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The second photo contribution for the NMHW competition can be submitted until next week Saturday, the 13th of August!
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Photographer Pilo Pichler does not only have an eye for the beauty of the male Piece the Resistance. His current exhibition in Vienna’s art gallery and atelier ‘Kribusz’, Beyond a Source, is the proof that he can portray the vulva in a most captivating and intimate way.
The first thing Lady Lu and I had come to realize during our visit to the gallery, is that every vulva truly is unique and fascinating. Some of the 49 vulvas look like a flower in blossom, others resemble the shape of a heart or a kneeling woman. All you need to do, is take some distance and look. Of course we also tried to figure out which one would resemble our own piece of art
One of the male visitors told us that he loved the exhibition and felt the photos were very artisitic – because the vulvas are portrayed in black and white. He said that if they would have been in colour, they would probably have a much stronger erotic effect. His remark made us wonder about erotic photography and the use of either black and white, or colour.
Pichler’s Beyond a Source is a tribute to all women and a clear message saying that the vulva is beautiful just the way she is. If you are in town, go and have a look! The exhibition lasts until the 25th of November 2010.
Daungasse 2 A
1080 Vienna – Austria
Opening times: Wednesday – Friday, from 14:00 hours to 20:00 hours.
Naked Men, Happy Women wishes you all a wonderful weekend, with lots and lots of egg-searching, wild chocolate orgies and cuddly rabbits. And ladies, be nice to your special bunny!
The progress is slow, but this evening I did manage to add some content on the NMHW website. I have posted some photos of Pilo Pichler and Joe Malina, plus a short erotic movie and a trailer by movie director Erika Lust. I’d say: have a look!
And uh… hands above the blanket tonight
It has taken me a few sleepless nights to finally create the official Naked Men, Happy Women website! Huray!
Content will come in the following weeks.
Based on the reactions on this blog so far, I have come up with an idea for a book. In case you are a photographer (not necessarily a professional one, I prefer a passionate one!) and like to make good, aesthetic and sexy pictures of the naked male body – for the pleasure of women! – in the style of what you see on NMHW, please contact me for further information.
You can contact me through the following e-mail address:
Thanks in advance!
Just now I had a great laugh reading a report about the event “Porno für Frauen/Porno for Women” that was being held in the Phoenix Supper Club in Vienna last Thursday. My friend and colleague Lucie and I were there, and we can assure you it was certainly – and very much unfortunately – not as interesting as the organizer of the event would like you to believe.
We arrived at the club just before the beginning of the expert discussion, so I cannot tell you what the first part of the evening was like. What I can tell, is that not even one drink was included in the €25,- ticket price. We only got a free double lollipop.
The discussion itself started almost half an hour later than announced in the programm. The duration was less than a meagre 30 minutes. Due to the shortness, the guests – Dr. Laura Meritt, Petra Joy, Barbara Balldini and Dr. Georg Pfau – did not get the opportunity to deepen the discussion, which was a shame, for especially the female guests have innovative views on the topic…
The discussion started with the question if there actually is a demand for porno made for women/made by women. Of course the answer is yes, and I was very happy to hear my own statement, that there is not much for us females to enjoy when it comes to pornography. We surely can watch the porno’s made by men, for men, but in the end it is always the same formula, without seeing much of the males involved (meaning “the rest” of the fascinating male body) or women truthfully climaxing. The obligatory cum shot in the face or on the ass is not something that is of real interest for us either. We much rather see a man climaxing by watching his movements, facial expression and sounds. That is sexy for us.
Also the myth that women are not into visual stimuli got a bit of attention. Of course visual images stimulate and arouse us. There is – like I wrote above – just not much for us to get stimulated by.
When it comes to visual stimuli: girl-on-girl action for men is considered as common as common can be. I even have the feeling that bi-sexuality nowadays has become a trend, something we have to try out in order to be cool. It is in the media all the time, quite a fascinating development, although it also creates a new sort of pressure. When it comes to pornography, the bi-sexual man-on-man act is hardly there though. Straight women would like to see more of that!
In addition, Balldini’s contribution concerning anal sex, saying that men should also have something up their buttoms – for they miss out on 50% of their sexuality when they do not explore their anal side – made us very happy. It’ so true! And: even though you don’t always see it in porno’s: use lots of lubricant! It hurts if you don’t!
Dr. Georg Pfau’s remark about male clients coming to his practice, complaining that they cannot perform longer than an hour in bed, is also worth mentioning. His clients feel very much pressured, for they think they should be able to perform for hours on end, just like the porn actors in the male produced porno’s they are watching. They do not realize that the actors use medication, that scenes are cut and pasted, and do who knows what else to keep it up.
This proves that not only women get false information about sexuality from porno’s. It also shows that we obviously take pornography way to serious. In the end you see fantasies, things that are not always real or are impossible even, just like in a horror or fantasy movie… It is nothing more, and nothing less.
What totally lacked, at least in my opinion, was the topic “couples and porno”. I was very eager to ask a question about it, for I think there is a whole different psychological side to watching porn together with a partner, but the audience did not get the chance to ask questions or make remarks.
After the expert round had ended, we watched some under aged looking models showing the newest in dessous and lingery. Now I know models have to be thin and don’t look like the regular you and me, but for lingery and dessous to work, a bit more feminine models would have been better.
When the fashion show was over, there was the opportunity for clubbing and dancing. The club was full with guests, but I estimate there were about ten people who stayed – us two excluded. Since no one was dancing, the few that gave it a go went back to their couch after only a few minutes. We left around 00:30. By then there was hardly anyone left. So much for “partying deep into the night”
So what is the difference between male and female orientated porno?
Female porn producers like Petra Joy, Erika Lust and Jennifer Lyon Bell want to show female sexual fantasies and true sexual experiences, without faking it. In their movies you see everything, just like in male focussed porno’s. The difference is that you get a bigger picture, see more of the male body and his performance (he truthfully works on pleasing the female) and see women enjoying it and climaxing.
Some movies are more suggestive, others more artistic or with more story. That might be the biggest difference. In the end though we are all different and like different images. Men can just as easily enjoy female focussed pornography, and vice versa. Most important is that we communicate about it, and that there are men and women out there who dare to experiment and be creative.
As a finale, you can have a look at a short erotic film by Erika Lust, called “Handcuffs”.