Dating website SingleProfessional.co.uk has compiled a shortlist of the UK’s ten most influential sex blogs for 2014 and the sex bloggers behind the websites. Comprising of names which will no doubt be familiar with many of my readers, why don’t you take a look and see if you agree?
I am delighted to have made this list – thank you so much, Single Professional. Read the full article here.
UK’s Top Ten Most Influential Sex Bloggers 2014
- Zoe Margolis
- Dr Brooke Magnanti
- Girl on the Net
- Molly Moore
- Elfin Kate
- Easily Aroused
- Emma Whispers
- Dr Pam Spurr
- Cara Sutra
- Justin Hancock
It’s a very positive move, in my opinion, that the 21st century is so welcoming of sex bloggers. Only a few on this list choose to remain fully anonymous, with the majority choosing to have their face on the internet. Deciding whether to be identifiable as a sex blogger is not an easy decision. Just last night, one of my parents located my LinkedIn profile and sent a request to connect. I really don’t think they would appreciate reading the blog links which get posted through there, all about what I put inside my vagina and the kinky roleplay I indulge in with my partner.
This just goes to show that you need to be ready for any eventuality when you are publicly linked to your sex words on screen. I can completely understand deciding to be anonymous, and I have wondered whether my sex blogging would be any different if no-one knew my real name and if I didn’t put my face out there to be identified. Would I be even more bold about what I write? Would I share more? Would I post up even more intimate photographs? As it is, I’m happy being identified as a sex blogger and as Cara Sutra, and like to think I have a good balance in my blogging.
The term ‘most influential‘ sex blogger is certainly one to ponder. Influential to whom? Who and what are we influencing through our sex blogging? Sex toys reviews certainly influence both the market for sex toy manufacture as well as readers purchase decisions. I like to think that the traditional sex blogger adds their voice to a choir which denotes an evolution of sexuality through the years, towards a more sex positive and sexuality accepting time. As more people choose to share the details of their sex life, sexual preferences/orientations and opinions about sexuality with the internet, we see facets from this strong ‘group voice’ becoming accepted as the ‘norm’ in society. We’re a media in our own right. We share our own experiences and opinions in a positive light. Sex is enjoyable, which is why we’re blogging about it. Sure, it’s not all hearts and roses, nor for many is it a 24/7 orgy. Real life happens, and that’s fine too. It’s realistic, identifiable for readers. Sometimes we’re too busy or tired or stressed for sex. But then sex happens, in whatever form that takes for you, and it’s guilt free, romantic, kinky, casual, messy – whatever your sex is for you.
From this I take it that ‘most influential’ means that we as sex bloggers are not only influencing our readers to grab the nearest vibrator and stick it up themselves, but also influencing society as a whole to be more accepting of sex. For masturbation to no longer be seen as a guilty pleasure but as a natural, healthy and happy part of an adult’s life, whether they’re single or in a relationship. That relationships don’t necessarily have to be monogamous to be ‘correct’. That a desire to be spanked isn’t simply a sign that you need therapy for bad past experiences in your life. All of these and more.
Just as Fifty Shades of Grey helped to bridge the worlds of vanilla and BDSM, I believe that the sex blogging community is the foremost voice for a wider acceptance of sexual diversity.
What does ‘influential sex blogging‘ mean to you? Do you or would you write a sex blog? Would you choose to be anonymous or identifiable?
I’ll be interested in all your comments, below.
Many thanks once again to Single Professional for compiling their list of the UK’s top ten most influential sex bloggers.
– Cara Sutra