Hysterical Literature

One thing I love to do with my work is celebrate womanhood and her sensuality, and my male devotion to her. I am always in search of new ways to celebrate sex and sensuality. One such way I found a while back was a YouTube series called Hysterical Literature.

Hysterical Literature is a video art series by NYC-based photographer and filmmaker Clayton Cubitt. It explores feminism, mind/body dualism, distraction portraiture, and the contrast between culture and sexuality. (It's also just really fun to watch.) (From the description of one of the Hysterical Literature videos on YouTube)

That's the official description. What happens is a woman is reading her favourite piece of literature aloud and is trying to ignore the building intensity of the vibrator hidden under her seat ...

It really IS fun to watch - and it does explore sexuality and pleasure in a bold new way. (I say 'new', but these videos were uploaded in 2014.)

Would you do something like this? What are your thoughts on what is going on?

PS - Did you know the popular story stating that the vibrator was once an instrument of medicine? It was supposedly used to cure women of 'hysteria', which was basically being hyper and having too much unused sexual energy? (I believe this is where the above website got the term 'Hysterical' from in its name.) Well, this article debunks that story as a myth. Pity - I pretty much enjoyed the idea of me being a doctor curing women like that....

~ PassionPoet

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