Breastfeeding is sexy. And before you start dripping with anger, I don’t mean sexual. If you don’t know the difference than you’re probably the type who has to shut all the lights and put a sign on your door during Halloween because you are a pervert. It’s sexy because it’s a beautiful act. And there’s something about it that makes me feel so womanly. In a way, it makes me feel empowered. That I have food to feed my twins in my very being.
And when I saw this image, breastfeeding got even sexier.
Photographer Mario Sorrenti got together with model Natasha Poly for a photo shoot for V magazine. And the 1973 movie The Holy Mountain by director Alejandro Jodorowsky was the inspiration. It was a cult film with a lot of kooky imagery that got people all up in a tizzy.
And this image does, too.
I think it’s beautiful. Sexy. In a totally different way. It’s empowering. The milk coming from her breasts are really coming through two tiger teddy bear heads. Perhaps a nod to “I am woman; hear me roar”. Man is weak in her presence, seems to almost be begging for her food. She is a goddess.
Very different than a mother feeding her child, yes. But I love the provocation. Though I’m not sure how other nursing moms feel about it.
Does this image offend you? If so, why?
There’s even a video from this photo shoot. But if you are offended by this image, have a fear of breasts, and get upset when crucifixes aren’t used for their proper purpose, you probably shouldn’t watch.