The idea of men being obsessed with lesbian sexuality has been commonplace for so many years. According to neuroscientist Ogi Ogas, "men are most aroused by visual cues that emphasize youth and downplay drama and emotional complexity." Thus, Lesbian sexuality becomes a double visual stimulation. A mapping made by one of the most famous porn website shows that in the United States the most popular search is precisely lesbian porn marketed for a male audience.
There are many myths surrounding female sexuality that mistakenly conceive it as an object of pleasure. Fantasies objectify people for someone else's personal pleasure, so their only purpose is to fulfill the desire of others.
Art has materialized our deepest fantasies through the exaltation of passions and the imagination. Mexican plastic artist M. Sosa has devoted most of his craft to create illustrations about women pursuing their ultimate pleasure. Through this reimagining, lesbian sex is depicted as a matter of pleasure between the couple rather than an act to fulfill a voyeuristic fetish.
Lesbian sexuality has always existed and, despite the taboos surrounding it, women have secretly explored and enjoyed their desires. However, this doesn't exactly match the popular representation of their sexuality. Using M. Sosa's series of illustrations, we'll try to sum up those false assumptions people make regarding lesbian sexuality:
"They can reach ecstasy more than once, and they'll always try to do so."
"When two women are together it's like they're standing in front of a mirror."
"It's easier for them to have sex because they're from the same gender."
"Only they know how to stimulate each other to provoke pleasure."
"They know the exact pressure and rhythm needed to arouse the other."
"One of them has to be 'the man' during the intercourse."
" 'Scissoring' is the only way women can have sex with each other."
"Lesbians are willing to experience any type of sexual experience, even orgies."
"Lesbians can't be 'feminine' and deep inside they want to be men."
"Lesbianism is just a phase. It's just that they haven't had a real relationship with man."
"They're waiting for a man to join them in a threesome."
Sigmund Freud explained that desire dominates human's actions and claimed that sex defines each individual's personality. This impulse and desire we experience when we want to have sex with someone not only triggers our most primal instincts, it also sets off our deepest passions. Sexual fantasies work in the same way: they reveal part of our character and, at the same time, drives our lives. However, reality is more complex than these fantasies. Erotic encounters create a space of mutual trust, where each person can fully explore their body and reach ecstasy. The most important thing about orgasms is the journey, not the destination.
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You can see more of M. Sosa's illustrations on his Instagram account.
Translated by María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards