I first participated in #SinfulSunday, back in January 2015 when I took the plunge and posted this submission. Since then, I have participated on a further 125 occasions. I have also taken part in #FebPhotoFest in both 2017 and 2018. I have also participated in the Twitter hashtag memes #TowelTuesday and #ArseWednesday, as well as posting some of my more sexually explicit photos on tumblr. All told, to date that is about 285 photos of me in various states of undress, in some instances engaging in sexual activity, that you can find should you so desire.
I recently publicised the very first naughty photos that I ever took in this post. They were taken in 2005, long before either ZeN or KW existed. I didn’t have a blog, I didn’t have any social media profiles, I did, however, have a webcam and MSN Messenger.
I’ve written before about how sending naughty photos can become part of a form of extended foreplay; how the sending of such images, accompanied by some (in)appropriate comments can help build arousal while partners are apart, setting the scene for eruption of pent-up desire when you are finally together again. I’ve always enjoyed sharing such photos in this context and, I suspect, I may never have moved beyond that had it not been for the intervention of two very persuasive women, i.e. Cheryl Kaye and Charlie Powell (aka @HornyGeekGirl and @sexblogofsorts) who, as I have previously recounted, coerced me into the #SinfulSunday community.
I have always been pretty relaxed about my body and nudity. I’m one of those fortunate people who generally don’t have any particular hang-ups or complexes about their bodies or their self image. I am, of course, always happy with the lovely comments that people leave on my photos, and I’m genuinely humbled whenever one of my offerings gets picked for the weekly round-up. Like, I’m sure, the vast majority of participants, I don’t take part because I think of it as a competition (although it is nice when someone picks you in their top 5, I won’t deny it). I take part because I believe it is a truly inspiring and supportive community to be a part of. I also like the technical aspect and the challenge it presents. Taking good self shot photos is tricky enough, doing so with no clothes on, trying to find a flattering angle/light level, and sometimes doing it in locations where you could be caught/observed, raises the challenge to a totally different level.
And then, of course, being male, there is the issue of my penis. Do I feature it? Do I make it a focal point? If I do, in what state of tumescence should I show it? These are all factors that need to be taken into consideration.
What never fails to surprise me is which pictures people like most. I know taste is a personal thing, but I find it quite amusing sometimes when people appear to like a particular image that, on the whole, I wasn’t overly happy with; and it can sometimes be a bit disheartening when people seem to gloss over one that you were particularly please with. That, of course, is part of the process.
Out of all those photos, do I have a personal favourite? There are many that I like because I consider them a success in terms of composition, framing (if not so much the subject – I’m not that big-headed), but I will always have a particular soft spot for this post and the memories of a very special afternoon.