by Lola Lovely at Sssh.com Porn For Women
I stumbled upon this amazing series of male nude photos by artist Abigail Ekue called Bare Men and I am blown away. Honestly, we’re constantly bombarded by photos of naked women and men posed in highly sexualized form it’s not normal to see photos of naked men just being… normal.
That is what strikes me as interesting in this series, we get to see men in the nude, not in a way that is threatening or attacking but in a neutral and normal. These are men just hanging around doing their thing, and I just happen to be there too – almost voyeuristic in nature.
New way to look at a penis
It’s rare that I get to see the penis flaccid and imperfect, just hanging around, not sexual or threatening. This might sound silly to some, but the only naked adult male body I usually see is sexual in nature, or that of a male partner. For some women it also includes the body of a threatening male. We never really view the naked male adult body as anything other than sexual. Which is the same way that most straight men view women’s bodies. The only context you get to see a naked woman is sexual in nature.
However thanks to Ekue, we get to catch a glimpse of these men, and their penis, stripped of everything from their clothes to their class, appearing as simply as men. It is refreshing to say the least.
Their vulnerability shows
“Bare Men” celebrates men who are comfortable in their skin, relaxed, powerful, erect, and vulnerable. The images share moments of joy, the power of release, physical angst and their ease of masculinity.” says Ekue on her website.
The men in her photos look comfortable, and in that they seem almost vulnerable. Letting us into their world, being human. The photos are intimate, sometimes funny – a chortle of recognition of something that we might do ourselves while alone. They themselves are alone in their environment (save for Ekue). I have to say, the photos leave me feeling empowered. How often do we get to see men in this state? Almost never.
Naked shouldn’t be a ‘thing’
I’ve always thought that both the male and female naked form shouldn’t be a ‘thing’. It still is now because of the way we continually choose to portray the naked form. The only acceptable way, it would seem, to view naked bodies is if it is sexual in nature. Any other form of nakedness is almost sinful in nature. A person can not be naked and normal. The natural form is clothed. If the body is not used for having sex, then it should be hidden away, creating this false sense of awe with the naked form. It’s something to be glimpsed, to be earned, undressed, to own. Not something that is underneath every clothed human. Thanks to Ekue, we get a glimpse of the lives of some men. And that is beautiful. Check out her gallery here.
Along the way, she discovered and became comfortable with her body, her sexuality and sensuality. Occasionally she doesn’t shave her legs, but they’re usually inside her thigh high boots. She has many sexy outfits, but for the most part, her favourite piece of clothing is her fishnet stockings.
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When she’s not writing, sipping champagne and being fabulous, Lola can be found organizing fun play parties and hitting on topless, hot, young men. Yummy! Sssh.com Porn For Women