We last saw Dean in these pages in April and since then he's been pretty busy! Besides a life schedule that widely incorporates fundoshi into his yoga and spiritual practices, he's started up five inter-related blogs under the Svadisthana title that explore different facets of sensuality – from gently poetic eroticism to unfettered raw sexiness!
And here they are!!
Svadisthana portrays the journey of the soul/self (the spirituality) within the body which in turns travels through space and time (nature). The journey is winding and always changeable (ego/mood). The link is fundoshi, which takes on the form of a deity (a familiar icon) that can be perceived with the senses in a way of actuating the link between spirituality and nature.
Svadisthana II draws attention to the fetishes (specific likes) of the false ego, in this case the look of the male body in male underwear, sports and formal clothing in various states of undress. The mood is both provocative and narcissic.
Svadisthana III focusses on the false ego's identity as more subtle than the gross body and this is reflected in the subtle use of partial or full nudity.
Svadisthana IV portrays the false ego's identity as a MALE human being in it's purest form revealing the potency of lingam, and signifying the natural means of creation.
Svadisthana V portrays an intimate visual reference of the male human body's erotic nature.
He maintains a strong connection to the ocean near his home. Showing a preference for ragged edges on his homemade loincloths, Dean experiments with the ancient form. Below is a small collection of photos from across the Svadisthana sites, just a few of my favorites. There's lots more to see and explore as he takes an individual and personal approach to fundoshi, langots, underwear, yoga, dance, and anything else unique he encounters along the way.
Although he's pretty eloquent on the subjects of masculinity, spirituality and loincloth-wearing, the Svadisthan sites are fairly wordless. Just pictures.
His approach is simple and unencumbered, unselfconscious. No fancy camera tricks, just simple elements like water, light, skin, and fabric.
Dean has given me a lot to think about and has also been a great source of advice and encouragement as I work on my own physical development.
Inspiration and artistry, two things I find in wearing a fundoshi and that I search for weekly all over the world. Even if we are all hemispheres apart, a simple lacing of fabric around our loins unites us.
Below is one of my erotic favorites, the wet cloth translucent and clinging to his outlined maleness, his body sexually energized and soapy.
I'd like to thank him for kind permission to share these photos with you. These images are copywritten and all rights are reserved. Please do not share these images without his prior permission.