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America’s Insanity and the Fine Line Between Being a Party Girl and Whoredom

How’s THAT for a snappy title? hehee…

Since I’m depressed after watching footage of the hatred, stupidity and ominous goings-on at the Republican Convention, I’m going to write about something else.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s was on TV this week; we watched a bit of it, but it’s a bit fluffy to totally hold my interest. I read in the Radio Times, however, that due to the constraints of that era, you really don’t realise what she does for a living. It’s true – I hadn’t realised, although Holly obviously has no visible means of support. It started me thinking about the fine line that a lot of women walk…just when do you have to be honest and call yourself a whore?

*da DUMM* Did you notice the Sex And The City-style line? Could you picture me typing? lol…

Sex And The City was notable for me because it broke so many taboos. I loved it; I’d never seen a TV show where the characters discussed issues in their lives such as anal sex. “I don’t want to be the Up The Butt Girl. Men don’t marry the Up The Butt Girl.” :) Anyway, back to my subject: there was a rather thought-provoking episode where Carrie wakes up after a night with someone to find a discreet envelope of cash on the nightstand. Although offended, she kept it, thereby bringing home the knowledge that whatever else may happen, she will always, somewhere, have the knowledge of what a night with her is worth.

Don’t we all do that, to some extent? How many times did I, as a very pretty, very young, somewhat shallow and selfish girl, sleep with someone because they spent tons of cash on a dream night out? Or slept with them because I was travelling and needed a nice, convenient place to stay? Because I wanted to go somewhere exotic, or was entranced by their lifestyle?

Does that make me a prostitute? No…I wasn’t that honest. Does it mean that, at one era of my life, that I could be bought…or at least rented expensively?

If I’m honest, I have to say yes.

47 Comments

  • esbat

    I don’t want to be the Up The Butt Girl

    That line had me laughing for days afterwards. I thoroughly agree with you on the breaking taboos stuff.

    Someone once told me this silly joke:

    Man talking to a woman…
    “Would you sleep with someone for a million pounds?” He asks.
    “Yes.” She replies.
    “Would you sleep with me for a tenner?”
    “No! What kind of woman do you think I am?”
    “Well, we know what kind of woman you are, we’ve just moved on to haggling about the price.”

  • vampwillow

    “Someone once told me …” huh?

    hmmmn. “I have this friend …” ;-)

    Seriously though, yes I’ve ended up in beds with people I didn’t fancy (a few times) and I’m sure the reverse is probably true as well, but I don’t see anything really ‘wrong’ with it. You might as well complain about sex with a husband in order to get the housekeeping money (or someone to take the rubbish out, whatever).

  • owlslight

    Honest reflection of one’s self, past or present, seriously rocks in my book.

    I think that most of us, male or female (really doesn’t matter), have at one time or another traded sex for something – comfort, food, relief of boredom, whatever. I’ve never found that to be shocking.

    What I’ve found shocking is how most of us will be offended and/or deny it when we’re told that’s what we’re doing. Silliness, really.

  • wandringsoul

    I wonder – if there was a cash amount, where the line would be drawn? The million’s obvious – but just where abouts would someone say Yes…£1000? £5000? £27.50?

  • wandringsoul

    I wonder – if there was a cash amount, where the line would be drawn? The million’s obvious – but just where abouts would someone say Yes…£1000? £5000? £27.50?

  • purrthecat

    “Up the Butt Girl!” *giggles* I LOVE that they had that scene IN a cab. BRILLIANT! It was amazingly written. I’d love to have some girl friends I felt that comfortable with and trusted enough to have THOSE kindof conversations with.

    Interesting entry. I like the fact that Holly oozes naivety but usually gets what she wants/needs. :) I love that movie. :) (except for the incidental backing vocal music – ICK!)

    Hmmm… I wonder how much I’d be worth. I’ve actually been offered X amount for my dominatrix services. I was QUITE flattered, but did get somewhat offended because I am not a pro and it was something I do with people I know, NOT with strangers for money. Although, it was a HELL of an impressive sum. ;)

    *hughug* That icon… *wipes chin*

  • wandringsoul

    Dominatrix? Didn’t know that…tho oddly enough it’s the name of M’s computer…lol, and something she’s mentioned from time to time along the ‘curious?’ kind of conversational line…

  • wandringsoul

    Dominatrix? Didn’t know that…tho oddly enough it’s the name of M’s computer…lol, and something she’s mentioned from time to time along the ‘curious?’ kind of conversational line…

  • wandringsoul

    Really? How does one get good at it?

    What always fascinated me was I think I’m sufficiently dominant that I’d want to flip control over at some point…

  • wandringsoul

    Really? How does one get good at it?

