A Look at Erotic Art: Weird Little Sex Creatures (NSFW)

Sarah B. Whalen insists that she's a prude. “I meet people and they think I'm some nymphomaniac,” she says. “I think it's funny. I'm usually in bed by 10 and I sleep with a retainer in.”

But it's not really hard to see why people might think that Whalen is more nympho than goody-good. Her sexual-themed ink drawings are graphic. Like, slippery blowjobs and sexual choking graphic. The overtly explicit subject matter sets the tone for each of her pieces, even though there is plenty of thought behind each. What they lack in shyness they are make up for in style — they're economic; each line simple and deliberate.

Prude or not prude, she's a entertaining to be around. In person she is as open and uninhibited as her work. When she brings up shunga, a style of Japanese erotic art, and one of her personal favorites, she gets so excited that she almost starts shouting. “One of the most famous ones is a woman with her head back and there's a giant octopus that's eating her out. It's like, latched onto her vagina. It's so awesome!”

 

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