Interviews: Onesie Shoot Ed.

Blue

Question: What does this shoot mean to you?
A: The sexualization of children, and the corruption of those too young.

Question: Do you think children are exposed to sex too young?
A: Children should know about sex, but also that it’s not something they should be doing. That way they can be protected against unwanted advances as they would know what is going on.

Question: How did you feel in the shoot? How was working with the other models? The atmosphere, the poses?
A: Not enough was said. There is still so much to add. We are showing the curiosity children have towards sex, not the darker aspects like molestation. Those sorts of things get pushed under the rug.

Question: What did you think about posing with child items (onesie, teddies) and adult items (toys, condoms, pregnancy stick)?
A: Fetish; baby and dom! Don’t feel like it was controversial due to the kink community already portraying these themes.

Ally

Question: What does this shoot mean to you?
A: Oversexualization, and the lack of education for kids. They are not educated as they should be.

Question: Do you think children are exposed to sex too young?
A: I don’t think they are not educated while being exposed to sex.

Question: How did you feel in the shoot? How was working with the other models? The atmosphere, the poses?
A: Felt controversial by mixing two things that don’t go together.

Question: What did you think about posing with child items (onesie, teddies) and adult items (toys, condoms, pregnancy stick)?
A: Almost brought me back with the innocence and curiosity. I was still new to some of the things like the pregnancy test. And, while I was growing up there was no Sex Ed.

Ivan Love

Question: What does this shoot mean to you?
A: A shoot like this is about prepubescents learning about themselves.  A self-discovery journey. Do my parts match how I feel?

Question: Do you think children are exposed to sex too young?
A: I don’t remember not knowing about sex. I think it shouldn’t be taboo. If you’re old enough to talk, you should learn about how humans differ. When you try to hide it, it becomes taboo and it makes it harder to protect themselves from the unknown. Education can better help you with the (trans) identity crisis.

Question: What did you think about posing with child items (onesie, teddies) and adult items (toys, condoms, pregnancy stick)?
A: (Mixing the items) Be careful, it is taboo. It should be fun, but it can get into fetish and porn. It can be artistic, but also taboo. The difference between a burlesque dancer (art) and a stripper is I am not sexualizing my naked body. I am showing art, not sex.

Amelia

Question: What does this shoot mean to you?
A: Kinda just like breaching the barrier of sex, and showing sex isn’t something you should learn about as an adult.

Question: Do you think children are exposed to sex too young?
A: No, I don’t think so. I think it’s a natural thing and should be educated, or it shouldn’t be hidden.

Question: What did you think about posing with child items (onesie, teddies) and adult items (toys, condoms, pregnancy stick)?
A: I think it creates an interesting concept that can hold a lot of different meanings. It can also be dangerous by moving away from art and be taken the wrong way.

Question: Do you think society does enough for Sex Ed?
A: Definitely not. There are still a lot of (young adults) that are not educated. Especially, for the gay community. For myself, there was never anything for me in Sex Ed.