Alright, since *S* sells and people insist on this topic, can we have a Adult forum where raging hormones n whatnot gets some sense of release for those in need and maybe keep separate from other forums? I totally understand if you refuse, HP team
Huh ! nobody has flirted with me once since I have been here !
Seriously I haven't seen anything in these forums myself that would rate a single X. I have seen a bit of tongue in cheek innuendo, and slightly racy comments but nothing to upset anyone except they are super-precious. Even a hint of that kind of forum would more likely bring here exactly the problem discussed here.
it's interesting to see how quickly people who really don't know for sure are willing to post an opinion. It's also interesting to see how some of those opinions reveal so much about potential issues regarding open-mindedness or lack thereof. By the way, there are a lot of other places for OTHER, non-sexual forums yet here they are here in HP. Personally, I don't care either way. I have hubs to write (for fun) and a little real PAID writing to do to keep a roof over my head! Seriously though, with some people, you could cover their avatars and still know who was saying what just from the responses to this topic!
You DID notice that SEVERAL of the women who commented totally revealed themselves for the --how do I put this and avoid any bullsh!t?--ultra-conservative, old-fashioned, Victorian thinkers they are, right?
You Aussies are tough! if you can't drink it, I ain't gonna try. So if XXXX is just a "badass" Aussie beer, why in the hell do we want to discuss it in a special forum room...? Jesus christ, lets just talk about "Aussie" pussy! Now that'd turn me on...:-)
Yeah, we are all okay with people attacking each other personally but no flirting or talk of love. Lord, aren't some of you so "American". Sex is taboo but violence, blasphemy and verbal assaults are okay, huh? Some of you need to THINK before you speak!
WSP: Couldn't agree with you more. I can speak openly and in public about a fine dinner I had and the violence portrayed in a most enjoyable movie we watched, but if I mentioned that I made wild and passionate love to a woman who was thrilled and satisfied...it has to be spoken about thru pursed lips with a hand over the mouth 'cause I'd be considered to be boorish dolt if my words could be heard by others....talk about hypocrisy?...amen!
Mind you, I am also an American. I am absolutely sure that "saying you don't like one thing does not mean we're in support of whatever it is that you wish to pull out from between your butt cheeks." No argument there!
First of all, I'm not American. Second of all, I don't think sex is taboo but violence, blasphemy and personal assaults are OK. I find the American prudery about sex laughable.
There's a big difference between flirting and love talk, and X-rated (which is what we're talking about here). And I like X-rated stuff as much as the next person - but I wouldn't start talking dirty at work because I don't want to lose my job. Same applies here at HubPages - some of us don't want to lose the income source.
I was not given the impression that the original poster was truly referring to hardcore porn dialogue. It's nice to see that someone gets my point about our attitude--not mine but my country's--towards sex. I try to not cross the lines because i don't want to lose the playground. This place isn't a source of income for me BUT i DO have fun here. I just think it's hilarious that you can read comments with the avatars covered and KNOW who said what!
Maybe there's a different definition of X-rated in America than in Australia. You may be aware that going topless is pretty normal on our beaches, and bare boobs, butts and swear words are quite acceptable on TV. X-rated, to me, means porn.
I meant I looked at the original poster's avatar and read her original post and just figured she probably gave the forum the title it has to "hype" it. I just can't picture her or anyone in here flirting while using profanity, ya know? It was just my impression of the person and the post I could be wrong. Sometimes I look at a person's picture and i read something they have written and get immediate impressions of what they would and would not do, know what I mean?
Degrading Sex Room: Three doors down on the right. Make sure you grease the keyhole well before you use it - oh, and wipe off the doorknob.
Seriously, the one nice thing about HubPages is that people of any age can check it out. I mean, there's a hub about Disney movies. Imagine a 10 year old girl looking at that hub, and then figuring that it was so interesting, deciding to take a look around. Suddenly, there's an Aladdin/Jasmine joke on this adult forum that she happens to run into.. Well..
The little amount of adult talk here is fine, most kids won't pick up on that, nor would anyone seriously be offended by it. But for something that blatantly says, "Adult XXXX Forum", well, I'd take my business elsewhere.
Well, I have kids, too but I don't let them go online without supervision of some sort. That solves any potential problem for ME without my expecting the village to raise MY kids. I think the title was an exaggeration to get our attention, to be honest.
Who gets to choose what is appropriate and what is not? Who gets to choose them? Who gets to choose those people? I believe that the Hubpages staff will step in when they feel it is getting out of line. It is their site and we are just visitors.
The people who use HubPages gets to choose. As with everything in life, we all make our own choices, so, if one chooses to agree that such a forum is needed, then another can simply choose to not be a part of it.
The HubPages staff has done an excellent job, and as far as websites go, this has to be one of the best that exists - and that's saying something.
In fact, my old man was looking for some information the other day. He calls me up just a little before midnight, excited that he'd stumbled on exactly what he was looking for. He then proceeds to spend the next hour explaining all the details about what he's learned. Finally, he sends me the link, and to my surprise, it was an article written here at HubPages. Something about roof framing, and had a lot of detailed pictures - either way, he found exactly what he was looking for and didn't have to wade through a bunch of gibberish to get to it. In my opinion, HubPages must be doing something right...
..but still, it's their decision what to include on their site and what not to include. But, I've seen this on other sites: Once one "small" thing starts, it snowballs. Again, that's just my opinion..
Look, if it's just the advertisers you're worried about then DON'T. I'm told HP did a total adult thing before and they no doubt had advertisers then so don't sweat that. If enough people convinced them to change something then they would solicit additional advertising business. But again, I do not honestly think the ORIGINAL poster had REAL PORN in mind. I think it was just something to get our attention. Who uses profanity when they flirt? really, I think we can all go back to writing hubs now.
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