Tuesday, May 12, 2009


First, I will admit that sometimes I have a penchant for the bad boy. There's just something, perhaps their raw animal magnetism, that gets me. But I know they aren't for keeps. And now, research proves it.

Second, and most importantly: One morning, I was on the train with a blind date. We were headed into the city to do some sight-seeing for our date and chatting about who knows what. Somehow, the subject of porn came up. Now, I've seen, first hand, how it can mess with relationships of every kind, and I do not care for it one bit. So, when my date replied to whatever I'd said with "I love porn!!", I was floored. Why I didn't stand my ground, get off the train at the next stop, and go right back home, I'll never know. That was at least the second strike to what turned out to be a rather tortuous date.

So, today, when the Art of Manliness posted this - The Problem with Porn - it says exactly what I've been saying for years. Read it. Share it. It's EXACTLY how I feel.

Of course, it's rather impossible for people to have never seen it these days, and it's not an immediate dealbreaker (there were other reasons I should have gotten off the train that day), but I do not like it, Sam I Am. Not on a train, not in the rain, not in a box, not with a fox. And I won't apologize for it.


VICKI IN AZ said...

Animal Magnetism I think that is why I like Jack on "24".

Roxie said...

I read that article and thought of a few people I could forward it to, some in the hopes that they'd figure out what they are doing and stop, and others as a way of thanking them for never going down that road.

Having been a victim of it, it's an immediate deal breaker for me now. No questions.

Roxie said...

Also, who doesn't like Jack on "24"?

Jinxie said...

I've been a victim of it too, more than once, which I alluded to, so it's not I'm like immediately okay with it. It's something I take on a case by case basis, and it usually involves tears and depends on how recently/often/etc. Not something I accept easily.