Date: 2017-04-24 04:44 pm (UTC)
lb_lee: Raige making a horrified face. (D:)
From: [personal profile] lb_lee
Heh, I don't think society had to try very hard; we were the family sex toy from pre-K on, so we were already totally used to the idea that this was the sole purpose of our existence.

In Piers Anthony books, at least there were adults who would readily fess up to their intentions and financially negotiate for the privilege of children's bodies; that seemed the height of liberation and enlightenment to us at twelve! I think we couldn't really imagine a world where we WOULDN'T be a sex toy, but the idea that we could HAGGLE for the payment (WE COULD BE PAID!) involved seemed like a fucking dream.

(It's also why, I think, we liked sleazy douchebag characters who were expressly intended to be of that type. If you grow up with the strong lesson that EVERYONE is horrible, you grow to appreciate the ones who are straightforward about it.)

Now, of course, I've been in a healthy, happy relationship for almost a decade, and have spent a huge amount of time digging all that shit out of my head. But yeah, reading these old books is really bringing all that back. And it's kind of awful.

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