I do wanna say there's a selection bais we've got here, both because the people who get thr most involved with a community are the ones we're actually seeing and because the general design of internet spaces is to try and convince people to come join a community. I bet a lot of people just jerk off in silence or whatever.
Frank West, September 10, 2020, 03:32:02 pm
Oh, word, I was assuming we were just talking about that specific subsection of "people with a weird fetish who also want to talk about that fetish." (At least, after my initial, "Here's what the scientists think is going on with that fetish mess.")
I tend to assume that we're surrounded at any particular moment by people with weird fetishes, who are relatively well adjusted and not interested in sharing that outside of a relationship.
The human brain is extremely weird, and the more we learn about it, the more we're realizing that everyone is secretly kinda messed up and weird, and that's okay. Shit, as long as you're not inflicting it on people who don't want to see it, I'm AOK with weirdos with creepy fetishes assembling to be creepy weirdos together. Just be ethical about your creepy sex shit and we're cool.
Well, "cool" in the sense of "I may want to avoid you at parties but I won't object to you doing your thing."
Besides, the more weird fetish communities there are on the web the more I get to see/hear amusingly weird shit, and that's my jam.
ETA: Also as Antivehicular noted, slapfights
about amusingly weird shit, which is even more fun because nothing is so entertaining as a fight in which you have no dogs.