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Saturday, January 01, 2022

YEARSTARTER: Soft Porn DIY, The New Soft Sell, by Wiggia

During the Christmas break I needed to know how to fix a small problem that I had encountered in my garage, and as is the way these days there is somewhere on Youtube a video, or several, showing you how to do it.

While browsing the dozens of videos that suited my needs something became rather obvious, that there were series of videos which featured young women doing all these tasks, and well, but wearing what in any other circumstances would be called inappropriate-for-the-task apparel.

No way am I prudish but there is an obvious reason for all this provocative DIY: it makes money. People subscribe to the sites and it creates income. The scantily-dressed women have an advantage over the standard bearded, tartan-shirted artisan for obvious reasons: sex sells.

In the interests of furthering my knowledge and taking one for the team I decided to delve further into this new world that has been created; it has to be said it is nearly all coming from videos made in the USA but I am sure the theme will spread.

It is a genre not confined to just DIY; it has already spread to gardening, for which I am grateful, having given up years ago watching the morose Monty Don and the other current boring trendy presenters, well most, so below we have a sampling of what could be coming to your TV screens soon, the days of Barry Bucknell are very long gone.

This one is from a series called What Meike Makes. Here on a workshop tour she ably demonstrates how things work and shows the best way to operate power tools wearing exemplary safety clothing that cannot be caught up in any machinery…


This is followed by another, Wood Girl, who despite wearing an outfit for the beach manages to turn out a very passable wooden stool. I cannot remember ever seeing anyone dressed like that in Latham's wood yard, but that was a long time ago!

It may be going against the grain (geddit ?) but I am all for gender equality in the workshop.


There are others similar to the above, and even electricians, but we move on to gardening were it gets even more explicit; sit tight, this is a big move on from Gardening Makeover programs. Firstly a young lady who inevitably grows cucumbers, large tomatoes and melons though you will have to make the effort and watch the whole series as I did for you and it is hard work.

I bring you Holly Wolf, Carol Klein she ain't; here she needs help with her brussel sprouts, don’t we all!


Here we have Nina Rynd growing early tomatoes in a fashion only she could carry off. Nina is very versatile and does videos on boat maintenance and DIY , fascinating stuff…


Moving on we go briefly back to gardening. There are several naked gardening videos and a naked World Gardening Day - new to me but what would I know? There is even for those so inclined male naked gardeners, not a pursuit I would recommend especially if using power tools!!!!!
This lady is ostensibly discussing microbes, ye-e-e-e-s:


A much more educational video from the most glamorous truck driver in America: Carolina shows us how to tap wheels, check oil and water and other essentials on the road, and why not…


Inevitably in hot climes and surrounded by water wearing a lot of clothing is a hindrance, but Taylor in Woman’s life on a Sailboat shows us how to sail, scuba dive and everything else and occasionally wears a hat! Oh, and nice boat!


Even cooking has its followers on Youtube. This is Pong (really), showing us how to cook pasta - don’t try using knives while watching this video, you need to concentrate on what you are doing, not what you are thinking…


I hope this small sample gives you a taste of things to come in the world of informative videos. Ah well, back into the garage!

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