Horny on Demand

by Marlies Dekkers

Awaken your senses, sexually…

Oh, Milo Manara and his lusty, luscious, long-legged nymphs! I can’t write about this Italian illustrator’s work without blushing and feeling a delicious tickle in my belly. His comics usually revolve around stunning women caught up in weird but wonderful erotic scenarios, like the girl in Butterscotch who is brought to a screaming orgasm in a fancy restaurant by an invisible man.

Wouldn’t you secretly love to be that girl? I would! For that story, Manara came up with a sweet-smelling bodypaint that makes you invisible, but for his other gem, Click, he invented a device which renders women helplessly aroused….with just a click. It goes like this: an attractive but passionless woman is abducted by a scientist and a remote-controlled device is surgically implanted into her brain. Press the button, and she becomes sexually insatiable.

I read Click years ago, and something just ‘clicked’! (sorry, couldn’t help it!) I saw it as an incredibly sexy metaphor for the sexual on/off button we all have in our heads. I was reminded of this when I took part in a tv-debate about the lust pill for women, aka ‘female Viagra’. My stand: if you want to feel sexual but haven’t been able to for whatever reason –hormonal, emotional, physical- why not use a pill to help you find the on/off button in your head?

Of course it isn’t all that simple. Sex is complex. But I believe that lust is an important part of who we are. We don’t have to be ‘on’ all the time, but we should allow ourselves that extra little push we sometimes need to get in the mood. Be it porn, a pill or perhaps just a very naughty Italian cartoon…

I hope you’re excited to learn more in the upcoming weeks as we launch a sensual new collection designed to  Awaken Your Senses.

Most loved
Between king and QUEEN

MD Friends

Between king and QUEEN

by marlies|dekkers

Who is Tasya van Ree? The mysterious girl in the big black hat has been fascinating art connoisseurs and fashion lovers alike since she burst onto the scene with her stunning black-and-white photographs of celebrities like Michelle Rodriguez and (one-time lover) Amber Heard. I asked the Hawaiian-born visual artist of Dutch-Japanese ancestry (41) about her art and soul. “Between both King and Queen is where I exist.”

BRAVE ballerina

MD Friends

BRAVE ballerina

by marlies|dekkers

Sara Mearns (31) is New York City Ballet’s boldest ballerina. A passionate, intense dancer, she started dancing at 3 and starred in Swan Lake when she was only 19. But instead of resting on her laurels, Sara has kept challenging herself with daring projects, from a collaboration with hip-hop dancers to a leading role in a Broadway show. I talked with the fierce Swan Queen about sacrifices, body confidence, and how to turn pain into gain. “I’m not the typical skinny, tall, long-neck kind of ballerina.”

The art of love!

Marlies Says

The art of love!

by marlies|dekkers

Get your creative juices flowing

This Valentine’s, don’t wait around for that love-note or those fancy chocolates to feel loved and desired. Express yourself to fall in love with yourself, now!