Hmm

The Government is concerned that increasing numbers of young people are trying anal sex, according to an official consultation.

Officials at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport are baffled at the increased popularity of the act despite apparent “research” suggesting it is not pleasurable for women.

This is of course the problem with allowing a bureaucracy anywhere near such matters. Because whether something is pleasurable depends upon the individual deciding upon the pleasure. Large numbers of homosexual men do not, for example, enjoy anal sex. And a minority, according to most research, enjoy being the recipient of it. Why this should be any different for women is unknown…..but to a bureaucracy individual taste is not something greatly comprehensible, is it?

And then we’ve got the larger question: why in buggery are we paying civil servants to consider the joys of anal sex?

26 thoughts on “Hmm”

  1. The Meissen Bison

    why in buggery are we paying civil servants to consider the joys of anal sex?

    A good question and one which can be submitted to said civil servants under the consultation currently (my bad joke) in hand.

    Hard copy (their unintended bad joke) responses can be sent to: FAO Child Online Safety Team Age Verification consultation 4th Floor Department for Culture, Media and Sport 100 Parliament Street London SW1A 2BQ

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    Large numbers of homosexual men do not, for example, enjoy anal sex. And a minority, according to most research, enjoy being the recipient of it.

    I kind of doubt both those claims. I would think trivial numbers of homosexual men do not enjoy anal sex and virtually all of them enjoy being the recipient. They may say something else to people who are seeking another answer. Or they may not.

    If you want to be the active partner, you can find a lady willing to accommodate you these days. You probably always could if you looked hard enough or were nice enough. There is no point being gay unless you like doing what gay people do.

    (Or as Freud would put it, you are frozen in the anal or oral stages of development due to poor parenting)

  3. When people whine about cuts to the civil service, you would think that this entire department could be shipped to Siberia and left to freeze to death without anyone noticing.

    And who was the first person to suggest this happen? What sort of culture exists where someone feels they can suggest this and where others think it’s a good idea?

  4. Rational Anarchist

    I would have thought they’d be all in favour of increased levels of anal sex. It’s a very easy way to reduce teen pregnancy, after all.

  5. Officials at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport are baffled at the increased popularity of the act despite apparent “research” suggesting it is not pleasurable for women.

    Well, as one woman I know put it: “It depends on whether the guy knows what he’s doing.”

    In other words, blokes should be provided with state-funded courses on how to approach gently and not storm the castle gates.

  6. And do women enjoy blowjobs? Any erogenous zones down the oesophagus? How about handjobs or footjobs?

    What’s really happened is that post-AIDS, blowjobs just ain’t no thing. They used to be – there were surveys in the past that said that it was generally something that came after marriage. Then people started using BJs as safer sex. The new taboo became anal.

    And you know. I don’t even think anal is about male pleasure so much as demonstrating love. I mean that if she’ll take it up the pooper for your pleasure, she’s very concerned about your pleasure.

  7. Anyone know if the folklore is true that, starting from Greece and going through the Middle East – maybe with the exception of Jewish Israel – the closer you get to the Stans the higher the incidence of taking it up the Gary (male and female)?

  8. The Inimitable Steve

    Bunch of arse, innit?

    The Stig – And do women enjoy blowjobs?

    Right up till you marry them.

  9. “Large numbers of homosexual men do not, for example, enjoy anal sex.”

    I think large numbers of gay men pretend they don’t do much bum sex because their girly fag hag mates are squeamish about it.

    Why the fuck has this anything to do with the state? And even if you did imagine that this might be a concern for the state, why for the department of culture, media and sport? Is anal now considered a sport?

  10. The Inimitable Steve

    Matthew – Nonsense.

    They’re gay as a cunning ruse to avoid being dragged around shopping centres on Saturday mornings.

  11. So Much For Subtlety

    Matthew L – “They’re not gay because they like anal, they’re gay because they’re sexually attracted to men. ”

    I agree they are not gay because they like anal. They are gay because they like men anally penetrating them.

    A tally of 55,464 profiles on gay.com from the United States showed that 26.46% preferred top, while 31.92% preferred bottom, and the largest group (41.62%) preferred versatile. The preferences seemed to vary by state, however. In Wyoming, for example, 16% preferred top, 44% preferred bottom, and 40% preferred versatile. In West Virginia, tops outnumbered bottoms by a slim margin (32% top, 29% bottom, and 39% versatile).

