Dickfest 2016 (aka Cock the Vote!)

There aren’t many sex bloggers out there who can hold a candle to my friend Oleander Plume in terms of creativity. From self-published anthologies about magic chocolates through to well-hung gay space pirates, she sees the sexy in places that others might leave well alone – sees it, AND makes it awesome.

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Her latest project is Dickfest 2016, a contest designed to find, showcase and recognise some of the best phallic photography floating around the internet. Together with her friend and fellow writer, L Maretta, she asked for submissions early last month, and boy did she get them. Over 70, in fact, from men, women and couples alike. In Oleander’s words “the pics vary in size, age and body type and all are wonderful.”

My feelings on dick pics are not exactly a secret – I’ve even interviewed the queen of cock shot criticism – and it’s an area where I’m always happy to contribute when asked to do so. If you click on the Dickfest 2016 link, you’ll find a few of my photos among the submissions…but this is not a plea for your votes. No.

This is a way to reiterate that all body photography is (or can be) beautiful. Dick pics are problematic not because they feature cock, but because they’re too frequently unsolicited, unwanted, and used as a way of imposing and asserting power. It’s not the photos themselves that are the issue, but the men who send them.

Oleander’s contest sidesteps all of that – and is worth celebrating as a result. It’s original, body-positive, and, if you’re a fan of penis, sexy as fuck. So go check out the entries, vote for your favourites, and enjoy a bit of ethical, home-made porn while you’re at it!

(And for a quick peek at the photos I submitted, take a look at the gallery below!)

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1 Response to Dickfest 2016 (aka Cock the Vote!)

  1. Lady Eiluj says:

    What fun voting that was!

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