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The evolution of Cupid

Via MPR News

For generations, Cupid has been a symbol of Valentine’s Day. But that chubby, winged toddler brandishing a bow and arrow started out as someone much different.

1 Today we know him as Cupid. But the iconic purveyor of love actually began as the Greek god Eros. He is depicted here on a plate created around 330 B.C. Red-Figure Plate with Eros, attributed to the Ascoli Satriano Painter

2 There are contradictory tales about the origin of Eros. In some versions, he is known as the child of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. In others, he’s one of the primeval Greek gods, created asexually. Cupid and Psyche / Antonio Canova

3 In ancient art, Eros was depicted as a young adult male and the embodiment of sexual power. Medieval Christian myths viewed him as a seductive “demon of fornication.” Cupid and Psyche / Francois-Edouard Picot

4 Eros always sported wings.
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Sex and Snuff: What Dying Twice Taught Me About Eroticized Death

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Olivia Davis writes at the Good Men Project:

[Good Men Project] Editor’s note: This is a hard article to read. It’s long and explicit and deals very frankly with the filming of one of the most extreme and disturbing forms of pornography that exists, the faux-snuff films in which a model pretends to be killed. It will be upsetting, triggering, frightening for many readers, and we have been debating for some time whether to run it. We have chosen to run it for one very important reason: because it is from the model’s perspective. The “victim” in the porn movie is telling her side, describing her own experience, her own motivations and memories. The overwhelming majority of discussion of pornography, especially such esoteric and specialized pornography, is from an outside perspective. We at the Good Men Project believe in providing a platform for perspectives that might not otherwise be heard, and we believe that Ms.

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