Gay men drawing vaginas?

(As posted to my Gazette blog)

I dunno . . . Maybe I’m a prude, because I find the idea of hundreds of gay men drawing vaginas for a coffee-table book quite revolting. Is it just me? Am I missing something? I mean, there are several serious(?) media reports — including one on Cosmopolitan’s site — on the Internet apparently applauding the project, which started as some sort of dinnertime discussion in Oakland, Calif., and has evolved(?) into a Kickstarter project. I haven’t seen any reports (so far) criticizing the project.

I dunno . . . Maybe some people see it as the sort of art Sigmund Freud would have enjoyed?

But the idea just creeps me out. It’s icky . . . has a report on it, with several reader comments not exactly endorsing the project.

Reports Jezebel:

The spectrum of drawings is wide—from the offensive to the hilarious. As (Shannon) O’Malley points out in the interview, the best drawings are those that take a more conceptual point of view—revealing an insight into the perceived power and mystique of the vagina by a group of men who rarely come in contact with one.

The coffee-table book would be called Gay Men Draw Vaginas, if the Kickstarter project raises enough money to publish it. If it doesn’t, maybe the people who dreamt up the project will, umm, go back to the drawing board and come up with a book promoting world peace or something . . .

One last thought: how many people would actually buy a copy of Gay Men Draw Vaginas and leave it on their coffee tables?

– Jillian

P.S. Are the gay men drawing vaginas or vulvas?

One thought on “Gay men drawing vaginas?

  1. ALOHA:….. no, i would not buy this book. However, i once had a book by a female author, who i now forget her name, which was all about the variety of yonis, with many photographs. It was wonderful. The book disappeared off of my bookshelf years ago, and i have never been able to find it nor remember the name of the book, which was more like a pamphlet. My experience has been the same. I have been fortunate to have been with hundreds of women and i do not recall ever seeing two vaginas which were identical. Some women are very open and love when you just look at them; others are more uncomfortable. Seems as if Cosmopolitan is on your mind alot; first the lesbian love-making positions and now this. The world is definitely full of variety. Aloha from the north shore of Maui.


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