It would be years before I learned that females possessed the only organ in the human body with no function other than to feel pleasure. – Gloria Steinem
As a man, I have to choose my words carefully when talking about pussies. While the organ is very familiar in its looks, it is attached to a body of another gender. The pussy – the clitoris in particular – is a complex network of 8,000 nerves that produces feelings of pleasure, joy, and ecstasy by release of hormones and nitric oxide, at the strength that make my own male orgasm a small beer. And its reproductive functions – menstruation cycles, pregnancy, birth – are all one big miracle to me, something us men can never truly grasp, but just feel gratitude for its proper functioning in our grandmothers, mothers, and mothers of our own kids.
The visuals of the pussy are the only way I can put these multiple amazing abilities of a female body into one single representation, a symbol of femininity and life. But it cannot be an abstract symbol, like a generic symbol of a male organ, as it will lose its complexity. Instead, it should be so personal that it can trigger all human senses at once. It should be visually prominent, soft to touch, trigger memory of moans, and have unique smell and taste. The combination of these sensors is unique for each woman, reminding us of the variations and complexity of this miraculous organ.
Dominika is famous on the internet for her large pussy lips. There are fans who dearly love her lips, calling her pussy “beautiful”, “delicious” and “candy”. In a world where millions of young girls still undergo Female Genital Mutilation as a means of controlling female sexuality, and where abortion is still a matter of debate and not a given right, this new adoring attitude towards pussy is worth celebrating. Naturally, we took some artistic close-ups to pay tribute to this beautiful, vital organ that stands for femininity, life, pleasure and individuality.
I want to end this note with a quote by Dr. Christiane Northrup, that elegantly describes what is often wrong when we talk about sexual empowerment:
“Reclaiming pussy is not about having sex with lots of people. Nor is it about sex at all. Though it can be. Reclaiming pussy is about reclaiming the erotic power that is your Source as a woman.”
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