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Sexy Nude doll photography

Nov 24, 2010

    1. I was just wondering what everyone thinks of SExy nude doll photos.

      Are you ok with taking sexy photos of your dolls?
      When does it become doll pron?
      Is posing your doll over a chair, or taking a shot angled between her legs
      more towards the doll porn end?
      What do you think of people who take photos of their dolls like this?
      Do you think that makes them perverted? Or tasteless in sexy nude doll photography?

      I tried finding a topic like this and didn't find anything in the searches.
      Hope it's ok to discuss.
       
    2. I personally don't do it, but if other people want to do it with their dolls, that's up to them. I don't mind seeing a "sexy" photo set, but keep in mind, there's a line between sexy and pornographic photos. Sexy can be extremely artistic if done in good taste, I'll admit. I really just don't see the point in mixing pornography with dolls at all.
       
    3. It doesn't bother me -- people can do whatever they like with their doll. Since sex is a basic human need, it's not surprising that it ends up being depicted in this hobby. This is especially true when you take into consideration the fact that many people's dolls represent characters, and those characters may have relationships with other characters. It's not something I really do myself. I had more of an interest in that when I first entered the hobby, but ended up going in a completely different direction. Well done erotic shoots can look great and be very effective, but they aren't easy to pull off either. Whether or not something comes of as tasteless or tacky depends largely on the attention, care, and skill that was put into setting up and taking the picture.
       
    4. I think my dolls are very sexy, in fact that's why I love dolls. They're beautiful and alluring. Like the pin up girls of the past, taking provocative photos isn't always just porn. There are hundreds of purposefully sexual and completely nude paintings which are hung in museums because there is beauty in them. Photographs of dolls can be the same.
       
    5. I think nude photography, both in dolls and humans, is wonderfully artistic in most cases (if it's in black and white, even more delightful), as is the act of displaying sexuality through photos. Art is a way to convey something, it could be be an act, a feeling, a scene, an event or a time. That is what art is.

      Let me try and explain through a past scenario and another form of art - dance. Someone I know was doing a sexy dance once and people were jumping all over her for being tasteless and disgusting. Dance is a form of expression just as much as a painting, photo or music is. How is expressing something sexual disgusting when it is as much a human expression as sadness?

      To take a photo which conveys sadness will often be applauded as a wonderful piece of art, but a photo which has anything to do with conveying something sexual will most likely be looked down upon. I personally view them equally and quite enjoy all types of doll photography. One subject/expression of photography is no more or less beautiful than another in my eyes.

      That being said, I've only ever done nude doll photography with MSDs. Since I am into the more baby-like dolls these days, it feels more inappropriate for me to use them to convey sexuality and honestly quite unrealistic since babies have a lack of sexuality. Though I'd still have no problem showing them nude for a more baby-like nudity photoshoot, meaning just nude, but not sexual. In fact, doing a sort of "But I don't wanna wear clothes!" photostory kind of sounds interesting. Goodness knows my baby cousins had that phase and it was adorable lol.
       
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    6. YOu make some good points RIkka!

      I don't have a problem with nude doll photos, sexy or sex implied.
      I don't really think dolls can be pornographic, I've yet to see a set that
      I'm like "OMG PORNO"
      but alof of galleries on other sites have this "no doll porn" rule.. and I don't really know what that means. I still think two nude dolls together is more artsy than anything.
       
    7. I personally am not okay with seeing pornographic images with real humans involved, I find it degrading and tasteless. So my opinion carries over to dolls. I do not want to see pornographic material of dolls if I'm utterly honest, it's a bit disturbing.

      However I am not adverse to nude doll photographs that are artful with a subtle flair of sexuality; it can be very beautiful! One example that springs to mind is that of an Iplehouse Jessica in a black and white hotel setting. I cannot remember the owner or name of the doll but she was completely nude and it was a stunning photoshoot! It was seductive but not overly sexual and certainly not pornographic.
       
    8. It depends on how people do it. It can be beautiful and it can be ridiculous. I also think one must have well developed artistic skills to do something like that or it can easilly look vulgar and tasteless.
       
    9. The way I feel about sexy nude doll photos is just about the way I feel about sexy nude 3D model photos, or sexy nude manga art, or sexy nude real life people photos: I think the human body, in all its shapes and colors, is a beautiful thing, and I really love artwork that reminds us of this, whether the photos are of representations of human bodies, or real life human bodies. And I'm not speaking of photos that simply depict the human body in the currently ideal shape, i.e., physically fit with washboard abs, rippling muscles, etc., etc. I really love photos that can show off the beauty of a pregnant woman, or a person who may be overweight, too tall, too short, etc. These are pieces of art that remind us that we are all unique and shouldn't try to conform to other people's expectations of beauty. Artwork that can show us that people can be sexy even if they don't conform to traditional ideas of beauty is a big plus, again reminding us that everyone can be beautiful.
       
