Thursday, August 20, 2015

If I were Anna Duggar...

I think I'd be heading for an attorney's office right about now.

It's not enough that her husband, Josh Duggar, has disgraced himself and his family for molesting his sisters and another girl when he was a teen.  It's not enough that Josh quit his job in Washington, DC and is now back in Arkansas, where the lifestyle is no doubt a lot less cosmopolitan.  It's not enough that Josh Duggar is a smug, smarmy idiot.  Nope...  apparently, he's also a philanderer, or at least wants to be one.

The news just broke that Josh Duggar had an account on Ashley Madison, a Web site intended to help married people have affairs.  Click on Ashley Madison, and you will see its slogan...  "Life is short.  Have an affair."  Look toward the bottom of the page and you'll see the claim that "Ashley Madison is the most famous name in infidelity and married dating."

This, coming from the man who famously preached about the importance of family values and the institution of marriage.  Once again, we see that Josh Duggar is a liar and a hypocrite.  Despite all the heavy duty Christian indoctrination and "Nike!" discipline he's submitted to, the truth is, he's evidently got a wandering eye to go along with his wandering hands.

Josh Duggar allegedly paid for services on Ashley Madison and, based on what was dug up by hackers, apparently has pretty vanilla tastes.  He seems to enjoy the "girl next door" types, though he's apparently also into oral sex.  And right now, I'm glad I haven't eaten breakfast, because the idea of Josh Duggar eating someone out is enough to turn one's stomach.

Josh apparently paid extra for an "affair guarantee".  Another $250 for 1000 credits means you'll have an affair within three months or you get your money back.  I had never heard of Ashley Madison before this morning, but now I know where to go if I ever feel like cheating on Bill (which I seriously doubt will ever happen).

Now... it is possible that someone played a nasty trick on the junior Mr. Duggar.  Who's to say that his credit card number and email address weren't stolen for nefarious purposes?  Maybe someone ripped him off and did this just to make him look bad?  And, who knows if he ever actually had an affair?  Maybe he just had an account and hadn't yet had the chance to mess around.  I'm sure if he has, that will come out in due time.

My guess is that Josh is guilty as charged.  Again, while his past behavior is certainly deviant and this apparent penchant for cheating is concerning, I also think that being raised in such a stifling and sexually repressive household probably did him no favors.  Imagine what it must have been like for Josh and his siblings to grow up in a home where they weren't allowed to look at pretty women, masturbate, or even just talk about sex.

I'm not defending Josh Duggar, per se... I just think this development is more proof that forcing your kids to avoid sex and turning it into something sinful and dirty can also make sex "forbidden fruit" that is too tempting to avoid.  I have seen this same kind of thing from foreign lands where women are forced to cover up.  You would not believe how many hits I get from places like Pakistan and Saudi Arabia and the search strings that lead them to my blog.  No, there's nothing on this blog that would titillate the average person looking for whacking material, but I do write about some rather risqué topics sometimes.  From what I've seen, there are a lot of sexually repressed religious people out there in the world, looking for relief.

It's normal and natural to want to explore sex, especially when you're young.  It's a very powerful drive.  And really, God, or if you prefer, nature, made us to be that way.  It's obvious that it doesn't matter which culture you come from.  People were created to be sexual and men, especially, tend to be visual creatures.

If you think about it, Josh Duggar never really had the chance to date.  He was paired up with Anna and they immediately started popping out babies.  I'm sure Josh's wife's recent pregnancy made satisfying his sexual needs more challenging.  And since he had a job that presumably paid well, despite his lack of education, Josh had the money to spend on an affair.  He also comes across as an incredibly arrogant, narcissistic, and hypocritical person who knows how to say the right things to the right audiences.  No wonder he thought he could screw around on the quiet.

Anyway, this is yet another embarrassing blow to the Duggar family, who have fallen from grace in an spectacular way.  I mean, the whole family values bullshit they've squawked about for years appears to be imploding all around them.  I feel sorry for the ones in the family who are innocent bystanders caught in the crossfire.  According to the article I linked above, Boob and Michelle are actually avoiding Josh right now.  I guess I can't blame them, but again, their behavior does sort of go against all the family values crap they've been spewing for the better part of a decade.

2015 is turning out to be a terrible year in Duggarland.  My condolences to Anna and the kids.  Even if this turns out to be a dirty trick, it's still got to be tough on her right now.


  1. J., we lead some sheletered lives between the two of us. i had no idea such a site existed, either. I assume from his apologies that he's guilty.

    Maybe i'm naive, but it seems as though it would be easy enough to get a prepaid credit card and use an IPS that's not your own and do something like that totally anonymously. (Obviously if he actually had the affair and the woman paid any attention to the train wreck that is TLC, he'd be risking exposing himself (no pun intended), but to be caught at the site seems pretty lame.) I'm thinking Josh may be a slightly dim bulb.

    1. Yeah... just like Bill's ex stepson, he was probably unaware of how to be truly secretive and deviant.


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