This is the caption that Jenniger wanted me to talk about. Check it out first before reading the commentary below.
Two things stand out for me when discussing this caption specifically.
(1) The content itself is not smutty or dirty at all. Not one word you can’t say on broadcast TV, or commercial radio. The picture isn’t anything that would shock you in a standard magazine. The word Master doesn’t even really draw too much play, as technically this caption could be about wine, and Master could mean the person that is training an apprentice sommelier about the finer points of chardonnay
Its all about what our minds perceive. It’s all about the subtleties and innuendo. Everything is implied, and yes, everything you read into it is right there. We’ve always had this, and I think only recently has everything become so overt. Way back when, the raising of an eyebrow would mean so much more than “FUCK ME … NOW!” ever could.
I had a female friend take a class on the art of using a fan. Back in Courtesan days, the art of the flirt was in how the woman held the fan and displayed it. She could show many different moods and desires, just by a certain flick of the wrist. Its amazing what could be conveyed, and yes, I was turned on by how she could maneuver that seductive accessory. Watch the video, "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry to see how it can be used to titillate.
With social networking and less face to face interaction, I wonder if we are losing some of the skills needed to keep the art of seduction going. All the signs are there if one could read them, but no one gave Joe Public a manual.
(2) The caption is TG-ish, but much more of a D/s type arrangement. There could be magic implied, or Jenniger could just be a mincing sissy. It wasn’t really my intention to choose one, as it wasn’t pertinent to the plot. Besides, this is a case where I can let the recipient and all the viewers decide for themselves how Jeremy got to the position he/she is in. Even in calling it a magic elixir, the reader gets a chance to decide if it is a potion to make him female forever, or as in my intent, a way to seal the servitude of a slave to her master. I consider this caption as a “collar” ceremony where the slave’s commitment is reinforced, and “free will” is given up.
The facial expression, and most of the wording, is describing that mindset that is often defined as “subspace”. I don’t think I need to elaborate too much on that, and you can Google it for much better definitions. The preface to “The Story of O” was called “Happiness in Slavery” and I think that term fits this caption perfectly. (I realize that Trent Reznor used that title in a song, but his lyrics were about how he was treated artistically by his record label.) Jenniger is pictured at a moment when the build up is overwhelming, and the “treat” she is about to receive is a personal and mental climax to all the training Jeremy had endured. I guess that you could whip up an explanation that “Jeremy” is all the pain and suffering to be released, and “Jennifer” is the manifestation of salvation. I would say that probably sounds too pompous and is possibly reading too much into a caption that took me about 15 minutes to make.
DISCUSSION QUESTION: (1) Who is your favorite all-time sex symbol? Someone from more of the past, or someone current? For me, it would have to be Mae West. Body designed by the angels, and everything else was created by the most delicious devils ever. (2) How did you see the caption before reading my little commentary? Did what I have to say change your opinion of it, and if so, in what ways? This could help me in how I frame future discussions, (3) Discuss anything else I talked about and your feelings on it.