That’s truly beastly

OK, my sex-related post a couple days ago went over some kind of line (or maybe multiple lines), so I pulled it on the advice of Quality Control Director Mrs. Blue (for those who wondered from my A Woman’s Place post whether my wife holds a strong position in the family, that should clear up your confusion right there; she also controls the checkbook, by the way). But it’s still about time for another sex post, so here goes. This one has major icky overtones, but I like to think Mrs. Blue will let it pass because in this case, I’m telling you about something that is a huge “don’t go there” kind of activity. I mean, seriously, don’t touch this crap with a ten-foot pole kind of sex.


Do not, I repeat, do not have any sexual contact with animals. I’ll back up my shit in a moment, but let me repeat.

Don’t do it.

In fact, don’t even look at porn related to it. Because if you’re looking at that kind of thing out of anything more than a passing morbid curiosity about what the hell it looks like, you probably want to do it (see brown and tan alert levels in this post, please). If you’re feeding any kind of desire or sexual release with the use of images of people-and-animals sex, you have already crossed a line. Don’t add any more fuel to the fire. Do not try to imagine if you can recreate that urban legend about Richard Gere and the gerbils. Don’t. Step away from the shit now. Get professional help and pray for release from this sin as soon as you can. Run, don’t walk, to the nearest help for your affliction.

OK, I know I was subtle there, but I hope you got the point.

First off, let’s not even put bestiality in any kind of similar class to things like fornication or homosexual sex, and for one very key reason: Those other sexual acts involve consenting adults. You may be sinning, but at least you’re in agreement with the other person that you want to sin. It’s a choice. God gave us free will, and we sometimes don’t use it the way we should.

Animals, however, have a notoriously poor record of being able to give informed consent. I don’t care how much you think an animal might be into you; the fact is, you’re the more evolved creature, you know better, and the animal isn’t capable of making a proper decision about whether to engage in sexual relations with a human. Animals act on instinct. You have intellect and emotion. Much like a manager having sex with a subordinate under his or her supervision, it is just wrong. The balance of power is too skewed and you are exerting yourself on an innocent creature in a nasty form of abuse. The only sexual sins worse than bestiality, as far as I’m concerned, are sexual contact with kids and rape, which are not only sins, but are just plain evil. It is abuse of one of basest sorts. It demeans your victim and your own soul and violates so many other things in addition to God’s law. Bestiality may not be as pointedly and clearly evil as child sexual abuse, but it sure is sick, and it sits pretty closely to the border of true evil.

Second point against bestiality: God didn’t address sex with animals as much as other sexual sins in the Bible, but it got addressed in a particularly pointed way in one place (Leviticus chapter 18, verses 22-23):

You shall not lie with a male as one lies with a female; it is an abomination. Also you shall not have intercourse with any animal to be defiled with it, nor shall any woman stand before an animal to mate with it; it is a perversion.

Generally, when we’re told what we are supposed to do (or not do) in the Word of God, the masculine pronoun is used, with the understanding that in almost all cases, it applies equally to women. But here, just to drive the point home, God wants us to know that men shouldn’t have intimate relations with animals and women shouldn’t have such relations either. He only bothers to mention men with same-sex relations, but He repeats the warning about animals for both genders. Just in case there is any confusion, God made sure to let you know that no one is to lie down with animals in that way.

This kind of sex is so wrong on so many levels that I am not about to give it any wiggle room whatsoever. You’re violating human laws, you’re violating God’s laws, you’re going against basic human nature. You’re even forcing an animal to go against its nature.

Just say no. And if you can’t say no, find someone who cares about you to drag you to someone who can help you, be it a priest, pastor, therapist, hypnotist, a government-trained ex-CIA brainwasher or all of the above.

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5 Responses to “That’s truly beastly”

  1. May 23, 2008 at 11:45 am

    Bestiality may be wrong for many reasons, but thinking, reading or fantasizing about it, or ANY KIND OF SEX is not. The mind is free. Your thesis that thoughts necessarily equal or lead to action is incorrect: the opposite is actually the case. We fantasize about things we would never do in a million years, we use fantasy to explore/ look at/ try to get rid of/ our biggest fears. You cannot legislate or tell people what to do in the sanctity of their own minds, and it is dangerous to do so IMO. I hope people do not believe you, but I know better: it’s not very hard to stir up guilt when it comes to sex.

  2. 2 Deacon Blue
    May 23, 2008 at 11:52 am

    Your point is well-taken, if perhaps the person is reading erotic fiction about it or truly just fantasizing. And if you look at other posts, including the porn-again post I linked to and the other two parts of that series, you’ll see that I don’t generally try to shackle people’s sexual fantasies.

    But unless I’ve missed something in my post, my focus was on not viewing porn images related to bestiality. You can’t produce those images without abusing some animals. Same as with child porn images.

    Now, you can argue that simulated images or animation are OK, and I’d be hard-pressed to tell you it is definitely wrong, but it’s skirting a line, that’s for certain. There ARE slippery slopes in life, and to ignore the fact that such slopes exist is to set ourselves up to fall down them.

  3. 3 retoxicate
    May 23, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    I’m pretty wide open about anything sexually, but I disagree in part with marcys and I believe that the Deacon’s comparison of bestiality to child pornography is apt. People should not have all their thoughts shackled but aside from exploring in fantasy, we use it to reach moral judgments about what is right and wrong even in fantasy. Now, I feel like I am channeling my father so I’m going to stop. Good luck to you both.

    No animals were groped during the making of this comment.

  4. 4 Deacon Blue
    May 23, 2008 at 12:15 pm


    We ALL end up channeling our mothers and fathers to some degree at some point. No matter how much we try to avoid it. 😉

  5. 5 retoxicate
    May 23, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Very true Deacon. I just sent myself to my room.

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