I've been temporarily banned from FB for posting 2 images that were, in fact, less explicit than what is regularly posted on some other (non-sex) pages. I have actually been very mindful of FB's frangible TOS. Of course, those other pages don't say anything about sex and, of course, that's all I ever seem to talk about so I guess a wisp of pubes and a man in a G-string were just too much for them.
I was in a foul mood last night at the injustice of it all: of how sex is continually demonized, of how a trace of a nipple can make people hysterically demand censorship, and then about the thousands of times in my own modest writing career that my work has been suppressed, on-line, off-line, and pretty much in all media. From places that wouldn't publish my intense poetry to Xlibris refusing to publish my erotica because although they accepted EVERYONE who'd pay, a dominatrix's money and imagination were too tainted for them. There was a small press which loved a novel I wrote then had a complete reversal. The publisher told me, "When I went to bed last night, I asked myself, if I died tomorrow, did I want a novel with sadomasochism in it to be the last book I published?"
What would my career and fame be like if I'd pretended to be someone I'm not? Probably a lot more successful. As an out-of-the-closet (and in-your-face) sadomasochist, I've been banned from Borders during Banned Books Week, called a "cock teaser" by a Compuserve exec who kept trying to take down my 1980s BDSM group with massive purges and threats, edited out of dozens of different magazines and newspaper stories, rejected repeatedly by publishers for my themes or my identity, kicked out of more places than I can count and, naturally, this blog is blocked by cybernannies in US libraries and by entire nations abroad. I've seen many a friendly editor's face turn ashen when they realize that I am THAT Gloria Brame. The dominatrix. The sex person. The....(whisper)...WHORE!
Yeah, well, fuck a bunch of them. They're wrong and I'm right: sex is nothing to be ashamed of.
I hope to be back on FaceBook by tomorrow. If they kick me out, you'll find me someplace else.
And for your info, here's one of the two photos that got me spanked by FB: