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THE EROTIC PROJECT / Eroticism For All

THE EROTIC PROJECT is an inclusive + accessible art project exploring eroticism for a more empathetic future.

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Project Description

 

 

My name is AUBRIE COSTELLO (she/they) + I am an artist + producer. I’ve worked for over 10 years to create art centered around the transformative, healing power of vulnerability + softness.

As an artist, curator + creative director of a multitude of photo shoots, video work, mixed media performances + installations, I have experience in observing, listening to + communicating with collaborators + creative peers to tell a story. I've always wanted to tell very nuanced + revealing stories about intimacy + vulnerability + I've found that my most successful, genuine, powerful portrayals have been created in collaboration with others.

 

 

THE EROTIC PROJECT is my largest collaborative multimedia multi-phase project to date + was inspired by a year indoors. It is an inclusive + accessible erotic art project which explores vulnerability, softness, + eroticism as self care for our collective healing. This is something I feel we need now more than ever.

THE EROTIC PROJECT includes 20+ diverse creative contributors who will be featured in an erotic art publication + prompt card deck, a free accompanying audio book, + a short film produced by me.

So, why is this project important now?

 

 

Vulnerability has a transformative power.

 

The desire for deeper connection + reconnection is calling us in as we navigate + reimagine a new world. But many of us were never taught how to be vulnerable or value a soft, gentle touch within our own self discovery + reflection or offered time + space to explore, define, + redefine ourselves + our unique preferences. We are disconnected + guarded. We've learned that in the presence of uncertainty, summoning hardness reigns over cultivating softness.

 

 

What if pleasure can show us who we really are + who we can become?

 

Instructions are needed when our true nature has been forgotten. THE EROTIC PROJECT invites us to investigate softness as resistance + eroticism as liberation. It is an interactive offering to drop back into our own bodies, explore our nuances, + experience lasting transformative sustainable healing—both personal + shared.

 

THE EROTIC PROJECT OFFERINGS:

 

SOFT  Erotica Publication

 

2  FEEL  Erotic Prompt Card Deck

 

3  SOFT HARD SLOW  Short Film + Audio Book

 

 

 

THE EROTIC PROJECT OFFERINGS consist of my new erotica publication called SOFT, the FEEL erotic card prompt deck, a free erotic audio book, the short film SOFT HARD SLOW + a gender neutral intimates collection.

THE EROTIC PROJECT showcases never before released collaborative art + erotic writings from over 20+ contributors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I work more + more collaboratively to communicate the power of our quietest, most human moments + the interconnectedness shared in those spaces, I’ve reaffirmed that only through creating together are human stories most deeply told.

THE EROTIC PROJECT represents who we are + where we want to go. Project collaborators include an incredible ensemble of BIPOC AAPI LGBTQIA+ creatives, artists, writers, musicians, performers, scholars, activists, sex + body positivity practitioners, trauma-informed educators, + others not always represented in the genre of erotica.

It is not only important that the project represent diverse perspectives, it is also crucial that the project is equitable to all participants involved. Your financial support will compensate all contributors fairly + fully.

I am seeking financial support to bring this important, intersectional project to life + I invite you to help me make it happen!

When all is said and done, YOU will have personally contributed to the creation of each component of THE EROTIC PROJECT:

 

The erotic SOFT art publication

The FEEL prompt card deck

The free accompanying audio book

The short film SOFT HARD SLOW

And a few more surprises ;)

 

 

 

We’re living through uncertain times which are leading our physicality towards disconnect + even violence. Collective work is necessary to heal, liberate, + advance our society as a whole. To do this work well, it is important to include moments of thorough, restorative pleasure in the journey.

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING THE EROTIC PROJECT.

IT IS MY OFFERING FOR YOU TO DEEPLY RECONNECT WITH YOURSELF + OTHERS FOR A MORE EQUITABLE, EMPATHETIC EXISTENCE FOR ALL.

