Only Butts Allowed: YouTube and Censorship

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Butts Allowed on YouTube. Photo: Tony Ward, Copyright 2024

Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2024

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Only Butts Allowed: YouTube and Censorship

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For the past couple of months I’ve been experimenting with YouTube and the platforms censorship rules.  As of this writing I have 47 videos posted on my channel that range from behind the scenes clips of recent shoots, as well as vintage television footage of me working on erotic still and video productions from LA to Paris.

About one week into the experiment, I received a notice that one of my videos was marked as only available for viewers 18 years of age and older.  I said to myself ok fair enough, but why that one considering the clip was not that much different than other videos I already posted with no limitation on viewership.  Despite the age limitation, the view rate started to go up and so did the number of my subscribers. At the time of this writing around 9000 viewers have subscribed to date.  Not bad for an upstart.

 So I continued drilling down on my hard drives and the process of uploading videos continued  until I received my first STRIKE.  A strike is a warning that content has been removed from my site. So I looked to see what video was taken down and low and behold it was the very same video YouTube had already approved of – for at least a week running – until the algorithm thought otherwise, thus a strike out of know where it seemed.  How unfair I thought. Why would they allow the video to be up in the first place  if there was risk to breaking the rules? Just goes to show you these platforms are not perfect, so it’s best to be on the safe side if your plan is to game the system. Gaming the system means to monetize it.

Here is the video that was taken down:

A second 18 years of age limitation was placed on the channel on April29, 2024 but this time it was immediate. A message landed in my email inbox within a minute of the clip being posted. So again I was amused by how random these YouTube warnings can be if you operate close, near, or up to the line, when it comes to their censorship rules. Here is the clip that this time I took down without risk of getting another STRIKE. I will keep readers informed as this experiment evolves.

 

To access YouTube channel, click here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa4p0XmpUj2OSYDAjDcHXqw

 

Tracey Olkus: My Cloak of Invisibility

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The Swinger. Photo: Tony Ward, Copyright 2024

Text by Tracey Olkus, Copyright 2024

Portraits of Tracey Olkus by Tony Ward, Copyright 2024

Styling and Creative Direction by KVaughn

Lighting Assistant: Anthony Colagreco

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My Cloak of Invisibility

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  I can barely remember the timid little girl I was before I discovered I had the power. The power to disappear. The power of invisibility. In the beginning, I stumbled through  this alternate  universe to which my power gave me access  and used it in silly ways; listening  in on the cool kids’ conversations or peeking at my classmates’ grades. But It wasn’t long before I progressed to voyeurism and to my utter delight, I discovered which students  were cutting class to smoke, which were sneaking off  to masturbate and which were even pleasuring each other. Oh this new game would soon become  much more exciting  than I had ever anticipated.

I grew bolder with the confidence my invisibility allowed me. There were no limits.  I could wear anything I wanted. I could do anything I wanted. The unseen world is judgement free so my ego slipped away and my sexual id stepped into its place. Self consciousness gone. I hunted for  play partners that oozed sexuality. I took in their smell, their taste, their bodies. No eyes on me meant I could do this anywhere. And I discovered that I particularly liked to be in the most public places. 

A beautiful woman in a Parisian park at night dressed in black fashion and dark sunglasses
Photo: Tony Ward, Copyright 2024

One night in Paris as I was on the prowl, I felt an inextricable pull towards an unlikely prey –  a beautiful yet awkwardly shy man who had locked eyes with me. I could feel the electricity between us as I approached. I ran my fingertips over his chest, felt the curve of his ass, and slid down his thighs to his calves. I ran my nose up the inside of his leg and felt his increasing bulge. I breathed in his essence as I lingered over his armpit. I was on fire, every button pushed. When I looked back at his face, his eyes were locked on me, skin flushed and dewey with nervous sweat. “Can you see me?”, I asked. He nervously looked around to see who was watching us, swallowed hard, and answered “Yes”. “Don’t worry, no one else can”. I kept my eyes locked on this marvel who had stepped through my cloak of invisibility as I slid my hand into his pants and felt his rock hard cock. My tongue teased his quivering lip before kissing him deeply. I opened his shirt, buried my face in his chest hair and took his nipple between my teeth. Electricity shot through him and he let out a loud gasp.. I unzipped my dress. His eyes darted around the room again. “Don’t worry, they can’t see you either”.  His neck  kisses started off tender and became more ravaging as he moved to my breasts-expertly working my nipples. My clit was at attention and I could feel the juices running down the inside of my thighs. “I have to taste you”, he whispered. “Yes you do” I replied and gently pushed him down between my shaking thighs balancing myself with my right leg over his shoulder . He parted my pussy lips with the bridge of his nose, cocked his head back, and took a long slow taste  before teasing my clit mercilessly. He slid two thick fingers inside me stroking my ‘ON” switch and I exploded, ejaculating profusely. He bathed in my cum soaking his face and hair.

