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Seedfeeder

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Seedfeeder's illustration of a prostitute speaking with a man in a parked vehicle

Seedfeeder is a pseudonymous illustrator known for contributing sexually explicit drawings to Wikipedia. Between 2008 and 2012, the artist created 48 depictions of various sex acts. Seedfeeder's illustrations garnered negative and positive reactions: some Wikipedia editors claimed they contained racist and sexist undertones, while Andy Cush of Gawker called him "Wikipedia's greatest artist of sex acts". Artnet columnist Paddy Johnson listed Seedfeeder's work as one of the "Top 10 Digital Artworks of 2014".

Work[edit]

Seedfeeder contributed 48 drawings of various sex acts to 35 English-language Wikipedia articles;[1] these have also been used in other language editions of Wikipedia. They are available for adaptation and reuse under the conditions of a Creative Commons license.[2] The images are vector graphics with gradient colors and neutral backgrounds;[3] Seedfeeder said that he lacked the skills to make complex backgrounds.[2] The simplified and "sterile" style of the artwork has been compared to that of aircraft safety cards.[3] He contributed drawings to the following Wikipedia articles, among others:[3][4]

  • Anal sex[5]
  • Anilingus
  • Bukkake
  • Cum shot
  • Cunnilingus
  • Deep-throating
  • Doggy style
  • Erotic lactation
  • Facial (sex act)[5]
  • Fellatio
  • Fingering (sexual act)
  • Fisting
  • Frot
  • Gokkun
  • Gonzo pornography
  • Mammary intercourse
  • Missionary position
  • Pegging (sexual practice)
  • Sex position[5]
  • Tea bag (sexual act)
  • Threesome
  • Top, bottom and versatile
  • Tribadism
  • Woman on top

Seedfeeder retired from Wikipedia in June 2012.[6]

Reception[edit]

General reactions[edit]

Seedfeeder's illustration of a woman blowing a kiss upon his retirement.[5]

Seedfeeder's images received media coverage in numerous languages and publications.[7] In 2014, Gawker's Andy Cush published an article about Seedfeeder's "frank, graphic" illustrations,[7] and a companion gallery called "The Best of Seedfeeder, Wikipedia's Greatest Sex Illustrator", which he described as a collection of the artist's "greatest works".[5] In his Gawker piece, Cush called Seedfeeder "Wikipedia's greatest artist of sex acts" and his work "unmistakable" and "nearly as striking as [the] subject matter".[3] Cyriaque Lamar of Cracked.com called the images "goddamn hilarious" and also compared them to airline safety pamphlets. Lamar acknowledged their educational value but criticized them for being too pornographic for pedagogical purposes.[8] The Cracked.com article included a gallery of the six "most terrifying sex illustrations on Wikipedia".[8][9]

HuffPost's Andres Jauregui said the illustrations were "anything but shy" and that "by rendering intense acts of coupling in a sterile, almost instructional manner, Seedfeeder's drawings have a normalizing effect on bedroom play that some might consider taboo".[7] He wrote that the sexual acts Seedfeeder illustrates "aren't weird, but the plastic, detached style in which they're rendered is bizarrely matter-of-fact, like the airline safety pamphlets that the illustrator says inspired them". Furthermore, he said: "Some wouldn't consider it art, but it's not porn, either. The drawings are educational, but they serve a purpose beyond illustration."[7] Artnet columnist Paddy Johnson listed Seedfeeder's work as one of the "Top 10 Digital Artworks of 2014".[10]

In 2016, Brian Feldman of the Daily Intelligencer considered the Seedfeeder Wikipedia article the "best wiki entry about Wikipedia" in a "definitive list of lists of the best and worst of Wikipedia".[11]

Negative reactions[edit]

Seedfeeder's drawings were also met with controversy. Some Wikipedia contributors perceived there to be racist and sexist undertones, resulting in the removal of some images from English-language Wikimedia projects.[3] A depiction of a facial featuring a black man ejaculating onto a white woman prompted criticism, with some users claiming that the image was racist and promoted violence against women.[2]

Seedfeeder responded to those who argued that descriptions of sex acts without accompanying images would be best by saying: "I come from a philosophical viewpoint that every Wikipedia article should have all forms of media available associated with it. Images, audio, and video. All articles, without exception. So any argument predicated on 'an image isn't necessary' is one that carries absolutely zero weight. None."[7] In an interview with NaTemat, sexologist Andrzej Depko [pl] defended the images, saying that images of sexual activity are nothing new and that people should not be offended by sex.[2]

Seedfeeder also responded to criticism that children could discover his illustrations by writing, "if your children are actively searching for these kind of topics... it's because they already have a slight idea of them... and they feel ready to know more."[7]

See also[edit]

  • List of Wikipedia people

References[edit]

  1. "Die Geschichte von Wikipedias bekanntestem Sex-Illustrator". Der Standard. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Schwarzenberg-Czerny, Urszula (2015). "To on zilustrował seks na Wikipedii. 48 osiem rysunków, które obrazują, co w łóżku się dzieje". NaTemat.pl (in Polish). Archived from the original on 4 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Cush, Andy (November 12, 2014). "Wikipedia's Greatest Sex Illustrator Is an Anonymous Legend: Seedfeeder". Gawker. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. "Can Men Fake Orgasms? And Other Debates on Wikipedia's Sex Pages". Vice. Vice Media. ISSN 1077-6788. OCLC 30856250. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 26 September 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Cush, Andy (November 12, 2014). "The Best of Seedfeeder, Wikipedia's Greatest Sex Illustrator". Gawker. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved November 15, 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. Goorwich, Siam. "NSFW: Seedfeeder is the greatest X-rated sex artist you've never heard of". Metro. DMG Media. ISSN 1469-6215. OCLC 225917520. Archived from the original on 24 March 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2017. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 Jauregui, Andres (November 12, 2014). "Wikipedia's SeedFeeder Is The Weirdest Sex Illustrator You've Never Heard Of (NSFW)". HuffPost. Archived from the original on November 13, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Lamar, Cyriaque (February 26, 2013). "The 6 Most Terrifying Sex Illustrations on Wikipedia". Cracked.com. Demand Media. p. 1. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. Lamar, Cyriaque (February 26, 2013). "The 6 Most Terrifying Sex Illustrations on Wikipedia". Cracked.com. Demand Media. p. 2. Archived from the original on November 29, 2014. Retrieved November 14, 2014. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. Johnson, Paddy. "The Top 10 Digital Artworks of 2014". Artnet. Archived from the original on 26 September 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2016/01/definitive-wikipedia-list-of-lists.html

External links[edit]


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