nursemyra has been reading “Freaks: Myths and Images of the Secret Self” by Leslie Fiedler. according to the cover blurb it’s a ‘fascinating and sensitive exploration of human freakishness and what it means in our waking and subconscious lives’
it’s full of fabulously interesting stuff such as this excerpt from a 1972 interview with a transsexual carnie:
“you put a piece of kleenex around the penis, just back of the head and cinchknot with 3/4 inch elastic. bring all your equipment down between your legs and push your testicles up into the stomach then bring everything else as tight as you can up between the crack of your ass. tie the elastic again so there’s another knot at the base of your spine and the remaining elastic goes round your waist.
you can show absolute nakedness except you have to wear a back panel. the gaff with the elastic makes the appearance of a vagina. the bag, which is now empty, brought forward, produces the lips of the vagina. I’ve had men kiss it and never know the difference.”
that last sentence makes you think twice doesn’t it? according to Fiedler’s research, such a device could be endured for no more than 20 minutes at a time.
ok boys, time to uncross your legs now. you probably want to let it all hang loose for a while after reading that. so here’s a fashion idea that’s less constricting…..