And rightly or wrongly, such preferences are likely to be seen not as erotic but pornographic. A Billion Wicked Thoughts: In this context, the male sex organ is associated not only with male-to-male aggression and marking territory, but also with making sexual overtures to females. As these authors half-seriously opine: The authors go on to offer additional biological and anthropological explanations as to why erect penises — particular large ones — would so beguile a great number of heterosexual men not to mention gays and bisexuals.
Yet how many of us have heard of the category GILF? Strangely, this search designation turns out to be more prevalent than most people might suppose. In , Alexa a company measuring traffic to different Web sites listed granny sites among its 42, adult sites. Relatively, a small number but still Consequently, these authors seek to explain this remarkable phenomenon by observing that in Kenya and England — the two countries that reveal the greatest interest in granny porn — inadvertent societal messages to youth likely account for its occurrence.
In Kenya, for example, young people are enjoined to take up sexual matters with their grandparents. So these much older confidantes can become to their grandchildren diffusely associated with erotic arousal. In the United Kingdom, the inferred dynamic would work rather differently. Ogas and Gaddam quote a veteran of the adult industry, who suggests: Since, fortunately, very few of us are actually so reckless as to carry out such unrestrained fantasies , we can generally indulge in them with impunity.
And doubtless the Internet affords us — at a safe remove from reality — ample opportunity to do so. As they describe it, our sympathetic nervous system, which controls many unconscious processes, is what governs our fight-or-flight response.
This system, when confronted by something that scares us, prepares us to act by speeding up our heart, increasing muscular blood flow, and deepening our breathing. As Ogas and Gaddam put it: One act of transgression that deserves special attention is sexual betrayal.
Ogas and Gaddam single out the subject of cuckold porn as immensely popular on the Web. And the question naturally arises as to why such a genre would so appeal to men—why it would be the second most popular interest following Youth for straight males on English-speaking search engines.
How is it that just the thought of their wives cheating on them could lead men to experience intense arousal? Ogas and Gaddam provide an evolutionary explanation for this seemingly masochistic fantasy. This is one that seems to have been overlooked by these authors and others as well. As in my previous examples of secret or taboo male sexual preferences, I see cuckold porn as yet another clandestine interest. For how many men would be comfortable sharing such a predilection with their mate?
One where, symbolically, not he but she is acting wrongfully and — much more than this — that he finds her sexual betrayal intensely arousing? Doubtless, most males would also tend toward secrecy as regards disclosing their attraction to the submissive vs.
As Ogas and Gaddam intriguingly point out: These authors observe that the joint category domination and submission represents the sixth most popular search topic on the meta- engine Dogpile.
And it may well be that though most people prefer one mode of sexual interaction over the other, their preference is rather more flexible than fixed. Most fascinating, perhaps, is the fact that while sexual domination sites are unquestionably popular, sexual submission sites are more popular still — and have a majority male audience!
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