Men are often uncomfortable expressing their feelings."
Some of Dr. Albert's clients coped with the pressures on them to perform in kinkier ways.
".... they just want to let loose, relax and take a very passive role in their sexual practice. So they may seek out the services of a dominatrix, where they are at the mercy of this sex worker. I've had clients who seek out services where they get whipped, cuffed, put on a leash like a dog."
Beating others can also be part of this culture. In writing about this, I am not supporting the way he allegedly assaulted, abused and attempted to rape a woman. Who would?
I am not being moralistic here, but it needs to be pointed out that a climate of narcissism and living secret lives often desensitizes its practitioners leaving them little time to think of how their actions may affect others. (Or how the policies they promote impact on their customers or the poor!)
None of this context excuses anything that Strauss-Kahn may or may not have done, but what it does do is shine some light on a culture of aggressive power-drive sexuality that our media is often too hypocritical to investigate.
News Dissector Danny Schechter elaborates on this issue in his book The Crime of Our Time and in a DVD extra to his film Plunder The Crime of Our Time. (PlunderTheCrimeOfOur Time.com)
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