying culture.

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    1. I won't go there because there is no end to it. How about local news, peddling violence, fear and the weather.

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  4. "I don't want to see you suck face any more than you want to see me take a dump."

    Air dump-taking -- coming soon to a nightclub near you.

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    1. Dang Tom, I believe you're onto something. Quick, buy a club before it's too late.

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  5. Ok, you’re a prude.
    First you sound like Glenn Beck.
    Second she’s got nice boobs. Her moves remind me of Gypsy Rose Lee.
    Third those legs are toned and the heels are kickin’.
    Fourth, Nice ass.
    Fifth it was published by you.
    So I guess you’re not a prude
    After all.

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  6. Punch the transfer of information and opinion is a guarantee under the Freedom of Speech clause in the American Bill of Rights. That Mr. C put the video up and a link as examples is an expository of how most people are actually able to understand a point they read. We have turned into a eye driven culture and without video examples few who read this would understand what "air sex" is. Ergo sir I defend Mr. C's post and reasoning entirely for the video just as simple evidence to justify his stance.

    I suggest sir that you make amends for your slanderous and perhaps libelous comments which compared Mr. C. to Glenn Beck which would be an affront to not only the liberal minded but the honest thinking conservative mind. And while we're gathering information how much did you pay for your subscription to Mr. Becks internet "show" in short how much did he wallet fuck you for?

    By the by I have something for both of you at my blog if you're interested.

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    1. Cool!
      I concur, but I would suggest that you should agree that her legs were kicking.
      Mercy.

      I watch and hear glen beck through the, loving, filter of the left wing of the sacred bleeding heart.

      HeY! Well is He a Prude? Or NOt?

      GB TV

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    2. Maybe you should change your name from Punch to Dog, Dog. LOL

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    3. Dude does he punch dogs? is there a video of that?

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  7. I doubt you are a prude. My raising occured in the late 70s to the mid 80s and we loved our mini-skirts, encouraged our boyfriends to pierce an ear and wear mascara and that our parents were BORING. (Who doesn't believe their parents are boring?)

    I can't watch the video from work. I will risk a lot, but if you think it is offensive it is probably best not to watch it. I will try to remember to watch it from home though.

    And if you are a prude, embrace it!

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  8. I feel the same way about this I do about any form of sex..I don't care what you do just don't make me watch, and not in my front yard, it scares my pets.

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  9. We are a puritanical culture, fearful of anything involving orifices and insertion. Therefore, sex rules the airwaves because we really don't like it.

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  10. I'm ashamed to say, I actually saw that guy perform on America's Got Talent. (Mostly, I'm ashamed that I was wasting my time watching that drivel.) Anyhow, it was thoroughly disgusting. Not a fan of porn in any form, but somehow, a sexual "solo act" strikes me as extreme narcissism and even more disgusting. Talk about taking self-love to the extreme. Not into air guitar, either, but I CAN get into playing "air drum"... especially to "Wipeout".

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