The introduction to Sydney Leathers' xoJane post "Anthony Weiner's Sexting Partner Sydney Leathers Reveals Her 10 Secrets For Seducing A Politician" reads like a bizarre parody.
I know a lot of people judge me (shout-out to MSNBC's Thomas Roberts who went on air and called me "batshit crazy"), but I don't think it is their right to judge -- just as it is not my right to judge them. We all have what we want to do in life and what our own personal standards are.
Why does having a sexting affair with a married man or even doing porn make someone a "bad person"? Give me a break. I'm not a war criminal. I'm a human being who has made certain choices, some of which involve my sexuality.
Yes, I've made thousands of dollars from sugar daddies.
I enjoy my sexuality, and it doesn't make me anything other than what I am: a young woman who's enjoying her life to the fullest and going on plenty of adventures with willing partners.
The rest of the piece doesn't get less strange, but it is, um, quite instructive. Here are the most interesting revelations and gems from Leathers' longwinded post:
"Who thanks someone after an orgasm?" she asks her audience. "You have to be prepared to keep a straight face in awkward times. You basically have to be in campaign mode."
Sydney Leathers for President, 2016.
At one point, he messaged Leathers, "did you let a boy take off your party dress? (h/t elvis costello)," which might herald the first time an h/t was ever used in a sext.
In another instance, Weiner told Leathers she had been MIA, and not the "overrated Sri Lankan rapper."
Anthony Weiner labeled one of his dick pics "Hangin'."
Leathers referred to the two explicit photos he sent her as a security blanket, so there's also that.
Also, for the record, I didn't ask for any dick pictures. He brought it up first. And then I acted uninterested and then he acted shy and it was this thing that was a drug for a while. He even told me that he was nervous. And then he sent it and said, "If this gets out anywhere, I will know that you did it." How sexy is that? That's a total turn on. He actually labeled the first one "For Syd." How sweet. The other one was called "Hangin'."
Even when he asked me to delete them, I would keep it just in case. Like a security blanket. I said that I did, but I didn't. He could easily say I was stalking him.
Sydney Leathers is not the most self-aware when it comes to hypocrisy.
"Politicians are the biggest attention whores you will ever meet," she writes. "Tip #7: Give him more attention than he's ever known from a woman. Tell him he is sexy, and be specific about why he is."
Did we mention she wrote this a day after the first clip of her porn film was released?
Although I'm not a fan of the "attention whore" moniker, something about pots and kettles and name-calling and black comes to mind...
At the same time she was sexting Weiner, Leathers was sending photos of herself to a "bored, rich" and "horny" non-politician.
Leathers never hooked up with him, but did send him photos. In return, "He would PayPal me sometimes. Like, 'Here's 600 bucks,'" she writes. She would then use the money to buy things she thought Weiner would like, like negligees and lacy thongs.
Leathers also instructs those looking for a similar pictorial love triangle not to "be too proud for selfies."
Noted: Selfies. Anyone have a Post-it?