Shit. I've just twisted a line from Shakespeare for the title of this post. But I'm sure the old Bard wouldn't mind!
For my entire adult life I've been free with my body.
I've done fine art shoots, professional fashion shoots and nude modelling shoots. I've been an artist's model for art classes and societies. I've been naked in a large array of films and participated in vanilla sex-scenes and bondage scenes.
I do this for myself. I do this because I want to fucking do it. I do this because I won't be told what I can and can't do with my body. I DECIDE!
I never demean or degrade myself. EVER. I never make choices based on the reaction of the male gaze. EVER.
I honestly couldn't give a fuck what people think of me. If I did -- I wouldn't write what I write for
The Huffington Post.
My life's foundation is based on pleasure. I like to do things that make me feel good.
Pushing boundaries, owning who I am and standing TALL -- that's POWER baby! Each woman decides for herself what she finds empowering or degrading.
I'm a natural exhibitionist and I also have an unapologetic sexuality. I will continue to express my sexual freedom right up until my death. So if I live to be old, I look forward to chronicling - wrinkles, lines, sags and bags.
I find it incredibly empowering to be able to express my sexual freedom and body freedom through different visual mediums such as photography and film.
Most people don't feel the need to record their body throughout different stages of their life, they prefer to keep their naked body private -- and I totally respect that. But I'm not one of those people! The world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players. (Sorry couldn't help myself!).
I've never attached 'shame' to my body. Why be ashamed of something so beautiful and natural?
To thine own breasts be true!
About The Victress
The Victress is a blog primarily dedicated to feminist issues and fierce female sexuality. It is run by Vanessa de Largie.
The Victress may be many things but she is always victorious, valorous and volatile.
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