    What always fascinated me was I think I’m sufficiently dominant that I’d want to flip control over at some point…

  • anonymous

    In my mind its simply an exchange. the lady wants a nice time, a bit of company a palce to stay and the bloke gets sex.

    BUT if the lady is repulsed by the bloke and STILL sleeps with him ,then i think thats another issue!

  • anonymous

    In my mind its simply an exchange. the lady wants a nice time, a bit of company a palce to stay and the bloke gets sex.

    BUT if the lady is repulsed by the bloke and STILL sleeps with him ,then i think thats another issue!

  • anonymous

    In my mind its simply an exchange. the lady wants a nice time, a bit of company a palce to stay and the bloke gets sex.

    BUT if the lady is repulsed by the bloke and STILL sleeps with him ,then i think thats another issue!

  • anonymous

    i belive Winston Chirchill of all people is reputed to have said that… though it may be an urban myth.

    Nice one esbat …. its good

  • anonymous

    i belive Winston Chirchill of all people is reputed to have said that… though it may be an urban myth.

    Nice one esbat …. its good

  • anonymous

    i belive Winston Chirchill of all people is reputed to have said that… though it may be an urban myth.

    Nice one esbat …. its good

  • anonymous

    uathsaille, though you swaped sex for a bed or a nice meal when younger, would you do it again?

    very intereting thread… its got me thinking :)

  • anonymous

    uathsaille, though you swaped sex for a bed or a nice meal when younger, would you do it again?

    very intereting thread… its got me thinking :)

  • anonymous

    uathsaille, though you swaped sex for a bed or a nice meal when younger, would you do it again?

    very intereting thread… its got me thinking :)

  • uathsaille

    Interesting…I would think that would be quite tempting. Especially since it is common to not actually have sex as part of the session…which would make it easier to do with strangers. Hmmmn. There are areas that I couldn’t/wouldn’t go, however: diapers, etc. (Along the lines of kinky sex practices, not exclusively domination.)

  • uathsaille

    Interesting…I would think that would be quite tempting. Especially since it is common to not actually have sex as part of the session…which would make it easier to do with strangers. Hmmmn. There are areas that I couldn’t/wouldn’t go, however: diapers, etc. (Along the lines of kinky sex practices, not exclusively domination.)

  • uathsaille

    Interesting…I would think that would be quite tempting. Especially since it is common to not actually have sex as part of the session…which would make it easier to do with strangers. Hmmmn. There are areas that I couldn’t/wouldn’t go, however: diapers, etc. (Along the lines of kinky sex practices, not exclusively domination.)

  • uathsaille

    I think it always depends on the situation…and how much of your pride and self-worth you’d retain afterwards.

  • uathsaille

    I think it always depends on the situation…and how much of your pride and self-worth you’d retain afterwards.

  • uathsaille

    I think it always depends on the situation…and how much of your pride and self-worth you’d retain afterwards.

  • uathsaille

    Exactly…I avoided the marriage issue, but I’ve always felt that being a stay-at-home spouse was too close to being a prostitute. That’s a sentiment that is bound to piss a lot of people off, however.

  • uathsaille

    Exactly…I avoided the marriage issue, but I’ve always felt that being a stay-at-home spouse was too close to being a prostitute. That’s a sentiment that is bound to piss a lot of people off, however.

  • uathsaille

    Exactly…I avoided the marriage issue, but I’ve always felt that being a stay-at-home spouse was too close to being a prostitute. That’s a sentiment that is bound to piss a lot of people off, however.

  • uathsaille

    lol…great joke, and perfect illustration. We all have a price. It may be a wedding ring, it may be flowers and dinner, or just simply trading sex for affection…but we all have a price.

  • uathsaille

    lol…great joke, and perfect illustration. We all have a price. It may be a wedding ring, it may be flowers and dinner, or just simply trading sex for affection…but we all have a price.

  • uathsaille

    lol…great joke, and perfect illustration. We all have a price. It may be a wedding ring, it may be flowers and dinner, or just simply trading sex for affection…but we all have a price.

  • wandringsoul

    Actually it was rumoured to be George Bernard Shaw…Churchill’s famous biting comment was in response to a woman who said:

    Sir – you are drunk!

    to which his reply was: “And madam – you are ugly; but in the morning I shall be sober!”

  • wandringsoul

    Actually it was rumoured to be George Bernard Shaw…Churchill’s famous biting comment was in response to a woman who said:

    Sir – you are drunk!

    to which his reply was: “And madam – you are ugly; but in the morning I shall be sober!”

  • wandringsoul

    Actually it was rumoured to be George Bernard Shaw…Churchill’s famous biting comment was in response to a woman who said:

    Sir – you are drunk!

    to which his reply was: “And madam – you are ugly; but in the morning I shall be sober!”

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