Torture porn

I had an email recently asking me if I was into torture porn and what I thought about it because my story sometimes goes a bit in that direction.

It was a good question.

So in answer, I’m definitely not adverse to porn and I guess I do like a bit of torture (mostly because it involves restraints and that’s where my real interests lay) but torture porn ala Hollywood and its horror/torture porn-style movies? Not so much.

I’ve never been into seeing body parts flying around the place or big gooey piles of stuff (True Blood used to push my icky buttons quite often) and those decomposing, maggot-ridden corpses at the beginning of every single Bones episode made me stop watching it (that and the fact that I think Jim Parsons does a much better job of playing a robot/high-functioning person with Aspergers than Emily Deschanel does).

I enjoy the more subtle types of torture and the power play between the people. I also enjoy me a good ol’ interrogation scene – as you may have noticed.

Do I think bdsm play can be torture?

Also a good question.

Wiki – all hail the mighty wiki – tells us that:

Torture is the act of deliberately inflicting severe physical or psychological pain and possibly injury to a person usually to one who is physically restrained or otherwise under the torturer’s control or custody and unable to defend against what is being done to them.

And by that definition I suppose bdsm play could be construed as torture and funnily enough, when you google image search torture porn you get a 60/40 split of gorno pictures and bdsm porno pics. Apparently a lot of people think that the likes of infernal restraints and hogtied constitute torture porn. (As an aside, I’ve probably also flagged myself with some government organisations for the number of searches I’ve done on torture over the past few months…lol. It’s research people! Chill!)

Of course, the consensual element is generally not present in torture so that generally differentiates between bdsm play and torture, but sometimes it’s a very fine line when you get into edge play and stuff that can really hurt the other person.

I was reading an article the other day about the recent increase in the amount of torture porn style movies and things that are being produced.

I have a little bit of a theory about why this is so. I think the more civilised and sterile we try to make our lives and relationships, the more we want to taste that base side of things. On some level I think we all enjoy the brutal, inhumane spectacle of someone in pain and that is why we all like to look at car accidents, people breaking their bodies in sport and punch-ups on youtube.

I don’t think we’ll ever totally escape our caveman roots.

We all still have a bit of animal inside.

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