Despite the popularity of certain books, fetish erotica is something no one admits to liking as much as they do.
Trigger warning: The following post contains images that might possibly trigger individuals with certain trauma and/or abuse issues. If scenes of bondage, spanking, whipping, or covered faces risks a negative emotional response, we are not offended if you do not continue. You are in control of this experience.
Like many people, I was aware of fetish erotica well before first experiencing it some 30 years ago. Back then, one had to know someone who knew someone to get into the underground clubs that were literally underground with huge, leather-clad bouncers at the door. People often wore masks back then, some colorful and creative, others plain but just as useful in maintaining the autonomy those in that community felt was necessary. Autonomy meant safety and safety was and remains paramount.
After the popularity of books I won’t bother to name and their related movies that were quite horribly done, I found it interesting that fetish erotica had almost gone mainstream. More people were giggling at jokes about being spanked, calling someone “daddy,” and putting a collar and leash on a lover. The concept is alluring, mysterious, and has an air of excitement for people who want but never find the courage to ask for something more than what they’re already getting sexually.
Erotic art helps step into that gap and provide a level of understanding for those who still can’t find the courage to attend the clubs that are at least above ground now (some of them even advertise). One of the purposes of engaging in such art is to feed one’s fantasy of what could be, if only … There’s no pressure here to participate, just use one’s imagination.
Now, insert the experimental waveform series because there’s another statement to make here in how digital media breaks down both the art and our imagination. Static, traditional art forms set the stage and tell a story but leave plenty of room for one to fill in the blanks on their own. The prevalence of digital media breaks down the stories, overwhelms the senses, removes the sense of mystery and, far too often, tells more than the viewer wanted to know. As a result, what we get is a distorted view of what can be, should be, a beautiful, personal act of sensual sexuality.
Our model this week is intentionally anonymous in a manner we’ve not done before (that I can remember). Normally, we create anonymity through either masks or cropping the photo in such a way as to render the model arguably unrecognizable. The problem with either approach is that the masks are not always sufficient and lopping off one’s head disrupts the flow of the human form. By wrapping the model’s head in tulle, they are completely and sufficiently disguised, still able to breathe and somewhat see what’s going on around them, as well as able to communicate and participate in the photoshoot.
That we often have to be anonymous in representing such activities makes me sad. While general public acceptance of fetish erotica has grown significantly, there are still a number of professional occupations that aren’t on board with anything remotely hinting at any form of sexual expression. What is maddening is that the same people who would ruin the career of a colleague over publishing material they consider untoward are just as likely to be on the receiving end of a paddle at someone else’s club or party. Art doesn’t change that to any degree, but presenting it in this fashion allows people to participate without fear of reprisal.
I regret that the societal conditions of the world are such that this material might represent an emotional trigger for some people who are victims of unwanted sexual and physical abuse. Our intention is not to upset anyone and we are not offended in any way if one chooses to not view the following pictures.
That being said, for those who wish to continue, click on any of the thumbnails below to view the images full screen on your device. The details are worth viewing if possible and, as with last week’s photographs, one likely needs to see them in print to appreciate them fully. However, please be conscious of your surroundings when viewing these pictures. While I ferociously fight against censorship, I also, with equal fervor, support a person’s right to not be intentionally or carelessly triggered, especially in public. My hope is you can enjoy and appreciate the images that follow.