by DRM

This is innocent now, less provocative than a lingerie ad in a woman’s magazine. It was salacious then, meant to invite and titillate.

Is it a shift in mores? A decline in morality? Or the inevitable evolution of context?

A thing that shocks once can’t shock again. The poignancy of desire is in the unknown and the unattained. The imagery of desire evolves. The antiquity of desire becomes precious and anachronistic.