A moment of inhibition struck and his head snapped from left to right. I assured him that we were unseen. We were in a parallel universe and this was a game where only we made up the rules. I pulled him up off the floor,”Your turn”.  His clothes were off. I pushed him onto his back and  worked his beautiful cock with my tongue  nearly swallowing him. My pussy was insatiable. I rode him like waves on the sand-rolling back and then crashing down on him over and over again spraying  cum all over his body . I slid off his cock. The look on his face begged me not to go. I nestled myself between his legs with one over my shoulder. I drooled on my middle finger and slid it gently but deeply into his ass stroking his prostate as my mouth closed around his erection. Electricity shot through his body and out of nipples and cock. He exploded. 

We lay there for a moment transfixed. No longer shy or self conscious.  Supremely satisfied. “Now the score is even 1:1. Want to play again?”

A beautiful woman in a Parisian park at night strikes a pose wearing a black top hat sheer blouse, shorts and fishnet stockings
Photo: Tony Ward, Copyright 2024.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

For almost two decades, Tracey Olkus  has been transforming faces and elevating styles from her private studio in Philadelphia. Specializing in everything from everyday glam to commercial shoots to TV and film. 

 
Tracey’s artistic interests extend beyond the chair. With a passion for costuming, she crafts bespoke headdress designs available through commissioned works.  
 
As the curator of The Performance Salon, Tracey provides a platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their talents in an intimate setting. From musicians, to thespians, writers to chefs, The Performance Salon has become a hub for artistic expression with performances that leave audiences mesmerized.
 
But Tracey’s interests go beyond her professional pursuits . A dedicated patron of the arts and the finer things in life, she enjoys hosting extravagant dinner parties and whimsical camping trips…often simultaneously.
 
When it is time to escape, Tracey can be found exploring the world, talking to strangers, and collecting stories from every corner of the globe. And along the way, she is most happy to have has amassed an eclectic collection of friends that share her passion for the extraordinary.

Seduction: How AI Elevates Intimacy in The Bedroom

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Photo: Tony Ward, Copyright 2024

Seduction: How AI Elevates Intimacy in The Bedroom

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In the realm of human intimacy, where emotions intertwine with physical desires, the emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) introduces a new dimension of sensuality. Beyond its conventional applications in technology and industry, AI holds remarkable potential to revolutionize the dynamics of sexual experiences within the privacy of the bedroom. While the notion may initially raise eyebrows, a closer examination reveals how AI can enhance connection, exploration, and pleasure either alone or between partners, ushering in a new era of intimate fulfillment.

At its core, intimacy thrives on understanding and communication. Here, AI serves as an unparalleled facilitator, offering personalized insights and recommendations tailored to individual preferences and desires. Through sophisticated algorithms and machine learning capabilities, AI can analyze vast datasets of sensory feedback, learning and adapting to each partner’s unique responses. This depth of understanding enables AI to suggest novel techniques, positions, or fantasies that enliven a deeper level of intimacy and satisfaction.

Moreover, AI’s ability to simulate human-like interaction opens avenues for enhanced communication and exploration in the bedroom. Conversational AI assistants, for instance, can engage in playful banter or intimate dialogue, easing tensions and fostering a more relaxed atmosphere. By encouraging open communication and guiding the individual through discussions about their desires, boundaries, and fantasies, AI empowers explorations of new realms of pleasure with confidence and mutual understanding.

In the pursuit of sexual gratification, timing and rhythm play pivotal roles. AI-powered devices, such as smart vibrators or arousal trackers, can synchronize with partners’ physiological responses, orchestrating a symphony of sensations that heighten arousal and intensify pleasure. Through real-time feedback mechanisms, these devices can adjust their stimulation patterns based on subtle cues, ensuring seamless synchronization and mutual satisfaction. The result is an immersive and harmonious experience that transcends the limitations of conventional intimacy.

Furthermore, AI-driven simulations and virtual environments offer a playground for exploration and experimentation, free from the constraints of reality. Virtual reality (VR) experiences, for instance, can transport the imagination to fantastical realms where one can indulge in their deepest fantasies and desires without inhibition. Whether exploring exotic locales, engaging in role-playing scenarios, or experimenting with new identities, AI-powered simulations provide a safe and exhilarating space for individuals or couples to push boundaries and unlock new dimensions of pleasure.

Beyond the realm of physical sensations, AI holds the potential to enrich emotional connections and foster intimacy between partners. Natural language processing algorithms can analyze conversational patterns, tone of voice, and non-verbal cues, offering insights into partners’ emotional states and needs. By interpreting subtle nuances and providing empathetic responses, AI can facilitate deeper emotional bonding and understanding, strengthening the foundation of intimacy.

However, amidst the excitement and promise of AI-driven intimacy, ethical considerations and concerns must not be overlooked. Issues surrounding consent, privacy, and data security demand careful attention to ensure that AI technologies uphold ethical standards and respect individuals’ rights and autonomy. Transparency, consent mechanisms, and robust privacy safeguards are essential pillars that must underpin the development and deployment of AI in the realm of intimate relationships.

