Coming As You Are

In chatting with my colleague about how the media sexualizes women to sell things, I got a chance to share with him these images from the Society Pages.  I was shocked by the blatant pearl necklace imagery used here to sell everything from liquor to jeans.

I’m not getting down on the facial as a sex act. Many men and women I know enjoy being the recipient of their partner’s messy orgasm.  However, I feel a little uncomfortable being confronted with it on TV and magazines.  The “cum shot”, while ubiquitous in porn, should be kept out of our non-erotic magazines and movies.

Although I was craving Baileys after watching the ad with it dripping on lips, so I guess it works!

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About Craig VanKempen

Craig VanKempen

Craig VanKempen, LLMSW/MPH, is a sex educator and therapist practicing in the Detroit/Ann Arbor area. His professional interests include HIV, polyamory, compulsive sexual behavior, religion and sexuality, and GLBT issues.