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

 

 

Patrice Worthy
07/31/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
Ali Ciotto
07/31/2021
Silk FEEL Blindfold + Shoutout
$75
KellyKozma
07/31/2021
Monetary Contribution
$20
Jestis Deuerlein
07/31/2021
Sexy Big Bookmark + Erotic Promo Code
$45
anonymous
07/31/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
Mission Taqueria
07/31/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
07/31/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
Kat Malo
07/30/2021
Monetary Contribution
$20
Courtney Costello
07/26/2021
Sexy Big Bookmark + Erotic Promo Code
$45
Jean Candido
07/25/2021
Sexy Big Bookmark + Erotic Promo Code
$45
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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20.00 USD
ILYSM Sex Music Mix

Thank you for supporting! Receive a special + exclusive link to a grown, sexy, + curated Sex Music playlist featuring Aubrie's personal favorite artists who really set the mood for an evening of solitude or a shared experience.

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45.00 USD
Sexy Big Bookmark + Erotic Promo Code

For your $45 donation, snuggle up with SOFT or another good book or even your top secret diary + this sexy limited edition silkscreened oversized bookmark, designed by Eileen Tran + screen printed in Philly. Then I'll show my love with a special 10% OFF Promo Code card to apply towards your first purchase of the SOFT erotic art zine +/or FEEL erotic prompt card deck.

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125.00 USD
Limited edition L/S T-shirt + Some Love

For your generous donation, get cozy in this limited edition long sleeve silkscreened T-shirt, designed by Eileen Tran + screen printed in Philly.  You'll also get a digital SHOUTOUT on THE EROTIC PROJECT website.

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350.00 USD
Overnite Sleepover Bag + Stash Bag

Quick! Pack a bag + live out your wildest fantasies with this limited edition silkscreened Overnite Sleepover bag + coordinating Stash Bag for your intimate items, designed by Eileen Tran + screen printed in Philly.  You'll also get a DIGITAL SHOUT OUT on THE EROTIC PROJECT website.

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500.00 USD
Gender Neutral Robe + Pleasure Towel

For your amazing $500 donation, disrobe, unwind + settle into your self care routine with this sexy limited edition gender neutral organic cotton Coyuchi FEEL robe + SOFT Pleasure/Sex Towel designed by Say Less Studio + Eileen Tran. Embroidered in Philly.  You'll also get a DIGITAL SHOUT OUT on THE EROTIC PROJECT website.

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1,000.00 USD
EXCLUSIVE Blankie, Print, + Shibari Zine

If you donate a "stack" you will get seriously taken care of.  Lots of LOVE + exclusive goodies! Enjoy a super limited edition alternative cover SOFT erotic zine *shibari* edition, a limited edition silkscreen art print designed by Eileen Tran + printed in Philly, + a limited edition FEEL blankie to get all up in. I will also give you a personal prominent shout out on THE EROTIC PROJECT website + ALL social platforms!

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2,500.00 USD
THE EROTIC BOX + Intimate Happy Hr Date

Thank you for believing so deeply in THE EROTIC PROJECT! THE EROTIC BOX will surely please you... Deep inside, discover goodies like a super limited edition alternative cover SOFT zine *shibari* edition, the FEEL erotic card deck in a custom handmade stash box, gender neutral FEEL robe, a limited edition blankie + an intimate virtual Happy Hour date with Aubrie + a few creative friends. ;) You'll also get a prominent LOVE-FILLED SHOUTOUT on website & ALL social platforms.

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5,000.00 USD
Custom Art, THE EROTIC BOX + Hotel stay

Besides me bowing down to you, for your most incredible + generous donation, I will shower you in indulgence. Take your time digging deep into THE EROTIC BOX, an exclusive offering including an alternative cover SOFT zine *shibari* edition, the FEEL erotic card deck in a custom handmade stash box made in Philly, the FEEL embroidered robe, a limited edition blankie, a FUCK cap + (1) custom made to order silk graffiti wall hanging (size medium) handmade by me, AC. Wait...I'm haven't finished yet. Enjoy a one night stay inside a one bedroom flat at The Lokal Hotel Old City + enjoy a decadent Slice or Chowbus delivery meal on me so you don't have to leave your room (or put any clothes on).

