Canadian publishes porn for the blind


"When I had the idea, I started looking around and I realized there were no nude books out there for the blind," the Canadian artist told AFP.

"We live in a society that is much sexualized -- just look at advertising," she said by telephone from her Toronto home. "But if you can't see then you are probably not aware of how sexualized it is."

"And I believe that vision-impaired people have been (wrongly) left out of the experience."
"Or course, anyone can find it erotic, not just the vision-impaired," Murphy added.
The book, entitled "Tactile Mind," features pages made of thermoform plastic -- the same material used for Braille.

Each page contains raised images of naked men and women in various poses, some wearing masks or in suggestive bondage, along with titillating phrases in Braille.
Murphy photographed friends in costumes and masks, in part to convince them to participate.

"It's so much easier to get someone to take off their clothes in front of a camera if they're non-identifiable," Murphy said of the mask. She is herself also featured in the book. "I couldn't expect anyone to do it if I wasn't a part of it too." (

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