Remote control killers and the wisdom of phallometry

At an early age he realised he wasn't quite right.

Grand theft auto found him too aroused,

in the back streets of Miami he butchered whores,

baseball batted doormen, 

and shot grannies in the face.


Here, having volunteered for a program

which may see his sentence reduced,

he finds himself at ease.

The theatre room is sparse, with a large TV at its centre,

he sits naked from the waist down, hands restrained.


An orderly witnessed by a screw has attached sensors 

to his genitals.

The lights dim

and the film rolls.

Knowing he is observed, already has him twitching.

Images flash








It must have been fifteen minutes, 

nothing to compare with reality 

though his submission was worth the thrill.


Successfully, unknowingly and further dehumanised,

he is returned to his cell.

In the dark non-silence he manipulates the images,

his, and theirs.


Oh what cocktail of joy, 

what rehabilitating genius.

He imagines his freedom,

and all the fun he will have 

practicing what they have taught him.  



◄ The Bogman

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Wolfgar Miere

Mon 25th Jan 2016 03:07

Thanks Ray,

Yes, Stu is referencing "Clockwork Orange".

I hadn't thought about its influence at the time of writing, so any that seeped in was purely subliminal.

I was inspired by the appeal and perversion of violence in such games as "Grand theft auto" and then how damage done (if any) may actually be reinforced by phallometry, which ironically is seen as part of the rehabilitation process.


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Sun 24th Jan 2016 20:02

Real creative juices flowing here Wolfie. I have learnt something from your above comments!

Is Stu in the area of Clockwork Orange? If not that's what I was thinking of. Scarily great stuff. Controversial.


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Wolfgar Miere

Sun 24th Jan 2016 15:57

Thanks Stu, Meet you for Moloko vellocet. I might use the opening verse for the opening of a short story, or maybe something longer.

On a serious note phallometry (Penile plethysmography, PPG) is still used by some agencies to determine what stimulates individuals. Mainly in regard to the treatment and rehabilitation of sex offenders (if that is ever possible).

It is a controversial practice as it often entails the use of pornographic imagery.

This was an attempt to question the worth of its practice, or whether in many ways it merely serves to inflate already deviant behaviour.


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Stu Buck

Sun 24th Jan 2016 15:48

'I jumped, O my brothers, and I fell hard but I did not snuff it, oh no. if I had snuffed it, I would not be here to tell what I have told.'

like this a lot david, mainly because it reminds me of possibly the finest film known to man.

viddy well, little brother.

viddy well.

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