    10. The bar on perverthood has been seriously raised by the expansion of the internet into more people's lives-- you gotta try harder to be a pervert nowadays. Plain nudity no longer equals automatic pornography or perversion. I really do not think that nude doll photos consitute perversions. But if they did, I wouldn't mind having to wear the Scarlet P; some of my best friends are perverts, brilliant & productive perverts who pay their taxes and hold down day-jobs and make fabulous art. And perverts need love too. There's room enough in this hobby for all types of people, perverts included.

      As to the line at which "porn occurs"... This threshold is different for every individual person, so there is no single answer. A lot of people thought that Annie Leibovitz's photos of Miley Cyrus's back was porn. Many people still think that Robert Mapplethorpe's beautiful 1980s full-frontal nudes are porn. But most others don't think that art becomes porn until you get into Jeff Koons territory.

      It's the same with the term "tasteless".... There are as many tastes as there are people, so there is no right/wrong answer for that question, either. I think child beauty pageants are tasteless; I don't think nude photos are tasteless, per se. Of course, they can certainly cross my personal thresholds into bad taste sometimes, depending on the photo. But especially re nude doll photos, I think most of them are lovely. I'm a huge fan of creating them, and I also like to look at them. Doll bodies are great. <3

      One more note, though: Everything has its place. Venue is everything. If the pictures depict sexual activity, then they ought to be posted in an 18+ forum like ControversialDoll, rather than a 13+ place like DOA.... For one thing, you'll be assured of an audience that understands it & can react appropriately. And for another, there's rules to be obeyed. Because of the artistic factor, just-plain-nudes are usually deemed forum-appropriate here on DOA. I think I post male nudes here every other week. ^^ I love playful beefcake pinups, I love moodily-lit artsy nudes, and I've also got imps and demons who just won't wear pants. For anything harder, it all goes behind the 18+ wall.
       
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    11. Are you ok with taking sexy photos of your dolls?
      I'm not OK with taking photos of my dolls like that.

      When does it become doll porn?
      When the photographer intends it to be. It all boils down to the intent. Sometimes a tasteful shot of a doll can be looked at as trashy by another. The photographer can sometimes only go so far with doing their best to show their model as an 'artistic nude' rather than something less artistic.

      Is posing your doll over a chair, or taking a shot angled between her legs
      more towards the doll porn end?
      To me, it is.

      What do you think of people who take photos of their dolls like this?
      They can do what they want with their dolls. I don't have to like it, or look at it, but that shouldn't stop someone from doing it.
       
    12. Well said! I couldn't figure out how to word what I felt on the subject of pornography, so I decided to simply say nothing until I could. It's lovely to see you did the work for me. :)
       
    13. I do have a cause: Obscenity. I'm for it. I kid, I kid, but here goes...

      Are you ok with taking sexy photos of your dolls?

      Sure, I don't see why not. I think my boy would like to think he's sexy... I haven't taken any 'sexy' photos of him yet, though-- nude shots of him coming out of the box are pretty sexless. Of course, now that he's got a tight, shiny shirt, I should probably take some new pictures of him trying to be a little hottie...

      When does it become doll pron?
      'As the judge remarked, the day that he acquitted my aunt Hortense, 'to be smut it must be utterly without redeeming social importance!''

      Is posing your doll over a chair, or taking a shot angled between her legs
      more towards the doll porn end?


      I'd have to see it to know, I guess. Is she dressed or nude, is the mood of the piece more artistic or more 'Hello, lady bits!' (or 'hello, boy bits!' for the guy dolls...)? A lot goes into how I'd feel about it.

      I love 'Cabaret' shots, though, the leaning-on-the-back-of-the-chair, legs splayed, minimally dressed but with naughty bits covered. Especially if the model in question has a fedora on to boot...

      What do you think of people who take photos of their dolls like this?

      I don't give them much thought either way, unless I happen across a particular picture that I have a strong reaction to.

      Do you think that makes them perverted? Or tasteless in sexy nude doll photography?

      Nah. I mean, they might be perverted, but I certainly couldn't make that judgment on the basis of one or two pictures. I might think they were a bad photographer if it didn't look good, though...

      =^__^=
      Anneko
       
    14. Are you ok with taking sexy photos of your dolls?

      Yes, as long as it goes with the character of the doll and how well I portray it to nude art photography. Actually I'm planning to do a sexy
      photoshoot with some of my dolls. This is the way I can show the personality and relationship of each characters I put to my dolls.

      When does it become doll pron?

