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Penis Painting and Bedroom Play

64A red penis is usually thought of as a bad sign – of possible skin irritation, perhaps, but men who put body paint on their equipment may actually enjoy the sight of a red penis (and a blue one, a green one, a yellow one, and so on). Undergoing penis painting is a personal choice that many find liberating, exciting, sensual or provocative; those who opt to explore this activity should learn more about it in order to ensure that their penis health isn’t compromised in the process.

What’s the risk?

Assuming that one uses paints or liquid make-up that are non-toxic and have been created with body painting in mind, the risk is minimal. No paints which are not designed for body painting should ever be used.

The most likely side effect of penis painting is that it may irritate the skin. Itching or rashes may occur in some men, which is why it’s important to test out the paint on a small, unobtrusive patch of skin somewhere other than the penis. Do this several days in advance, in the event that there is a delayed reaction.

A man considering penis painting should remember that the skin on the penis is often more sensitive than other body skin; even if a test patch elsewhere on the body does not react, one’s penis might still become irritated or itchy.

What about breathing?

Many people worry that putting paint on the body will affect the skin’s ability to breathe. The skin does not actually breathe, so this is not really an issue; however, clogging the pores of the skin for an extended period of time can certainly result in skin irritation.

How to prepare

When engaging in body painting, advance exfoliation and moisturizing is usually recommended; however, because of the sensitive nature of the penis, exfoliation should be avoided. Moisturizing is still a good idea. Shaving is a personal preference, but in general, the paint will go on more smoothly with no pubic hair.

Pick your design

Those who just want to see what it’s like to have a differently-colored penis don’t need to plan in advance; however, many men want to be more creative or artistic and decorate or disguise their penises. Some popular ways to disguise a man’s penis using paints include:

  • An elephant, with the shaft as the trunk and the testicles as floppy elephant ears.
  • A banana.
  • A snake (of course).
  • A shark.
  • An anteater.
  • A mushroom.
  • A dragon.

Others may simply want to paint designs or decorations on their equipment. Popular choices include:

  • Stripes.
  • A rainbow.
  • Polka dots.
  • Paisley.
  • Swirls.

Penis painting is an excellent way for a man to express himself, so he should be as wild or as excessive in creating the look as he wishes to be.

What about sex?

Opinion varies on whether a man with a painted penis should have partner sex; however, it is best to err on the side of safety and avoid this. There is too great a potential for creating vaginal, anal or oral irritation.

However, there’s nothing wrong with exhibiting one’s painted penis to one’s partner in order to get praise. Even better, including a partner in creating a work of penis art makes the experience even more fun.

Afterwards

When a man is ready to remove the penis paint, spending a little time in the shower with plain soap and water or shampoo should do the trick – if he has used body paints. Again, only paints designed for body use should be used. Check the instructions of any paint in advance, in the event that it contains special washing instructions or has a warning that it may not wash off easily.

Creating a scarlet red penis or similar paint-based creation will appeal to some men and their partners. As mentioned, however, there is the potential for skin irritation. In order to maintain proper penis health, men should use a top quality penis health cream (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) for relief from common penis itching. Those creams that have a natural emollient, such as shea butter, and a quality hydrating agent such as vitamin E are especially good choices. Look also for a cream that contains vitamin D to take advantage of its effectiveness in enabling cell functionality.

The Beauty of Body Paint Art

63Since the beginning of time, humans have always had the desire to create art. Through this desire body painting was born, making the human body the first canvass. The history of this craft stretches so far back that historians consider it to be the earliest form of art. Compared to other types of body art like tattoos or piercing, this is impermanent. It lasts only for a few hours at most.

During the ancient times, tribes would often use this during celebrations and important ceremonies. Each color had its own corresponding meaning. Chieftains and warriors commonly had their own styles to indicate their status in the tribe. Around the 12th century, a new kind of body painting known as the Mehendi became popular. The Mehendi is an extremely old ritual that originated from Egypt. It is the art of using henna to paint the body. This type of dye usually lasts a little longer, about a 1-2 weeks before fading.  Natives of South America also had their own methods of ornamenting their bodies. They would use wet charcoal also known as huito. Like henna, huito is also semi-permanent lasting for a few weeks.

In today’s modern era, this has become a way of self-expression. This has been spurred on by the liberality of modern society. If before nudity was deemed by society as inappropriate and improper, now it is something to be flaunted. In the guise of self-expression and the practice of human freedom, this has become a means of grabbing the public’s attention. This is especially effective during protests and rallies. Instead of bringing placards and sign boards, the protesters would instead paint on themselves.

The art of body painting can morph a human being into a beautiful work of art. It can make a statement that words alone cannot express, create a more appealing presentation, and add meaning and significance to an important occasion. It is used not only for the living, but also to preserve the dead. Truly it has attained world wide significance that will last till the end of time.

Using Liquid Latex As Body Paint

62The main advantages of using liquid latex over other kinds of body paint are duration and durability. Other body paints tend to rub off and smudge against fabric, often leaving dirty and possibly even stained clothing. Once liquid latex has dried on the skin it does not present these issues. Clothing will remain unblemished by the latex for as long as it is worn. Whilst perspiration and body heat may encourage the latex to separate from the skin slightly, the latex will not smudge or run but remain intact until the wearer removes it by simply tearing or peeling it away from the skin. Again, this does not leave a residue on the skin like many other body paints. Depending on your activities and the thickness of the applications, latex should last many hours before it begins to separate from the skin. If latex is painted entirely around body or body parts it will continue to cling to the body and can still be worn for an unlimited time. Generally, it can be worn out for an entire day or night, can be worn in water, and will last many hours through photo shoots, performances and many other activities.

