A few months ago, I started a second blog to chronicle my jaw surgery. My vision was that it would be a site for people seeking out information about what to expect when they went under the bone saw. I also saw it as a good way for my co-workers, family and friends to see how I was doing while I was at home recovering. The site contains all of the entries I've written here on the topic, and also has some additional information geared at people facing jaw surgery.
As it's a site for public consumption, I removed all swearing and references to sex from the entries before I cross posted them at Smiling Bella. Maybe I'm being overly cautious, but I'm guessing my co-workers do not want to envision me playing with sex toys and ninja fucking. (Well, there may be a couple who wouldn't mind - I'm looking at you, Diva - but they would be in the minority.)
It's a specialized site that I've promoted on the jaw surgery forums I frequent, so it has a small, specific audience. I get an average of 15-30 hits per day, with spikes that reach 50-60 at the highest. So, when I went to my stats page the other day and saw that my jaw surgery blog had gotten 599 hits in one day, I was more than a little surprised.
I did some digging to see where all of these new readers were coming from, and the same website popped up for all of them. It appeared to be a forum for people with braces. When I tried to click on the link, it wouldn't let me in without a user name and password. So, I created one, expecting admission would be immediate. Not so much. My membership had to be approved by the site administrator first. While I waited for the approval, I watched my stat counter reach more than 500 hits again the next day.
When I finally received my Willkommen email (that should have been my first sign), I began clicking around to see what the site was about and why I was suddenly so popular.
While nothing on the site is overtly stated, it quickly became clear to me that it isn't a support group for people with braces, as I had assumed by its name.
wait for it...
a German orthodontic fetish site.
Yes, my friends, there are smarmy German dudes jerking off to my shiny silver smile and imagining their jizz dripping off my arch wires.
And now, you're not going to be able to get that image out of your head, are you? Sorry about that. But I figure that I should not be left alone with my overactive and disgusting imagination, so I'm bringing you along with me.
The page where my jaw surgery blog URL is posted is titled, "erwachsene frauen" or "adult women" and all it contains is links and links and links to pictures of women with braces. The pictures aren't dirty or provocative, just pictures of unsuspecting women smiling with braces on their teeth. I imagine that part of the thrill for these guys is the fact that the women don't know their pictures are being used in this way; they are unknowing participants or even victims of this fetish.
And while part of me is a little disturbed by this development, I do have to note that after my URL were not one, but two exclamation points.
Yup, braces or not, I've still got it.