Making Dildos

What if a pencil sharpener had a bigger hole…and it wasn’t for pencils.

NO! Jeez, I’m not talking about putting your junk in there!!!!
What the hell is wrong with you people!?

This “sharpener” doesn’t sharpen, as much as make regular objects dick-shaped. So you can use em as a dildo! 😀

Yes, this is an Art but, I bet a Kickstarter for the same idea would make bank.

Check out the full series of dildo’ed objects and the artist statement here:

Francesco Morackini

 

The World of a Professional Naked Girl

The World of a Professional Naked Girl, via Molly Crabapple for VICE.com:

About a month ago, I was daydreaming at work and a bunch of random memories flooded into my mind. One in particular was this flash of me and an ex-gf from long ago, hanging out in the living room of the apartment we shared. I remembered how this girl, who was a dancer of sorts, could just do these faces and body movements out of nowhere, just in passing, as something intended to be a joke, that would floor me. I’ve always wondered how some ladies can turn this fountain of sheer, gun blast sexy power on and off, aiming it at exactly who they want, when they want. I asked my new friend, well-known artist and professional sexy lady, Molly Crabapple, to try and make sense of the ramblings I wrote her one day, and this is what she came up with.  – Kelly McClure 

 

Read The World of a Professional Naked Girl and follow Molly at  @mollycrabapple.

 

 

Nudity, Art, Sex and Death – Tasmania Awaits

 

Artist Stuart Ringholt leading a "naturist tour" of MONA

If you’re going to confront sex and death – or at least the art world’s latest depictions of them – you might as well be naked.

This notion was cheerfully explained to me by a fresh-faced Aussie attendant when I first arrived at MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, a radically innovative new institution in Tasmania, whose very purpose is to upend our pre-conceived notions of what a museum should be.  I’d first noticed that an after-hours “naturist tour” was on offer, and asked what this involved.  Apparently, participants would be escorted through the subterranean exhibitions while in the state that nature intended.  The guide would also be naked, of course.  Even the guards would be naked.  Since many of MONA’s artworks deal with the intimate workings of the human body, any naked viewer’s involvement would surely be at a heightened level, the attendant said.

Who could turn an offer like that down…?

My piece on the museum is in the current May issue Smithsonian Magazine, or can be read online here… My project on the visit was to meet MONA’s owner and creator, a professional gambler named David Walsh, an eccentric character who has single-handedly transformed the cultural life of Tasmania, Australia’s remote island-state.  He told me that he had expected his collection of confronting artworks would cause a certain amount of outrage – but it turns out Tasmanians are hard to shock.  Instead, the museum has been wildly successful, bringing visitors from all over the world.

There are some great images of museum on the magazine website, but I thought readers might be interested in a few other photos….

The Museum of Old and New Art on the Derwent River -- one of the world's biggest private collections of contemporary art -- the best way to get there is by ferry from Hobart

 

David Walsh -- a Tasmanian professional gambler who has poured his fortune into acquiring provocative art

 

Over 100 plaster casts of vaginas line one wall...

X-ray images of lovers embracing (in one case, a man is having his way with a chicken...)

The Cloaca, a machine that reproduces the human digestive system -- staff "feed" the creation in the morning and collect the odiferous result in the afternoon...

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Tony Perrottet is the author of Napoleon’s Privates: 2500 Years of History Unzipped and The Sinner’s Grand Tour: A Journey Through the Historical Underbelly of Europe; www.tonyperrottet.com

The Five Artiest Brothels in France

I just posted a fun blog on the Huffington Post from my recent trip to Paris, about the five brothels most revered for their artistic decor.  I revisited a marvelous gallery of historical erotica I discovered while researching The Sinner’s Grand Tour.  You can read about it here

Some of the photos were a bit too lurid to include in the post (at least without artful cropping) — I thought readers of the MoSex blog might appreciate them, however…

Of course, one might also go to paris and drop in on Au Bonheur du Jour gallery at 11 Rue Chabanais to see the images and artifacts in the flesh…

 

The s-and-m brothel on Rue Navarin had a special room for mock black masses…
The legendary dancer “Irene”, star of tableaux vivants in One Two Two, a brothel frequented by Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart and Marlene Dietrich, amongst other Hollywood stars…

Painting at 32 Rue Blondel, once favored by Henry Miller and Anais Nin in the 1930s