Is phallophobia even a word?
Anyway, take heed, deviants. I posted a piece called "Arch of Flesh" in which my member was semi-erect and formed an arch over my body as I laid in bed. However, someone reported it, and unfortunately, it was taken down. Now, I'm assuming that this was a case of someone using "report" as a "dislike" button, but that's besides the point.
I messaged DA about it, as I had followed all the rules (at least, the rules as made clear at the time of this posting). They read:You prohibit the submission of 'pornographic imagery'; what do you consider this to be?
When we mention 'pornographic content' in our policies we are specifically referring to specific subjects which we will clarify below.
We apologize if the descriptions below are slightly graphic.
The following contents are considered unacceptable for submission in either visual art or literature form and will be subjected to immediate removal without notice.
Hands should not come into contact with genitalia in a manner which is clearly a display of fondling or masturbation.
• Sexual Intercourse.
Subjects should not be depicted in a clear display of sexual intercourse. This includes depictions of sexual penetration, oral to genital contact, genital to anal contact, and oral to anal contact without exception. Some depictions of same sex genital to genital contact and some depictions of oral to breast contact might qualify under this guideline as adjudicated by staff but not all will be considered an automatic violation of policy.
• Vaginal, Penile or Anal Penetration
This includes depictions of any object being inserted into the vagina, penis or anus.
• Sexual body fluids (actual or simulated).
There should be no depiction of semen or vaginal lubricants.
There should be no use of imagery depicting a male erection, however there may be exceptions granted to illustrations created for legitimate medical or educational purposes.
• Vaginal or Anal Spreading
Female subjects should not be depicted with their labia spread or parted in any manner by hand or manipulated open or parted by any other artificial means or object. Neither sex should show the anus manually opened in a similar fashion.
• Adult oriented (sexual) toys.
"Adult toys" consisting of dildos, strap-ons, vibrators, and similar items which are crafted to realistically represent a phallus or "receptive" vagina are not allowed. Items and devices which do not depict a male or female organ in a realistic fashion will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis for acceptability in a submission.
Submissions which are judged to be in violation of these guidelines will be removed without prior warning. Users found submitting such content may have their account banned or suspended without warning.Also be aware that we prohibit providing any outside link to another website which provides access to the material described above.
Those of you who had a chance to see the piece know what it displayed. I did not violate any of the rules as shown here. However, it was explained to me that because my penis was engorged enough to lift the glans about a centimeter from my body, that's where it becomes DA prohibited. This was not made clear in the rules. So, take note, guys. No self-supporting penises.
And this brings to light again my earlier post about how paranoid DA and our culture is about sexual themes. And DA especially with its illogical standards; were I to go out and cut a nun in half with a chainsaw and photograph it, that would be considered art. If I posted a drawing of someone shooting people, that's just dandy. Whereas my cock's crown, lifting from my stomach so little that it was still touching the hairs, is a violation. Anyone ever see Zardoz? The gun is good! The penis is evil! [link]
Sorry, best clip I could find.
The same principle applies to our culture, however. Everyday on TV they show brutality and violence, yet something like a boob being flashed by mistake gets national attention. Vaginas corrupt our youth into demons. Penises turn our innocent children into hydralisks.
As I posted my commentary on this sort of subject earlier before anything got deleted, I feel it's clear that I'm not taking this as a personal affront. I politely thanked the rep for explaining it to me. But at the very, VERY least it should be clear in the rules, even though the rules make no sense.
Anyway, just wanted to get that out of my system. It's kind of frustrating. I thought it was a good picture.