Why I Post NSFW…

 

Recently, the great Roger Ebert posted an interesting blog topic on why he doesn’t post NSFW (Not Safe For Work) when he makes blog postings. Click here for the article. After reading the quite lengthy article and agreeing with most of Ebert’s points, I’ve concluded I will keep making the NSFW tag on my erotic photos postings. And here’s why:

Because I want to.

That was straight and to the point, wasn’t it?

Some of ya’ll have admitted you’re not reading the Intoxication in the privacy of your home. And some of ya’ll…I’m not sure are 18. Now I know it’s not my responsibility to babysit my readers and you should be (at least I hope) smart enough to make your own conclusions on what is appropriate or not. And I would hope some of ya’ll are smart enough to not view the Intoxication while you’re at work. If you do, I need your job.

But in all seriousness, with the wide range of erotic photos I find, I believe it’s my duty to at least forewarn you on what you could be seeing. I know the Playboy photos I post are obvious but some of the other gems I find aren’t. When I look through erotic photos (and believe me, there’s a lot to go through), I have a set of criteria I use to deem it Intoxication-worthy:

  • If it’s sexy and erotic
  • If it stirs emotion
  • If it’s classy and tasteful

Not every picture I find falls under the erotica category and quite honestly, it’s hard to tell if it’s an erotic photo or just flat-out porn. Once I determine the photo is indeed an erotic art and Intoxication-worthy, I decide if it’s SFW or NSFW. Some photos I find are not tagged NSFW because I don’t think they are. These photos range anywhere from a set of legs to maybe an aerial shot of an ass to a pair of lips eating an orange. But the vast majority of the photos I find, as you know as regular readers of the Intoxication, are well, quite sexy. A clear shot of a woman’s vagina; a set of erect nipples and breasts; varied sexual positions. I can go on and on. You get the point.

If I give you a warning that it’s NSFW, it is up to you to decide what the ‘big’ deal is and click on the link. But I want to give you that choice. Too many times I have visited blogs or other websites thinking I’m not going to see anything too bad and was pretty shocked by what I’ve seen. And more than a few times if I had a ‘warning’ or sorts, I probably would not have visited the site. I don’t want to post a cryptic title of a model’s name or of a photographer and you click on the post just to be shocked, possibly disgusted. Of course, there’s a risk that would happen even if the NSFW tag is on the post. But at least you were warned beforehand. So before you complain that I do too many NSFW-tagged posts, just be happy I’m considerate enough to give you the option of deciding if you want to view it. Not too many other blogs give you that choice.

And there you have it,

-V.

2 thoughts on “Why I Post NSFW…

  1. veraroberts says:

    Well, I think with your blog title, it’s obvious, lol. The Intoxication of Vera Roberts, not so much. Now I have gotten a little online ‘infamy’ so people do know who and what I’m about when they google me and word-of-mouth does help but I’m also one of those who feels you should know what you’re clicking (kinda like you should know what you’re paying for).

    Do I do the tags too much? Maybe, I won’t lie but I rather be cautious than not.

  2. Rincewind says:

    well gotta admit I’m one of the ones who don’t put the NSFW up but believe that if people have stumbled upon my site they are looking for NSFW stuff anyway. I’m aware that’s not always true though considering some of the weird search links you see people use to get to me… but I do understand and appreciate the NSFW tag you do. *Great photo by the way*

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