Are small breasts illegal in Australia now?

Australia’s government seems to be going through some sort of moral panic at the moment. This press release from the Australian Sex Party details new and dumb restrictions on the content of adult material. Depictions of female ejaculation are to be banned, presumably because someone- like Queen Victoria and lesbians- doesn’t believe it really happens. (TMI, but I’m confident I’ve seen it in real life. Not as spectacular as porn would have you believe, but definitely not urine and something more than mere lubrication.)

Another, even dumber, crackdown is on models with smaller breasts. The Sex Party asserts that material featuring models with A cups is being restricted because, somehow, it’ll excite paedophiles.

I just read 25, 000 Years of Erotic Freedom by Alan Moore, which is basically a long essay on the history of smut with ample illustrations and gorgeous packaging. One of his conclusions is that the state of the eortic arts in the English speaking world (actualy he just calls out Britain and the US, but I think we can add Australia now) is so awful precisely because of the efforts our governments make to restrict discussion of sex.

There’s too much low quality, demeaning and insulting (to both sexes) porn out there, and it’s not because there’s too much freedom. It’s because many of the people who would create interesting, challenging, life affirming, sex positive and gorgeous work are scared off by the threats of censorship and worse. By saying that one aspect of women’s sexual experience is too vile to be discussed and that a particular body type (a body type I prefer- I’m Not Safe For Australia) shouldn’t be seen, Australia’s government are doing great harm and little, if any, good.

Right. I’m off to draw a page of comic art which may be illegal in Australia.

via BoingBoing Ms Naughty and several other sources

How to draw boobs

Pinup artist Max Riffner on how to do justice to natual breasts.

I say these things because in order to draw them and make them look nice, you need to understand what they are. Drawing them in some objectified manner is really unacceptable. It will make your drawing end up looking foolish and trite, not to mention making you look like a thirteen year old who has never even touched a breast in their life. In fact that brings up a good point: go touch some breasts.


via Fleshbot

Top Bollocks

I have been asked to resurrect the list of names for breasts, as recorded here last year. The original list, and additions from comments is-

Breasts, Bristols, Titties, Tits, Hooters, Bazookas, Bazoobas, Tracts of Land, Shadigm, Melons, Boobs, Boobies, Breasticles, Globes, Bombs, Baps, Beauties, Fried Eggs, Puppies, Kittens, Zepplins, Bazoobies, Jugs, Assets, Boulders, Mammaries, BSH (British Standard Handfuls), Airbags, Bossoms, Bust, Nice Pear, Knockers, Jubblies, Baloons, Pillow, Charms, Charlies, Udder, Chest, Ballast, Flotation Devices, Life Jacket, Airship, Silicones, Falsies, 2 asprins on a plank, 2 peas on an ironing board, Dumplings, Mounds, Orbs, Headlamps, Bumps, Wobblers, Coconuts, Glands, Apples, Bouncers, Bristlers, Cans, Bubbies, Diddies, Droopers, Lemons, Love Lumps, Marraccas, Marshmallows, Ninnies, Threpny bits, Tale of two cities, Beacons, Twin Peaks, Thingies, Norks, Mamalries, WMD – Weapons of Mass Distraction, jumper bumpers, chesticles, love handles, gazongas, pair of puppies, mammaries, whappers

We thought of some more, and I’ve forgotten them already. Any new words can be left in the comments.