I was looking for a picture of a man mired in quicksand the other day (I wanted to stick John McCain's head onto the picture to illustrate his Iraq policies), when I came across something really strange. There is a huge online community of people that are really
into quicksand, specifically girls trapped in quicksand. I guess that their sexual fetish is somehow linked to a wet 'damsel in distress' fantasy of some sort, but I still find this very odd.
People create elaborate comic book stories [ 1, 2, 3, 4
] and write short stories [ 1, 2, 3
] about girls trapped in quicksand, and then share them with others on the internet. The narratives seem to usually involve two girls, one of whom gets trapped in quicksand, and is then saved in the nick of time by the other girl. (Variations on this theme often involve a beautiful jungle girl trapped in quicksand being saved by their pet monkey
.) People create elaborate lists of pop culture references of girls that are trapped in quicksand. [ 1, 2, 3, 4
] They list helpful quicksand safety tips
for girls that might become trapped in quicksand in the future.
The depiction of a beautiful girl trapped and then rescued from quicksand seems to represent some kind of fall from grace and then a subsequent redemption in these stories. The focus is not on the act of being saved from the quicksand in these stories, but on the helplessness of the victim. The gratification seems to be in seeing a young innocent woman that is helpless. [ 1, 2, 3, 4
] Perhaps the people that like this sort of thing are compensating for a lack power or strength in their own dealings with women, but that just seems to be a contrived or forced explanation on my part. Also, at least some of the artwork and stories are apparently created and written by women.
You can buy feature length videos of girls sinking in quicksand
[ 2, 3, 4
] with titles like "Nessie, Quicksand Girl", "Bikini Quicksand Fun", "Carlysle Bog", "Fantasy Quicksand", "Quicksand Seeker", "Leisurely Sinking", "Quicksand Captive", and "Quicksand Virgins", "Quicksand, This Way", "Unavoidable Quicksand", "Quicksand Variety Pack" #1 and #2, "Quicksand Interactions", "Alone in the Quicksand", "Inevitably Quicksand", "Unstoppable Quicksand", "Expressively Quicksand", "Quicksand Impressions", "Quicksand Dramas", "Quicksand Terror", "Quicksand Arousal", "Quicksand, Naturally" #1 and #2, "Countrywide Quicksand" #1 and #2, "Non Stop Quicksand", "Into the Mud", "Lust for Mud", "(Because) Mud Feels Good", "Mud Feels Good" #1 and #2, "Major Mud Play" #1 and #2, "Mud Lovin' Women" #1 and #2, and "Mud Mud! Mud!".
There is even a quicksand movie studio
that offers it's quicksand movie services for hire, with many quicksand locations available, including clay pit, peat pit, synthetic pit, sand pit, and 'pond'.
Except for a very few instances, the pictures and comics never depict nudity, and are not gratuitous 'mud wrestling' shots. The 'I-like-to-see-a-girl-trapped-in-quicksand'
fans just seem to like to see a girl get trapped by quicksand, then thrash around helplessly in quicksand, then get rescued from quicksand. It's very strange.The Quicksand PageCapt. Mangrove's Adventure TalesMud Puddle VisualsQuicksand VisualsQSfurs Cartoon Quicksand PerilsKaol's Ol' Sinkin' HoleWAMology 101DeepSinking.org - An Online Quicksand CommunityDownunder in the JungleMuckster Mike's Notorious All Quicksand Web Site!Studio 588 - Maybe the world's most unusual film studioCreepy scene from a "Lost In Space" Comic book:
[ 1, 2, 3
] The Old Fashioned Saturday Morning Quicksand Adventure Theater Page