The following is from a print interview Ernest Greene did with BDSM artist Gary Roberts (click here for Roberts art on Bondage Blog) in the second issue of Taboo Illustrated:
Humanity is at least a hundred thousand years on this Earth, probably much more. I view forced sex as a completely natural occurrence. I’m sorry to tell assorted feminists and guilt-ridden “sensitive guys” this, but civilization as we know it is a minute tick of the clock in historical terms, maybe 13,000 years at most. Before then, and quite often since, men have been busily full-tilt murdering, hacking, warring, conquering and, yes, capturing and raping their way across this planet with glee and reckless abandon. For most of human existence on this planet, a man made his reputation through the force of his own will and hand. And powerful men have always collected women, whether by attraction or sheer force. This so-called civilization we proudly hold up and cheer is a temporary aberration. A fluke. I don’t glorify sexual violence. I don’t advocate mounting up to go off and pillage the countryside. I simply tell an uncomfortable truth that recent thinking would rather deny.
Men and women will always have a conflicted relationship. You can’t breed it out. You won’t condition it out. It’s genetic. However, consenting adults can choose to act out these desires and instincts in safe sex-play, which is hugely gratifying for both parties. I encourage this completely. Let the beast out to romp. Satisfy those most ancient urges and instincts. It’s best we take responsibility for this behavior, because all the laws passed by Congress won’t stop it, and repression only breeds madness and revolt. Repress these instincts and you end up with Ted Bundy or Jeff Dahmer.
I think women understand this better than men. I hear the same things from all my female fans. Women have powerful rape fantasies. Why do you think romance novels are so hot? Look at the cover illustrations:powerful, handsome men holding their conquests bent backwards in submission, bodices torn. Female readers know these men will rip those dresses off and have their way. I just don’t waste time drawing the dress.
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