I have some concerns about my cuckold fetish that you did not address in a recent column on the subject. Aspects of my particular fantasy are prevalent among people with this type of fetish, and they cause me guilt and shame.

I am white and all of my fantasies involve my future wife having sex with well-endowed black men. While this turns me on a great deal, part of me feels guilty. My fantasy is horribly racist, is it not? It requires treating a human being like a piece of meat. But the part of me that tells me these fantasies are improper is no match for my inner urges. I can't seem to stop fantasizing about this. In all other aspects of my life I consider myself to be quite progressive.

Can't Understand Cuckold Kink

You bet your cracker ass your fantasy is racist, CUCK.

For centuries, white men have obsessed about the supposed sexual superiority of black men. Whitey fears big black dick, rampaging Mandingos, white women coming down with jungle fever and getting their chifforobes busted up, etc. These fears inspire feelings of inadequacy, insecurity and paranoia — and white men have typically compensated for these fears through acts of violence. Not for nothing was castration the first order of business at many a lynching.

But guess what? When given a choice between being lynched and being offered a white man's woman, 10 out of 10 black men surveyed prefer the latter. That the same racist stereotypes that still inspire some white men to violence, pathetically enough, also inspire racially tinged cuckold fantasies in others has to be regarded as progress. Well, maybe not progress, per se, but until we stamp out racism once and for all (let's all hold our breath, shall we?), better cuckold fantasies, acted on or not, than brutal, cold-blooded killings.

Can I get an "amen"?

It's really super-racist of you to assume that black men are incapable of having the same subconscious erotic response to racist stereotypes that you did. There are tons of African-American guys out there who want to play the sexually dominant black stud to your sexually humiliated white cuckold — it took me less than a minute online to find three dozen men happy to help you out. How selfish of you, not to mention how racist of you, to obsess about your own issues — the white cuckold's burden — without giving so much as a thought to the needs of these black men. For shame.

And for the record, there's nothing wrong with treating someone like a piece of meat — provided you treat him like a human being before and after sex. Some people actually enjoy being treated like pieces of meat, and as long as the men you play with consent to being treated like meat, there's nothing improper about it. Consent is, as I've written before, always the magic ingredient. It makes BDSM not actual violence, it makes a facial not actual degradation, it makes a realized rape fantasy not actual rape. In your case, the joyful consent of all involved — including your future wife (good luck with that) — makes the expression of your racist fantasy not an actual expression of racial animus.

To sum up: As long as you understand the cultural forces that shaped your fantasy, as long as you don't assume that all black men wanna bust up your wife's chifforobe, as long as you treat any black man who does want a crack at her chifforobe like a human being — and, what the hell, as long as you donate $100 to the United Negro College Fund for every inch of black cock that gets slipped into your future wife — there's nothing unethical about realizing your particular fantasy.

In your column on so-called "cuckolding," I wish you had mentioned that many men (and women) share their partners for reasons other than a fetish. My partner's sex adventures don't turn me on, but I encourage her for four reasons:

1) It makes her happy.

2) It takes the pressure off me to satisfy her.

3) It liberates me to have other lovers, too, whether or not I act on that freedom.

4) She brings me the sexual energy she picks up on the outside, which has revitalized our sex life.

The thing is, the term "cuckold" is insulting, and it supports a terrible, life-destroying lie of our straight-male-dominated culture — that a man having sex with a woman in some way owns her. So when another man has sex with her, he's robbing the first man of something. Sex should be about love and pleasure, not possession.

Keep Possession Out Of Love

For some folks, KPOOL, sex is about love and pleasure and possession — and there's nothing necessarily unhealthy about the desire to possess someone. We should all understand, of course, that we can never truly possess another person, but we shouldn't feel guilty when our hearts or genitals (women can feel possessive, too) feel a bit differently. Human beings should be rational ("I know I don't own you") about the irrational feelings love inspires ("I own your ass!"). It's not a crime when some folks eroticize those possessive feelings, or toy with them, like anyone who's ever gotten a thrill watching his or her partner flirt with someone else.

However, my boyfriend has a "Property of Dan Savage" tattoo in a secret undisclosed location, so perhaps I'm just being defensive.

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