Saturday, May 24, 2008
I touch myself in order to better know myself in order to better know my partners and my sex. Believe it or not some people still consider masturbation to be taboo. That the act of self love, knowing and loving ones self is discouraged. Up until 1949 masturbation was "cured" in women by clitoral castration in the good old US of A. That was less than 60 years ago! And we wonder why some women have difficulty achieving orgasm or letting themselves be fully immersed in sexual pleasure. We are fighting years of sexual repression, sex negativity, and frigid anti-sex feminists. It is time for us to reclaim our bodies. To reclaim our sexual prowess and pleasure. To rediscover self love and acknowledge each orgasm as a revolutionary act in which we are seizing back our sexual power and embracing our sexual selves. I'm talking about the kind of orgasm that starts at the core of the earth a shimmies and writhes with tremors through your neighborhood. The kind of orgasm that cracks the foundation of your apartment wiggling its way through the floor boards and up your bed posts. The kind of orgasm that you feel making its way through your body in waves of warm erotic energy that build and build and crash sending your body into convulsions before you start again and again and again. It will build. Beautiful warmth will build into an intense rebirthing of your sexual self.
It is National Masturbation Month which means all of you should take this opportunity to rediscover your self, your pleasure, a new kink, a new flavor of erotic pleasure.
My art gallery Femina Potens is celebrating with a new and exciting art exhibit entitled "I Touch Myself". If you are in SF you should swing by and check it out. We are located at 2199 Market St in the Castro. If you are not in SF you can check out the show online on our web site www.feminapotens.org under store and rotating exhibit - all of the work there is for sale so you can have a bit of masturbation celebration sent to your door. Also if you are in SF you should check me out at the Masturbate-a-thon tomorrow at the Center for Sex and Culture(which is the genius organization founded by sexual revolutionary Carol Queen and her partner Robert Lawrence) or check it out online at http://www.masturbate-a-thon.com/ through the live feed.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
In a world where we are handed toy guns and sent off to war to create "peace" we have forgotten one of the most revolutionary tools that exists, Love. Galleries have become overcrowded with artists who create art from a place of pain,agony,fear, or anger. So when I attended Annie Sprinkle's and Elizabeth Stephen's 4th wedding ceremony/performance art celebration this weekend it really hit me how transformative and radical their art really is. Annie and Beth have taken on a 7 year art piece - based on Linda Montano's living life as art. For seven years Annie and Beth have vowed to live life in art and love through a vehicle they have created called The Love Art Laboratory. Every year the two artists' love and art coincides with a different color and a different chakra. And every year to celebrate their coming into a new color and chakra they engage in a wedding in which they invite their friends,performers, artists, and activists to offer something to the performance, to open themselves up to love and art and share that with the couple and the rest of the world. This years green wedding found the two nestled in a glen of redwood trees at UC Santa Cruz where a couple hundred of their closest friends came to wittness their radical openess and dedication to their art, love, and enviroment. This year Annie and Beth not only made their vows to one another but to the earth who they are no longer taking on as a mother but as a lover. The ceremony was set in a beautiful plot of land surrounded by towering red wood trees. The ceremony and procession was full of beautiful green nymph like creatures. There were around 20 performances including that which I offered up to the couple and amazing performances from Linda Montano, Sadie Lune, which were mc'd by Veronica Heart. Sexual revolutionaries Carol Queen , Robert Lawrence, and Sharon Mitchell were all in attendance and wearing their finest green. Performances included an erotic striptease while an enchanting girl sang opera(quite beautifully I might add), an experimental painting performance, a comedy routine that left the woman covered in borsche, and I performed a piece entitled SOIL in which I stripped down and handed Annie and Beth two green bowls of soil in which to cover my body, my vessel. Open hearted they both gave of their erotic energy as I gave them of mine. Coating my flesh in wet earth,over my head, my face, my breasts, my thighs, my feet. And then I reached inside of my cunt and pulled out a scroll in which I'd written my blessings for Annie and Beth's wedding. I don't think I've ever come across two people who exude more love and sexual energy and openess than Annie and Beth and I believe that their presence and art work is creating change, that artists that feed positve energy into the world can leave an everlasting imprint in the Soil that they have touched.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Hi I'm Madison Young and this is my blog. I wanted to create a space for my daily activism as a sexual revolutionary and highlighting the sexual and artistic activism of other amazing artists and activists that are making a difference in the way that we approach sex and the way that we express pleasure. Sex is an exploration of ourselves and others, of erotic tissue,power play, energy and connection. So join me in this journey of daily pleasure activism.
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