Altered States of Kink


Those into kinky sex know there's something primal and exotic about it; desire elevated to expressions generally beyond the norm. It should be no surprise then that researchers have found that various BDSM roles facilitate altered states of mind.  Aside from meditation and good pot brownies, what other greatness lies in the realm of altered states?  Sex, that's what.

One highlight is that such altered states of consciousness have potential to unlock an inner creativity.  So, um, if you feel creatively stifled, may I suggest a dose of BDSM?  If you've ever read anything on creativity research, you'll be familiar with the book "Flow" by Csikszentmihalyi.  What a name. Anyway, the idea is simply that,

"Flow is a nine-dimensional altered state conceptualized by Csikszentmihalyi, and is achieved during ‘optimal experiences’...The dimensions of flow include ‘challenge-skill balance, action-awareness merging, clear goals, unambiguous feedback, concentration on task, sense of control, loss of self-consciousness, time transformation,’ and feelings of intrinsic reward."

Opposite that is Dietrich's transient hypofrontality which "relates to daydreaming, runner's high, meditation and even some drug highs".  As the article continues, 

"The experiments revealed that the bottom role and the top role in BDSM are each associated with a distinct altered state of consciousness, both of which have previously been tied to creativity.

According to the researchers, ‘topping’ is linked to the state which aligned with Csikszentmihalyi’s flow, while ‘bottoming’ is associated with both Dietrich’s transient hypofrontality and some aspects of flow." 

So, if you felt funky about getting kinky, don't.  It's out of this world. 


New Art: Hung

Finished "Hung", probably among my favorite pieces yet.  She took so long to do, and not so much as from start to finish but from finish #1 to finish #3 because that's how many times I thought I was finished.

Twice "just a little touch up" turned in to "just another fuck up" and there went another day that turned into a week that turned into a couple months all because I could no longer face the painting. It's September: its time had come.  

Now on its 3rd go, she's good enough.  This painting has given me as much trouble as she has given me pleasure. 

This said, I have another painting sitting in temporary purgatory for which I hope to create a satisfying final end.  That one you won't see, however, for a while.  It's among the new 10 ART PORN pieces that will show up in Vegas next August - unless I show ART PORN sooner in town or online, which I've not decided.

Anyway, I was happy to show this new piece off!  She really deserves a handsome wall...

"Mine", a sexy video

This video is very sexy.

It’s based on a totally romanticized vision of female submission inspired from the infamous bad book/movie “Fifty Shades of Grey”.  

Want a classic instead? Try “9 ½ Weeks” cast with Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger. Though it didn't get rave reviews, its cinematography was outstanding (really, watch it) and I always found it an erotic film.  The director did a fabulous job of creating discomfort for the audience to feel as close to the main character's discomfort as possible and it's spot on. Plus, there were a few very hot scenes not to be missed. The movie was a controversial even back in its day because it depicted eroticism in a way feminism didn't accept. It really went against everything that feminism stood for, and it still does: male power over females is a no go. Yet, in the realm of the erotic, so much changes. This is a good, deep topic for another post in the future. 

For further reading, this is a good article about the history of how 9 ½ Weeks was written and inspired.  That's really the "original" 50 Shades you want to see. 

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