At the bare bones level, we're a website of nude photography, as you may have been able to gather. We feature photos of women and/or men in various states of undress in sets, each containing around 35-70 photographs.
We are a philanthropic company, meaning that we donate our profits to groups that we feel align with our principles of harm reduction, sex worker rights, and grassroots activism. We feel a responsibility to our communities, and feel that a more positive (as in, easier to talk about, less shame-based) relationship with sexuality is essential to living free.
Cherrystems.com came out of the head of one Kate Sinclaire. Unsatisfied with other sources of naked people on the internet, she set out to create something that she really believed in. A community for people who really believe that sexy is a word with a million interpretations, and a place where people could just be exactly as sexy as they want to be in the ways that made them feel empowered. Sounds like the kind of place a lot of people would like to hang out, no?
Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with photographers all across this vast land from Vancouver to Halifax. The company is run by owner Kate, with help from some lovely people.
At Cherrystems, we aim to include. We're a diverse society as a whole, so why should our erotica be anything less? While we do operate on a "less is more" philosophy, we also feature sets that range from simple classic beauty to bondage and gas masks. Welcome to diversity - it's right out your front door.
Another driving force of Cherrystems is based in the respect awarded to those that choose to work in the sex industry. We are folks from any walk of life, and we take ourselves seriously.
What's terribly backwards is that society, through popular culture, highly encourages the over-sexualization of the human body, yet people who choose to be openly sexual themselves are often seen as morally inferior. Unfortunately for the naysayers, being happy with your body and your sexuality does not imply ignorance or moral bankruptcy. There is often a lot of negative language used to describe people that choose to be outwardly sensual or sexual, and rarely much positive.
Still, the sex industry is the oldest and (we feel) grandest one out there. It's time to reclaim ground and earn some respect for the people that are in this line of work. Starting here, who knows were we could go.
Our mission is to give models of all orientations, genders, colours, backgrounds, and persuasions a place to get to know each other and to belong, and to give back to the communities that shaped us.