If you visit this part of the internet regularly, you'll know on Sundays I post a review on a sex shop in Dublin or something else sex related. Not every Sunday mind you, sometimes life takes over or I'm just on hell of a bad blogger - but you forgive me and come back for more. Don't lie!
This week I want to tackle a seriously taboo sexual topic; Bestiality. Defined as a sexual act between an animal and a human, its frowned upon and illegal in a lot of counties (Ireland included). Before you all quickly exit the page and run for the hills, hear me out. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and I pride myself on trying never to judge. But as I listened to the opinions of someone I was interviewing for one of my reviews on sex shops, I could barely hold my tongue. He spoke of bestiality in a positive light that scared me. I'm not for one second here to bash the guy, nor am I suggesting you do. But the aftertaste of that conversation has stayed with me too long and here seems the perfect place to talk about it. After all, legal or not, all sex should be talked about and people should have a full knowledge of it all. (I'm making reference to the absurd new porn laws in the UK that I wrote about over here.)
Personally I 100% don't agree with bestiality. It all boils down to the fact that an animal can not give consent to the act, much like a child, vulnerable adults and so on. However in Japan, Mexico, Sweden, Thailand, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Cambodia and several states in the US to name a few, it is legal. Presumably mostly due to the fact that its seen as uncommon or unimportant. I personally feel that there should be an across board ban on this kind of sexual act and also porn. Now thats a rare sentence for me to utter. But as an advocate of safe sex and consent I can't abide the thought of this. Not to mention the small matter that this is the definition of animal cruelty.
Now some will argue that the sexual preference to dress as an animal (such as pony play, puppy play, ect) could be concerned the same thing or something that should be looked down on, but I disagree. Its totally different to role play with consenting adults. Again the main theme here, consent. I'm sure that there will be those who disagree with me on both sides, or indeed for calling out this guy in a way. But its my own opinion and I wanted to share it. I don't think its ok to tolerate sex with minors, sex with animals, scat play and non consenting sex - just to list a few things.
But this is just one opinion, what do you think about bestiality? Do you think it should become illegal in places it currently isn't, or do you think that theres no harm in it and it should become legal everywhere.
And for my adoring religious fans who I just know are going to have a field day with this particular post, let me beat you to it. Possibly the one and only time I will quote from the fairytale book. (And no one get their knickers in a twist that I've suddenly got religious, I googled it.) Leviticus states that it is wrong to perform a sexual act with an animal, for both men and women.
''And if a man lie with a beast, he shall surely be put to death: and ye shall slay the beast.''
''And if a woman approach unto any beast, and lie down thereto, thou shalt kill the woman, and the beast: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.''
Well, isn't that just something.