A brief dive into the fetishization of porn addiction through "gooning"
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.
This was a great piece examining a sub culture I don't know existed. Maybe this is where all roads end for capitalism.
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...
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
Where I'm from, we call this the "masturbatorium."
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
I thought goons played hockey. Doesn’t anyone get sore or chaffed? 😬