‘Animal: The Other Side of Evolution’
London based fashion designer Ana Rajcevic has created a series of 8 amazingly striking sculptural pieces that appear as natural extension (or adornments) of the human body, suggesting strength, power and sensuality. Tusk, horn and spine-like pieces come from a unique visual interpretation of animal skeleton structures. Pieces, that are designed to fit over the face, neck and head are made in complex moulds from fiberglass, resin and silicone.
This is the VR Tenga demo, a sex simulator prototype made for an Oculus Rift game jam held in Japan.
It uses some basic software, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and Tenga, a Japanese masturbation toy.
The user is supposed to insert his penis into the Tenga, which is synchronized to the visual stimulation given by the headset, in this case an anime character giving a handjob.
More info here. Link to youtube video.
Boy-oh-boy WWT loves toys! Picture by The Social Deviants.
Tilda Swinton with a rainbow flag, in front of Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square Moscow, July 2013. Tilda’s photo was released along with a statement that read: In solidarity. From Russia with love.
An unknown anti-gay activist hits in a very manly way the already arrested Russian gay and LGBT rights activist, Nikolai Alexeyev, during an unauthorized gay rights activists rally in central Moscow. Image by Andrey Svitailo / Getty Images
Belarusian beauty Maryna Linchuk, for April’s Russian Vogue editorial: How I Met Your Mother.. According to Vogue Maryna -not a mother in real life- is the perfect modern ..mama, all she needs is her sky-high Christian Loubouti stilletos and an always flying ponytail. Baby is optional but NEVER gay. Check the series here
The 60-year-old president Vladimir Putin posing shirtless and shaved in Siberia, July 2013. Video footage and images was released by the Kremlin, showing a macho Putin fishing, driving a motorboat and petting reindeer with his prime minister and defense minister. (read more here)
Unknown artist via Mopping is Stealing.
These glorious times, as we enjoy yet another brief sparkle of LGBT rights (obviously not in Russia), one can wonder how our world could be, if the vast human sexuality was free from pseudo moralities and archaic superstitions.
In this spirit American photographer Lindsay Morris has been documenting over the past three years, a four-day camp for gender nonconforming boys and their parents.
Morris on her project:
Camp You Are You (whose name has been changed to protect the privacy of the participants) offers a temporary safe haven where gender-variant boys can freely express their interpretations of femininity alongside their parents and siblings. These images represent the spirit of the children as they shine in an atmoshpere of support. Here they can be true to their inner nature without feeling the need to look over their shoulders…This experience can be very emotional for the parents, especially the families who are new to camp and are experiencing this kind of group acceptance for the very first time.
I would really love to follow the kids into adulthood and see what kind of relationships they develop, I want to witness the evolution, knowing from where they started and see how life is going to play out for them—hopefully happily—and I think they’re going to have a better transition into adulthood than the generation proceeding them.
In 1981 the photographer Nobuyoshi Araki directed a soft core porno film The Pseudo Diary of a High School Girl for Nikkatsu, Japan’s oldest film studio, which had in the 1970s turned to producing almost exclusively roman porno (e.g. “romantic pornography”) to save itself from financial collapse. During this adult film heyday, they were churning out on average three films a month.
Araki not only directed the film, but documented with his more familiar still camera the behind the scenes makings of the film, released as the above book. The cover refers to him as a “virgin” director, and the promotional obi calls him a “horny genius.”
Araki himself, many years later, didn’t exactly look fondly upon the experience.
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In his memoir Confessions of a Mask, the great Japanese writer Yukio Mishima (picture above by Eikoh Hosoe) shares the precise circumstances of his first orgasm: It arrived when he saw, browsing a volume of art reproductions in his father’s study, Guido Reni’s “St Sebastian”.
Apart from this first sexual awakening, the painting seems to have indicated a full-blown obsession with death and sadomasochism, that would inevitably lead, decades later, to Mishima’s own ritual suicide (harakiri) in 1970, after a failed attempt to lead a military uprising.
The following 1966 film Patriotism (or The Rite of Love and Death) directed by and staring Mishima himself, is based on the almost unreadable short story of the same name.
It is essentially an elaborate and idealized rehearsal for the way he would later meet his own death.