As I wrote a few days ago, the anti-sex campaign group Object recently released a study into the “link between porn and violence”… Except that (despite endlessly claiming there is a link), they have yet to provide evidence of it. Instead, they commissioned a poll asking the public whether they think there’s a link. If this seems a little dishonest… welcome to the world of anti-porn propaganda!
So we conducted our own poll. We don’t have Object’s resources, so instead we asked our blog readers a question, and applied rigorous scientific techniques to the raw data (technically this is untrue – but hey, they started it!)
The question was:
Do you think that hatred of sex and sexuality is caused by:
a) Genuine fear that it is harmful,
b) A twisted and hateful view of humanity,
c) Badly fitting underwear?
Following weighting, tweaking, revising, massaging, and other made-up techniques, our results were as follows: a) 4% b) 46% c) 50%
So there it is: the public have spoken – who needs experts? If this approach is good enough for Object, it’s good enough for us. We wanted to help, so we reached out to lingerie retailer Voluptasse.
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Voluptasse CEO Melissa Buck-MacFarlane told us:
“Object are not alone. Badly-fitting underwear is the bane of many women’s lives. So many of our customers have told us they see the world in a better light after we have helped them find something that suits their body type.
There are four main body types: Apple, Pear, Hourglass and Sporty. Once one has identified one’s own shape, fitting lingerie becomes so much easier. We would like to offer Object, their supporters, and readers of the Sex & Censorship blog a 10% discount. Simply visit our site and use the offer code OBJECT.
We also invite Object supporters based in the Lancashire area to a consultation for a personal fitting. We will be happy to extend the 10% discount to our wide variety of hand-chosen sex toys.”