Venus in Furs by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch is my favourite book. An influential lover gave it to me as an instruction manual, to educate me, years ago when I was a student. The word masochism derives not just from the author of the book but from the nature of the story itself. Masochism has come to mean the tendency to derive pleasure from one’s own pain and humiliation. Venus in Furs tells the story of Severin, a man who is so infatuated with a young widow, Wanda von Dunajew, that he requests to be her slave. For Severin, Wanda is Venus-a redhead with green eyes and porcelain white skin. Naturally I identified with her. The following is an extract from the text: “She is there-Venus-but without furs-No, this time it is merely the widow-and yet-Venus-oh, what a woman!” “As she stands there in her light white morning gown, looking at me, her slight figure seems full of poetry and grace. She is neither large, nor small; her head is alluring, piquant-in the sense of the period of the French marquises-rather than formally beautiful. What enchantment and softness, what roguish charm plays about her none too small mouth! Her skin is so infinitely delicate, that the blue veins show through everywhere; even through the muslin covering her arms and bosom. How abundant her red hair-it is red, not blonde or golden-yellow-how diabolically and yet tenderly it plays around her neck! Now her eyes meet mine like green lightnings-they are green, these […]
The popularity of the lipstick fetish can be explained quite simply; some colours, particularly red, when applied to a woman’s facial lips make a direct imaginative connection between them and the darkened, excited state of her vulva.
Food and Sex
They say that people eat food in the same way that they have sex. In my case, it’s absolutely true. I’m a fussy eater and I always have been. When I’m asked whether I like spicy food, for instance, I always reply that I’m spicy enough already. I never put extra seasoning in cooking that doesn’t need it but I do use a little salt when I make an exotic vinaigrette. I’m quite apprehensive about trying new flavours. When I’m invited to dinner, it can become a little complicated because I’m a vegetarian in a country that doesn’t quite understand it. People say i’m missing out but I disagree. Being veggie means I have to use a lot more imagination. I take pride in my cooking and I like to surprise my dinner guests with something exotic they might not have tried. When I eat at home I can always trust the cleanliness, hygiene and standards of the cook. When I go out however I am usually handed a plate with better presentation than mine. No matter how good it looks, though, I can never be sure how many people have already handled it. When I do try something new I tend to be a slow eater but when I’m eating something I love, I get swept away in the pleasure and I almost lose control of my appetite; I have to pause in case I have too much, too quickly. When I’m dining out and I don’t like the […]
The popularity of the lipstick fetish can be explained quite simply; some colours, particularly red, when applied to a woman’s facial lips make a direct imaginative connection between them and the darkened, excited state of her vulva. In Medieval Europe, lipstick was banned by the church and was thought to be used as an “incarnation of Satan”. It gained some popularity in 16th century England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, who made bright red lips and a stark, white face fashionable. This attitude didn’t last.In the 19th century, lipstick was no longer considered acceptable in Britain. When Queen Victoria took the throne in 1837, she banned lipstick and declared that it was only acceptable for prostitutes. Lipstick fetishists understand that, thoughtfully applied, this cosmetic weapon makes a woman erotically appealing by accentuating her mouth, whichever colour she chooses. When I go shopping for lipstick I find it very difficult to find my perfect colour. I usually opt for very dark lipliner to outline my cupid’s bow and then I use it to fill in the rest. Then I apply pink lipgloss to achieve the desired, long-lasting effect. Photography by Lars Koudal. All images are raw.
Since becoming a fetish model I’ve had numerous requests for smoking fetish pictures. Smoking fetishists are very particular about certain, vital, details within the imagery that they adore so much; the type of cigarette used can be a deal-breaker. I knew that I should find a packet of Virginia Slim 120s. I just couldn’t lay my hands on those long, thin, tubes of delight when I needed them. I had to compromise. In these images you will see me with Ronhill slim 100s and, for the benefit of the gallery, they couldn’t have been more appropriate. The rest of the set takes great pains to illustrate all of the fetish essentials required for a singular smoking set; lighting up, the first long drag on the cigarette, dangling it from the lower lip and close ups of the lipstick-stained white tips and much more. Photography by Andrew O’Hara.
Full Natural Lips Fetish – Venus O’Hara
I adore the supremacy of my lips; I love their plumpness and the cupid’s bow that they fall into so easily. When I look at my face before I apply my make-up I feel like my small mouth isn’t really there until I draw it into reality with a smooth line. When I decide against their natural colour and choose to project more of my personality, I wear lip-liner for the whole of my lips, every bit. My signature colour of deep red gives me a sharper attitude, even a more confident walk and I never forget to leave home without my lip-balm, just in case. I can’t stand the sight of trout pouts. No matter how much you spend on collagen or implants to build a perfect pair of lips, it never works; you just can’t fake it. When I see my own full, natural, ones I remember how great it would be to ease down on a chaise-longue that duplicates their shape exactly. The erotic mouth of Mae West,the great Hollywood actress, inspired Salvador Dali to make his iconic sofa in 1936 and I feel it’s time for another similar statement. I’m ready. I had wanted to produce a great post for lip fetishists for some time but it wasn’t until I stumbled upon the combination of this acute hat and the edge of my collar that I really produced images that I loved and that they will adore.Every other detail in the frame is removed from view, […]