You may have noticed an article published today on Cherrystems in the Free Press' On7 publication. We're super excited for the attention, but just wanted to clarify a few of the terms.
We were asking not to be referred to as "porn", as that carries negative connotations for a lot of people. But that seems to be in the title of the article itself. Yipes! Cherrystems.com is a website that features pictures of men and women in various states of undress - usually alone. Women are generally only topless, and there is no sex on Cherrystems.com. There's sensuality, sexiness, and body acceptance, but we're definitely not "porn". We're celebrating nudity and the positive things that come of it. We're all adults with "real" jobs that we love. And we also love being happy with our bodies. That's more what the site is about - which I don't think really came through.
We accept sets from men and women of any persuasion - the article makes it seem like we only take alternatively styled people. We don't. We want to be representative of what's out on the street - which CAN include tattoos, coloured hair, or completely average, normal people.
The site is managed by me, Kate, by myself. My boyfriend codes the site, but does not touch management. He simply supports me, as anyone would support their live-in partner.
Also, the article mentions that we're fashioned after a site. This isn't the case, as I told the reporter. We're similar to other websites in that we feature naked people. So in that way, yes - we're similar to a lot of things. I suppose it's impossible to shake the idea that we're a ripoff site, but we're not. We're coming from our own place and have our own priorities.
Otherwise, I hope you're all enjoying your days! We're definitely super stoked about the attention! Hooray!