FA 021 Introduction to Kink

Feral  Attraction
Episode 021 - Introduction to Kink 06/01

Intro 00:00:35

  • What scientists know — and don't know — about sexual orientation

    • Science Daily Review

    • Report published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest

    • Men's and women's sexual orientations manifest in different ways: Men's sexual orientation is more closely linked to their patterns of sexual arousal than women's sexual orientation is

    • Various biological factors--including prenatal hormones and specific genetic profiles--are likely to contribute to sexual orientation, though they are not the sole cause

    • Biological and non-social environmental factors jointly influence sexual orientation

    • Prevalence of non-heterosexuality

      • Researchers view sexual orientation as having several components--including sexual behavior, sexual identity, sexual attraction, and physiological sexual arousal

        • majority of scientific studies focus solely on self-reported sexual attraction

      • Difficult to estimate prevalence

        • Across cultures, a "small but nontrivial" percentage of people have non-heterosexual feelings

          • Current estimates of complete heterosexuality

            • 86 percent of women

            • 93 percent of men

    • Is it a choice?

      • Because sexual orientation is based on desire and we do not "choose" our desires, the authors argue, this question is illogical.

Topic 00:10:50

What is kink? 00:14:00

  • Kink versus Fetish

    • Kink: This helps me orgasm

    • Fetish: I need this to orgasm

  • Safe, sane, consensual

  • Good, giving, game

  • Don’t Kink shame

    • Your “EW” might be somebody’s “ooh”

    • Just because you don’t like something does not mean it is a bad thing

Where do kinks come from? 00:28:00

  • Not entirely sure

    • Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us, by Jesse Bering

    • Usually an exposure or experience in childhood

    • Some kinks are more or less innate, others gained by exposure

      • E.g. Always into bondage vs dated someone into it and became interested

Common Fandom Paraphilias 00:37:50

  • F-List!

  • Watersports

  • Bondage

  • Feet / paws

  • Musk

  • Anthro animals

  • Feral animals (question this week!)

  • Size play

  • Pup play

  • Age play

  • Non-consensual play

  • Sleep play

  • Inflation

  • Rubber

  • ABDL

  • Leather

  • Edgeplay

    • Blades/bloodplay

    • Breathplay

    • Vore

Intro to BDSM 00:53:00

  • We’re doing a full episode on this next week, but here are some key terms to get used to:

    • Roles

      • Topping vs Bottoming vs Versatile

      • Domination vs Submission vs Switch

    • Types of D/S

      • Scene play vs Lifestyling vs No Recourse TPE (Total Power Exchange)

      • Bondage

      • D/S relationship types

        • Master/pet

        • Daddy/boy

        • Owner/slave

    • Sadism/Masochism

Question(s) 00:59:00

  • Subject: Literal Feral Attraction.
    Hi Metriko and/or Viro. I think I need help.
    Today I was going about my business, as much as a singular furry can do. Just hanging around. I don't remember who, but someone had brought a dog with them, out for a walk. It's actually quite embarrassing but... I found this dog attractive. Now I don't usually see actual animals in that way, but this one I did. I've actually been noticing my eyes drifting at dogs. I guess a literal feral attraction (Was that offensive?)
    I know there's THAT part of the fandom and I'm scared I'll be accused of something I didn't even do just because I'm having these thoughts... I can't look at myself the same way anymore. And sorry for the shortness of this question. It's just a really big issue that's been on my mind all day and I just need to get it out there and hope for answers.

    • Viro- Attraction is harmless, but you should never take actions that harm others

    • Metriko- Fantasies are great and a healthy part of a sex life, but some fantasies should never become realities. 

Closer 01:07:45

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Metriko Oni

Metriko Oni is a former government environmental disaster mitigations expert with a focus on outreach, education, and policy writing. He now works with computers. He has been active in the fandom since 2013 and has been an advocate for transparent lines of communication. His interests include philosophy, media, futurism, and speculative fiction.