Life imitates art. Oh yeah.
So apparently there is a secret porn room in the Vatican. This article in Slate magazine reveals the secret and sordid world of Vatican porn…well not really http://www.slate.com/articles/life/welltraveled/features/2011/vatican_inside_the_secret_city/vatican_guide_the_pope_s_pornographic_bathroom.html:
What it does reveal is a room painted by the great Renaissance artist Raphael, commissioned in 1516 by the then Cardinal Bibbenia, who was a man who, like many Renaissance cardinals, enjoyed the finer of things of life, including good art. Raphael chose as his theme many pagan images…many sexually explicit pagan images. The room is called the Stufetta della Bibbiena, the “small heated room of Cardinal Bibbiena,”. I guess it was sort of a bathroom or bedroom for the Cardinal. Today it is part of the Papal apartments and so access is severely limited.
What is in the room? Well no one was quite sure until this reporter from Slate, Tony Perottet, got access. He only saw the room for a few minutes, but that was enough to render in a rough drawing his impressions. As he says in the article about the Cardinal and his room:
“He (Bibbiena) was also the author of risqué plays and an erudite man-about-town. Like his peers, Bibbiena was entranced by the ribald pagan imagery that was being unearthed in Imperial Roman ruins. He asked his friend Raphael to decorate his lodgings in the fashionable classical style, complete with naked nymphs being spied upon by lusting satyrs, with no anatomical detail hidden.”
So Raphael responded, painting some pagan imagery with the typically pagan disregard for nudity and sexuality. Ancient Rome was full of this stuff and it was being unearthed for the first time in a millennium during Raphael’s life, causing much excitement and controversy. It is was the same sort of erotic art that, once rediscovered, helped artists such as Michelangelo learn to better create perfect and beautiful nudes of the human body, such as his David. Today Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum would most likely want to have them destroyed…but I digress.
The room is actually tame by today’s standards. Perottet describes it:
“That tight, vaulted room—twice as high as its 8-foot width—was covered with cavorting naked deities. Raphael had designed his frescoed panels like a graphic novel, recounting the adventures of Venus, the goddess of love, and Cupid, the god of erotic desire, for Cardinal Bibbiena to admire as he lounged in his hot tub. At knee level, the original silver faucet was crafted into the face of a leering satyr. One panel showed the naked goddess stepping daintily stepped into her foam-fringed shell. In others, she admires herself in a mirror, lounges between Adonis’ legs and swims in sensual abandon. A couple of the frames, even more risqué, have been destroyed. One, recorded by an early visitor, showed Vulcan attempting to rape Minerva.”
Naked images of pagan goddesses? And this is controversial? It just shows how prudish some Church officials remain when it comes to erotic art. Although most of it has survived, some of it was still destroyed. Another example of great art lost for all time in the name of “family values”.
But the most hilarious part of the article is this section. Perottet is in the room with a monsignor, his ever watchful guide. He goes on to relate:
“Embarrassingly, I had to ask the monsignor to stand aside, so I could get a proper view of the most notorious image, of the randy goat-god Pan leaping from the bushes with a monstrous erection. I was shocked to see that the image had been vandalized. Someone had etched out Pan’s manhood and filled in the gap with white paint. This, of course, made the object even larger and more noticeable—another parable about the futility of censorship.”
An enormous erection which had been whitewashed out? That is hilarious. Apparently this was too scandalous, and perhaps too much of a visual temptation, for more than one “member” of the clergy, so to speak. And yet the whitewashing out did nothing more than highlight what had been once there. Such things only inflame prurient interests, not eliminate them. As Perottet says, it is a good “parable about the futility of censorship.”
For instance, here is a famous phallic image from the Roman world.
Phallic imagery was quite common in ancient Greek and Roman world. These may not even have been considered erotic, but rather apotropaic. In other words, these images may have been created to ward off evil spirits rather than incite lust, sort of like a good luck charm. No one today is really quite sure. But what we are sure of is that erotic imagery and overall nudity was more accepted in the ancient world than it is today. There are many reasons for this, one of course being the lack of Christian morality, but the other being that we in our world today are bit out of touch with the natural rhythms of life, sex being one of them, that people in other societies may have been more in touch with. The phallus was sign of fertility, and sex is all about fertility. Today we can’t even show a bare breast on television without someone going ballistic.
As a matter of fact, a number of ancient erotic art works were unearthed with the excavations of Pompeii and Herculaneum in the past two hundred years. Yet they were so controversial that the King of Naples, Francis I, had them locked away in 1819, and it was not until the year 2000 that complete access was given to the public. Even today, if you are minor you have to have written permission from a parent or be in the presence of a guardian to see them. In the age of internet porn, this seems completely ludicrous.
But back to the Stuffeta della Bibbiena: If these are indeed paintings by the great Raphael, why these are not allowed to be studied by art historians is a good example of the mindless repression of all sexuality that often goes on in religion. Yes, they are scandalous. Yes, what they depict is contrary to much of Christian thought. But they are also good art too, painted by one the great artists of all time. In a private collection they would worth untold millions. And yet the world is not allowed to see them, even if through an art historian or scholar’s work, because they are too controversial. Being part of the Papal apartments, obviously they would be off limits to the general public. Yet art historians and other scholars could and should be able to study and evaluate them, for the sake of historical knowledge and criticism. I think as adults we can handle this sort of thing. I myself am quite curious as to the artistic quality of these paintings, and not for their supposedly lurid and lecherous details. If I want lurid and enticing there is plenty of porn out there.
