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You and yours BBC radio 4 today

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Angryresister Fri 24-Apr-20 12:58:46

This is a consumer programme which covers various subjects. Today we heard about a range of products which have increasing sales under lockdown. It was carefully coded so children didn’t pick up the content, but we were told ( by an irritatingly upbeat and chirpy woman) how great it was that S/M DIY kits were selling so well. Not a mention of the women killed by men by choking and using the get out of sex games gone wrong to excuse their behaviour and evade higher sentences. It was depressing to hear that in this crisis, there may well be serious consequences.

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nauticant Fri 24-Apr-20 13:22:03

That was a truly irritating delivery of a dodgy message: you need to lower your boundaries of what you'll accept to keep boredom at bay. Someone called Alex Fox I think.

Melioration Fri 24-Apr-20 14:25:11

The idea of being bored and being told to turn to that bucket list of sexual acts you haven’t got round to trying sounds a bit of relationship killer to me.

If you are bored and want to have sex you are probably trying them anyway.

If you don’t there is probably a reason. So this is just another way of introducing coercion into a relationship.

As for the stealth mode of the discussion, it went straight over DH’s head grin

OneEpisode Fri 24-Apr-20 17:03:29

I think the small people in my house would have been listening intently. All those adult intimacy references.
The last bit summed it up. “Getting rid of stigma and shame” and a little giggle.
Stigma might be misapplied through history but shame is a useful part of my life, stops me using all the hot water or eating all the remaining chocolate. But then I’m a grown up with responsibilities to others and my own health.

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