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Artist calls for genital close-ups via Facebook

The Local · 4 Mar 2013, 11:01

Published: 04 Mar 2013 11:01 GMT+01:00

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Luca Feigs, 23-year-old design communications student at Munich University of Applied Sciences (MUAS), launched the project “Mann und Frau” (Man and Woman) last month with a specific aim – to clear up "just how varied your foufous and willies, pussies and cocks, vaginas and penises are."

In the artist's campaign on shame, she hopes to dispel people's social anxieties about their undercarriage, and "would like nothing more than to pack your genitals in an aesthetically-pleasing, crazy magazine."

Keen to stress that the project was not supposed to be pornographic, Feigs told Die Welt newspaper that she was not "interested in posting a photo of the world's biggest penis," but wants to hit back at the media-driven idea that everyone is supposed to look the same.

She added that she had no idea what her friends' vaginas were like and although people talk constantly about genitals, no one really has a proper perception of what they all looked like.

Both her website and the project's Facebook page give instructions on how to take the perfect snap – preferably using a self-timer from 30 centimetres away. Erections were absolutely not okay, she said.

Despite Feigs' promise that the photos are completely anonymous and untraceable, she has had only three submissions – all from men, the newspaper said. Yet she remains hopeful, telling the paper that “I want as many photos as possible otherwise I can't make the magazine.” Ideally, 20 photos would be printed.

The glossy in question is to be put out by a small publishing house Lieschen Montag, which was founded by students on Feigs' university course and backed by bosses at respected German magazine NEON.

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It should be on sale by the end of March for €10. Neither Feigs nor Lieschen Montag will make a profit, she stressed, but are rather doing it "for fun."

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12:20 March 4, 2013 by Big L
I tried to send her a photo of mine, but I got an error message "too big for recipients' inbox".
14:35 March 4, 2013 by slawek1
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Comment: "Erections were absolutely not okay, she said." I rather find the phenomenon of erectophobia far more interesting than the diversity of genitalia. The phobia of an erectile penis seems at the core of the western world, it just seems so odd.

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13:48 March 5, 2013 by Lykurgus
Big L,

You made my day.

11:10 March 6, 2013 by strahlungsamt
I used to be all for sexual freedom and free choice but this just make me sick. The idea that colleges are turning out this flavor of scheisse after 5 years of study is just mind-boggling. What happened to the day when being an artist meant learning to draw, paint, sculpt etc. You know, technique! Nowadays it's all retarded politics and body-image porn put out by a bunch of sexually inept hipsters.

What's funny too is I keep hearing politicians talking about brain-drain and not enough qualified people. Why is somebody wasting their education on a retarded art degree not brain-drain?
15:03 March 6, 2013 by bwjijsdtd
You show me yours. I'll show you mine ...
13:13 March 9, 2013 by sszorin
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20:43 March 9, 2013 by john p sullivan
Feigs suffers from "I have a great idea syndrome"

a friend walking by my computer just remarked of her

"beggars cant's be choosers"
18:22 March 15, 2013 by yllusion
I'm with strahlungsamt.

Art has become an argument to justify perversion. In this world of boundless infra sexuality and pornography everybody knows the diversity of genitalia. Wikipedia has enough pictures of vulvas for everybody's awareness. Sex isn't a taboo anymore, it's an excess. It's too much already. We are rather becoming baboons and bonobos being aroused by everybody and everything, than becoming gentlemen with chaste thoughts and lives.
15:31 March 19, 2013 by Britanicus
"But by Monday, just three penises had landed in her inbox."

not all at the same time I hope.
10:58 March 24, 2013 by Landmine
Luca, you need to go see a Psychiatrist. Not today but yesterday!!!!!
01:07 March 28, 2013 by parografik
"no one really has a proper perception of what they all looked like. "

One of the benefits of getting older is no longer depending on a 23 year old woman to gauge the "proper perception."
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