Virtue signalling is a creeping phenomenon which I believe threatens creativity.
As well as writing stories and reading any feedback I personally get, I also read a lot of other writers’ stories on this site and I make a point of always reading the readers’ comments on all of them.
Increasingly, I’m noticing that quite a few of the readers’ comments on stories run along the lines of:
'I enjoyed the story but I felt guilty for doing so…"
'Your story was hot, but I felt kinda bad at myself for liking it…"
I should not be surprised at this, because similar ‘guilt-trip’ comments crop up increasingly often in all forms of social media. However, when it comes to this site, I find it rather annoying.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but the essence of ‘Gay Spiral’ is the control and domination of a man or men by another man or men. Even in the most ‘vanilla’ stories, the will of the ‘victim’ is bent to that of the ‘perpetrator’. Such actions are, by definition, totally immoral.
So why, therefore, if people find such actions immoral, do people read any of the stories on this site at all? Why not turn to ‘The Adventures of Fluffy the Kitten’, instead? *** Also, why do some guys feel the need to express guilt for reading a story that obviously gave them pleasure?
Is it ‘virtue signalling’? If so, please stop! We KNOW you are against mind control - it’s BAD. All the writers on this site agree with you! We all HATE the idea of it happening in real life. So you don’t need to apply the standards of real life to the story you just read - it’s just fiction. Made-up. A fantasy. It never really happened. The characters don’t really exist and nothing they did was real.
Maybe it’s that thing that happens after you masturbate. You know… What the French call ‘la petite mort’ after sex. You get all hot and into sex and then you cum and go off the whole idea. You roll off your partner and reach for the tissues. Every dirty thought you just had running through your brain now feels wrong. You feel guilty - evil - soiled - corrupted. Oh fuck!
So, I’m gradually starting to realise that many ‘guilt-ridden’ comments are made post-orgasm, once the hand has been cleansed. It makes sense, I guess.
After all - you don’t want to get your keyboard all slimy…
*** If this trend continues, ‘The Adventures of Fluffy the Kitten’ will be my next story on this site…