There are however some minor disadvantages, nothing that should discourage the use of latex, more the need for a little common sense and preparation. Before applying latex to the body it is necessary to patch-test a small area of the skin to check for any allergic reactions. It is quite rare, most people are not allergic to latex, but a small percentage of users have reported skin irritation after coming into contact with this kind of body paint.

On occasions where liquid latex has been applied to the skin over hair it can be both difficult and painful to remove. Wet latex will bond permanently to hair as it does to fabric. The only way to remove latex with hair stuck to it is to pull it off, which of course also rips the hair off the skin. Anyone who has experienced body waxing will be familiar with the level of discomfort. The best preparation when applying liquid latex is to first remove hair from areas of the body to be painted. However, it is not always necessary as liquid latex can be removed from moderate amounts of body hair with little effort and minimum discomfort. Body hair may also be trimmed very short instead of shaving.

When buying liquid latex it is important to read the label and avoid any brand that does not specify ‘for cosmetic use’ or ‘suitable for use as body paint’. Liquid latex is used in many other industries and you need to make sure you buy latex that does not contain toxic chemicals. Purchasing from a reputable body paint supplier is the safest way to ensure you’re getting non-toxic latex suitable for skin application.

Body Painting and Air Brushed Body Design

61Each year during Fantasy Fest this event is held on the waterfront overlooking scenic Key West harbor. Beautiful, sexy, almost naked women, along with many creative and talented air brush design artists come to the city during the week long adult themed costume party that culminates with a huge parade on the Festival ending Saturday night.

Everyday during the week, Body Painting Artists can be seen setting up their small studio booths on the streets and in different shops, sidewalk cafes, bars, and painting the sexy, beautiful bodies of women with exotic art designs. Some women get a different air brushed design done everyday and walk the streets showing off their body art as they wait for the big event competition that begins on the Friday evening and is called “The Living Arts Airbrush Body Painting Contest”.

Airbrushed Art design is an artistic talent that transforms your everyday skin into a beautifully designed pattern, it can be a living animal, a flower, a vampire, or almost any life form you so desire. The artists use airbrushing to create a design or idea that you bring to them. Any part of your body can be painted and covered with a creative design. Body painting artists are very skilled artists and will cover any parts of your body that you wish, from the top of your head to the tip of your toe. And if you can’t make up your mind which part to paint, you can have your entire body air brushed so it completely disguises the real you underneath the art. By using this method of airbrushing, and drawing a design pattern, your body can be entirely transformed into your wildest fantasy design form.

Depending on the art design you choose, the process can take from a several minutes to many hours. The mastery of air brushed art design takes a little time and requires your patience and cooperation with the artist who’s turning you into a vampire, a butterfly, a dragon or some other fantastic design.

You may be completely naked and no one will know because your covered up and it looks like you have a costume on. Or you can have a clothing outfit designed and painted on you and it will look as though your dressed. The artist can design a dress, pants, shorts, or any clothing that you wish, even make you look fully dressed or have a bikini outfit on, any outfit you can imagine. The artists make it look so real it does actually seem like you have clothes on…it’s so lifelike looking!

Not all airbrushed body art means having to get completely naked and be painted in front of a group of people. You can do it in a private setting if your shy, or you can let others watch your transformation. Any portion of your skin can be painted into a beautiful, sexy airbrushed art design. Many women just appreciate the art and have designs done on parts of their body to show off or to be kept private for only certain eyes to see. Whatever the case may be, there really is not a limit to what a person can have painted. A butterfly, a Dragon, a star pattern, or a floral display, anything you may choose can be designed and painted by the air brush artist.

Western Painting – Body Painting

60Body Painting – The Intricacies
The origin of body painting is unknown, but its use has been widespread – sometimes as an art form, sometimes as a part of tradition, and the other times, as a necessity. The evidence of body painting is found in ancient practices across various cultures and remains a popular fashion statement in the present times. There is no set style or technique for body painting. It can be a localized design or a fuller one, covering the entire body in some cases. The color pigments used can be natural or synthetic. Similarly, it can be a work of an expert or an amateurish hand of a novice. However, unlike permanent tattoos, body paints are temporary or semi-permanent in nature.

The Geographical Spread
Painting the body was prevalent in ancient Egyptian civilization, where Pharaohs and high-class individuals painted their faces in red ochre & white pigments, and eyes in kohl. The Himba group of Namibia also generously uses red ochre. These people paint their entire bodies in the uniform pigment, as a traditional practice. In India, body painting is an elaborate work of expertise, which requires training and a lot of experience. One of the best examples of this art is the make-up of Kathakali dancers that involves the use of white, red, black, and yellow colors against a base of bottle green color, on face.

The use of ‘henna,’ a natural plant extract, is very popular among the Indian women across the country and is again, done by trained experts. Henna is used for decorating the hands and feet in beautiful, complex designs. Native Americans use streaks, concentric circles, and other patterns of colors, which include red, white, yellow, blue, and black. The indigenous Yolngu people of Australia use detailed and painstaking technique to embellish their bodies. It is an inspiration for many other art forms and a job that only the experts can do.

Painted faces have been a trademark of comedians and mimics, throughout the history of performing arts. Body painting has found as much use in military operations, as in local communities. Facial colors, particularly in nature tones are heavily employed as camouflage by almost all armies in the world. Now days, this art has become a fad, especially among the youth and is treated more as an avant-garde fashion accessory, rather than as a religious belief. Across the US and Europe, body painting is used in theatre, cinema, fashion, carnivals, and body painting festivals. Despite facing criticism and rejection from various corners, this art continued to grow and is still evolving!