Porn Braille

Porn Braille

It may sound like Porn Braille is someones idea of an April Fool joke. But no, this is for real. A Canadian woman has spent two years putting together what must be a unique publication in the form of a magazine which she has named 'Tactile Minds'. The magazine is much like the real thing with text based stories. The big difference here is that the raised pictures are touch and feel, an element missing from the conventional porn magazine. Each image within the book took a minimum of fifty hours to produce. 'Playboy' previously had a braille edition though it lacked the pictures.

One would presume that no offence would be caused to the average magazine shop browser and so it would not be necessary to confine the publication to the top shelf. The Porn Braille mag does not come cheap however and at £150 it will no doubt be sealed in plastic.

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Those who have had contact with the magazine so far have approved. One partially sighted man is said to have said "It is what blind people have been waiting their entire lives for."

Each of the magazines is numbered and signed by the author. This has already elevated the publication from porn to 'art' status. This moves it into the realms of erotica and makes purchase more acceptable.

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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

I am shocked and I really don't know what comment to that.


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4hourmike 6 years ago from Thailand

Nice one, Peter. That is amazing! How do you come up with this stuff?


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Hello, hello - I am only slightly surprised that you are shocked because it gave me a bit of a jolt when I read it but then I thought. Why not? I wrote about it because it was interesting but also to see what happened to the hub. Take a look again and you will see that there are no adsense ads. Why not? I have several hubs like this one which are inoffensive, informative, don't include the word sex, don't even touch on pornography (though this does) and yet I get no adsense at all. My most frequently visited hub has no adsense at all. I change the wording and wait a few days, change it again and wait again and still nothing.

One day I will figure it all out. What I don't understand is that in visiting other hubs that I will see adsense ads for "free porn" and similar. How can adsense advertise something which they will not allow you to write about on hubs? I cannot make sense of it.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Mike - I saw a clip in a newspaper and thought it worthy of a wider audience and so did a bit of research. Please read my answer to Hello, hello. Thanks for reading.


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travel_man1971 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Well, the blinds can see through their sense of touch. I have a cousin who's blind but often appreciate the beauty of a person by just touching and feeling the contour of one's face. This is really a find, Sir Pete D!


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

travel_man1971 - Thank you. Glad you found it of interest.


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entertianmentplus 6 years ago from United States

I had no idea.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

entertianmentplus - But you do now ;-)


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justom 6 years ago from 41042

I love it!! Thanks for passing it on.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

justom - thanks for passing by.


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H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

Nice but strange to love.


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theherbivorehippi 6 years ago from Holly, MI

Wow! This is so interesting and what a fabulous concept!! Love it!


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

H P Roychoudhury - Thanking you


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

theherbivorehippi - Just when we think we have heard it all, along comes something new.


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Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Just a thought. It may be that the word count is too low. I think adsense prefers 400-600 word hubs. I could be wrong about that, but I think I read it somewhere.

Of course it could also be a random act of weirdness.

Next we'll get scratch and sniff porn magazines, ewwww! Why did that pop into my head?


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Austinstar - 'scratch and sniff'? An interesting idea, though I believe smell to be a much more personal thing.

You may have a point with regards to word count but it would not explain the other half dozen hubs where I get no adsense at all. One of these I removed in its entirety to another site. They flagged it as well. I asked them to read it. They thanked me and said it was 'a very sensitive approach to a sensitive subject' and published it. Now it gets adsense but sadly, very few visitors. Still gets lots of visitors on HubPages. I will continue to try and figure.


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Austinstar 6 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

Hmmm, and I thought sex was the big seller on the internet. Like spam, I guess there's just too much of it.

If you figure it out, let us know!


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Austinstar - It is a puzzle. I have just been through a few hubs written within the last few hours. Most but not all with a sexual bent have no adsense. Some are a bit naughty but others are tame and tasteful. I will continue too puzzle...still have too many other things keeping me busy though. I will get there in the end.


dreamreachout 6 years ago

Kudos for your guts!! The people who cant see have a supporter in you!! Whether you earn money through adsense or not is irrelevant!! Your ideal is what needs to be appreciated .. Thanks!!


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

dreamreachout - thank you for your comment. It is good to have your support.


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Anath 6 years ago

This is amazing, I am sharing it in my facebook page. The only shame is that it is so expensive...


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

It is pricey. Perhaps there will be library copies available.


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Buffoon 6 years ago

Hello Peter! I thought you were kidding with this one, but not so! It's kinda cool that the blind's demand is also addressed, and I guess it just goes to prove porn (or erotica, if we're gonna get all artsy :-P) sells :)


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Buffoon - It is an odd one. It is difficult to think of the concept of someone who may have been blind from birth. It makes one more aware of other needs of the blind.


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penningl 6 years ago from U.S.

Another great hub, Peter. Thanks


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

Thank you penningl


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Great Hub. God Bless You.


gabriel 6 years ago

I am blind, and technology is moving forward, this is a step backwards i my opinion.

I would take the money and buy a prostitute, much more edifying.

it is good that PLAYBOY issued this in January 1974. and there have been half ass attempts at raised pictures, which, in my opinion, is an insult to the intelligence of the Blind, per say, as they are crude.

I am a blind artist and paint nudes and sculpt. I have no problem producing my work, blindness is not a second citisen trait nor condition.

And a comment which called, Blind people 'Blinds', off to the Pillory for you.


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

gabriel - thank you for your comment. I am delighted to have had your input.


whiplash 6 years ago

Cool. I thought I was the only one who had a copy. I have a 1974 December issue in braille that I bough 30 years ago at a garage sale for a couple of bucks. It sits on a table with books by classical authors, I always wondered what it might be worth.

Thanks Chuck


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Peter Dickinson 6 years ago from South East Asia Author

whiplash - Thank you for stopping by. I am glad to learn that you are a reader of classics too. It makes a person to have an open mind and a multitude of interests.


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earthbound1974 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

Wow! A great find for my cousin who is blind but he's not a liability. He's educated and has a steady job as reflexologist.


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Peter Dickinson 5 years ago from South East Asia Author

earthbound1974 - A pricey Christmas gift, but one he will remember because it would be definitely different.


Society 4 years ago

That's not natural u al going to hell for sinning


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Peter Dickinson 4 years ago from South East Asia Author

I don't see where the sin comes in.

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