i thought it was confirmed that these pillows came in two sizes: regular and humpable. the latter of which clearly only has one logical use.
Or how about as just a big pillow to share?
Seriously. If the user on the first page is done spamming selective pictures of how people use body pillows, perhaps we need a reminder that the portrayal there is selective. They're not "erotic" pillows.
THIS is an erotic pillow: (ok, can't post links right away apparently. let's just try general description: nude shots). Now unless I missed a picture somewhere, NONE of the portraits take on that particular method.
It seems there's a big point of contention about labeling these things as "sex pillows." Frankly that we're having the discussion at all seems silly. Last I checked, people aren't routinely humping Superman--pillow or otherwise. Labeling the item this way is misleading and inflammatory. We don't "all know" what they're being used for. I have several anime-themed ones in my living room for public use (ha ha! "use"). They're not confined to one particular purpose. And outside of the Hentai/Yaoi booth that sells the risque ones, I'd never find credence in calling humping their primary purpose either.
We WERE allowed to read the consent form, but I mean, who has the time to stand there and read all that at a convention?
I think this is the key point here, and something I've been hitting people on hard in some of my more serious-focus panels on the convention circuit. Would people please stop and think for a second? Avoid signing anything at a convention that doesn't come from the convention itself. Not only are people often drastically mistaken in their interpretation of legal wording on such documents, but highlight: a simple verbal "yes" to taking your photo gives a photographer all the basic rights/ownership he or she needs to do everything most people WOULD like their photo to be used for: "editorial" rights. Display, information, review. So if you don't want to fall into traps like this, ask yourself why you have to sign anything to begin with... and then DON'T.
I don't blame the photographer. He's probably made the right business decision, but who knows? I doubt anyone who is complaining was going to buy the product or his services anyway. So business loss?
I certainly consider it a satisfactory close, and if there's something people shouldn't be able to understand, it's why people not even affected by this incident continue to
and moan as if they are victims. The harassment factor on the studio's webspaces is downright disgusting. Otaku Internet Thugz.
The anime historian.