This Artist’s NSFW Portraits Aim To Take Down The Double Standard Of Oral Sex In Pop Culture

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Enter artist Alexandra Rubinstein and her incredible series, A Dream Come True. Born in Ekaterinburg, Russia, 28-year-old Rubinstein has been living in America for the last 20 years creating work that turns the long-fraught oral sex paradigm upside down. She now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, where she paints artwork inspired by her experience of finding her identity as a woman, while encompassing broader ideas of culture, gender, and intimacy.

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“These paintings reflect on the lack of heterosexual female perspective in representation of sexuality in mainstream media and pornography, which reflect as well as shape the way we interact in real life. More literally, they depict male heart throbs eating pussy (taking it back, Trump!) from the women’s point of view. Cunnilingus is censored in mainstream media, rated NC-17 in film, and is under-represented in pornography (compared to the slew of other ‘categories’), which reiterates to the viewer that sex is about men and their pleasure. It’s not!” she said.

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“Aside from intent to saturate the market, the series is largely inspired by the lack of female-targeted pornography available on the internet or print. Don’t ask me how I know. The title of each painting references the work of the male eating pussy, and gives the visual more narrative (we like a story!), while the point of view focuses on and eroticizes the male to better target its female audience.”

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