AFLAC!Side note: No one actually asked me how I came to write that story (Thin Discrimination), but I'll pretend they did.
The whole force feeding thing never really appealed to me and I couldn't figure out how to write a story about it.
Then I read about the geese they fatten in France to make pate de fois gras. They need really fat geese to make this stuff, and they force-feed the geese with a funnel to make them fat. Horrible, right?
But here's the kicker: The geese LOVE it! When it's feeding time, they honk excitedly and try to push each other aside to get to the funnel! I wondered if that would happen if you did it with people and came up with that story.
Morally it would be awful to do it to women; but I have to admit, I do find the idea kind of erotic...am I sick?
Sounds great, doesn't it!?In modern foie gras factory farms, geese and ducks are confined, usually in either small pens or in tiny cages that virtually lock the birds in place. Thus restrained, the birds cannot escape the "feeder" and the mechanized feeding machine. One by one, the feeder grabs each bird and plunges the metal pipe of the feeding machine down their throats. The machine pumps a huge amount of a corn-and-oil mixture directly into their gullets in just a few seconds, equivalent to one-third to one-fourth of the birds' own body weight each day.
This brutal treatment is devastating to the health of the birds. In a matter of weeks, their livers have swollen up to ten times their normal size. Breathing and walking become difficult as the liver pushes against other organs, causing respiratory stress due to decreased air sac space in their lungs, and forcing the legs to move outward at an unnatural angle. Ducks at foie gras farms have been observed panting and struggling to stand, using their wings to push themselves forward when their crippled legs can no longer support them. Struggling to move causes infection-prone open pressure sores to develop and fester on their hocks (legs) and keels (chest area).
In this compromised state, depressed birds can no longer engage in normal preening behaviors, and this is compounded by the fact that they are denied access to water sufficient for them to engage in normal, instinctual behaviors. Their plumage becomes encrusted with filth, and most of them develop what foie gras farmers call "wet neck"-when their unpreened feathers curl up and become coated with dirt and oil.
They also suffer, as do all factory-farmed ducks, from debilling, which is performed ostensibly to prevent them from pecking each other when they are so severely confined. Shortly after birth, a hot knife sears off the tips of their sensitive upper bills, slicing through tissue rich in nerve endings. Debilled poultry suffer from chronic pain for the rest of their lives, often having trouble eating and preening.
Thank you. Not only that but comparing a fun sex practice to animal abuse is a great way to make non-feeders think you're completely sick. The two have no correlation at all.To even joke or make light of something such as foie gras production is just awful. A kink practiced by adult humans has nothing to do with one of the most vile forms of animal abuse in existence.
Beat me to it, girl. Immediately, I thought "WTF? No. Foie gras production tortures the geese." You, FTW.Um, the geese love it? No. I am all for humans engaging in mutually consented tube feeding, but the operative word there is consent. Don't confuse a human sexual practice with animal torture, please.
Sounds great, doesn't it!?
I'm not trying to rain on everyone's tube parade, but there are people reading who may not know of the horrors of foie gras production, and I couldn't just let this one go.
No, your world is filled with love! And not tortured geese.Beat me to it, girl. Immediately, I thought "WTF? No. Foie gras production tortures the geese." You, FTW.
And I threw up in my mouth a bit. Seriously. :[
ETA: I can rep neither LovesBHMs nor Waxy. My world is sad and bleak.
There are quite a few regulars here who will tear you to pieces if you say something they don't agree with. Just read back through the forums and you will see who they are.There's always been an unwritten understanding on Dimensions that since fat is seen as so negative in the world outside Dimensions, any sort of negativity towards anything else goes against the message of the site.
The idea that if we can accept fat here, there's not much else we shouldn't be able to accept and/or be open to. Some people are just more militant about that than others.
The thought put simply is: This is an acceptance site, ergo, accept all things, or keep your mouth shut about your feelings against something.
Dude:If it was not obvious, my last posting was in response to the notion of "tube feeding" in the sense of literally placing a tube far back in a "feedee's" mouth or even, to any degree, down his or her throat. Naturally, if one is talking about merely having a "feedee" hold a tube or funnel in his or her mouth "by their own power" (not "fastened" in place in any way), then I suppose there is no danger and it is not fundamentally different than the use of a pastry-bag as I described. The key is that the "feedee" is in complete and IMMEDIATE control to stop eating at any instant.
Even so, if the goal is to engage in a form of "intimate play," then I might suggest that the approach of using a pastry-bag as my girlfriend and I did is quite a bit more "intimate" and therefore much more "fun" or "exciting."
I assume that even a safe form of "tube feeding," in which the "feedee" is swallowing at his or her own pace and able to stop at any time, somehow involves the "feedee" being seated as the "feeder" presumably stands and "feeds" a liquid or such thing into the "tube" or "funnel." Not very "intimate," but hey, whatever "floats your boat."
For my part, the approach that my girlfriend took seemed more suited to "play" in connection with "intimacy." I am not sure what role such feeding plays in other people's "relationships," but as I said, for my girlfriend and I it was an occasional form of "play" undertaken as a segue into our moments of intimacy. As such, it was usually undertaken with me lying on her bed and with both of us "appropriately" dressed so that we could seamlessly transition from her "feeding" me to "other fun activities." But that is probably more than anyone here wanted to know.
But if that is your purpose for such "feeding," than I might suggest that being side by side in bed, in our case with me "laying back" a bit as my girlfiend squeezed mousse into my mouth, creates a much more intimate situation than having the "feedee" seated in a chair as the "feeder" stands over him or her pouring liquid into a tube or funnel. With the "pastry-bag approach," both parties are very close together (virtually face-to-face) and the whole thing is rather conducive to a moment of "intimacy" to follow.
Again, it was not my intention to get too "personal" here, but I thought it made sense to point-out how my suggested approach is not only SAFE, but may even be preferable if the goal is to be a form of rather "intimate play."