One of the qualities of a good photo is a nice combination of light, shade, figure and form. A good photo, especially a good erotic photo, should evoke something, a type of atmosphere, a more ethereal quality which helps us escape from the mundane sameness of our daily material world. Healthy love and eroticism must always be imbued with a certain degree of spirituality, or at least psychology. Sex cannot be merely physical; it must also be spiritual, rooted in some type of love, and seeking some type of transcendence.
Art has the power to express these things, whether in writing or painting or photography. Photography is a great modern medium for erotic art, because it is both real, yet also imaginary. A good nude photo can represent and ideal of love and beauty, of the mysteries of sensuality and eroticism, in a way that few other artistic mediums can.
I find the above photo a nice example of such things. There is nothing too extravagant in this photo, and yet in its simplicity, a nude set against a soft white background, there is a sense of mystery and beauty that somehow expresses something deeper than the mere physicality of a nude body. It is a nude which hints at the fuller meanings of our erotic existence, the love and beauties of life, and the healthy respect for the hidden yet ever present powers of our sexuality.
“Healthy love and eroticism must always be imbued with a certain degree of spirituality, or at least psychology. Sex cannot be merely physical; it must also be spiritual, rooted in some type of love, and seeking some type of transcendence.”
Is it just me…or does the simple, primal act of orgasm contain a hint of spirituality itself? That single pivotal moment when you literally cannot think, only feel, and the slow return to your regular senses…or the look on your lover’s face as you coax the pleasure from their body and help them attain new heights and you can just taste the musk and energy in the air…
To me, *this* is the only true way to worship the Lord and Lady, by using all of ourselves to invoke their divine couplings through us.
Racer X said:
Thanks for the comment. As you state so well, the relationship between sexuality and spirituality can be quite profound. I think when the two are well balanced you end up with the best experiences.