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Differences between sensual and vulgar, risqué and pornography

Differences between sensual and vulgar, risqué and pornography

This won't be long.
This Take is inspired by some recent talks I've had with some users on here about this kind of photography and the settings of white and black boudoirs.
Also because like always, I have some people rightly asking - ''If you are that uncomfortable about sex and intimacy, why do you use so many erotic images for your questions?''

And again, I have to answer.
My fiancée, who as an amateur photographer did some photoshots of the genre and even posed as a subject herself, introduced me to this kind of art, and alongside it the fundamental differences between what is sensual and what is vulgar, what is risqué and what is lowly pornography.

For this Take I'll use only female subjects because while I have a good collection of male subjects too, people on here tend to get the wrong idea and mislabel my orientation.
So that said, let's begin.

First of all, a good photography of every genre should tell a story in just an image.
You have to picture it yourself and the story the photography tells might vary from person to person, but it should convey you a certain scenario.

Differences between sensual and vulgar, risqué and pornography

For example, from this picture of a woman slipping out her shoes, you can think up a lot of different stories, ask you questions and imagine about it.
For example:

  • What's going to happen next?
  • Is she alone or with someone?
  • Is she trying to seduce someone, or just got home from a long day at the office and just wants to slip in her pajamas and spend the evening eating junk food and watching TV?

That's the kind of questions a photo should spring up in your mind.

Differences between sensual and vulgar

Differences between sensual and vulgar, risqué and pornography

The photo shown above is sensual and not vulgar.
It doesn't even have a sexual subtext if you don't have to see it. This photo limits itself to showcase the beauty and the elegance of the subject, with qualities and flaws.
A vulgar picture, that I won't bother putting here, would just do a vulgar take on the subject, female or male, and sexuality itself, objectifying them and degrading them to sexual objects.

The difference between risqué and pornography

Differences between sensual and vulgar, risqué and pornography

This is pretty basilar.
A risqué photo will limit itself to imply and nudge the viewer towards the sexual subtext of the picture, which is intended more strongly by both the photographer and the model.
That said, the subject of sexuality is alluded to and never explicitly touched upon.
A pornographic picture, which I absolutely dislike as a matter of personal taste, will just show it all without any build-up or elegance to it.
I won't post any picture of the likes but you can find them in abundance on the web.

In conclusion, I hope this helps in clearing up some confusion about the different genres.

Differences between sensual and vulgar, risqué and pornography

I might also add this kind of pictures, which is sometimes taken as part of a pre-nuptial gift between couple as a erotic boudoir before a wedding or just between couples who want to light up the flames of passion again; so it could be a nice idea to try out with your spouse or partner.

My fiancée and I did it on occasion for both of us, switching in the roles of model and photographer or sometimes taking pictures together, and this is probably one of the most passionate activities I've had to take part in.

Thank you for reading,
Jean

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Most Helpful Girl

  • This is a wonderful explanation of the differences of each category, lovely. This isn't biased, it's just plain simple and honest.
    Is this still revelant?
    • Thank you, I felt like writing this down after our conversation in the other questions.
      I had already wrote a myTake concerning my approach to those things, but since many people still think or say I'm asexual or things like that, I wrote this to hopefully clarify things.

    • If that doesn't clarify it for someone, then they are just plain dumb lol

    • thanks for MHO!

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  • oncpl
    Very nice Mytake.
    We both partners have been taking photographs of each other in various poses mostly sensual and erotic.
    Is this still revelant?

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  • COMMODOREII
    1. Actually the picture of a woman slipping out her shoes tells me she just got home from a long day at work and finally took off those damn shoes.
    2. The second picture tells me she is trying to unwind and relax. Yes you can argue that she doesn't have to be naked but its not realistic. I can see women getting naked because it is liberating. You get home from work, take a shower and you are alone in your apartment ready to relax. It is just nice to feel yourself and not have anything suffocating you. (bras, underwear, heels, tight dresses or business attire, pantyhose or anything constricting)
    3. The third tells me that she feels sexy. She is not looking for anything sexual but that she in herself feels sexy. Like a nice suit for us guys or an elegant dress for a woman to just feel good about yourself can sometimes turn yourself on.
    4. Finally the last picture tells me her ability to access her inner child without a care in the world.
    See i love erotic art. It makes you think. Not only about the art of the photography but the photographer themselves. Just like an artist tries to express their thoughts and feelings on canvass a photographer does the same with their work. Only the enlightened can look at these images and see what they convey. Just because she or he is nude doesn't mean it is all about sex.
  • Dargil
    *What's going to happen next? Is the big one.
  • roughntuff1993
    Those are beautiful pictures and a beautiful explanation. Thank you so much for sharing this.
  • Gedaria
    It's all in how you look at things
    There is only vulgar I don't like.
    But the rest I find just a turn on..
  • Gwenhwyfar
    Great Take! I agree with your analysis.
  • Kelly6
    Nicely done
  • Very interesting take, thanks!
  • JennieF
    I enjoy sensual, even risque. I won't do porn.
  • bulletbob555
    Your pictures are not pornography.
  • Mamala
    Have to live
  • Anonymous
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