    So TW claimed a minority liked being penetrated. I object. You claim I am wrong. You provide evidence that shows three quarters of Gay men like being penetrated.

    Good one. Well done.

    As for those that claim to prefer being Tops, it looks to me like those figures vary according to your chances of going to prison. In Wyoming not many men face gang rape in prison. No one much pretends to be so butch they don’t take it themselves. In West Virginia a lot more men are likely to face anal rape in prison. A lot more pretend they don’t do that gay sh!t.

    Let’s do a survey in Compton. That will tell us something useful.

  12. SMFS: I’m not sure I follow the prison rape point in your post.

    #Sentencesforthenewguardiancommentssection

  13. Why is the research by the Dept of Culture, Media and Sport? Under which category does anal sex fall? The only Dept which could conceivably be interested in the population’s private choices is the Dept of Health and then only as its connection w STDs and damage to the anal sphincter and rectal mucosa, not whether any pleasure was derived.

  14. So Much For Subtlety

    Gareth – “You are the unstumpable Donald J Trump and I claim my five freedom dollars.”

    I will take that as praise.

    Ljh – “The only Dept which could conceivably be interested in the population’s private choices is the Dept of Health and then only as its connection w STDs and damage to the anal sphincter and rectal mucosa, not whether any pleasure was derived.”

    But you forget the new First Amendment to the British Constitution – the entire state will endeavour to make sure every Daddy’s little princess will get just what she wants and no girl shall get her feelings hurt. Ever. So if some nasty boys are having sex and they are the only ones that are enjoying themselves, we will have to send in the Department of Culture, every single Social Worker, the Welsh Guards, whatever it takes.

  15. @Bravefart,

    That reminds me of a joke.

    Katerina from a little Greek village is about to wed Costas, her swain. Her mother pull her aside the night before the nuptials and cautions her about the ways of Greek men. “Eventually he will get bored and ask you to “turn around” and try it another way. However, my girl, you do not have to obey him in this.”

    She thanks her mother and heads off to the church to make the last minute arrangements to the decorations. While there, she meets the local priest, father Dimitri, who pulls her aside and further cautions her about her marital duties. “Some men have strange tastes, and Costas may be one of them. If on the marital bed, he asks you to “turn around” to try it a different way, you can refuse him, with the knowledge that the orthodox church stands with you on this.”

    Cue nuptials and a good few months of wedded bliss. However, one Friday night, as they start caressing, Costas pipes up : ” Katerina, would you mind turning around so we can try it the other way”. Of course she gets in a huff and refuses point blank, letting him know in no uncertain terms that her mother supported her refusal, father Dimitri supported her viewpoint, and indeed, the entire orthodox church agreed with her that she didn’t need to “turn around”.

    “Ok”, said Costas, “but I thought you wanted children”

  16. The Inimitable Steve @10:27:

    I’m reminded of a joke.

    Q: Why is every bride beaming as she walks odwn the aisle?
    A: Because she knows she’ll never have to give another blowjob.

  17. No surprise to see good ol’ SMFS has spent a lot of time prior to this thinking about being penetrated anally.

    Meanwhile, I have to wonder about the effects of gay marriage on the stats: presumably in places where it’s legal, there are much lower rates of sexual intercourse amongst homosexual men?

  18. Two reasons to read this thread:

    Gunker’s joke

    The template for any response to SMFS,

    SMFS, what you know about [virtually any subject] could be written on an [incredibly small thing].

  19. So Much For Subtlety

    Dave – “No surprise to see good ol’ SMFS has spent a lot of time prior to this thinking about being penetrated anally.”

    What can I say? I am a regular reneighsaunce man. I also have had more than one Gay friend.

    “Meanwhile, I have to wonder about the effects of gay marriage on the stats: presumably in places where it’s legal, there are much lower rates of sexual intercourse amongst homosexual men?”

    At least one celebrity would dispute that.

    Liberal Yank – “The template for any response to SMFS,”

    Smarting because you get your butt kicked is never pretty.

    Speaking of which, Hi Matt!

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