Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Shameless Pornography

In spite of what I say about the value of erotic art over that of pornography (which I do believe), I do still sometimes produce pictures that could only be described as "shameless pornography". But there are good reasons for this.

It's partly because, yes, I am an exhibitionist, and I do get something of a sexual thrill out of being exposed to the world. But it's also because, despite my preference for erotic art, I still believe that pornography is an important and defensible medium.

I want to prove through my deeds (and not just my words), that I am okay with pornography, and also that a person who involves himself in pornography is not irrevocably stained, but can still be capable of great and noble things like the art that I also produce.

When I say that I like erotic art better than pornography, I am not attempting to denigrate pornography like most people - and I am willing to put my money where my mouth is, so to speak, by 'denigrating' myself (as the anti-porn crowd would say) as the subject of pornography.

I've seen other artists take a different approach where they swear they'll never do porn, and say it like it proves they have some kind of honor, but all I see is a person trying to belittle a popular mode of expression that so many others engage in. And I won't be a part of that.

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