“He went from assy to classy. I like that.” –Christopher Wallace, hip-hop artist
A note on aesthetics
I see sites going for a classy look, but as I scan their items I usually find a few jump out at me as not matching. If it were an IQ test the pattern is often broken. It’s no nudity but then there are tits in my face. It’s tits but not pussy, but then there’s a little bit of the top part of a trimmed bush. Where is the line? It seems arbitrary to me. Who says tits are less innocuous than anus? I realize that this is quite an unimportant topic and you should be saying to yourself, MJ, who gives a shit? but the issue at large is censorship. I’m one of the many censored authors out there. As I write this my most conclusive piece of writing, Chronicles of a Humiliation Backfired, languishes behind bars in the Amazonia Adult Dungeon. Chills go up my spine just typing this! Hug me. Help me. Hold me.
The issue in my little opinion is that it’s some of the erotica writers who are the most prudish. It’s like they are pushing their puritan envelopes and their line is as far as they will go. Where’s the fun in that? Where’s the tolerance? I grew up in a Latino family. Nudity, nakedness, bodies, sexual lines, limits, jokes are quite different than an Anglo-Saxon family. Some people will look down their noses and say I was raised by wolves. But my wolves were vibrant, alive and in touch with their own sexuality and bodies. I’m happy with that. I don’t see how being a gun-crazed, right-wing freak really helps matter. I was born in the US but I can’t grasp where the country is headed: military imperialism, breached security in the streets, gun toting shoppers. I love the safety of Asia. I may get my ass kicked, but I won’t get shot in the head. Nice. Now I’m not saying that “erotica makes the world go ’round”, am I Bella? But I do notice that countries with more lax sex, pornography, and censorship rules have less rape and less violent crime. Literary Porn is paving the way for a better future!