I hate the way pictures are censored on Instagram with stars and spirals and scribbles to black out nipples and genitalia. It ruins the pictures. Personally, I'd rather post a completely different picture than censor my own pictures that way.
So, I make the choice to self-censor with my hands and usually I can find a way to censor in such a way that looks sensual and doesn't look quite so much like censorship.
I have a picture that I have yet to post because I can't post it on Instagram unless I censor it. So I took the picture above, which is essentially the same picture but self-censored, intending to post both. But this censored picture looks way more naked than the other actual naked picture where my hands cover nothing..
My hands just put the viewer in mind of everything I'm covering. Right?
I think that's the way censorship works. Yes, now you can't see anything on my body that would violate "community guidelines," but as a result the picture is much more striking and memorable than if I'd just posted a picture with my hands down.
When we're told we can't have something, usually it's the only thing we want. Human nature.
This picture was online for about 15 minutes before instagram deleted it. Way to prove my point IG...