The Gaze – Performance Anxiety

“I feel myself in ways to be the product of internalized male gaze.” – Esme Creed-Miles From dresses to lingerie to the nudes I take, I wonder if I’m contributing the normalization of the male gaze. THE EXHITIONIST I’ve stripped and masturbated outdoors before and I’m pretty sure the neighbors saw me through the fence. …

Temptations – When Lust Rises

Brigit Delaney’s current theme for The Erotic Poetry Challenge is Poems as Inspiration. This week’s prompt is the poem, Harlem Dancer by Claude McKay. Reading her poem, I thought of temptations that rise when a seductive woman has a hold on her audience. Merriam-Webster defines ‘temptation’ as:1. the act of tempting or the state of being tempted especially to …