Rating: 3 stars
A short novella-style book with no words, Images You Should Not Masturbate To uses random photographic images of common objects that, when viewed on their own merit, contain no hint of sexuality—or at least they shouldn’t… But when viewed in the context of the book, their meaning is overt.
Though some of the objects are perfectly suited and quite funny, others invoke nothing more than a raised eyebrow. Surely you can’t expect every photo to hit a home run, but with an already limited number of images, it’s assumed that each one would at least strongly represent the theme.
Among the 80 page collection, some of the images were obvious—such as the hanging cucumbers and the little dog in the long-haired wig—while others weren’t so clear: the sinking clipper ship was questionable, ditto for the horse mane and sandwich maker.
Despite its minimal short-comings—no pun intended—Images You Should Not Masturbate To gets high marks for an original and provocative title that makes it absolutely impossible to resist taking a peek inside.
Although these photos won’t get you in the mood, they will defiantly brighten it. Many of the images will make you laugh, titter and even giggle; while a few border on just a little bit creepy.
A fun and entertaining book that’s small enough to hold up with one hand; Images You Should Not Masturbate To will make you look at everyday objects in a whole new light.
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Perigee Trade (February 1, 2011)