Woman in sex blog defends postings of explicit pictures with boyfriend
PETALING JAYA, Oct 18 — The woman who posted explicit pictures and videos of herself and her National University of Singapore (NUS) boyfriend having sex on their blog has no regrets making her sexual life an open book.
“I see nothing wrong in posting the nude pictures and videos of our sexual relationship on the Internet. It was intended for the world to see how much we love each other. I cannot understand why people have to make so much fuss about this. It is our private affair,” Vivian Lee was quoted saying in a report in The Star Online today.
In their sex blog, Lee, 23, and boyfriend Alvin Tan Jye Yee, 24, shared sexually explicit photographs and videos depicting the couple in various states of undress and sex acts. The images vary from artistic portraits of the couple, to close-up shots of their genitalia.
The blog has since been taken down by the pair, leaving only an archived page with thumbnails of their previous posts dating from September 20 up until October 15, but photographs and videos from the blog have since been circulated by exposé site Gutter Uncensored.
It caused a furore when their postings on their blog Sumptuous Erotica became viral and was caught on by the Singapore media.
“To us, the pictures on the blog were a work of art. We are open-minded people and we just want to share this with the world. We want them to see how pretty it was,” Lee was quoted as saying.
The woman said she failed to understand why people had different perceptions on Asians when they posted such images in cyberspace.
“It is all right for Westerners to do this but not Asians. This is double standard. I cannot understand why people have to judge us,” she was reported as saying.
According to the report, Lee said Asians should not be too conservative but be open about their sex life.
“There is nothing wrong talking about or having sex. It is a normal thing between two consenting adults. There should not be any stigma when a couple wants to talk or be frank about this. I cannot understand why this has to be blown out of proportion and sensationalised,” she was quoted as saying.
Lee, who is staying with her parents in Johor Baru, said she and Tan never anticipated their blog to become so prominent overnight.
“It was not done for commercial purposes. It was simply for fun and love. When we started the blog in September, we got a small following, mostly from Westerners. But three weeks into the postings and after more pictures and videos were uploaded, Singaporean and Malaysian Internet users got wind of it, and in less than two days, the site went viral, followed by exposure by the Singapore media,” she said
Lee said they had no choice but to shut down the blog due to pressure from their parents.
“My parents were upset when they found out about it in the newspapers. I got the mother of all scoldings. However, they are calmer now and have fully accepted my actions.”
According to The Star, Lee appealed to the media to leave her parents and family alone and stop harassing them.
She said she was unafraid to face the consequences of her actions.
She would continue to live life “as though nothing had happened”, she said.
“I don't care about what people think or say about me or their perception of who I am. I don’t care if men stare or ogle when I am out in public. Neither am I embarrassed for being the girl in the erotic pictures and videos,” she was quoted as saying.
Lee, who just finished her business studies and is now looking for a job, said the uproar would not stop her from continuing her relationship with Tan.