I recently finished reading The Anthropology Of Sex by Hastings Donnan and Fiona Magowan. Within, I found something that seemed particularly relevant to dickgirls. In the context of discussing interactive sex webcam sites, Donnan and Magowan state
These sites allow women to perform erotically and sensuously with their whole bodies, while men, lacking a history of erotically seductive posturing, typically display their genitals in a close up “crotch cam” pose.
It struck me that dickgirls combine these two elements.
While we have seen an expanding interest, and thus greater diversity of dickgirl art, it clearly began as a male-oriented fetish. Many comments we have received on a variety of articles here at Affect3D clearly indicate a desire to appreciate a healthy cock without feeling as if doing so challenges one’s heterosexual status. There’s certainly more going on with dickgirls, and I’m not going to blow the whole load here. But this feels relevant.
What does this have to do with dick pics?
Well, I bantered for a while about dick pics with a friend we’ll call Sammie. We discussed the male gaze and its prevalence in most media. But we also talked about the universal need to be desired. Since the male gaze is often focused on primary and secondary sex characteristics (pussy, tits, and ass), it follows that this same focus will be prevalent with male presentation. On the other hand, if a dude has a rockin’ bod, he will be likely to show it off. In the absence of something like glorious abs, the focus of pictures is far more likely to be on what they feel will satisfy a woman: cock.
Back to dickgirls.
We have the cock as the object of satisfaction, our focal point, in addition to a rockin’ bod to show off. The long history of female sensuality and the short history of the dick pic. Dickgirls present a fascinating hybridization of female and male sexuality. This gives us a unique opportunity to express a new eroticism that transcends gendered norms. And if nothing else, since their cocks are so fuckin’ huge, we don’t have to worry about any sketchy camera tricks to disguise their size, amirite. 😛
(MeyMey courtesy of Amaterasu)