As a US forwarder, it is not the responsibility of a forwarding company like Borderlinx or any other company to decide what materials they can arbitrarily deem as “contravening” their TOC simply because they view it as too “obscene and pornographic”. So after complaining on how they treated my Periodic Table of Sex poster (which is sold by Amazon.com and uses only stick figures to illustrate positions), I was no longer surprised when they decided that a sex manual for married couples titled The Art of Sexual Ecstasy: the Path of Sacred Sexuality for Western Lovers was also deemed too “pornographic” for them to ship to Malaysia.
Learning about sexual positions for married couples is a crime now? Seriously? Is it wrong for yours truly, a married person, to read such books? What ridiculousness is this?? If I had wanted to obtain porn, there are literally millions of such images on the internet, without any form of censorship whatsoever and certainly without any need to pay for “shipping”. Since when was getting a book on how to improve one’s sexual life a crime? Such books are readily available locally at MPH, Borders and Kino….the only reason why I bought the book online was because I got it from Alibris for only $0.99, which was certainly dirt-cheap compared to the prices here.
Where does one draw the line with this ludicrous censorship from Borderlinx? If I can’t even use Borderlinx to obtain a book intended for married couples, what will prevent Borderlinx from saying that they cannot ship to me a biography on Hitler, because it “glorifies a Nazi leader”? Or a book on student activism, because it will “teach the reader to destabilise the host country”? So why does Borderlinx feel justified to claim that the materials I want to be sent to me are “pornographic” in nature?
Whoever the monkey in charge of Borderlinx that decided my poster and book was “porno”, he or she really needs to get a life or get laid!
P/S: And oh yeah, that book you told me you couldn’t ship, Borderlinx? I immediately went to Alibris.com and ordered another copy. This time I told them to ship it direct to Malaysia. And guess what, the book is already shipped and on its way here!