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I'm sick of fighting with people. Thank you for the support and to those who want to a go a few intellectual rounds with me, lets leave it as I'm as entitled to my opinion as you are to yours.

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To those who have been supportive, thank you very, very much.

TO THOSE WHO ARE TOO SELF-RIGHTEOUS TO READ ARTIST'S COMMENTS: Here is the condensed version:

:bulletorange: I DO NOT support "burning books" or censorship. This is not about censorship, this is about the blatant abuse of the word ART.
:bulletgreen: I DO NOT have a problem with the human body as ART. I support ARTISTIC nudes.
:bulletpink: If you tell me, "If you don't like it, don't look," I will tell you, "If you don't like my picture, don't look."
:bulletwhite: If you tell me "That's what the content filter is for," my answer to you is that the content filter also blocks out truly ARTISTIC nudes and so this is not the solution.
:bulletblack: I DID NOT "get naked" to "get attention." This is called IRONY. I am clearly not seeking nor receiving erotic compliments in this picture, nor have I bared my breasts or vagina. If you think this is an attention ploy, tell me, please, what you think of pictures like this: [link] or [link] .
:bulletyellow: WHEN DID EXHIBITIONISM BECOME AN ART FORM?



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This picture of mine has been receiving a lot of attention: [link] and I even had a group ask to use it as their icon. :iconporn-is-not-art:.

So this is another plea to the deviantArt community, deviants, mods, and admins alike. There is artistic nude and then there is pornography and exhibitionism. Many people on this website upload photos of their genitalia - photos that have no artistic qualities at all. They're grainy webcam photos with poor lighting, no artistic composition, no intended message or insight, no demonstration that there was any deeper concept whatsoever than a plea for drooling comments about how pretty/big/special their breasts, penis, or vagina is. There is nothing artistic about them at all.

I am not condemning true "artistic nude" pieces. They are not to my personal taste, but even though I do not particularly like them myself, even I can see that they are ARTISTIC pieces, made with the intention of exploring the beauty (or ugliness) of the human body. True artistic nudes are ART.

Posting a crappy quality shot of your junk is NOT ART.


I know that the concept of art is subjective, and I know that it has a lot to do with taste, but seriously, there is a pretty obvious objective difference between an artistic nude created for the sake of being artistic, and a photo taken for the sake of fishing for erotic compliments.

Please, for the love of god, deviants. There are plenty of pornographic and erotic pictures where these pictures of your junk would be welcome and acceptable, but deviantArt is not one of those sites. This site is for ART.

Please, ADMINS and MODS! Open your eyes and do your job.





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Also, on a side note, I clearly suck at writing upside down on myself lol.
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chickad1 Apr 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, quick question to everyone here...

Is the art I make considered porn in your opinion?
My channel is dedicated to a paraphillia of mine, so I am sexually attracted to the images I make... But I don't make them with that purpose in mind. I make them because it is the only way to express the strange repressed emotions I have regarding sexual desires in general. So... Would my images be considered "Porn" or "Art"?

I'm not trying to make a point here. I'm legitimately curious. So please, if you could give me your opinions I would appreciate it.
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Ca11m3Raven Feb 19, 2014  Student Artist
Last I checked the relationship between art and porn was subjective, also this place isn't exactly flooded with porn. Mostly ameture artists trying to express themselves.
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Eyes-of-Inferno Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
-_- ugh I totally agree, I made the mistake of taking off the mature filter and first page that loads is MLP v-shot, some guys junk, etc..etc 
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Sonico9000 Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ok then
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:icondieneddie:
Everything is relative, your opinion isn't right, it isn't wrong either.. it's only relatively true.

Nothing is absolutely true, everything is relatively true, any thing is possible, all things are permitted.
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In the end it is better this way. Nudity is not necessarily pornography. The different psychological interpretations of and subsequent response to sexualize nudity are actually not intrinsic. There are even times when those who would seem to naturally do this end up suspending said response for greater purpose (physicians, surgeons). On the contrary, fetishes are all personal so it really is only pornography in the eye of the beholder. In general, nudity has been marked with the adult tag to comply with specific societal standards and that's only specific body parts exposed anyway.

It is this way to help condition developing minds from becoming nothing but sex crazed or id-centric. Even if we say certain religions, prude as some may be, are too prude, have we truthfully come up with a morally perfect understanding of where to draw the line of what is good/bad censorship/labelling of sexual content? The media in general doesn't help either, lending to the fact that nudity alone isn't bad. Hindsight however is 20/20.

Consider this mock conversation two sides could have atleast after coming to terms with the above:

"There's nothing wrong with her breasts, so why did she take the careful time to make sure they weren't shown in this picture?"
"That's not the subject matter. Why does it matter?"
"Oh but it is the subject matter, to a case and point. Local memetics would have you be so careful (as well as website policy)"
"This is the 'world' we live in. Why does it matter to you?"
"I think we shouldn't have to be so careful in such means. It should be that art is art and porn is porn. Deep down, someone coming here for nude art for the sake of a twisted lie would only be fooling themselves (the same goes with someone creating it for the same reason) but only they know the truth. Is the truth either way that bad?"
"The censorship guidelines are trusted and followed by the artist of her volition and purpose. Maybe this way those who would be denied viewership of the piece had her breasts been exposed can now see this piece. Everyone can see this piece"
"But not with her breasts exposed? Why?"
"Society doesn't want to allow it. They assume it's easier this way"
"Easier to condition minds into not becoming sex crazed by means of censorship instead of targeting those who would clearly instill the fetish there in the first place? Are there any anthropological studies supporting this?"
"Do we really trust those?"
"Coming from you?"
"And the better alternative is?"

So are there any unbiased human anthropological studies on this very subject that could enlighten everyone as to whether or not certain societies are right to have such censorship in the first place or atleast whether or not they could thrive without them without major negative impact?
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MutePoetess Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a valuable contribution.
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YukiHimeNoSo Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And why are you so nude?
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