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Too Many Shades of Breached Privacy

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The Style Section of the New York Times recently celebrated a new sexual minority emerging from the shadows and clamoring for public recognition and respect: the so-called “BDSM Community.” Those less trendy than typical Times readers, might be surprised to learn that BDSM stands for “Bondage, Domination, and Sado-Masochism.”

Inspired by the international popularity of the pornographic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey, fans of such forms of self-expression now proudly patronize fashionable clubs in major cities and organized a student group officially endorsed by Harvard University. The problem with such developments is their sick disregard for privacy. Consenting adults who pursue unconventional forms of gratification gain nothing by advertising their very private preferences in “pride parades” or lurid media accounts.

It’s healthier for both individuals and for society at large to keep some intimate details…well, intimate.

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  1. JGUY  •  Mar 11, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Don’t ask, Don’t tell, Don’t advertise makes more sence to me. Of course, it also makes more
    sence to me to decriminalize marijuana usage and sales and prostitution. Both of these activities
    are very expensive to control and seem to me to be activities that should be between the buyer
    and the seller rather than involved with law enforcement. Most of our history and in most of the
    world these things have been legal….why do we waste so much time and money enforcing laws
    that are basically like this bondage thing……No bodys business but the persons involved. I hope
    America can someday be free of the need to control and\or advance activities that should be
    deemed “No body elses Business.”

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