Unfortunately, when comes to even good and even controversial art like this, too many of the Church hierarchy think we are mindless children who need to be told what to do and think. Well, that is why such groups as Opus Dei, the Legion of Christ and Regnum Christi exist after all, isn’t it? We need to be protected from ourselves
Art, love, beauty, spirituality, sexuality, religion, eroticism, culture and politics, and whatever other good or not so good things there are in this world, I hope to write about such things this coming year.
But there are other things I need to write about too..
This year, my New Year’s resolution is to spank as many women as possible. I might even fuck a few of them as well. But spanking is my main goal. I love a woman’s ass, and I love to tame and dominate a woman who is an out of control bitch. There are too many of those out there. And there are too few men out there who know how to handle them. The dearth of strong, virile, masculine men has created an epidemic of whiny, bitchy, demanding women. This is not a good balance, because such women have nothing but contempt for the men who cower in front of them in fear. It is a good thing for men such as myself, who have spent a lifetime enjoying the delicious fruits of seduction with such women. Such women crave a good cock that knows how to fuck them, and fuck them long and hard, and I am always willing to provide such a service, so long as nothing more is expected. Fortunately, most of the women I have bedded under such circumstances usually want nothing more than a good fuck before returning to their significant others who are usually little more to them than shopping girlfriends with a rather useless penis. You see, my mission is not merely a sexually selfish one: Racer X sees as part of his role in this world the restoration of equilibrium in many relationships, thus creating more stability in our society at large. Trust me, there would be far more divorces without me around. With me around, there are far more sexually satisfied wives and girlfriends. Their clueless husbands and boyfriends are unaware of this, of course, but what they don’t know won’t hurt them.
I have many fine stories to tell about my experiences with such creatures, as, for instance, the girl I was fucking who wanted to forcefully tie up her boyfriend to a chair while I fucked her. She wanted to do this so that he could see first hand how she needed to be properly fucked. She also wanted to simply humiliate, even laugh at him. You see, she had contempt for his lack of sexual skills, and I still remember her telling me how she wanted to say to him, while he was watching me fuck her in front of him, “Watch how it is done, pussy boy!” It was an interesting fantasy she had, inspired by my expert fucking of her. I smile in amusement when I think of how many guys out there are so clueless about their lack of sexual skill with their wives or girlfriends, and how clueless they are that it is an opportunity for rakes such as myself to enjoy their neglected pussies. Women need to be fucked well or they most likely will stray. Too many men, especially the white knighting types, are sorely lacking in this fundamental understanding of the feminine sexual psyche.
So, a good, hard spanking is the first step to reforming such women. After that, completely fucking their brains out is the next logical step. In taming a woman, in making her love your sexual power, you must be in control. This does not mean a lack of love or tenderness, you must add these things too in order to lessen the tension, and therefore heighten the effect of discipline and punishment when it is needed and duly administered. After all, variety is always a good thing in the pleasures of love. But as a man you must always–always–be the one in control, no matter what tone you are creating in the art of love and sex.
Dominance and discipline…these are the things that certain, if not most, girls need. I know some of my blogger girls need these things, such as Stormy, Butterfly Flower, CL, SophiaX, Rebekah, just to name a few. For all those secret Catholic housewives who like to read my blog, you need lots of firm discipline too. Kathy and Alte are two that come to mind right now. Yes, you are so pure in public, and even in your blog personas, but you still enjoy the secret and forbidden pleasures that I enjoy talking about here. After all, that is why you come here. I welcome you. Don’t worry, we will keep it our little secret, and it is all part of being a sexual being, and women are sexual beings too, as depraved and prone of debauchery as men. God bless them!
I have been neglecting my special, erotic posts about these girls. I need to write more erotica. I think I will start posting my own erotic fiction and poetry. The past year my focus has been on other things, less sexual and erotic, but I feel the muse of eroticism returning. After all, that is the origin of this blog–sex and eroticism–which is now starting its fourth year. So one of my themes, in part, will be the pure pleasure of firmly disciplining an out of control, bitchy woman. After all, most women are turned on not only by the thought, but by the experience of a delightful mingling of pain and pleasure, especially when administered by a strong man who knows what he is doing. Women like kinky sex. Many enjoy a little bit, if not a lot, of bondage. All women love to be fucked long, hard and vigorously. There is something in the female psyche which is attracted to this, and I assume it has something to do with the attraction to a pure and raw masculinity, something which is severely absent in our highly femininized society. What I have also found is that the women who seem the most domineering in their daily lives, the ones who come across as the most bitchy, are usually the ones who enjoy the most the feel of a strong hand spanking their soft asses, followed by a good, hard fuck. As I said, there is such a dearth of men capable of doing this that the women eat this stuff up like a crackwhore does crack when they finally meet one. I know this from experience.
Like a good sex pimp, Racer X plans to continue to provide such a drug to as many needy women as possible this year.