News: blogging, podcasting and getting naked for JP Rakehorn

JP PaintingWith all these projects running around all over the place I do feel inclined to give you, dear readers, a little update from time to time; an easy digest from whence you can decide what to explore and what to ignore. So here’s a little update on what’s going on and where it’s all happening.

• As you may, or may not, have noticed, I have actually been blogging here a fair amount. After months of throwing you scraps – many apologies – I seem to have found my drive and although fiction writing is still alluding me, I have written (amongst several topics) about how I got a rather vicious bruise on my temple, what exactly it is that I like so much about Brutalism, and the negative effect I feel hysteria has on the society in which we live. As if that wasn’t enough, I have also been taking part in Sinful Sunday from time to time. Continue reading

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Hysteria: smoke screens and censorship

Net porn block on EVERY homeAs is to be expected, my twitter timeline and my blogroll are currently flooded with articles and debate on the new ISP filters (which claim to be an attempt to protect children from pornography and will be introduced in the UK at the end of next year). I am working on several projects in response to and prompted by this news, and I would encourage you all to take a look at the articles linked below as well as to do your own research and, if you’re in the UK, to write to your MP! However this is much bigger than filtered content and censorship, and for today I just want to tackle a very small corner of the issue.

On Wednesday last week I wrote an article about hysteria, how it is triggered, and the detrimental effect it has on victims, Continue reading

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The Marriage Service [Edited]


Last weekend I posted a very drunken Audioboo as I stood outside a beautiful estate house in the country, inside which one of my closest (and youngest) friends was dancing with his new bride. In this Audioboo I claimed that I would edit the Church of England Marriage Service to demonstrate how little of it I’d include in my own wedding ceremony.

As it turns out, the full Marriage Service is rather long, so I’ve selected a few excerpts to illustrate my point. Continue reading

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Hysteria: trigger words and social response

HysteriaThis morning I was linked to a BBC news article from 24th April 2013 titled Sex consent could still lead to rape charge, judges say. The piece discusses a case in which a man and a woman engaged in consensual vaginal intercourse without protection, agreed to on the basis that the man would withdraw before he ejaculated. He did not, and the woman became pregnant. Four high court judges claimed that due to his actions “her consent was negated” and argued that the situation therefore “falls within the statutory definition of rape.” I am not going to argue that this man was in the right; although I am hesitant to use the word ‘rape’ his actions are at the very least immoral, unethical and a completely disgusting thing to do to anyone. I am glad the woman involved called him out on this, because it is an utterly inexcusable thing to do. But still – rape? Continue reading

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e[lust] #48

Icarus Photo courtesy of It Girl Rag Doll

Welcome to e[lust] - The only place where the smartest and hottest sex bloggers are featured under one roof every month. Whether you’re looking for sex journalism, erotic writing, relationship advice or kinky discussions it’ll be here at e[lust]. Want to be included in e[lust] #49? Start with the newly updated rules, come back August 1st to submit something and subscribe to the RSS feed for updates!

~ This Week’s Top Three Posts ~

A Submissive’s Day

An Open Letter to Modern Female Feminists

Rape Porn: Rapists by Proxy? Continue reading

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One Friend, Two Friend, Old Friend, New Friend

IMG_5809This week it has become abundantly clear that to my old friends I am indeed, old news. Fair enough really; I rarely see them, and I don’t make much effort to see them, but that certainly goes both ways. And it’s not like I ignore their calls; I made the awkward ninety-minute journey out of the city to wish them farewell on their gap years – I do still care for these people! Basically, whilst I am well aware that we are no longer tight, I was under the impression that we were at least still friends. The kind of friends who hug at gatherings and share updates on our lives, and will go halves on a bottle of wine.

There are two sides to this story; there is the side wherein I was disorganised, Continue reading

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tumblr_mmnjbnWwQ51qzglyyo1_1280Last week on Bad Porn Club, I mentioned that I have a fetish for brutalist architecture. I’m not sure exactly how we’re defining ‘fetish’ at the moment; some say it’s simply being turned on by something inanimate; for others a fetish is something a person needs (to at least think about) in order to get off. Well, my ‘fetish’ for brutalist architecture isn’t particularly overwhelming; I can come very easily without thinking about it; in fact, there are only a handful of masturbatory occasions when my mind has wandered to the harsh concrete lines. But, regardless of whether you call it a fetish or not, I have a thing for brutalism. Continue reading

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The Bruise

IMG_5943 - Version 2Daddy took me to the churchyard to kiss me. His lips took mine as they aren’t supposed to; devoured my mouth. Pulled my head back, and dipped into me. Shook me with the shame.

It wasn’t enough. In the dappled sunlight the unchaste kisses of his only daughter whet his appetite. His mouth a line. Grin, fierce.

Down the stone steps. I imagined being pushed, into the concrete. Angles in my back, against my head, my neck – already bruised by his wanton fingertips. But he took me further, and pressed me into the rough brickwork. I moaned into his mouth as he bit my kiss and choked me. As my pulse choked back. Continue reading

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