- Aug 2, 2001
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Some years ago, I remember reading an article in which a gay journalist claimed to have invented both "felching" and "rinding" when he was bored in the office one afternoon. He claimed to have been horrified, later, to learn that these practices had started to appear in the small-ads.Aren't there journalists who admit to making up fetishes for readers' titillation?
Now I'm thinking he was just attention-seeking, though the explosion of weird practices is not always backed-up by literary or linguistic evidence. At the time - pre-internet, I think, - I was inclined to think that outlandish sexual practices were just a form of gross-out humour. Or maybe they just happened in San Francisco or Parisien brothels.
Since the internet came along, I guess people with odd enthusiasms have encouraged each other. Someone told me that personnel departments are receiving CVs from people who list their sexual preferences and practices among their hobbies and additional skills!
I'm sure technology is now moulding sexual tastes. There has certainly been a massive increase in hideous sexual animations and games over the last few years. Combined with fur-suits and cybersex instruments, the future seems destined to be polymorphously perverse indeed. At least they won't be breeding!