Womb-Themed NFTs: Here’s What We Know
A sex coach in Singapore has become the latest individual to join the non-fungible token (NFT) movement. To commemorate International Women’s Day, which took place on March 8, certified intimacy coach Dr. Angela Tan, in association with her organization, The Academy of Relationships and Sex (ARAS) and local artist MOKO, released the womb-themed NFTs. Both sets of collectibles, inspired by the womb, were titled #CelebrateWomb. #CelebrateWomb features two NFT art series: Floral Matrix and Womb of Life.
While “Floral Matrix,” which was created in-house with an independent artist, has a floor price of 0.002 ETH, “Womb of Life” has a floor price of 0.075 ETH. A portion of the proceeds from NFT sales will be donated to NGOs working to eradicate menstrual poverty.
“floral matrix“shows the womb in its nurturing role, surrounded by blooming flowers.
Similarly, “belly of lifeis a collection of 11 NFT artworks by ARAS and MOKO. The collection depicts the womb as a gateway to the universe that enables creation.
Both sets of collectibles are auctioned on OpenSea, an NFT marketplace.
“We would like to celebrate and appreciate the role of the womb as the safe space where we were first nurtured, the place where all humans are created. It incubated life, allowed us to thrive and to achieve feat after feat in the history of mankind,” read an article on the macaws website.
On its website, ARAS also sought to dispel some myths about menstruation. He said that when it comes to myths and taboos, the womb is no slouch. Many women may feel unworthy of their femininity because of labels such as “menstruation is shameful” or “menstrual blood is dirty”.
NFTs are digital assets or collectibles developed with blockchain technology. Art, music, gaming products, and movies can all be represented by NFTs. They are often encoded with the same underlying software as many cryptocurrencies and are bought and sold online, with all transactions recorded on the blockchain. While anyone can see NFTs, only the buyer has the power to own them.
This isn’t the first time a womb or pregnancy has been depicted in an NFT. A “Baby Birkin” NFT, which depicted a growing baby in a Hermes Birkin bag, sold for the equivalent of $23,500 last year. A baby in all phases of a 40 week pregnancy was featured in the transparent bag design.
Another example was an illustration of a black pregnant woman and her fetus by a medical student who put it up for sale as an NFT last year. Medical student Chidiebere Ibe created an image of a black pregnant woman that went viral on Twitter. Ibe listed the NFT for around $39,500. The image had gone viral on Twitter after a user shared it and wrote that he had never seen a black fetus pictured, ever.