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Tuesday, 12 July 2011

OF SEX TOYS, JOURNALISM AND A VEILED PRODUCT ENDORSEMENT



Not for the first time, the topic of sex toys has found itself in Kenya's mainstream media, with yet another apology to boot. For to openly promote the use of gonad gadgets is nothing short of using journalism to corrupt public morals, let alone the veiled product endorsement.

Serious journalism should value the need to respect obtaining common decency levels, which curiously occurred as an afterthought for the offending paper. The apology rightly pointed to a realization that as a family paper, the bold content was inappropriate.

But on the same day the apology was getting published, another newspaper was giving the sex toys article new wings to fly.

This was courtesy of a columnist, better known for her prowess and outspokenness in the morning radio shows category.

On this account, Caroline Mutoko goes flat out to advocate for the right of women to take charge of their sexual fulfillment destiny, organically, mechanically, electronically or otherwise.

While respecting every one's right to hold an opinion, I am particularly distressed by Mutoko's parochial appreciation of the kind of influence she has as a public figure and the inherent and immense capacity to shape opinion, especially on impressionable young minds that readily access her media content.

It does not matter how much of a disclaimer she gives, that she is not a journalist, in her online page.

The bottom line is that she engages the public using journalism platforms and as such, her writings and utterances should not corrode the pillars of media ethics.

Mutoko's incessant quest for a 'toe-curling experience' cannot scientifically be generalized or extrapolated to the extent of defining the obtaining sexual needs of all the females in Kenya.

And as depicted in the local social media discussions below, there does appear to be subtle indication that she could have personalized or projected her own experiences way too much into her juicy article.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

no wonder she does not have a child..why? coz plastics cannot n will never ever provide her with a child...the wrong wait..

Anonymous said...

People should think about the health consequences. See link
http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,771863,00.html

Jose. said...

Im a liberal. Ofcourse i dnt see anything wrong in that! Sex is a mystery and their r ways 2 unravel it; spiritually,personally and morally. Accept one fakt everyone has their own medium of finding out more about sex.Im a liberal. Ofcourse i dnt see anything wrong in that! Sex is a mystery and their r ways 2 unravel it; spiritually,personally and morally. Accept one fakt everyone has their own medium of finding out more about sex.

Anonymous said...

CAROL MUTOKO,"its ok for women to use sex toys"..God had a purpose for everything He created....i pity you Carol....what if every woman used that..where would children come from??

Anonymous said...

Media regulation...thats all you guyz need coz you've become rogues!!Professionalism has been thrown out of the Window.Dont you people have a professional code of conduct & ethics in your profession??

Anonymous said...

many women don't reach the big "O",simply coz men don't do it properly or they finish within four minutes so let them use sex toys to satisfy them

Anonymous said...

Blame it on the internet because that where all info comes from; why are we afraid when media portrays the reality on the ground them ladies are using them and if they want a child they go to a sperm bank and place an order.

ndaruasamson said...

no wonder huna mtoi

ndaruasamson said...

na ma boy tutatumia what?

Anonymous said...

i am no saint but 'let us all keep sex HOLY'

Anonymous said...

IF MUTOKO'S MOTHER USED TOYS WOULD SHE BE COMMENTING RIGHT NOW? Even if she had used it the night she was conceived...hangekuwa hapo

Anonymous said...

Excuse us,,,,,,,,what is this buzz all about.A high percentage of women use sex toys it's only that they are underground,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Thanks Carol for making it public and for those talking about conceiving nowadays women do it when they want.

Anonymous said...

Carol Mutoko!!!if your mother had used a toy where would you be.shamelesss you.

Anonymous said...

finality,womem were born evil

Anonymous said...

an adult who would use a sex toy is most likely a porn star,a pervert,extremely lonely or something is very wrong i think sex toys are best suited for high school students its the best solution coz chilling is a big joke

Anonymous said...

with some of the conservative views expressed here, no wonder sex education is a pipe dream and people will always be ashamed of such a beautiful act ordained by God...while not defending Caroline i also don't agree with some of the escapist ideas being peddled by some.

akello said...

Here we go, Kenyans exposing their ignorance and hypocrisy in public again. Kenyans would much rather think it than say it. I am all with Miss Mutoko on this ne. Somebody up there says "keep sex holy" Yeah right. Keeping sex holy means using it exactly as the Bible says it should be used. In all honesty, how many people do that? Men are all up in arms because they now realize that they are not exactly irreplaceable. I say men do not want to be replaced, then they should step up. All that stuff people are saying about children and what not, I call bullcrap. She will have her children when she feels like it.

Ben said...

I have alot disdain for these loose tongued presenters Kageni, Carol, Ciku, they tend to share a certain ideology on marriage and much eschew towards gay-ism, lesbianism and vibrating sex. They have no good morals and virtues to shout to airwaves us. CCK needs to take a swift action to stop this reckless journalism. Gachiri U gat right, kudos

Samuel said...

I am 14 years old, what is about adults and sex? Does it mean the so called toys are the future for sex?

Can all those adults reading this honesty on the after feeling on use of a sex toy. because for me it is just like wanking!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fake world!

mrsmwiti said...

Interesting. Thank you for highlighting this.

Read an article in The (sub)Standard where women were being schooled on how to please their men. Found it unpalatable! It was just wrong to have it in a family publication.

I'm no journalist but I thought that article crossed the line.