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Pornographic Magazine for the Blind Launched

A pornographic magazine for the blind has been launched--complete with explicit text and raised pictures of naked men and women. The book, the brainchild of Lisa Murphy and called Tactile Minds, is designed to be "enjoyed" by the blind and visually impaired--and is on sale for 150 pounds.

Among the 17 raised images include a naked woman in a "disco pose", a woman with "perfect breasts" and a "male love robot."

Canadian Lisa says that she made the book to fill a gap in the market, adding: "There are no books of tactile pictures of nudes for adults.

"We're breaking new ground. Playboy has an edition with braille wording, but there are no pictures."

She said that she made the book after realizing that the "blind have been left out in a culture saturated with sexual images".

Between 1970 and 1985, Playboy printed copies of its famous magazine in braille--but without raised pictures.

Reprinted from the Telegraph (United Kingdom), April 12, 2010.