 

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About the Entrepreneur

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

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93 Supporters
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20.00 USD
ILYSM Sex Music Mix

Thank you for supporting! Receive a special + exclusive link to a grown, sexy, + curated Sex Music playlist featuring Aubrie's personal favorite artists who really set the mood for an evening of solitude or a shared experience.

50 Supporters
None available
45.00 USD
Sexy Big Bookmark + Erotic Promo Code

For your $45 donation, snuggle up with SOFT or another good book or even your top secret diary + this sexy limited edition silkscreened oversized bookmark, designed by Eileen Tran + screen printed in Philly. Then I'll show my love with a special 10% OFF Promo Code card to apply towards your first purchase of the SOFT erotic art zine +/or FEEL erotic prompt card deck.

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28 Supporters
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125.00 USD
Limited edition L/S T-shirt + Some Love

For your generous donation, get cozy in this limited edition long sleeve silkscreened T-shirt, designed by Eileen Tran + screen printed in Philly.  You'll also get a digital SHOUTOUT on THE EROTIC PROJECT website.

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13 Supporters
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350.00 USD
Overnite Sleepover Bag + Stash Bag

Quick! Pack a bag + live out your wildest fantasies with this limited edition silkscreened Overnite Sleepover bag + coordinating Stash Bag for your intimate items, designed by Eileen Tran + screen printed in Philly.  You'll also get a DIGITAL SHOUT OUT on THE EROTIC PROJECT website.

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4 Supporters
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500.00 USD
Gender Neutral Robe + Pleasure Towel

For your amazing $500 donation, disrobe, unwind + settle into your self care routine with this sexy limited edition gender neutral organic cotton Coyuchi FEEL robe + SOFT Pleasure/Sex Towel designed by Say Less Studio + Eileen Tran. Embroidered in Philly.  You'll also get a DIGITAL SHOUT OUT on THE EROTIC PROJECT website.

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4 Supporters
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1,000.00 USD
EXCLUSIVE Blankie, Print, + Shibari Zine

If you donate a "stack" you will get seriously taken care of.  Lots of LOVE + exclusive goodies! Enjoy a super limited edition alternative cover SOFT erotic zine *shibari* edition, a limited edition silkscreen art print designed by Eileen Tran + printed in Philly, + a limited edition FEEL blankie to get all up in. I will also give you a personal prominent shout out on THE EROTIC PROJECT website + ALL social platforms!

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0 Supporters
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2,500.00 USD
THE EROTIC BOX + Intimate Happy Hr Date

Thank you for believing so deeply in THE EROTIC PROJECT! THE EROTIC BOX will surely please you... Deep inside, discover goodies like a super limited edition alternative cover SOFT zine *shibari* edition, the FEEL erotic card deck in a custom handmade stash box, gender neutral FEEL robe, a limited edition blankie + an intimate virtual Happy Hour date with Aubrie + a few creative friends. ;) You'll also get a prominent LOVE-FILLED SHOUTOUT on website & ALL social platforms.

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5,000.00 USD
Custom Art, THE EROTIC BOX + Hotel stay

Besides me bowing down to you, for your most incredible + generous donation, I will shower you in indulgence. Take your time digging deep into THE EROTIC BOX, an exclusive offering including an alternative cover SOFT zine *shibari* edition, the FEEL erotic card deck in a custom handmade stash box made in Philly, the FEEL embroidered robe, a limited edition blankie, a FUCK cap + (1) custom made to order silk graffiti wall hanging (size medium) handmade by me, AC. Wait...I'm haven't finished yet. Enjoy a one night stay inside a one bedroom flat at The Lokal Hotel Old City + enjoy a decadent Slice or Chowbus delivery meal on me so you don't have to leave your room (or put any clothes on).

 

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