Sex In The City: Street Art That is NSFW

This art is not safe for work or school, even though it's openly on display out in the public.

It sounds strange to say it but these images of street art are erotic, sometimes violent, and might even be considered prurient or pornographic by some viewers, yet they are part of today's free-wheeling ever expanding visual feast on the streets that any random passerby may see. In New York many of these pieces are fully on display for hundreds or thousands of people before someone crosses them out or otherwise damages them.

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartfilaxjaimerojo1012web.jpg Fila in Miami (photo © Jaime Rojo)

With flesh increasingly paraded across all manner of screen and print publications, it is no wonder that large public billboards in cities throughout the Western world have grown increasingly blunt in their depiction of sexual themes and innuendo; with near-coital poses, barely covered breasts, and bulbous packages thrust into the public eye while we drive, walk, and sip a pumpkin frappuccino. As long as the image is in pursuit of the sale of a product, it's hardly mentioned today.

Street art today falls into that nether region of art too, where certain liberties for free expression and the depiction of the human body are protected from criticism because they can be classified as artful and part of our right to freedom of speech. As we continue to scan the streets for clues about ourselves and the direction that street art is taking, here are more than a handful of scintillating beauties that are beckoning for the attention of, well, everyone.

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartinsajaimerojo1012web.jpg Insa in Los Angeles for LA Freewalls Project. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartartistunknownaimerojo1012web5.jpg Artist Unknown in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartfailejaimerojo1012web.jpg Faile in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartjudithsupinejaimerojo1012web.jpg Judith Supine in NYC. Detail. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartelcelsojaimerojo1012web.jpg El Celso in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartanthonylisterjaimerojo1012web.jpg Anthony Lister in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartfuckmejaimerojo1012web.jpg Fuck Me in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartselfindulgencejaimerojo1012web6.jpg Self Indulgence in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo via Iphone)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartselfindulgencejaimerojo1012web19.jpg Self Indulgence in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo via Iphone)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartselfindulgencejaimerojo1012web15.jpg Self Indulgence in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartartistunknownjaimerojo1012web25.jpg Artist Unknown in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartrttpjaimerojo1012web9.jpg RTTP in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartrttpjaimerojo1012web8.jpg RTTP in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartrttpjaimerojo1012web7.jpg RTTP in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartartistunknownjaimerojo1012web3.jpg Just Breathe in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartlushjaimerojo1012web.jpg LUSH in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartenzoniojaimerojo1012web.jpg Enzo & Nio in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartvinzjaimerojo1012web.jpg Vinz in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartbikismojaimerojo1012web.jpg Bik Ismo in Miami (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartsofiamaldonadojaimerojo1012web.jpg Sofia Maldonado in Miami (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartsmileyourbeautifuljaimerojo1012web.jpg Smile Your Beautiful in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartloveforrentjaimerojo1012web.jpg Love For Rent in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartjustbreathejaimerojo1012web.jpg Just Breathe in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartartistunknownjaimerojo1012web24.jpg Artist Unknown in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartartistunknownjaimerojo1012web13.jpg Artist Unknown in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartaikojaimerojo1012web.jpg Aiko in Miami (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartartistunknownjaimerojo1012web18.jpg Artist Unknown in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartimminentdisasterjaimerojo1012web.jpg Imminent Disaster in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartartistunknownjaimerojo1012web2.jpg Artist Unknown in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartartistunknownjaimerojo1012web1.jpg We think this might be an ad campaign for the "I'll Be Your Mirror Festival" but we like the inclusion of the famous collaboration between The Velvet Underground and Andy Warhol. Andy would have approved we think. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartdavidchoejaimerojo1012web.jpg David Choe in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

2012-10-24-brooklynstreetartjjaimerojo1012web.jpg J in NYC (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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