Effect is likely exaggerated by it being a new sensory organ too. As if you suddenly got the ability to taste things through your hands as well as your tongue/mouth. A bit of sensory overload until the body adjusts.
I like how, along with the dark undertones exaggerated to absurdity, sex in DC is something approached with some humor a well. Too many comics (and films and games), even ones geared towards comedy, treats sex like some super serious subject that must not be joked about or refrain from showing it entirely.
Edit: Ugh, why do I read the forums...
I'd argue it's not the same. Boys touching their boobs the first thing they do when turned into a girl is an old cliché, but they also know what boobs are and how they work (and sometimes, how they feel). Abby knows what horns are, but not how they work. The pleasure sensations were a surprise.dmra wrote: ↑Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:32 amLeaving aside the age issue Abby gains tails, horns and wings and the first "joke" we get is her getting off on touching her horns. Which is just a variation on the incredibly lame gender switch cliche where the first thing every boy whose turned female does is stare down their shirt and grope their new breasts.
It's such an old joke that it's pretty much fossilised and about as funny as fossils usually are.
Now, if the next thing she does is keep touching her horns in the next strip, then yes, it's the same old trope in a slightly different form.
Disagree. Sexualizing Abby would be if her having an orgasm from touching the new horns were something intended to titillate the viewer.Fluffy wrote: ↑Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:22 pmIt's an 11-12 year old character reaching orgasm. It's sexualizing a child - thus, child porn; or damned near close to it.
You don't need exposed naughty bits to make something overtly sexual (case in point - this recent update).
That's not how it's drawn. Which brings me to:
Yes, some paedophiles would absolutely find this strip arousing anyway, despite it not being drawn to titillate. However, those same paedophiles also trawl facebook and other social media site looking for family photos of trips to the beach, kids eating icecream or bananas and kids playing in the sprinkler in the yard because they are aroused by the pictures of the kids in swimsuits and shorts, despite those pictures not being sexualized of made for titillation either.dmra wrote: ↑Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:08 pm"This is a long distance from being what pedophiles would seek out so who gives a crap."
My wife used to work counselling convicted paedophiles and shared quite a lot of horrible stories. Trust me an awful lot of paedophiles would find the idea of a girl as old as Abby bringing herself to climax very arousing indeed.
Intent and context matters.
With this strip, at least in my mind, not being drawn to titillate, it is not sexualized and any such experience is therefore the product of the viewer.
You can dislike it and say so, but not argue that it shouldn't be drawn because some people may find it arousing. Way too close to thought crimes for my comfort. As well as reinforcing the idea that sexual discovery/awakening in underage people is bad and wrong. What a nice message to send.
As always when it comes to sex, educate and inform. Including kids.
This is how your body changes. It's natural and nothing wrong with it, but it will likely be frustrating and annoying as well as fun and pleasurable. Also here are some health risks that will come with it, and here's how you deal with them.
Also the social aspects. Be mindful of others when it comes to sex/arousal. Basic rule is look but don't touch without permission.
Be aware that there are people who will try to use and abuse you. Here's how to deal with them.
Ok, that got very tangential to the strip, but it's something that relates to a topic I've seen mishandled so many times by adults being either too repressed, too ignorant or too cowardly to handle up front and matter-of-factley.
It's like giving someone a car and go: Here's your first car! You steer with the steering wheel and it has blinky lights. Um, don't drive on all the roads, some of them are bad (but not saying which of them are bad), and there are rules you have to follow. There's a book about those rules in the glove department - you should take a look at them. Here are the keys, drive carefully!
My apologies for this somewhat tangential rant.