Our new piece of art arrived yesterday, and under my surpervision (I'm still in a little discomfort following yesterday's "procedure"), has been hung by Xfe.
It's called View from Southbank, by Louis Sidoli.
The drawing is printed onto glass, then hand panted. Because the glass tiles are fired to set the painting, they are bubbled and raised, so the light catches it at different angles.
The process makes each of the "prints" (they are an edition of 50) unique.
It's pretty heavy and we had to get 3 heavy duty picture hooks, requiring 6x10mm holes to be drilled to take wall plugs to accommodate 8mm screws. Probably we could have used 2 hooks, but the 3rd was for safety, just in case, though the hooks are pretty solid, I'm sure.
So, that's a job well hung.
Talking of which I thought I'd be excused showing this picture of Canadian Olympic diver Alexandre Despatie which is not as gratuitous as the picture suggests.
It seems to me that it rather fits in with the underlying theme of this posting...
Which finally takes me back to my experience yesterday with the flexi-cystoscopy.
I consider that I have a low pain threshold, and I was worried about uncomfortable the procedure might be.
I'd talked it over with mon C.
But I still had a rather sleepless night. So much so that I couldn't sleep and I decided to get up at 1.50am on Thursday morning. I did a little more research using the internet. But this time I decided to research the pleasure that some people take from the experience of having objects inside the shaft of your knob.
It didn't take me long before I discovered the world of sounding.
Sounds are instruments for probing and dilating passages within the body. The sexual pleasure is derived from inserting these into the external orifice of the urethra, from which urine is ejected during urination (ok, the piss-hole). Usually these are pushed down to the base of the shaft, but it seems other toys and items, such as catheters, may be introduced deeper (in some cases even into the bladder).
Some items may even be allowed to curl several times or expand within the bladder. This action in the male may be directly or indirectly associated with stimulation of the prostate gland and some types of bladder control.
Here's what the sounds look like, and believe me, these are just the tip (ahem) of the iceberg when it comes to size...
Apparently, most men can, without discomfort, take a much larger sound than you might imagine. One sexpert notes that an average guy can handle a 24Fr to 28Fr without trouble. That's between 7.2mm - 8.4mm. Almost one centimetre.
Anyway, it's easier to see the process in action rather than to describe it, and I'm sure you can work out as well as I where to go to see some sounding action. And to come to a view for yourself as to whether it stimulates...or not.
But, as far as I was concerned I wanted to be as positive about the discomfort. I wanted to rid myself of the negative associations of the pain and discomfort that I might experience, and tried to get myself into the mindset that it could be a sexually stimulating experience. Could in the sense of being for some people, not necessarily for me, and probably less so in the hospital. Though it also appears that the experience of subjecting oneself to a medical inspections is a whole other fetishist dream.
In the event, as positive as I tried to be, it was difficult to see how I could find the procedure stimulating when I:
- saw the incontinence mat on the operating table that I was to lie on
- met the two middle aged, matronly nurses, that would be assisting the surgeon
- saw the thickness of the cystoscope (I just about cried)
The cystoscope was attached to some saline (I guess it was saline) which was pumped into my bladder. I constantly wanted to piss (and indeed saw after that I had). I had to cough, I'm guessing to get the cystoscope past my prostrate and into my bladder.
I felt the camera move around inside me, my bladder constantly filling.
Nope. I don't think bladder control as sex play is for me!
Still. Hung. Well hung. Job done.
Edit: for Despatie - see here.