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Sinful Sunday Weekly Round-up 188

The new monthly prompt is now out. I am excited about this one as I think it has real potential to inspire people to indulge in some creative editing. You can find all the details on Sinful Sunday Monthly Prompt 11.

In the meantime it gives me truly great pleasure to welcome yet another guest to these pages and this week it is the fabulous blogger and erotic writer, Malin James. While not a contributor to Sinful Sunday herself I knew she was a big fan of the meme and so I invited her to come a dip her pen in the sexy imagery of Sinful Sunday and I have to say her write-up is a true delight. Enjoy!

Malin’s Top 5 pics of the week

When Molly asked me to pick the round up this week, I was delighted. Of course I said yes. I had no idea how difficult it would be. I love art and photography. I love visual aesthetics. With so many honest, beautiful, irreverent and touching images to go through, I needed to something to guide me through. I needed to understand why I couldn’t let certain photographs go, because those images that stayed with me in the middle of the night, were ultimately the ones I put in my top five.

In the end, I’m a writer. I look for the story in everything, and the five images I finally, (and with great difficulty), chose, are not only beautiful, but also narrative. There are stories in these photographs that drew me in, made me wonder, made me think and made me feel. I love catching glimpses of humanity, especially when the glimpses are fleeting. And so here, in no particular order, is my Sinful Sunday Round Up. Thank you to all the participants – you made my job exceedingly hard, and all the more pleasurable for it.

Behind The Chintz Curtain

naked self portrait of a photographer

I realize this may sound over the top, but there is nothing I don’t love about this image. I love the elegant curve of her body behind the angular tripod, the way one of her hands rests lightly in her lap, while the other holds the camera with an easy, natural grace…. Aside from the fact that it’s the sort of photograph I could easily imagine seeing in a gallery, the overall effect is strong, feminine and intimate—a portrait of the relationship between the photographer and her work.

Molly’s Daily Kiss

Topless tomboy climbing tree wearing rainbow suspenders

There’s something irresistibly impish about this photo. Maybe it’s the popping sherbet color of Molly’s rainbow suspenders, or the way she seems to be peeking at something beneath her branch, but I smiled every time I looked at it. It warmed me up and made me think of Puck in Midsummer Night’s Dream. The composition is beautiful, the colors are rich, it’s balanced and polished and quite frankly perfect, but ultimately, it made me feel good. That’s why I couldn’t let it go.

Maria Opens Up

Woman in winter sweater with mug of tea and breasts showing

That textured, nubby, sweater, the lovely glimpse of smooth cleavage, (highlighted by that gorgeous, soft lighting), her fingers wrapped around the ceramic mug, the homey wooden table…. God, what’s not to love about this? Like “Tomboy,” this photograph made me smile. Winter is, without a doubt, my favorite season, and this photo captures so much of what I love about it—the casual, cozy sexiness of being warm indoors when it’s cold outside. It made me long for snow and ice beyond the window, and a fire in the grate.

Her Second Chance

Woman on sofa with Tomboy look and girl between her thighs

I am a sucker for androgyny, and even more so for ambiguity. That crisp white shirt, the white suspenders, the tilt of the fedora over the eyes, that slight, whisper of a smile—it all makes me wish I was curled up in one of the leather club chairs across the room. It’s impossible to tell if her hands are bound above her head, or if they’re simply resting there in cocky satisfaction. Either way, this image is a story and half, and gorgeously sexy too.

That Position

Man laying naked on bed

It’s true that what first caught my attention is the subject’s excellent bum, but pleasing anatomy isn’t what made me choose it in the end. It was the sweet, domestic homeyness of the image overall. The rumpled duvet, the soft hair on his legs, and his sleepy relaxation all reminded me of the very best sort of Sunday morning. It’s an intimate portrait that made me hope they spent the whole lazy day in bed.

You can find Malin James on her own blog; Malin James and on Twitter; @MalinMJames

Blast from the Past

Sinful Sunday Week 69Frisky in the 916

Woman in bubble bath masturbating

Sometimes an image makes me smile, sometimes it makes think dirty bad thoughts and sometimes it makes me want something and this is one of those images. It makes me want to disappear off upstairs, run a big hot bath with lots of bubble bath and lay back in it and enjoy the relaxation that the heat and water brings and maybe beneath those bubbles reach down and find my own heat. This image makes me want….

Sinful Sunday Monthly Prompt 11

This month’s prompt is; Colour Splash

A colour splash image is when most of the image is in black and white but either a single colour or a single item within the image has been left in colour.

