SENSE AND SENSUALITY BY ALEXIA ROUSSOS

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A visual series that is part of a continued exploration of sensuality and what that entails.

 

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So much of what we do and how we behave adheres to an unwritten social code – certain behaviours and beliefs have become so engrained that we have begun to see them as common sense. But how much of what we do and how we behave actually makes sense to us as individuals?

denied the right to feel sexy and sensual, or to be enjoyed as such by others.

How different would each of us be if we were left to our own devices in terms of the way we act and conduct ourselves – in private, and in relation to others? We are taught that the act and feeling of sensuality belongs exclusively to women – men or non-binary people are denied the right to feel sexy and sensual, or to be enjoyed as such by others.

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Gender roles and expectations only act to hold us back from what we as individuals really want or enjoy for ourselves: we get so caught up in preconceived notions that we just become a shadow of an idea of a person.

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Photography Alexia Roussos

Model Mongezi Mcelu

 

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