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I have a love-hate relationship with your content. I hate it because i relate to it and have been a part of these communities that u write about. But i love the way you write you about them and bring them out into the light.

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This was a great piece examining a sub culture I don't know existed. Maybe this is where all roads end for capitalism.

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Found this from a link from your more recent piece regarding the intersection of porn and generative AI, but found this equally fascinating. Please do a follow-up piece analyzing the similarities/differences between goon culture in America and the Hikikomori phenomenon in Japan. The Venn Diagram isn't nearly a total overlap, but the parallels are hard to ignore...

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I'll admit that I clicked on this because I think the whole goon thing is funny (even the word goon is funny!) but it's also interesting and somewhat horrifying - and I don't think I've seen anyone articulate what you have here: that we suffer from a void of positive culture that creates things like this. You should interview some gooners if you care to follow up

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Where I'm from, we call this the "masturbatorium."

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Your conclusion is a 100% right as someone who is an on/off nofapper who got into gooning at one point. Its not about being into gooning, its about literally having nothing else in your life thats productive/satisfying

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I thought goons played hockey. Doesn’t anyone get sore or chaffed? 😬

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