      Depends on people how they see it... Some people are open minded and appreciate as an art or normal photo. But for those who are conservative, they might really take it as porn. Since bjds are well proportioned and could really look like the real thing.

      Is posing your doll over a chair, or taking a shot angled between her legs

      again, if the execution of photos are done properly or turned it into art photography
      there's nothing bad looking at it.

      What do you think of people who take photos of their dolls like this?

      Well, I can't say anything... it's probably a personal preferences...:sweat

      Do you think that makes them perverted? Or tasteless in sexy nude doll photography?

      If I see an Art into the photo I wouldn't say its perverted. It'll become tasteless for me if it was a really BAD photo...
       
    15. Are you ok with taking sexy photos of your dolls?
      I personsilty wouldnt do it, as seth appears to have somewhat of a young frame... and all the ones that I plan to get are the same.. I think that there is one that is more grow up and sexy. and if I felt like the photoshoot needs some sexy posing and photos I would think about it
      When does it become doll pron?
      rule 38 of life.... anything and everything has something in pron... it not going to stop... so I dont think about it... it a really thin line that people draw in different places
      Is posing your doll over a chair, or taking a shot angled between her legs
      more towards the doll porn end?
      this is a werid. but some photographers would turn it in to porn but others it would be a wicked and lovly photo.. I always think that it the photographer not the pose
      What do you think of people who take photos of their dolls like this?
      I dont care I am not them
      Do you think that makes them perverted? Or tasteless in sexy nude doll photography?
      everyone is a perverted.... some hide it better
       
    16. The line between nude/erotic (doll) photography and (doll) pornography is a very hazy, mutable thing. It's actually more difficult than you'd think, trying to get a really good, erotic nude photo of your doll that doesn't slide it's way into the porn category. I try to get my girl in sexy, nude poses all the time, with differing results. I personally don't really see that much of a difference between regular doll photography and doll nude/erotic photography, and even doll pornography. It's all art to me, and I love looking at all the things people do with their dolls and wondering what the story behind a certain photoshoot is.

      I have to agree with JennyNemesis. There is a time and place for all three categories. DoA (insofar as I'm aware) supports, or at least doesn't outright discourage, nude/erotic doll photography so long as you give a warning.
       
    17. I won't lie i like seeing a nice looking nude photo. Not for it being sexy but because these dolls are really beautiful and their bodies are beautiful as well. They're works of art and i think it's nice to see them shown off sometimes if tastefully of course. I don't mind pictures taken for the sake of being sexy looking either. I wouldn't take pictures like that of my dolls but it's not an issue if that's what people want to do and like doing. It can even suit a doll's character to do that so to each their own as long as it's not in a pornographic way.
       
    18. Artistic nude is what I love the most. Sometimes the sexy nude is very nice as well. If all is done well, it should look appealing and gorgeous. Humans, face it, have sexual tendacies and thoughts. If it is a character in your doll, who is to deny them of the same rights us humans have? What I have a problem with is when things get sloppily thrown together, and with no concept other to show us all your dollie's naughty bits.
       
    19. This thread has caused me to giggle...


      Are you ok with taking sexy photos of your dolls?

      BJDs at least partially originated as a sex object, a way for extreme fans to have a 3d version of something they loved. I remember looking at BJDs on Ebay a really long time ago and not finding anything clothing-wise except lingerie. They've grown into something else entirely, I think. However, for me it almost feels like a homage to take pictures that are sexy.

      When does it become doll pron?

      Probably when there is a simulated sex act going on. Up to that point for me it's still artistic nudes.

      Is posing your doll over a chair, or taking a shot angled between her legs
      more towards the doll porn end?

      I don't quite get the bit about the chair? But as far as taking a shot angled between their legs, I've done it but never as something erotic. I think that probably falls into the tasteless category.

      What do you think of people who take photos of their dolls like this?

      If you can make it look good, good for you. I'm probably going to have to try a few sexy shots with my scale chair now.

      Do you think that makes them perverted? Or tasteless in sexy nude doll photography?

      Nope. I think it's great and honestly tons of fun to pose and take sexy pictures.
       
    20. Well as they are resin I doubt if exemplifies the legal definition of pornography LOL
      I've done a handful of shots, between two dolls who are in a dolly relationship.
      However I've also seen some excellent adult themed photos, done artistically to promote mood and concept: i.e. a bit titillating if you will. However they are not smut nor are they porn.

      I would not let a child view them, for obvious legal reasons, however to judge them as something less than ethical, no not at all. You note I do not say "moral" as one person's or religions "morals" are another's repression.

      There have been a few photographers whom I ignored because the quality of their adult photos was very poor, not just "smutty" but poorly conceived and executed.

      I think if the photographer does an exemplary job of capturing the images of the doll, in provocative poses, that's fine. They're not porn in any event.