Set Your Pussy Free

WARNING: This post is NSFW, unless you work somewhere really cool.
(But then, fuck it, that could be said for my whole site. Caveat emptar, bitches.)

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There are a lot of things I like about burlesque: the pro-feminist statement, the openness in the community for all body types, the fun with costumes and props, be they giant feather fans, fake blood, or giant tea cups. There is an interpretation for burlesque in every city and what it means for each person, both artist and viewer alike. Sadly, though, I feel like burlesque, along with a lot of other art forms, always has that one person who likes to dictate to everyone else what it should be, or more to my point SHOULDN’T be. These people can be scary, since they have a bad habit of taking something that you love and making you feel badly about it.

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I think a case where I see this a lot is the pole dancing world. I am not proficient in pole. Even when I was stripping and employing it, my repertoire was somewhat limited, though it was really fun, and I was always dazzled by the ladies who could make the most amazing tricks looks fluid and effortless. Like many sensual arts, there were those that wanted the skills, and indeed, the notoriety that came with the possession of such skills, which is awesome. More sexy skills for one’s self and everyone, I say! But then the problems arose wherein ladies who were learning these crafts wanted to distance themselves from their origins. “Oh, I’m a pole dancer, but I’m not a STRIPPER,” they’d laugh nervously, despite having having a pair of clear platform shoes in their closet and a practice pole in their basement. The same can be said for wanting to ‘fuck like a porn star’ but wanting to distance themselves from the performers that popularized the skills they craved. #Notastripper was, and sadly still is, a hashtag from women who were so scared to be associated with the origins of the thing they love lest they be hated on for being perceived as a stripper, which is shitty for everyone all around.

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The stigma comes with wanting the skills, but wanting to distance themselves from the origins of those skills. But why? There’s nothing wrong with these skills, or where they came from, and yet there appropriation of the sex worker culture lays. It hurts us all, because it keeps the line firmly drawn between ‘respectable’ and ‘non-respectable’ in people’s minds, which is really sad. Because, dammit, there is nothing wrong with wanting to be a pole dancer the same way there is nothing wrong with being a stripper, but society tells us that we need to still pretend that those lines are there. Well ladies, lines are made to crossed, snorted, and altogether blown away.

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Enter Samantha Blondtron Matthews. If you don’t know this West Coast clever lynx in a sophisticated human suit, then you are missing out. Let’s just, for one moment, see past her amazing music, her ability to have entire festivals on their feet and dancing, and have your earholes full of happy sounds that stay with you long after you leave the party… ¬†she offers a powerful idiom: SET YOUR PUSSY FREE. I’ll let her better explain the thought process leading up to it, in this video HERE, as she can tell you better herself. Trust me, this will cheer you up if you are in need of your spirits lifted or sass levels restored.

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As she points out, it’s not that she gives no fucks, she does in fact, give many. This can be applied to all things in life: your art, your family, your pets… The idea that you can’t enjoy something fully, especially some form of sensual art, because you are scared that someone will judge you for dancing naked onstage or twerking upside down in a headstand, or hanging topless off of a pole or aerial hoop is, not to put too fine a point on it, bullshit. When I first heard about Blondtron’s Set Your Pussy Free philosophy at Bass Coast, it made me so happy because what Blondtron did was give us permission to enjoy what we love and not shame others or ourselves about whether we want to be as naked or not naked. When other ladies embrace this and learn to accept this themselves, they can stop being worrying about being judged and therefore will be less judgey themselves because, hey, our pussies are free! Who’s going to judge us for it? NOBODY. CAUSE THEY. ARE. FREE.

Actual Blontron merch. Buy it and support her.

Actual Blontron merch. Buy it and support her.

PS: In addition to being a vital part of the Bass Coast Project, Blondtron is also part of this super amazing project called AmplifyHER, by Ian MacKenzie, featuring female electronic artists. It has some of my favourite musicians and talks about their struggles and challenges and how they are building their own inclusive and nurturing environment and making some fucking great music. It is worth checking out.

PPS: It’s totally worth your time following Blondtron on Instagram. You will not regret it, especially on #MerkinMondays

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In the meantime, if you need me, I’ll be shamelessly and joyfully doing drop splits for my own amusement in 8-inch Pleaser heels alone, because it’s AWESOME.

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Sincerely,
One Who Has Set Her Pussy Fucking Free
(Little Miss Risk)

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One Response to Set Your Pussy Free

  1. George says:

    props Risk. our bodies, our vessels, are ours. embrace this life and dance it far into the night

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