Stuart Sandford is a London-based photographer whose work explores intimacy and sexuality. I spoke to him about his series Cumfaces , which consists of a bunch of photos of crowd-sourced models orgasming. VICE: Just to clarify, did you take the photos, or did the models? Stuart Sandford : I put an open call asking for photographs to be taken. It had to be on a bed, it had to be landscape, and it had to be head and shoulders. And then, I think I used Myspace mainly, but also a couple of other websites. And people submitted the images to me, and then I selected what I thought were the strongest images.
This Photographer Did a Series of Guys' Orgasm Faces
This Photographer Did a Series of Guys' Orgasm Faces - VICE
The expression we make at the moment of orgasm is perhaps the most primal of all. Facial muscles contort. Eyes bulge. Nostrils flare. Lips curl. And mouths open, releasing animalistic moans of ecstasy or, as the case may be, shrieks of delight. Some O-faces are more animated than others.
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It was used for a time because it was not easily detected and was always to hand. Astronauts have admitted to masturbating in space via the term self-pollution. The male orgasm can last anywhere between five and 22 seconds. Some men suffer retrograde ejaculation, where their semen shoots back into the bladder , rather than being squirted out.
Marcos Alberti's latest work, suitably dubbed "O Project", aims to present female sexuality as it has never been seen before. To capture the climatic moment of twenty women, he paired up with sex toy company Smile Makers , who believe that being sexually satisfied is the key to being beautiful. Marcos asked each of his subjects to sit on a stool in front of him and pleasure themselves with one of the brand's products. The resulting photos chart each woman's facial changes - and the speed at which her expression changed.