Over on one of my favorite blogs: The Beautiful Kind is a post about Slut Rings. I like the idea of a slut ring. Sluts, of all genders need our own bling. We need rings and pendants and t-shirts and great big glowing hats that say “It’s MY body and I FUCKING enjoy living in it!”
Physical pleasure, freely given and freely received, is one of the most primal needs we have. It’s on level with food, oxygen and shelter. Why not proclaim proudly to the world that we have a right to our bodies and to our physical and mental health?
Purity Rings are great for those who want to wait. I don’t care what the reason is. It doesn’t matter to me if it’s a rationally thought out, consequences and pleasures weighed and judged, or if it’s because the great stern, bearded, sky-man told you so from an inflamed shrubbery. What matters is that it’s their choice. And I deserve that choice too.
At no point will I tell someone their decision about their body is stupid, dirty, wrong, or immoral. Shame about our selves and our bodies is one of the most evil things you can invoke in someone else. It destroys the soul, bit by bit, every time it happens.
Society has put the term slut on anyone who takes ownership of their body and their pleasure. So be it. I take the title and make it my own. I am looking for MY slut ring. And will wear it proudly.
How about you, dear readers? How do you display your sluttiness, your ownership of your own body and pleasures?
Several people have asked me for a sample of the kind of pose or photo needed for “Pussy Parade” project being put together by Beast of The Beautiful Kind blog. I detailed the project in my last post (here). Below the cut are a couple of sample shots from the project that I took tonight.
These are detailed photos of a model’s labia. Don’t look at these at work.
Back in February I participated in a discussion in the comments section of this blog post: Labiaplasty: When Douchebags Attack
Out of that discussion was born a project being led by Kendra’s partner, Beast called “The Pussy Parade”. In essence it’s a photo essay and collage on all the varied shapes, sizes and forms of natural, healthy female genitalia. From the blog:
Title: Pussy Parade, The Beautiful (and only) Kind
Medium: Photograph Collage (Color)
Purpose: To celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of the female external genitalia. Any and all styles are needed. Any color. Any religion. Virgin or Slut. Any style. Decorated or not. They are all beautiful.
Subjects: Any woman 18 and up who is interested in participating, WILLINGLY. Many pictures will be taken in person by myself or local photographers. If you are interested in participating, please send me an email (beast at the beautiful kind dot com). Please understand, that I will need confirmation from the subject that this picture is being submitted with her knowledge. I will then send you particulars on resolution and staging of the photograph.
NOTE: The identity of the subjects will not be revealed by me, nor anyone associated with the production of this project or this website under any circumstances.
I have agreed to participate in this project and am looking for women willing to model for this cause. If anyone is interested in participating, please let me know and we can set up a time here in the studio for the shoot. It shouldn’t take more than half an hour to an hour in all.
The anonymity of this project is not something I normally would strive for. My art trends towards the individual, the person, the inner personality of the models, not just their physical body.
This is different. The purpose of this collage is to show the beauty of Everywoman. That no matter who you are, what you see in the mirror, you are beautiful. You are just. like. every. other. woman. in. the. world.
My comment on the TBK blog post sums up my view on this pretty well:
I see the issue in two ways. First, if a woman wants to modify their body in some way, it’s her body and she owns it. No one has the right, privilege or responsibility to tell her otherwise.
That being said, I do agree that the image of “beauty” being portrayed in the media; print, video, film and online, is extremely unhealthy.
Our children are immersed in a whiled with a neurotic, insane idea that if someone sees a flash of labia their lives will be ruined and they’ll need years and years of therapy. Even a flash of jewelry decorated nipple sent the nation into spasms of outrage.
No where outside of niche media, hardcore pornography and medical textbooks does anyone encounter complete, healthy, beautiful genitalia.
So if you’re interested, drop me a note on here, or at my contact page.
(note: this post is mirrored from my primary photography blog.)