There are a lot of nudes here, that’s a good hunk of what I do. But you’ll rarely see exposed vulva or labia, and I’m pretty sure there’s not a single penis depicted here anywhere. I suppose there are reasons for that, but none of those reasons is because I have any rules against the display of genitals.
I’m a proudly body-positive and sex-positive photographer and artist, so presentation of the entire human form falls well within my comfort zone. …unless it’s mine, of course. And that’s really the issue here, even among those of us who are so openly body-and-sex positive. I think it’s probably safe to say we all want a more honest and accepting culture where exhibition of the nude human form isn’t taboo, sexual or otherwise.
But few of us are willing to “go first”, as it were. Perhaps we’re afraid of being labeled as pornographers. That label doesn’t especially concern me, for my part. Perhaps we’re all self-conscious about our own bodies and those parts of our bodies, specifically. That’s probably a fair cop. Perhaps we’re all still fighting our internalized stigmas and insecurities dumped on us by our predecessors in society. That’s probably also true to some extent. But isn’t that exactly the fight we’re picking, at least in part, when we label ourselves as body and/or sex positive? I think it is.
Yet here we are. Years of this website with little or no vulva, no penis, **and for gods’ sake no erect cocks**. Heaven forbid, someone on the internet might need a fainting couch!
I think that’s a problem, but I’m not sure how to fix it.
So what are we to do?
I don’t really know the answer to that question yet, but I’m working on it. And meanwhile, Xela Luz got tired of waiting on the rest of us to figure it out and stepped up at Sex Geek Summer Camp this year to show off her cock. Thank you, Xela, for sharing your beautiful cock with me.
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