August 13, 2004

If you can’t beat them, join them

Fabulous advice in last Sunday’s Observer:
The Problem:
Wife discovers husband is looking at SM porn on the internet. She is disgusted, and he refuses to give up his interests.
The Advice:
Mariella Frostrup tells wife to get over herself; if that’s what turns him on, it’s not going to go away. She should think herself lucky that, after years of marriage, they have the chance to spice up their sex life. And inevitably: if you can’t beat them, join them.
I only question the assumption that wife might be able to get a new pair of shoes out of it, which is made on the grounds that if husband is into spanking porn, the wife will be required to do the spanking.

If not, you can always compromise by giving him a good slap every time you stumble on his pornography. That way you’ll both derive a little pleasure.

… unless he swings the other way, in which case the poor woman is more likely to end up over his knee.


6 thoughts on “If you can’t beat them, join them

  1. if you can’t beat him, why not join him? Although in this instance, you can potentially have the best of both worlds.
    Laugh! Brilliant. Poor old dear. At least she didn’t discover him browsing gay porn, another Dear Deidre staple. Witness the expression on the face of the wife of US Governer McGreevey, who resigned today because he was gay, and having an affair with a gay man.
    Fuck the god-damned world that forced this guy into the closet, and now forces him out of his job because being gay is so ‘shameful’. Fuck fuck fuck. And while you’re fucking that, give a thought to his poor wife, and that horrible expression on her face.

  2. Adrian, there is nothing wrong with it whatsoever, except that I feel forewarned is forearmed, and the poor wife is now expecting new shoes in return for handing out the occasional whipping. I feel that Ms Frostrup has mismanaged her expectations. Unless, by best of both worlds, she is suggesting that they take turns.

    Karen on August 13, 2004

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