August 9, 2016

Going to a hell of a lot of trouble to get inside a woman.

"[T]housands of predominantly older heterosexual men... don full-body silicone suits, prosthetic breasts, doll-like masks, and elaborate costumes... The community is active online and meets up in special female masking forums.... On this episode of VICE INTL, we head to Amsterdam and Germany to meet a few European men who shed their masculinity and transform into feminine latex dolls..."

You've got to watch the video to appreciate how much trouble this is. Heterosexual sex can be spoken of in terms of the man getting inside the woman, so this could be thought of as a variation on that. It may be less trouble to get inside these tight masks and latex garments than to form a real relationship with a woman, and — to be fair to Hank, et al. — you're only troubling your rubber-y possessions, not some real person, and these things don't suffer if you pack them away in piled up corrugated Chiquita banana boxes in your spare room when you're not needing them.

34 comments:

Rusty said...

OK. That shit's just creepy.

Rob said...

Finally, an explanation for Wendy Williams.

mccullough said...

Henry Darger is rolling over in his grave

Bill Peschel said...

"these things don't suffer if you pack them away in piled up corrugated Chiquita banana boxes in your spare room when you're not needing them."

Now Althouse is trolling Laslo.

Well played.

rhhardin said...

I forget which action series it was, but the guy rescued his estranged daughter in the first DVD, rescued his ex wife in the second DVD, and still in the third DVD the wife was still married to this other creep.

The comment under the review was what the hell do you have to do to get laid?

coupe said...

I probably won't read the article, because I'm just kind of real happy that urine is flowing out of Mr. Happy. I'm way past the excitement of anything else flowing.

Some people are just perverts, and you have to appreciate that they got that way from a hormone imbalance caused by their parents experimental drug abuse.

Bay Area Guy said...

These folks need a better hobby. I'd suggest gardening, hiking or poker.

mikee said...

In almost any group greater than 100,000,000 humans, you can find some large variations from the norms of behavior. That these outliers can now find each other and interact more easily, and be known publicly for their specialties, is a wonder of the modern age. That they are more well known than, say, fetishists back in the early 1700s does not mean the people doing this now are any stranger than folks were back then. It just means we know more about them. To our amusement and scientific knowledge and regret.

HoodlumDoodlum said...

I dunno, Professor, that post doesn't exactly drip with compassion and love for others who may be different.

rhhardin - I think that's the Liam Nesson franchise "Taken," and to be fair the wife was played by Famke Janssen, so, you know.

Rob said...

Bay Area Guy wrote, "These folks need a better hobby. I'd suggest gardening, hiking or poker."

Poke her? I hardly know her. And what if there's a guy in there?

Sydney said...

Heterosexual sex can be spoken of in terms of the man getting inside the woman, so this could be thought of as a variation on that.

That's one theory of man to woman transgenderism- especially when it occurs late in life. That it's a form of auto-eroticism.

MisterBuddwing said...

Such blatant artificiality! It brings to mind something Gloria Steinem once said, that she doesn't mind drag queens because "women have been female impersonators for some time."

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I think of myself as a weirdo misfit but perhaps I've been giving myself too much credit.

n.n said...
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n.n said...

The rainbow of transgender spectrum disorder. Very colorful, but is it a progressive condition?

Roughcoat said...

Mental illness, straight up.

Anglelyne said...

File this under "people I don't want to know about".

MisterBuddwing said...

Mental illness, straight up.

Worse than Trump's? Better than Clinton's? (From what I've read, they're both sociopaths.)

Anglelyne said...

coupe: Some people are just perverts, and you have to appreciate that they got that way from a hormone imbalance caused by their parents experimental drug abuse.

Lol. A+

This link reminds me of an exchange in Bonfire of the Vanities. From memory - character expresses astonishment at something; his colleague remarks: "You've led a very sheltered life". His reply: "Not fucking sheltered enough".

That's pretty much my response to this kind of brokenness.

mockturtle said...

coupe: Some people are just perverts, and you have to appreciate that they got that way from a hormone imbalance caused by their parents experimental drug abuse.

