This Man’s Art Got Caught in Tumblr’s Porn Ban

When Tumblr announced it was banning porn in December, thousands of users mourned it was “the end of Tumblr ” — a blow not only to nudes, but to the labyrinth of subcultures that made the site a weird little world.

David Pevsner is one of those users. The subject of his art is human sexuality at any age. Pevsner is 60 and posts nude photos of himself to his 26,000 followers.

Pevsner had been using Tumblr for five years — as an art gallery, a way to connect with fans, and overcome shame about his body. He thinks Tumblr’s decision is a concession to prudishness, that it implies there’s something wrong, or damaging, or embarrassing about the naked human body.

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