like an IDIOT!Sex and Agression: Whip me, Beat me, Make me feel like an IDIOT!
This documentary does hit on the key issues of instinctual drive, Sex and
Aggression. I felt like sex and aggression was met by both participants in each
sexcapade by the use of what the customer felt was a mixture of love and
domination. Love is what I felt all the customers were looking to their
dominatrix for; and by them humiliating, beating and subduing them the customer
attained a feeling of what they felt was love, something that had probably been
lacking since early childhood. Aggression for the most part was released by the
mistress who, in my opinion, also needed that release of a basic instinctual
drive — Aggression. This was probably fueled by a subdued hatred for men or to
attain that feeling of power one gets when they conquer something.
Another issue is the cathartic effect this type of expression has as a means
for deterring non-consensual sexual activity. This statement was illustrated
best by the man who had psychotic thoughts and feelings and used this as a means
of “getting things in his head right”, if he had not had this mental and sexual
release he could very well have committed some sort of heinous crime against
humanity. So I may not agree with these people or even see the soothing
capabilities of this therapy but that does not mean it does not hold its own
social value and merit.
In closing I would like to say that I feel enlightened to have this
information, which may help me in the future to sympathize with someone who may
have that “urge”, and I feel that armed with this knowledge I may be able to
recognize that deviant in the future.