In conclusion, the integration of AI into the bedroom holds immense potential to enhance intimacy, pleasure, and connection either with oneself or a partner. By leveraging advanced algorithms, interactive interfaces, and immersive simulations, AI empower human beings to explore new realms of sexual expression and fulfillment, fostering deeper emotional bonds and mutual satisfaction. However, as we navigate this uncharted territory, it is imperative to approach AI-driven intimacy with mindfulness, respect, and ethical consideration, ensuring that it enriches and enhances the human experience rather than detracting from it.

Bad Romance: Signs to Look Out For

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Photo: Tony Ward, Copyright 2024

Text by Claude2

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Bad Romance: Signs to Look Out For

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There are several clear signs that can indicate when a romantic relationship between a man and a woman is going in an unhealthy direction. Being aware of these signs early on can help both people address issues before they escalate.

One major red flag is poor communication. When a couple stops talking openly and honestly with each other, resentment can build up. Refusing to discuss problems or avoiding important topics are unhealthy communication habits. Partners may also stop sharing their feelings, hopes, and daily experiences with each other. Good communication involves listening, validating each other’s perspectives, and compromising. A lack of good communication makes it hard for a couple to understand each other or work through challenges.

Another sign of trouble is a lack of trust. Partners who are constantly suspicious, jealous, and accusatory towards each other chip away at the foundation of a trusting bond. Going through each other’s phone, stalking social media, and questioning whereabouts are behaviors that signal distrust. Trust is essential for a relationship to thrive and feel secure.

Disrespect can also seep into a failing relationship. Partners may make hurtful comments, use controlling behavior, or stop supporting each other’s individual needs. A sense of mutual care and respect is vital. When contempt creeps in, the relationship suffers. Belittling, mocking, and hostility creates an unhealthy dynamic that tears partners down rather than builds them up.

The emotional connection may also fade between couples whose relationship is declining. They stop confiding in each other, expressing affection, or showing empathy. Feeling emotionally detached and disengaged from a partner is a troubling indicator. Healthy couples make their bond a priority by investing time and energy into nurturing intimacy.

Changes in commitment level can presage problems as well. Partners may seem less motivated to work on the relationship, plan ahead together, or discuss long-term goals. They may question staying together more often or bring up divorce or separation in arguments. Wavering dedication to the relationship is a concern.

In declining relationships, partners are often unwilling to compromise. They may dig into their own positions and refuse to meet each other halfway. An inability or unwillingness to compromise prevents the relationship from progressing in positive ways.

Being aware of these common signs can help both people in a romantic relationship identify when things are veering into unhealthy territory. Catching problems early and addressing them openly and honestly gives the relationship the best chance to improve. With mutual care, commitment and compromise, many couples can get an ailing relationship back on track. However, both partners need to be willing to put in the effort.

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Photo: Tony Ward, Copyright 2024

Are Passion Marks Still a Thing?

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Photo: Tony Ward, Copyright 2024

Text by Claude2

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Are Passion Marks Still a Thing?

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Passion marks, also known as hickeys or love bites, have a long history as symbols of amorous affection. The practice of sucking or biting a partner’s skin to leave a temporary bruise-like mark likely dates back centuries, though its exact origins are unknown.

In the past, passion marks carried complex social meanings. They could signify a couple’s intimate bond, but also served as visible evidence of taboo sexual behaviors. This made them controversial, especially for unmarried women who risked social ruin if their passion marks were seen. Still, some people viewed passion marks as fashionable, applying cosmetics to mimic the look.

Attitudes towards passion marks began to shift in the 1960s and 70s as social views on sexuality grew more liberal. The marks became associated with youth culture and casual intimacy. By the 1990s, passion marks were commonplace, especially among teens and young adults. They were no longer seen as scandalous, though some conservative groups still frowned upon them.

Today, passion marks remain an intimate practice between couples. However, social norms have heavily relaxed around their acceptability. Most people in Western cultures do not view hickeys as inappropriate or shameful as long as they are kept private or discreet. Some creative individuals even see passion marks as an opportunity for intimate body art.

Among young people, passion marks can signify a new relationship or casual fling. The marked person may proudly display it amongst friends as a sign of their romantic encounters. However, hickeys may still be seen as unprofessional in workplace settings. Some individuals cover them with makeup or clothing to avoid judgment.

Passion marks carry less significance in long-term relationships. Married couples tend to view passion marks as a spontaneous part of foreplay, not as symbols of commitment. In fact, some see hickeys as immature remnants of adolescent romance. Still, couples may indulge in passion marks as acts of nostalgia or playfulness.

While passion marks are no longer shocking, public perceptions depend on their placement and severity. Small, hidden hickeys are generally more accepted than large, obvious ones which may be viewed as vulgar or overly aggressive. Couples often aim to leave subtler marks that can be concealed if desired.

Overall, passion marks remain an intimate practice that now occurs within a more open cultural backdrop. Their meaning varies between individuals and relationships. But despite shifting social norms, passion marks still bear connotations of desire, playfulness, and transgression. Their visibility pushes boundaries between private intimacy and public decorum. So for those who indulge, passion marks retain their timeless excitement and romantic allure.

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