This image; Cars, is an example of where a certain item(s) has been left in colour and this image; In the Pink is an example of where a certain colour has been left in. If you look at the images on google for Black and White Colour splash you will find many more examples that show just how many ways that this editing technique can be used to completely transform an image.

The prompt is published here on the site mid month, which will give people approximately 2 weeks to work on their idea before linking in, on the 1st weekend of the month. The prompt is completely optional and you can link in as normal on that weekend whether you have used the prompt or not. The usual Sinful Sunday rules will, of course, apply. Please make sure you have read them recently so that you are fully aware of what is and is not allowed.

As always interpret as you wish, or disregard altogether and do you own thing.

Have your post ready to go for Sunday 7th December 2014. Any questions or queries can be posted in the comments below, you can email me or tweet me @mollysdailykiss


Sinful Sunday Week 188

Sinful Sunday is all about the image. If you are here for the first time make sure you read up on the rules then grab the code from the side bar, add to your post and leave the link to your post (not the url of your main site) in the list below.

If you have any problems or questions then you can always email me at If you are on Twitter please do spread the word about #sinfulsunday by including the hashtag in your tweets and don’t forget to tell your blogging friends about it as well. The more people who join in, the more successful the meme becomes for all who take part.

Each week I write a Sinful Sunday weekly round-up highlighting my top 5 images from the previous Sunday. All images used are fully credited and linked back to the original post. If anyone objects to having their image used in the round-up then you need to let me know, otherwise I will assume that by taking part you are happy to be featured on the Sinful Sunday site.

One last thing before you go I can’t urge you enough to please comment on people’s work, no matter whether you are a fellow blogger or a consumer of their work I can assure you that all the people who leave their links on this page want to hear what you have to say.


Sinful Sunday Weekly Round-up 187

I am delighted to welcome another guest to the round-up this week. In a bid to free up some more time for me to both write and to work on my Advent calender images I tweeted an invite for any volunteers who would be interested in taking a spot here. Charlie Powell from Sex Blog (of Sorts) was, to my delight, one of the people who volunteered. Before I hand over to her though, just a reminder to check out Exhibit A’s story writing competition based on this weeks Sinful Sunday images.

Sex Blog (of sorts) top 5 pics

Having looked at a few previous guest round ups, the done thing seems to be to use the introductory paragraph to thank Molly for the invitation to do a round up. Except, er, I didn’t wait for an invite – I volunteered myself! So instead, I’d like to use it to reiterate how grateful I am, and how grateful I think the other participants are, to Molly for all the effort she puts into it, and for making it such a safe and body positive space in which to share photos. It really is hugely appreciated. And with that, on to the round up:

Charlie in the Pool

Bruise on arm with breast showing BDSM

Charlie is a relatively new Sinful Sunday participant, but every time she posts her photos just get better and better. I love how the composition makes you want to follow the curve of her breast up to the very sexy bite mark on her arm.

Molly’s Daily Kiss

Woman laying naked in subway

There’s a Kristina Lloyd short story about sex with a graffiti artist that’s hot as hell and this image sent me running to read it again. Not only does the public setting and the vulnerability hit all my kinks, it makes me wonder how on earth Molly was able to take this photo without being caught.

Naughty Corner

Woman leaning over over in sexy lingerie
I’m completely on board with the sentiments expressed in this post about what plus size means, but words aside, it’s a beautiful picture. It’s such a flattering pose, and makes me want someone to bend me over a kitchen worktop as soon as possible.

You Won’t Tame This Sassy Cat

Woman looking into mirror reflection

I really felt for Sassy when I saw her post – her words are so sad when you see how beautiful she looks in her pictures and how much effort she’s gone to with the composition. They have an almost haunted quality and they stayed with me long after I first looked at them.

Understanding Flutterby

Woman sitting on floor in lingerie by the bed

And my favourite of this week… Although I found picking my top five images really tough, I knew this was my favourite from very early on. I’m so curious about what she’s doing in that space between the bed and the radiator but I cannot get over how sexy she is – look at the line of her breast and the way her shadow is perfectly captured. Amazing.

You can find Charlie Powell on her own blog; Sex Blog (of sorts) and on twitter @sexblogofsorts

Blast from the Past

Sinful Sunday Week 68Girl Uninterrupted

Triptych of couple fucking

At first glance it would be an easy mistake to make to think these 3 images are one and the same but let your eyes linger on each one a moment and you will quickly notice they are not. The placement of his hand and position of her leg is slightly different in each one. This is a series of 3 images that really have that wonderful voyeuristic feel to them that I love and it is enhanced by the fact that the man in them also seems to be riveted by the reflection of himself and his lover fucking. Being a self voyeur is something I can totally relate to.


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