The “Naughty Angel” sexual archetype calls to many of us. She embodies contrast and duality. She is angelic, but her naughty desires, often repressed, swirl strongly from within and around her. She values societal norms but also experiences an intoxicating rush when breaking free of those same norms that sexually repress her.
The psychology of this archetype is a pattern that flows in the Dionysian current of energy. The ancient greeks attributed these psychological forces the Olympian god, Dionysus. Chief among these traits were contrast, duality, inversion, and the desire to break free from societal constraints and return to nature – to embrace our wild side.
I previously explored the cognitive dissonance some women feel between being a good girl and their desire to be a naughty girl…or at least feel sexually liberated. That post is available here: Hestia vs. Aphrodite: Cognitive Dissonance. The blending of Hestia and Aphrodite, I believe, is the archetypal energy of the Naughty Angel.
The Naughty Angel archetype requires that two energies – good girl/naughty girl – be present within a woman and that she feels tension between these two contrasting energies. When a good girl behaves badly, she experiences a sense of inversion because she is doing something that feels inconsistent with her angelic inner self. Her cognitive dissonance creates tension, erotic energy, engages her mind, and ignites her erotic flame. If she were a naughty girl all of the time with no sense of her angelic self, there would be no sense of tension, inversion, or the experience enhancing mind fuck.
I am drawn to the archetypal energy of the Naughty Angel. I adore the sweet, sensual, romantic, and nurturing side of women. I need to feel and love that connecting energy. In my dreams, she is the love of my life and returns that same magical energy to me. Within that glorious halo, I also crave her wild, lustful side. One of life’s great pleasures is to love an angelic soul and share her journey as she taps into and releases the fullness of her sexuality.
Hopefully, I have maintained some sense of balance in representing the full spectrum of the Naughty Angel through my writing and art. The concept has flowed in a somewhat impressionistic manner, but I never really thought about the deeper meaning. My experiences, stories, and art have emerged as a consistent pattern of female energy that I have been drawn to throughout my life. We live and learn, and now I am highly attuned to this feminine energy.
I have also come to appreciate that this spectrum exists within the psyche of some men as well. From the male perspective, I would call it Apollo vs. Dionysus: Cognitive Dissonance. I haven’t unified these thoughts into one post yet, but insights around this concept are scattered in paragraphs throughout my blog. The Dionysus side of this spectrum is my sensual and very naughty wild side. Through my blog, The Dionysian Experience, I aspire to tap into and release this sensual, erotic energy in myself and others.
The Naughty Angel Across the Years
Over the years, I have periodically featured provocative angels in my art. Thinking deeper about the inspiration behind these creations, I can see how the Naughty Angel archetype has been working on my mind.
The image above is one I actually titled “Naughty Angel” after first creating it. It came together during a free flow session with Lilah in my thoughts. She is a very special angel in my life that truly embodies the essence of sweet, sensual, and very naughty energy. What do I see when I looking at the piece? It begins first with Lilah’s essence and the love I still feel for her. The wings represent her angelic aura. The sexy outfit and exposed breasts represent her naughty side. I also see tension in this image. She isn’t wearing panties but her legs are closed, seductive but not too lewd. And, she appears to be uncovering or about to cover her exposed breasts. Erotic tension is present.
A Mother’s Passing
A Mother’s Passing is a deeply personal image though not particularly well executed. It represents me at my mother’s grave after her suicide. I added the wings to capture my purity at that age and the boyish innocence I still try to hold on to. I’m nude because I am about to become a wild child. The pose depicts the crushing weight of grief. My fists represent the anger swirling through my grief.
Reunification features Dionysus serving as the great facilitator of a reluctant angel’s reunification with her wild side and the transcendent ecstasy she finally experiences. The Bull was worshipped by the ancient Greeks as a zoomorphic form of Dionysus and bull horns were an ever present symbol of Dionysus. The Bull’s large cock was a symbol of virility. Dionysus was rarely depicted with an erection himself. Instead, he was experienced as the “divine energy” leading to arousal and release for men and women. I explore this in Dionysus: Cock Worship.
In keeping with the Dionysian traits of contrast, duality, and inversion; our sweet angel finds her ultimate freedom…in submission. This is a recent update to an older version of this scene.
Love-Lust Toast was inspired by a story-length comment from a follower of my old blog – Sensual Shadows. He mentioned things about Sienna’s divine nature, me tapping into my inner beast, D/s, and so many other contrasting elements that hammer home the Naughty Angel archetype. It is a fascinating read that I share in the post: Sienna & Michael – A Love Lust Toast.
Long Way From Home
I have made several images like the one above over the years. In most scenes like this, I am present…just outside of view and have made the moment possible. The woman is always my sweet, sensual, lover and she is now finally experiencing my gift of pleasure, opening up to the fullness of her sexuality, and becoming a Naughty Angel. When a woman or man embraces their naughty side, it doesn’t mean they are embracing evil. Along this same line of thought, the black angel doesn’t represent evil either. Rather, he represents visual and physical contrast, a rejection of any societal beliefs (lingering as they may be) against such union, and perhaps serves as an archetype of sexual fulfillment in the minds of some.
If you are interested in viewing more of my digital art, it is spread throughout my writings. I also have a folder with themed galleries here: Digital Art.
P.S. This post has been “private” for a while and the older comments came from that first publication.