After coming back from Dark Odyssey Winter Fire inspired by Lochai to apply for Kink.com, I tried to make a Model Mayhem account… but was denied. From several accounts, I’ve learned that the approval process can be rather tricky. It’s quite baffling, if you ask me. How can a site for MODELING, an industry which sexually objectifies women and uses sex-appeal as art, even begin to judge me… especially after I go ahead and make it PG. I’m at G-rated right now… and I have to say, I think it’s ridiculous that I have to do that in order to be accepted onto the site. There is nothing wrong with erotic photography or art… and I hate the implication that it’s a less worthy form of art.
This sex-negative attitude towards nudity, erotic art, and pleasure plainly show the double-standards and hypocrisies of our society. We can use our bodies to sell products from razors to beer, yet we can’t use our bodies to depict pleasure and *gasp* sexuality.
You know what I have to say? Fuck you, Model Mayhem. I may abide by your requirements and tame my profile to something a child could read, but I will NEVER feel ashamed to be a sexual human being.
Wanna see the Sex-Negative attitudes for yourself? See the responses I received from Model Mayhem Moderators below. Be sure to check out the last ones in particular:
I’m not exactly sure why my profile was denied a while back, but I made changes and still no change in status. Please help!
Jul 03 09 04:20 am
Hi Mina. Your profile was originally denied because of your bio & references to adult work. Pornographic (“adult” or “X-rated”) material is not allowed on this site. This includes photos, linking to such sites or networking, or referencing adult work in your bio or portfolio. We certainly have nothing against those who chose to do adult work, but have decided not to allow this site to be used to network in that industry.
While i see you changed your bio, we’ll need you to remove the references to Kink.com/Hogtied.com & Casting Couch. Everything else seems totally acceptable. You can let us know you’ve amended your bio by replying here.
Aug 16 09 02:58 pm
I made the corrections… please accept! smile
I’ll be adding the pictures from my shoots with Barbara Nitke and EroCrush soon!
Dean Johnson Photo
Aug 16 09 04:09 pm
It would seem that you’re not understanding what Adam told you. You did make some changes, but you still reference adult…stuff that goes beyond what we allow.
You link to your site;
There explicit talk of masturbation…and even worse, links to hard-core porn and sex toy sites…etc.
You’re not allowed to mention or link to such things.
Here’s one example
are you sure this is the right site for you?
Dean Johnson Photo
Aug 16 09 04:10 pm
And your bio;
I recently shot with Barbara Nitke, Lochai, and EroCrush and am looking to break into modeling, especially fetish and BDSM. I enjoy bondage and am willing to negotiate almost any kind of shots. I love costumes, vintage fashion, and corsets.
Feel free to contact me at: Mina@MinaMeow.com
Aug 16 09 06:00 pm
Yes, this is the site for me… most of my friends that are doing any kind of modeling are on here.
Bio further updated. All references to my site, willingness to do erotic/nude photography, and any other kind of “adult” subjects have been removed. Consider my profile sanitized for child consumption. I am interested in doing any kind of modeling… not just explicit though I admit to being very sex-positive. (I don’t believe sexuality is something to be ashamed of). I hadn’t realized sexual objectification for the sake of marketing products is considered art, however, being open about it isn’t.