Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Naked Human

Earlier this year I began to do some research by reading the blogs of porn stars in the hopes of humanizing these people because they seemed like strangers to me, and I found that to be unacceptable. I was hopefully optimistic when I began because these are porn stars and therefore one would expect to find ‘the naked human’. The idea made sense to me at the time, and I was disappointed that I was unable to find ‘the naked human’ exposed along with all those naked bodies.

The reason for this phenomenon is that from childhood onward people learn to wear the suit of armor to protect themselves from all those slings and arrows and all those flying knives. The root cause of the problem is pervasive back stabbing gossip which is some filthy habit our ancestors picked up and then like an inheritance gets passed on to generation after generation. Even porn stars, who one would think would be the most naked of humans, or so I expected, are found wearing suits of armor, and for this reason I found it almost impossible to find out as much as I would have wished to know about the real person behind the persona.

Even though I did not discover as much about porn stars as I would have wished my research was not in vain, for I did discover that even naked porn stars are afraid to appear truly naked before human society, for it turns out that the inhibition against being the naked human is even more powerful than any inhibition against removing the fig leaf from Adam or Eve and revealing the naked body.