Thursday, May 8, 2008

Dexter

We just finished watching the first season of Dexter, and we loved it. For a show that's about serial killers, it has a really likable (anti-)hero, a lot of funny moments, and raises a lot of interesting philosophical-ish questions. I'm not going to say much more - I'd hate to spoil it for those of you haven't seen the series.

However, I will say this (and Dexter fans will know what I'm talking about)...

The whole amputee fetish thing seriously creeps me out now, even more than it did before. I'm very tolerant when it comes to other people's sexual proclivities - as long as you're not having sex in public, with animals or children, or with my husband I really don't care what you do - but a fetish that focuses on someone who is missing limbs or is having limbs removed? Ack. Is it the pain of amputation that is titillating, or the perceived helplessness of the amputee or...what? I just do not get it. Obviously, I am looking at this from the opposite side, and that might be the reason why I don't understand, but still. Ack.

I'd also like to point out that everyone who finds my blog by googling "amputee fetish" comes from either the Middle East, Asia, or Europe. Just sayin'.

8 comments:

dneylon said...

Amputee fetish?? All I can say is "thank god I didn't know there was such a thing". There's probably a lot of other fetishes I don't want to know about either. I'll just stay with "Amputee? Oh ok".

Earl said...

I have never found a fetish that I wanted to own... about some things I just am so happy in my ignorance - so happy.

West, By God said...

Turns out, Breda has a non-amputee fetish. Sicko.

Matt G said...
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Matt G said...

"I'd also like to point out that everyone who finds my blog by googling 'Ampu*ee fet*sh' comes from either the Middle East, Asia, or Europe. Just sayin'."

Now you've done it-- guess how many bizarre Boxing Helena devotees from the East are going to be finding their way here, courtesy of that little statement? (Yes, I garbled it on purpose.)

Weer'd Beard said...

I've watched about half of season 2. Gonna be buying the DVDs soon. LOVE DEXTER, and sofar season 2 is just as good as season one....but very different in Feel IMHO.

As for amputee fetish, I don't have one, so I'm only speculating, but maybe its a visual thing. Somthing different, and therefor exciting. Maybe some people think it allows more options sexually, much like how there is a fetish involved with watching gymnists performing contortions.....

Just speculation. Still how creepy does it have to get? I think Hubby will point out that your 3-out-of-4 status doesn't make you any less desirable. And as you have noticed by stares and teasings growing up, many find the different-ness off-putting. Why would it be such a stretch to find that some people would find it desirable?

Just connecting the logical dots : ]

Derek said...

Lemme see your finger nails. =P

Wait until you see season 2... I want moar! Hopefully it'll start up again in May for season 3.

Breda said...

mattG - I've never seen Boxing Helena...should I?

weer'd - I SO need a "3 out of 4 ain't bad" tshirt.