Beautiful Agony

Google reports just under 7.5 million hits for the word “orgasm,” many of which are sites that would make John Waters blush. Among this enjoyable filth we call pornography hides erotica—the art of sexuality—an expression of everything that is gorgeous, hilarious and truthful about our between-the-sheets extracurricular activities. Beautiful Agony embraces the erotica of everyday people by presenting viewer-submitted videos capturing their O faces. Just under 500 people have submitted videos focused on facial expressions—there is no nudity on the site—divulging the differences in how we convey the build-up, the release and the come-down of what the French call le petit mort. Some faces tell of passion and pain, others of love and lust; what does your face say?