161 is a crowd
As of today, I am following 161 blogs. That’s way too many, I think, but I can’t seem to trim that number down at this time.
Some blogs I follow because I am interested in the blogger. Something about them intrigues me. Those I will continue to follow whether the images they blog are appealing to me or not.
A handful of blogs I follow simply for entertainment value - jokes, horoscopes, pop culture references, inspirational or thought-provoking sayings, and the like. Which is fine most of the time. But one of my favorite sources for literary references and inspirational sayings is a blog run by a 20 yo college student/’artist’ who relentlessly blogs about the drama in her life caused by her unending existential crisis. Ugh.
Almost all of the blogs I follow focus on adult themes (read: sex). Many are straight up porn, differentiated by flavor. I have tried to collect a variety of flavors because I use Tumblr as a space in which to explore my boundaries and expand my experiences. The best among these blogs express a sense of aesthetics that I find appealing. I use these images as inspiration for my own musings on sex.
On occasion, I will follow a blog simply for their attention to good design and striking photography. Admittedly, they often contain some adult content too. But I usually find that content less appealing than on other blogs. I can appreciate the attractiveness of these perfect, idealized sexual images, but they just aren’t very sexy. Observing men and women with familiar and comfortable bodies mid-gasp or mid-grimace, sweaty, stretching or bending, straining, flushed and wet with body fluids - THAT is sexy.
On rare occasions, I come across a sex blog like mine - one that combines appealing imagery with revealing musings about the blogger’s sexual self. It probably comes as no surprise that these are among my favorites.
So I want to trim my list down, but… it’s complicated.