Playboy star Luana Sandien who posted ‘obscene’ Dubai pics says she's autosexual

The model said she identified with people who are more attracted to themselves than to others because she prefers masturbation over sex with a partner


                            Playboy star Luana Sandien who posted ‘obscene’ Dubai pics says she's autosexual
Luana Sandien came out as autosexual and sa she would like to date herself (Instagram/ @luansandien)

Luana Sandien, the Playboy model who created headlines in January when she posted topless pictures of herself in a desert in Dubai, has come out as autosexual. 

The Brazilian model opened up in an interview with the Daily Star, saying she identified with people who are more attracted to themselves than to others because she prefers masturbation over sex with a partner. The 27-year-old said: "It means I'm attracted to myself. I always felt that way, I just didn't know there was a name for it. It's nice to know I'm not crazy for it, or a massive narcissist, it's something real that a lot of people experience. It was very important to find out that I'm not alone.”

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Sandien explained: “As sexy as that may sound, and it is, it's kind of self-love on steroids. There was always a part of me that thought it was weird – so it's nice to have this statement that it's normal. It just means I love myself a little bit more, and I'm just happy with myself and how I look. And if I were someone else, I would date me, it's not just something to do with having a huge ego, or anything like that.”



 

 

The model is surely not alone as famous personalities like Kourtney Kardashian have also opened up about how she felt autosexual at times, while speaking to a sexpert on her lifestyle website, POOSH. After the 42-year-old mum spoke to therapist and writer Casey Tanner about sexuality, the latter explained that autosexuality is “a trait wherein one is turned on by engaging in their own eroticism." She added: “A prime example of this is simply women in general. While it may not be true for everyone, we generally feel more sexual and turned on when we feel we ourselves are sexy. But it's not just about the ladies. It can also be the ability to turn oneself on through looking at, visualizing, touching, or smelling oneself.”

Why was Luna Sandien criticized? 

In January this year, when Sandien flew to Dubai, she was making an 'essential work trip' necessary for her 'mental health'. But when she posed for steamy topless photographs for her Instagram, she received a ton of backlash. 

Taking to Instagram, Sandien uploaded a series of sultry images of the weekend. She posed in just a pair of white trousers and a headscarf as she hid her breasts with her hand. She captioned the photos in Portuguese, which translates to, "The beauty of the desert is that it hides a water well anywhere... (Antoine de saint)". And while there is no denying that Sandien shared some very steamy images, not everyone was impressed. In fact, many slammed her for not being sensitive to the country’s strict laws around dress code.



 

The model hit back after her topless snaps were slammed as 'obscene’ and ‘offensive’. "It was one of the best pictures I've ever taken, but I didn't mean to embarrass anyone," she told Daily Star at the time. “I was careful to cover my breasts with my hands, knowing that in the country it is forbidden to be naked, and even so I was threatened by haters.”

Due to the religious nature of Dubai, topless exposure and nudity are not at all accepted by the people and is frowned upon, many consider it a mark of public indecency. The UK's Foreign Office advises, "UAE laws and customs are very different to those in the UK. Be aware of your actions to ensure that they don’t offend, especially during the holy month of Ramadan or if you intend to visit religious areas. Women should dress modestly when in public areas like shopping malls. Clothes should cover the tops of the arms and legs, and underwear should not be visible. Swimming attire should be worn only on beaches or at swimming pools." 

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