|Whose parents didn't have this painting in the '70s?|
I first became aware of this fetish/kink/turn-on many moons ago when I was reading an interview with a man who had a fetish for women who were injured and in casts of one sort or another. They could be on crutches, but a cast is what really got his little German soldier standing at attention. He would seek these women out at malls or supermarkets, start talking to them and do his best to convince them to go on a date. Standard mating ritual for anyone who hasn’t heard of Craig’s List. He made a point of stating, however, that he wasn’t one of those “freaks” turned on by amputees. Apparently he liked his women whole and only slightly injured.
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There are, however, men and women who seek out a partner based solely on the number of limbs he or she possesses. Thanks to modern medicine and prosthetics, however, amputee lovers are probably finding the dating pool getting more than a bit shallow as of late. Oh, to live back in the era when the destitute purposely disfigured themselves in order to get more money while begging. (It happens today, too, but not nearly as much.) You couldn’t throw a rock without hitting one of the limbless. These days? Not so much. Of course, finding what few are left is a little easier than it was a few decades ago. You don’t even have to go to the Middle East or some war-ravaged country to do it, either.
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Back in the ‘80s I found a porn mag featuring a woman missing a foot (her right one, if I recall correctly). She was doing a photo spread with another female. (Another double kink – as if just missing a foot weren’t enough.) The amputee was a dark-haired girl in her twenties. The look on her face said she had done this before. The other female was a blonde who looked about 19 or so. She definitely didn’t look like she had done this before, but she did look like she would drool on demand and do whatever was asked of her if the money was right. She kept a deadpan expression on her face for the most part. One such photo showed her about to lick the oddly smooth stump where her partner’s foot had been. Her tongue wasn’t quite touching the skin, though the amputee’s face registered pure, manufactured delight while the licker’s face was robotic at best. It was the final, slightly out of focus photo in the set that got my attention, however.
|Can you find the missing shoe?|
In that photo, the raven-haired beauty was in full focus. She had inserted her stump partially into the blonde’s vagina, or so it appeared. Our amputee goddess’ expression said, “I will fuck you but hard.” The other girl’s face was what was out of focus, but if you looked closely enough you could see it wore a look of disgust, as if reason had set in and she finally realized what she was doing for a few hundred dollars. She was not turned on by amputees, but I imagine that for a casual porn fan this hardly mattered. (Unless, of course, there was a third kink of humiliation going on there.) For the devotee, however, this photo was a sin; it highlighted the disgust the un-amputated have with the amputated, and it brought home the marginalization of the amputee lover.
I’m not one to judge. These poor men and women who like their lovers to have a few less body parts to wash are marginalized enough. After all, while sitting in some employer-mandated training where people have to discuss what they look for in a husband or wife, few probably feel comfortable enough to say, “Well, first and foremost, she can’t have any arms.” Few are probably able to tell their husbands that while they think they are fine men, they could be even finer if they lost a leg in a lawn mowing accident. Hell, parts of society feel sorry for pedophiles (they must have been abused as children) and they can still easily find jobs as priests and Walmart greeters. They may be stigmatized, but many of them can be open about it simply because of that sympathy factor. (“Yes, I exposed myself to those children, but I have a disease.”) Zoophiles have excellent documentaries made about them. Put two girls and one cup together and you get an Internet sensation. The one who lusts after the amputee? No such love from the public. The public says to them, “You desire something that is flawed … broken … and therefore you are flawed and broken. We can understand pedophiles. We can understand people attracted to animals, as anyone who has ever ridden a horse knows. The two girls sharing a cup are bold, and America loves bold in everything from potato chips to sex. You, however, are a lowly soul who seeks the incomplete.” And if that shoe were on the other un-amputated foot? Well, my guess is that anyone finding themselves newly delimbed would be more than happy to meet someone turned on by that, but chances are they would go for the artificial limb first rather than risk mass rejection.
|Thar he blows!|
It’s okay. I’m sure you have a wonderful personality.