Or by the hormone additives in our food supply. Remember when the men who worked in chicken processing plants started growing breasts?

Ryan said...

They wear a diaper under the suit because its too much trouble to take it off when they need to go.

mockturtle said...

@Anglelyne This link reminds me of an exchange in Bonfire of the Vanities. From memory - character expresses astonishment at something; his colleague remarks: "You've led a very sheltered life". His reply: "Not fucking sheltered enough".

That's pretty much my response to this kind of brokenness.


A little bit like how I felt after reading Randy Shilts' excellent chronicle, And the Band Played On. There are some things I kinda wish I didn't know about.

F said...

They should all dress up as female I the only reader who thought Kim looked like something out of an Alfred Hitchcock film?

Fernandinande said...

thousands of predominantly older heterosexual men

I doubt it.

"a few European men"

That sounds about right.

coupe said...
Some people are just perverts, and you have to appreciate that they got that way from a hormone imbalance caused by their parents experimental drug abuse.


Which drugs would the parents of old people have been experimenting with? The one guy I saw (video is way too long) looked about 70 or so.

jr565 said...

WHat is up with people these days. Every one seems to want to transform into something else. They are born male, but they want to be female. They are born human but they want to be dragons. They are white, but want to identify as black.
They are adults but want to pretend they are babies.

Fernandinande said...

mikee said...
That they are more well known than, say, fetishists back in the early 1700s does not mean the people doing this now are any stranger than folks were back then.


Though it's 1800s rather than 1700s, check out Krafft-Ebing's "Psychopathia Sexualis".

coupe said...

Fernandinande said...Which drugs would the parents of old people have been experimenting with?

cocaine probably.

Fernandinande said...

coupe said...
'Fernandinande said...Which drugs would the parents of old people have been experimenting with?'
cocaine probably.


Try alcohol. Or maybe tobacco.

"No specific disorders or conditions have been found to result for people whose mothers used cocaine while pregnant.[2] Studies focusing on children of six years and younger have not shown any direct, long-term effects of PCE [Prenatal cocaine exposure] on language, growth, or development as measured by test scores.[3] PCE also appears to have little effect on infant growth.[4] However, PCE is associated with premature birth, birth defects, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other conditions.[No ref? Mostly not listed at March of Dimes] The effects of cocaine on a fetus are thought to be similar to those of tobacco and less severe than those of alcohol.[5] No scientific evidence has shown a difference in harm to a fetus between crack and powder cocaine.[6]"

The MSM's "crack babies" were babies whose mothers drank alcohol and smoked cigarettes. Many of them also rode buses.

R.J. Chatt said...

So much easier for the transgender men in Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan when they want to go out as as a ladies' group, just put on burkas.

Tangents to this story: Liberace who was mega famous, feminine and flamboyant, and denied being homosexual his whole life and Harajuku Fashion, - Kawaii & Colorful Tokyo Street Style

Comanche Voter said...

Has Laslo done anything with that Chiquita Banana remark? Seems to me he could do quite a riff on that line.

tim maguire said...

Of course they're German.

Ann Althouse said...

Those were whole head masks with a zipper down the back. The desire for a feeling of tight enclosure must be great. It looks SO uncomfortable.

Moneyrunner said...

Media 2016: “Trump is insane”
Media 2016: “Men who mutilate their genitals, wear wigs & dresses & want to have babies are courageous voices of reason.”

mikee said...

Fernandinande, I stand by my arbitrary choice of century, as it was arbitrary and could as well have been 1600 AD (or CE, for the PC), 1200 BC (or BCE for the Mac), or any point in time where the earth's population exceeded 100,000,000.

My point is that the tails on the distributions of behavioral characteristics for any large population get pretty darn long, and that there are few folk out there, in any era, that are waaaaaaaaaay far gone from the average.

I learned this growing up in a family of 6 kids with lots of cousins. There were a few outliers in even that small a group.