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[Totally NSFW] The Queen of Lady Parts | Tuesday Insta Illustrator

Lauralee Benjamin uses illustration to reclaim porn imagery for feminism.

Beckett Mufson

Beckett Mufson

This article contains adult content.

 

Souls unable to mate

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Love, sex, heartache, hate, pain, and control are just a few of the issues illustrator Lauralee Benjamin explores through the nude drawings on her Instagram account. Benjamin's subjects are women tied up or in positions of domination, poised in a perfect pose or lost in the throes of ecstacy, rendered both in realistic detail and surreal shapes and colors to reclaim agency over the objectified female body.

"I have always been interested in the ways women harness and express their sexuality," Benjamin writes on her website. "I use images appropriated from pornography to hijack the patriarchal sentiments and flip them into feminist narratives. I hope that others, women in particular, can relate to the positive and negative emotions I'm trying to convey." This message is distilled in Benjamin's new book, Queen of Your Body Parts, released by Over the Edge Books. QOYBP is, "an illustrated reference guide of every emotion you've felt in a consumptive relationship—using only the bodies of nude women," and you can find it on Amazon.

Check out Benjamin's work in the Instagrams below.

 

Just wait... 

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you remind me of myself.

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If winter comes, can spring be far behind?

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Losing it.

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#ReFuckingPost Lolz IG, U mad women have hair on their vaginas? RNS til I DIE. 

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Dead from ur eyebrows down #tbt  buy it - society6.com/lauraleeb

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Ur still down for the cause  #tbt

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I will not be managed. 

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Can I live?

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Feeling nostalgic - "Self Portrait"

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MIND FCK

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The answer is right here 

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See more of Lauralee Benjamin's work on Instagram. Buy Queen of Your Body Parts here. Check out The Creators Project on Instagram for more cool art projects.

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