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Men's Naked Drawing (SoHo) July24,2018

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Do you want to do something nude, creative, and sexy that's not sexual? EVERYONE is nude, not just the person posing. Do you want to draw the male figure & try your hand at being a figure model (optional)? Stick figures are okay! We're not judgmental about bodies or drawings! JOIN Now!

A sketch group for nudist men (and men interested in trying naked activities) where guys take turns posing for each the group. Our focus is to draw the male figure and depict masculinity in an open-minded, sex-positive nature not found in traditional drawing groups. When both the model and the artist are naked, they are on equal footing, encouraging openness and camaraderie. Sex or touching is not allowed except as part of a pose; some of the poses are homoerotic.

Sexy camaraderie and sexy poses are encouraged at all MNDG sessions. All sessions are relaxed and social. All MNDG sessions welcome respectful men (cis and trans) of all ages (18+ to 80+), ethnicities, sexual orientations and body types. We particularly encourage transmen and men of color to join. Men 18-29 can pay less for most drawing sessions.

This is NOT a sex party. Please read the rules and FAQ below.

https://vimeo.com/216249239

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CRITERIA TO JOIN THIS GROUP:

• Individuals who present primarily with masculine or male features (cisgender and transgender men)

• Must be interested in trying figure drawing (total beginners are most welcome), all non-smelly mediums except photography. Since we pose for each other, we don't accept guys who only want to pose.

• Comfortable being nude with fellow men, open to posing naked for other artists (first-timers are encouraged but not required to pose).

• Friendly, respectful

• Photo in profile (headshot/face preferred, but anything is okay)

• Most of our sessions are in NYC, but we welcome men from any location to join.

Young members (18-29) get a discount on most event fees.

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STANDARD RULES:

The rules are the same whether in a studio or a private home. Any variations will be announced at the session. If you have specific questions, contact Shungaboy or the Event Host.

For all sessions, sexy camaraderie and sexy poses are encouraged.

No photography of people without permission.

Drink in moderation.

Erections are natural and okay at any time.

This is not a hook up event or sex party so no sexual activity with another person anywhere in the building during the session, other than as part of a pose.

If you want to do a pose that looks like sex, CLEARLY talk it through with the guy you're posing with. Any sexual contact is at your own risk. It’s always okay to say stop.

For non-sexual poses, try not to move at all.

For poses that look like sex, some movement is okay, but it’s a pose, not a performance. Still, try not to move too much.

To see what some of the poses look like, please look at our website:
https://www.mensnakeddrawing.com

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WHY JOIN? This group is great for many reasons. Here are a few.

• Body acceptance

• Self-awareness / self-acceptance / self-actualization

• Sexual identity

• Male bonding and community

• Personal growth

• And of course, ART and just having FUN

Here’s an excellent documentary video by journalists Joshua Futtersak and Barbara Marcolini.

https://vimeo.com/176237282

Here's a lighthearted report from Chasing News on FOX TV:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svAMUAU9qx8

PLEASE NOTE, our actual sessions have more sexual energy and include homoerotic poses not shown in the video. It’s empowering and a lot of fun. Join us!

VOLUNTEER ROLES (this is a group effort):

• Bring healthy snacks/refreshments to share (optional).

• Photographing artwork. Session Art Photographer positions available

• Setting up and cleaning up (ALL)

ADDITIONAL INFO:

We meet 2 Tuesdays per month in SoHo. We also schedule additional sessions in private homes on various Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Multiple locations.

Members may RSVP for 1-2 guests.

Most of our drawing sessions are #PayWhatYouCan

Regular session suggested fee: $15-20.

Young Artists (18-29) suggested fee: $5-10.

"NO-SHOW" POLICY: We do keep track of who shows up and who doesn't. If you can't make it at the last minute, that's okay. Change your RSVP to "no" or let Shungaboy or the host know. If you have 2 or more no shows, we may require you to pre-pay.

Doors open 15-30 minutes before event start time. Late arrivals okay. Leaving early is okay.

Overall session time is usually 3 hours. It’s a 2-1/2 hour drawing session with a little social time before and breaks during. Everyone sets up. Everyone cleans up after.

BRING ALL YOUR OWN MATERIALS, drawing boards, portable easels, etc. Most guys draw on pads on their laps. There is a sink available for rinsing your brushes.

Bring a towel or sit on your shirt. Please be hygienic.

Be mindful of your stuff (wallet, phone, etc). MNDGNY, Shungaboy or the venues are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Full nudity of all participants is required for the duration of the session. SoHo studio venue: footwear is recommended when not on the model stand.

We photograph artwork done during the session and publish them on the group’s sites and social media. We post artwork only without any names. Some of our photos will include bodies in the background but never faces without permission.

TAKE YOUR DRAWINGS HOME WITH YOU!

We are always looking for new venues. If you might be able to host a drawing session, please let Shungaboy know.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO DRAW; IS THERE ANY INSTRUCTION? At regular sessions, there is no instruction, but absolute-beginner artists are welcome to try us out as long as you have the interest and make the effort to draw. From time to time, there will be special classes with instruction from a naked teacher; please check the schedule.

I'VE NEVER BEEN TO A NAKED EVENT BEFORE. WHAT'S IT LIKE? See the video links above! We're a friendly bunch and nonjudgmental. At studio venues, there are usually about 15-20 artists, at private homes about 10-15 artists. Everyone gets fully undressed after checking in and stays naked for the entire session. It's quite natural and relaxed. However, unlike a typical, strictly non-sexual naturist activity, the poses can be sexual.

WHAT KINDS OF GUYS WILL BE THERE? We have a wide range of ages (20s to 80s), ethnicities, sexual orientations and ALL body types. We especially encourage transgender men and people of color to join us. We usually have 10-20 guys, depending on the venue.

I'VE NEVER POSED BEFORE. Many of our members had never posed before joining our group. We'll help you out if you want, so no need to stress out about it. It might be easier to pose together with someone else to start. There is a sign-up sheet for poses with about 12-15 posing slots per session (varying lengths 5-20 minutes) so not everyone poses at each session. First-timers are not required to pose. Poses are up to each artist posing. They can be classical, athletic, dance-like, sexy, etc. Erotic poses are welcome but not required.

IS THIS A GAY GROUP? Many of our members are gay, but we are open to men regardless of sexual orientation. In fact, we don't talk about it much. However, some artists create poses that are homoerotic/sexual so you should be comfortable with that.

WHAT'S THE SEXUAL ENERGY OF THE GROUP LIKE? The sexual energy level varies depending on who shows up. We encourage a sexy camaraderie. However, this is not a hook-up event.

WHAT IF I GET AN ERECTION? Erections are natural and are welcome.

WHO KEEPS THE DRAWINGS THAT I POSED FOR? Each artist keeps his own drawings. The model can ask for/trade/buy other artists' drawings.

ARE THE VENUES WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE? Unfortunately, very few of our current venues are accessible.

Organized by Shungaboy (https://twitter.com/shungaboy)

Our social media & CONTACT:
https://www.mensnakeddrawing.com/contact/

PRESS & MEDIA INQUIRIES:
Photography is not possible at any of the regular drawing sessions currently on the schedule. Please click below to schedule a session for photography.
https://www.mensnakeddrawing.com/press-media-inquiries/

Updated March 1, 2018

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