Tumblr is a hotbed of lesbian activity and my time honored hobby. My love affair with Tumblr began three years ago, during my senior year of college, when I finally summoned the courage to come out. When a girlfriend told me about tumblr, I created an account and was slowly transfixed by this strange and different world where actual real life lesbians from around the nation proudly talked about life and socialized with each other. Tumblr became my secret outlet and I came out on Tumblr long before most of my friends. On Tumblr, for the very first time, I began to write. Frankly I had no one else to talk to. After I came out my friends drifted away, and I let them. Being gay meant losing a community. Tumblr replaced that community. It was isolated and it was blissfully, wonderfully, all mine.
On Tumblr I discovered beautiful, cool girls who happened to be gay and who I adoringly cyber stalked. Through them I learned lesbian culture and found answers to questions I hadn’t even thought to ask yet. Back then I was ashamed of my little secret (my former friends and later frenemies laughed and mocked the habit), and while I wanted so bad to eliminate the shameful site I couldn’t. It meant so much. It was my story.
photo by Kathryn Greenbaum
“Back when Tumblr was first starting out, there was a lot less diversity and variety,” said the owner, who prefers to remain anonymous. “Most lesbian blogs were either male-oriented erotica, or personal blogs of women that posted a wide variety of content. I love photography, and have been impressed by how right the images of women together seemed to me. It seemed natural, beautiful, and I thought I wanted to share this feeling I had with others and it appeared that this was a niche that was open in the tumblr community at the time. I wanted to show others how positive and perfect intimacy between two women could be. So my original purpose was to simply portray positive images of women in some sort of intimate, personal relationship.”
3. The Lesbian Guide
5. Boyish Girls
As a single lesbian, adorable lesbian couples gives me both hope and acute jealously. However I am mature so I won’t let my perpetually single ennui get in the way of promoting an amazing site that shows lesbian couples of all ages and races. It’s fantastic to see real lesbian relationships portrayed as not just natural, but beautiful. I like this site because it features self-submitted pictures of lesbian couples proud to show themselves together.
Ok, so Suicide Girls isn’t a lesbian Tumblr per say… It’s a naked alt-girl pin up site set up by the Gods of Naked Alt Girl pinups. It may be not be just for lesbians, but I’ve never seen a single wang so it’s all good with me. I take great joy in scrolling through this Tumblr at work because teehee I’m looking at naked girls at work.
If you’re still not convinced, check out my Tumblr for further proof that Tumblr is rad and incredibly addictive.