Sex has always been used in advertising. But the type of sex and the bodies used are far from the average American. What kind of message does that send us? This is how bodies look, this is what men and women should want, and we are a commodity. All of us are being told what to be turned on by and we don’t buy it!
Try this exercise.
Pretend you are holding a copy of Cosmo or any glossy magazine in your hands and all of the make-up ads, diet tips, and fashion spreads magically disappear: all you are left with is a booklet of blank white pages. What would you put on those pages if you had control? Articles on what real bodies look like? Honest articles about birth control? Real stories from both men and women about their sex lives?
PPNNE is asking you to put some blank pages together and share one of your own stories. Draw a comic! Share stories about what it was really like losing your virginity, your first erection, masturbation, anything! What thoughts come to mind when you think about getting a pap smear? Did you ever worry about STDs or have an experience with pregnancy? Is sex something your family talked about? Let’s make real sex talk more accessible and open. Create your ‘zine and submit it to the PPNNE Zine Anthology.
Join Hannah Neurotica and Sage Adderley on a new episode of ZINECORE Radio for more inspiration!
Host: Hannah Neurotica and Sage Adderley
Date: Friday April 29, 2011
Time: 8pm EST
Want to learn about ‘zines hands-on? Check out Hannah Neurotica’s ‘Zine Making 101 Workshop.
When: Saturday April 23, 2011
Where:Keene, NH Public Library
When: 12:30 pm
The cost: FREE!