Everyone does it, and if they say they don't they're lying. It's a sacred thing. - Britney Spears

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Masturbation the Demon Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the TV series that ran for seven seasons between 1997 and 2003, broke a lot of ground for a TV drama, along with quite a few taboos.

A popular and endearing character from the series was Anya (or Anyanka) a vengeance demon and patron saint to scorned women. Anya becomes mortal after a confrontation with Buffy's gang and ends up joining them.

Being over a thousand years old, Anya's ambivalent personality gives rise to frequent outbursts, shocking to those less experienced than she. Her brutal honesty arouses equal measures of tension and perplexity. She candidly admits to masturbation and has no inhibitions about describing the details of her sexual energy and demands:
Frankly it's ludicrous to have these interlocking bodies and not interlock. Please remove your clothing now.

The character of Anya has even been the subject of academic study. In an essay entitled Anya as Feminist Model of Positive Female Sexuality Tamy Burnett argues that Anya "stands alone as the only woman in the Buffyverse to remain unshamed and unpunished for her expressions of sexuality."

Oh, and the other thing about Anya that you should know - she's terrified of bunny rabbits.



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